Stories about Syria
14 January 2015
Innovation can hardly flourish while innovators like Bassel Safadi remained imprisoned, and when the majority of Syrian free thinkers have been killed, detained or forced to leave the country.
11 January 2015
The presence of world leaders at the forefront of the Paris rally drew much criticism online, especially since some of those leaders were among the world's worst free speech offenders.
4 January 2015
15 December 2014
Women in Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Iran have faced prosecution, poor treatment, kidnappings and even death for daring to defend human rights.
2 December 2014
"Raising awareness among women, who are the key element in building society in Syria is detrimental to the goals of these radical groups."
19 November 2014
Social networking sites are abuzz with pictures of female Peshmergas. However, there are dozens of examples which illustrate women fighters are not new, but have existed within Kurdish communities historically.
3 November 2014
Once home to 160,000 Palestinian refugees, the Yarmouk camp today houses 18,000 people under siege. The regime has cut their water supply. Online, netizens are drawing attention to their plight.
28 October 2014
According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.
8 October 2014
A New Humans of New York-type project hopes to dispel stereotypes plaguing Lebanon’s Palestinian society. Many think their camps are security time bombs, while others haven’t even heard of them.
Kobane has been under attack since mid-September by ISIS. The hashtags #TwitterKurds, #Kobani and #کوبانی have been trending on social media in support of the city.