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Syria

Country archive · 462 posts


Latest stories about Syria

19 April 2014

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Syria: Life As It Was Before the Invention of the Light Bulb

The Bridge

With the power supply in whole swaths of the country cut off by government authorities, Syrians get used to treating electricity as both a luxury and metaphor for their struggle.

14 April 2014

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Syria: From Inventor to Laborer

The story of Ismail al-Shimali exposes the Baathist mechanisms of diminishing any possibility for scientific or cultural development in Syria.

2 April 2014

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Syria: My Mother, Alive

The Bridge

Syrian blogger/activist Marcell Shehwaro remembers her martyred mother, "who believed in love, beauty, family and the right of Syrian mothers to live a life free from fear and anxiety."

27 March 2014

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Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism

People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.

17 March 2014

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The Syrian Uprising through the Eyes of Syrian Women

As Syria marks the third anniversary of its revolution, Syria Untold talks to three women activists about the untold battle they face on the ground.

10 March 2014

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Our Berlin Wall in Syria

"Syrian Students for a better future" is a blog by Syrian scholarship students, who share their homesickness, hopes, doubts, worries, optimism and wishes for a better Syria.

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Syrian Families Host Expensive Fancy Dress Party as War Rages On

A sumptuous party held in Damascus in November 2013 was a shock for many Syrians to have an expensive party while the daily killing machine was in full gear.

5 February 2014

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Youth Orchestra ‘Jafraa’ a Bright Spot in War-Torn Syria

Shakespeare once said, "If music be the food of love, play on." But what if this "food" risks the player's life? Meet the young musicians of Jafraa orchestra in Homs.

29 January 2014

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Coursera Online Courses Blocked in Syria, Iran and Cuba by US Sanctions [UPDATE]

Hit by US sanctions, Coursera students from Syria, Iran and Cuba, can no longer complete their studies on the online learning platform. Netizens react.

28 January 2014

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Child Artists in Syria's Largest Refugee Camp ‘Zaatari’

Syria children at the Zaatari refugee camp, on the Syrian-Jordanian border, was showing off their artistic skills, writes Syria Untold.

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