Articles tagged with: Aleppo

Hannah Lucinda Smith
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on : Wednesday, 11 Jun, 2014

The Flower Seller of Aleppo

“Flowers, I love flowers!” exclaims Krikor. “I used to skip school so I could go and pick flowers. Everyone in Aleppo knew me by my nickname—I was Krikor, the flower seller!” His eyes shone bright as he talked about the job and the city he loved. Krikor was as intertwined with Aleppo’s Armenian quarter as the honey-colored bricks of the old Orthodox churches. Everyone knew him, he says—he didn’t have friends, he had customers. They would go to see him for import...

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Emma Pearson and Katie Welsford
on : Sunday, 8 Jun, 2014

Syria’s Doctors in Crisis

It was February 18, 2012, when Mohamad Osama Al-Baroudi disappeared. Dragged out of his Damascus clinic by security agents, the thirty-seven-year-old gastroenterologist from Hama vanished into Syria’s dark security system. Just like so many other Syrians, he seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. His family knew neither his condition nor his whereabouts. Then, almost seventeen months after his arrest, they were informed of his death. “I was with Al-Baroudi and two other doctor...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Tuesday, 6 May, 2014

Rebel Surgery

In a safe house close to the Turkish border a group of injured rebels in various states of repair—or disrepair—bask in the sunshine. Many of them are recovering from th...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 3 Mar, 2014

Fighting continues in Yabroud and Aleppo

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Syrian opposition said on Sunday that government forces had scaled down their attacks around the town of Yabroud, north of Damascus, but were cont...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Tuesday, 10 Dec, 2013

The Battle for a Syrian Caliphate

The Islamic State of Iraq has found its feet again in war-torn northern and eastern Syria. Founded by Jordanian Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi in Iraq, it was renamed the Islamic State o...

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Raphaël Lefèvre
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on : Monday, 19 Aug, 2013

The Brotherhood Starts Anew in Syria

While the Egyptian Brotherhood makes global headlines and Tunisia's Ennahda Party struggles to remain in power, very little is publicly known about the state of Syria’s Muslim Br...

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Philip Churm
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on : Wednesday, 7 Aug, 2013

Knowledge Army

Like most university students beginning to discover their independence, Ibrahim Olabi does not tell his parents everything. When we met last year, he guided me to a short YouTube v...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2013

Syria: Islamists advance towards Assad bastion of Latakia

Aleppo/Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian Islamist opposition groups seized 11 Alawite-dominated villages along the Syrian coast on Monday, prompting civilians to flee to the cit...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Thursday, 1 Aug, 2013

A Turkish Helping Hand

There's been much focus on religious-motivated violence by Al Qaeda-linked groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and others in Syria, and rightly so. However, other elements deserve considerat...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 11 Jul, 2013

Syria: UN’s Ramadan truce proposal ignored

BEIRUT, Asharq Al-Awsat—Despite calls from UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon for calm in Syria during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Wednesday, and the fact his c...

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