Articles tagged with: Damascus

Stephen Starr
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on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Life in Limbo

For the past three years, millions of Syrians have been living in hellish conditions, either inside the country’s warzones or as refugees. But there are upwards of 15 million more inside Syria who live away from the frontlines and for whom life today is a never-ending limbo. Their primary concerns are getting to and from work without being struck by rebel mortars, detained at government checkpoints or arriving late to the office. The chain of checkpoints engulfing the country’s cities...

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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 continuing to bombard the town with artillery after failing to take the town. The clashes coincided with battles in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor, while fighting continued between the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Tel Abyad, in northeastern Syria. Activists said on Sunday...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014

A Forgotten Revolution

It was almost exactly three years ago. The cats of Damascus were as soaked by rain as the streets they tip-toed through. On February 4, 2011, the Shuam, the Damascenes, from...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 8 Aug, 2013

Syrian government denies Assad convoy attacked

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Syrian government has denied claims that the convoy of president Bashar Al-Assad was attacked as it traveled through Damascus on Thursday morning. ...

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Sophie Anmuth
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on : Thursday, 8 Aug, 2013

Egypt’s Little Syria

More often than not, in the streets and shops of Cairo’s Sixth of October City, one can hear the Syrian accent. Two streets in the area have even come to be known as the “Syria...

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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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Grace Perriman
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on : Saturday, 3 Aug, 2013

The Damascus Express

His voice was soft and jaunty, with that endearing sing-song rhythm of the Damascus dialect. Meyar Al-Roumi, a Syrian director, wore John Lennon spectacles and curly brown hair...

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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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Maryam Saleh
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on : Wednesday, 24 Jul, 2013

Against All Odds

Every Saturday, a group of women in Salamia, a city in western Syria, meet to discuss the events of the past week in relation to the two-year uprising against President Bashar Al-A...

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Grace Perriman
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on : Wednesday, 10 Jul, 2013

Falling Through the Cracks

When I was nine years old, the Anglican Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf came for tea. We took lunch out in the garden, under the trailing bougainvillea and the white Omani sun. I...

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