Articles tagged with: Syria

Stephen Wicken
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on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

New War, Old Faces

Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military resources. Now in its fourth year, Assad’s fight against the forces of the Syrian revolution depends increasingly on support from Iran and its proxies. The role of Lebanon’s Hezbollah came to the fore at Al-Qusayr in June 2013, but Shi'a militias from Iraq have also played a key part in defending southern Damascus and augmen...

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Laura Cesaretti
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on : Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014

Mindful Aid

Doctor Wissam works at the Crisis Intervention Center for Psychosocial Trauma in Kilis, a Turkish border town and well-travelled crossing point for both Syrian refugees and contraband dealers. Wissam is a Syrian psychiatrist who used to work at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Damascus before the violence erupted. He explains that the Ibn Sina, along with the Ibn Khaldoun hospital in Aleppo, were the two main psychiatric hospitals in the country, but both have now been destroyed in the conflict. Hun...

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Laura Cesaretti
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on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

War-torn Education

The Syrian education system is being attacked on many fronts. The first onslaught was the loss of life and displacement of students and teachers. Those who remained in the war...

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Hannah Lucinda Smith
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on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Little Latakia

It is 11:30 pm on a Tuesday night, and Café Latakia is packed. Rows of men have crammed into the tiny darkened space, eyes fixed on the glowing screen that is the only source of l...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 7 Apr, 2014

Syrian refugee killed in clashes in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—A Syrian refugee died from injuries sustained in disturbances at the Zaatari refugee Camp in northern Jordan on Saturday morning. Jordanian authorit...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014

A Window of Opportunity

Thanks to the growing rupture of US–Russian relations, including Russia’s expulsion from the G8 this week and the imposition of tit-for-tat economic sanctions, the Obam...

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Michael Stephens
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on : Friday, 28 Mar, 2014

Barack’s Band-Aid

US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comes at a crucial moment for one of the Middle East’s most enduring strategic alliances. The US has lon...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014

Syrian opposition advance in Latakia, say activists

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there were reports of heavy fighting in the Qasab area and the nearby village of Nabaeen between government forces support...

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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...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 24 Mar, 2014

Saudi interior ministry says 25 percent of fighters in Syria have returned

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—A quarter of all Saudis who traveled to Syria to take part in the fighting have since returned home, a spokesman for the Kingdom’s Interior Ministry...

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