Articles tagged with: Syria

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 zones saw the destruction of schools; the classrooms that still stand are often used as barracks, or even prisons. Lessons, where possible, are cobbled together in “bunker schools” in underground concrete cells or the homes of teachers, who go to great lengths to prevent an illiterate generation. The old Syr...

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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 light in the room. It’s a Champions League game—Dortmund against Real Madrid—and most of the people in here are supporting the Spanish side. “It’s because the Arabs used to control Spain!” laughs Mohammed. The café feels like a little piece of Syria. Arabic is the lingua franca, and the coffee...

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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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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014

Assad capture of Yabroud fuels Lebanese tensions

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sectarian tensions have been reignited in Lebanon after the Syrian government announced the capture of the strategic border town of Yabroud on Sunday,...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

A Crimean Quid Pro Quo

The unfolding scenes of street protests, violence and demonstrations in Independence Square in Kiev and the subsequent flight of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych from hi...

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