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According to the SOHR, ISIS still controls three percent of Syrian territory, or 5,600 square kilometers (2,162 square miles) (AFP/File)
December 17, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
During the same week the U.S. and Russia declared victory over ISIS in Syria, the militant group launched a series of surprise attacks around the country. Despite the triumphant claims of world leaders, these offensives suggest such statements are a little premature.
Assala shared her daughter's frustration with Trump's recent announcements on social media.(Source: Instagram - @shamalzahabi)
December 17, 2017 - 15:49 GMT
Syrian singer Assala's daughter, Sham Al Zahabi, posted a picture of her mother wearing the hijab and praying on a carpet captioning it with "God Bless Jerusalem".
The incident also marked a rare appearance of Lebanese and Syrian officials with Syrian Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar attending. (AFP/File Photo)
December 15, 2017 - 10:03 GMT
The incident also marked a rare appearance of Lebanese and Syrian officials with Syrian Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar attending.
Entrepreneurs in Syria face insecurity and political instability, scarcity of financial support, limited access to markets, collapsing infrastructure, and sanctions and payment restrictions, to name a few (AFP/File)
December 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The first issues that come to mind when thinking about the Syrian economy are sanctions, hyperinflation, unemployment, and poverty — but not entrepreneurship.
Dania Ismail, co-founder of Jusoor. (Al Bawaba)
December 14, 2017 - 13:38 GMT
The term refugee has been stigmatized internationally and in the media especially in regards to Syrians, Jusoor co-founder Dania Ismail talks to Al Bawaba about what the real situation is on the ground.
Around 400,000 civilians in Eastern Ghouta have been struggling to survive since the war in Syria started in 2011 (AFP/File)
December 13, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
A Pakistani couple trapped in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta district under extremely difficult circumstances dream of returning to their home country.
A clinic in Aleppo damaged by air strikes in 2016 (Thaer Mohammed/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
For medical professionals in ISIS’ former stronghold of Raqqa, trying to save lives meant risking shelling, airstrikes and arrest.
Chinese police in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province in 2009, (AFP/File)
December 10, 2017 - 14:56 GMT
Thousands of Chinese jihadist separatists are threatening China, and China doesn't seem to have a workable plan to stop them.
Omar Khribin
December 10, 2017 - 13:50 GMT
Syrian football players Omar al-Somah and Omar Khribin are among the ten players nominated by the Arab Sports Press Union (UPSA) for the Best Arab Football Player of the Year Award 2017.
Telling the stories of Syrians displaced by conflict through food is a way to eliminate the “victimizing angle, because the war is not the whole thing, and taste and flavors have their place in their narrative” (AFP/File)
December 08, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Syrian women at home and abroad are leading efforts to safeguard Syria’s cultural heritage and ensure that traditions are preserved in the wake of years of conflict and widespread displacement.
The Turkistan Islamic Party, Al Bawaba
December 07, 2017 - 15:11 GMT
Their presence means the war in Syria has fundamentally changed, and the future of jihad may change with it.
The 2011 uprisings provoked a new, open debate about previously taboo subjects. Discussions that were once off-limits even in private suddenly flared into the open (AFP/File)
December 07, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Syrians living in Lebanon, Europe and the U.S. reveal a common conviction that national unity and a common sense of identity are necessary to rebuild the country, but most say that both seem distant in a country divided along ethnic-sectarian lines.
“But it looks like, wherever Syrians go, they will have bad luck
December 06, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The route from Turkey to Greece was once crowded with Syrian asylum seekers fleeing to Europe. But in recent months some refugees have begun to move in the opposite direction because of what they describe as a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in host countries.
The AJACS program, established in 2014, was intended to support community policing in areas outside the Syrian regime’s control (AFP/File)
December 04, 2017 - 08:21 GMT
The British government has suspended a major aid program in Syria following an investigation by the BBC that revealed extremists had co-opted some of the funds.
Aleppo-born Ziyad Sabsabi, a Russian senator, speaks during a press conference during the handing over of Chechen nationals back to Russia on Nov. 12, 2017, in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli (AFP/File)
December 04, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Over the past year, Chechnya significantly expanded its role and foothold in Syria, including funding the reconstruction of major Syrian mosques and deploying highly trained Chechen military forces to some of the toughest front lines.
A JKW fighter pictured in the group's propoganda, Twitter
December 03, 2017 - 14:28 GMT
While ISIS facing total military defeat in Syria, one small ISIS affiliate looks like it's here to stay.