He also said Iran seeks collaboration and not confrontation in the region (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:24 GMT
"The future of Syria will not be in the hands of foreign forces and powers. The Syrian future is in the hands of the Syrian people," Rouhani said before leaving for Russia's coastal city of Sochi, according to Iranian presidency statement.
Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, who is currently based in Turkey, trained hundreds of women in Syria to become citizen journalists (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Marvin Gate does not look like a Marvin. This masculine pseudonym became essential to her security in 2015 when she began secretly working with a motley crew of photographers in cities across Syria, documenting the daily lives of ordinary people during the war.
Monday marked the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin since the start of the civil war (AFP)
November 21, 2017 - 14:16 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unexpected meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Assad, in which the pair discussed a shift from military strategy to political resolution for a country that's been savaged by terrorism and civil war for years.
Eastern Ghouta has been under siege by regime forces since Dec. 2012 (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The new toll takes to 527 the number of babies who died of malnutrition caused by the regime blockade in the region since 2014.
Maram Susli aka
November 20, 2017 - 11:12 GMT
A lot of Syria experts don’t like Maram Susli, also known as “PartisanGirl.” The Damascus born blogger runs popular accounts on Youtube and Twitter from Sydney. She’s an outspoken advocate of Bashar Al Assad, and consistently questions western media accounts of the Syrian War, as well as the intentions of the United States generally.
ISIS established schools, training camps and a new curriculum to disseminate its ideology (AFP/File)
November 20, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As ISIS continues to lose territory in its major strongholds in Syria, activists and civil society organizations are leading deradicalization efforts, hoping ultimately to erase the militants’ ideological legacy.
Photo: SANA
November 19, 2017 - 21:49 GMT
“We Love You, Adam” is a humanitarian initiative launched by Tishreen Sport Club for honoring the Club’s fan Adam Saleh, a boy suffering from a life-threatening disease.
“For Universal Children’s day, I only wish that no child cries, or feels sad
November 19, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Millions of children in war-weary Syria continue to be deprived of their most basic rights -- education, health, and protection for violence, a refugee rights body said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is confident ahead of Syria crisis talks (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 16:22 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday the Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit due in Sochi on Wednesday would help in finding a political settlement to the Syrian crisis.
Russia has blocked the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
Russia cast its tenth veto of a UN Security Council resolution concerning the Syrian conflict Thursday, blocking the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in the country.
November 17, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As ISIS pulls out of eastern Syria, U.S.-backed forces will have to contend with stabilizing this territory. But without local allies, the security of SDF-held territory will be challenged, write journalist Omar Abu Layla and security expert Nicholas A. Heras.
The Rmeylan oilfield, one of the largest in Syria (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Experts weigh in on how the capture of formerly ISIS-held territory could impact Syria’s oil and gas sector, and the various groups competing for control over this playing field.
The publication, which is free of charge and available as an online version, is entirely shaped by refugees, whether in Zaatari camp or abroad (AFP/File)
November 15, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Started in 2014 through a grant from the government of Japan, The Road Media is the first of its kind news publication in a refugee camp setting.
A camp for internally displaced people at Ain Issa on Oct. 21, 2017 (AFP)
November 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As ISIS is pushed out of Deir Ezzor, local groups must lead the provision of public services and be given political representation. Failure to do this could lead to a new nationalist movement, writes local activist Karam Alhamad.
A parade of ISIS fighters in Raqqa (file photo)
November 14, 2017 - 12:58 GMT
Thousands of ISIS fighters and their families were allowed to leave Raqqa with the blessing of the U.S.-led coalition and its Kurdish and Arab allies.
Photo: @hassaninmubarak
November 13, 2017 - 18:38 GMT
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