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Detail from Ayham Jabr's
August 16, 2017 - 12:56 GMT
"Transition: Contemporary Art from the Middle East" will showcase the work of 38 modern Arab artists, and will include workshops
Syria has become a political playground for big players in the region like Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 08:53 GMT
There’s something much bigger at stake than the fate of mere Syrians in the mind of these actors: an attempt to curtail and ideologically condition the trajectory of the Arab spring.
Syria's Assad: Anti-imperialist hero and alt-right idol. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:31 GMT
He's an alt-right idol, but also an anti-imperialist hero.
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:31 GMT
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern.
Syrian refugees working in the agricultural camps in Adana, Turkey, on July 16, 2017 | Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto
August 14, 2017 - 15:34 GMT
The founder of the consultancy behind the annual Arab Youth Survey explains why they did their first-ever poll of Syrian refugees and what the young refugees surveyed in Lebanon and Jordan said about the conflict and their attitudes toward going home.
From
August 13, 2017 - 13:26 GMT
"The Other Side of Hope," directed by Aki Kaurismaki, opened the 2017 Sarajevo Film Festival.
Seven of the rescue workers were massacred in an attack which has yet to be claimed by any group. (AFP/File)
August 13, 2017 - 09:07 GMT
The attackers also stole two ambulances.
From May 2017, a car bombing in Syria's Azaria (file photo)
August 12, 2017 - 11:10 GMT
A suicide bombing in southern Syria near Jordan's border killed more than 23 rebel fighters and injured dozens more on Friday, a monitoring group said.
since the start of the war, the capital's 33 cemeteries are at capacity, and prices have soared. (AFP)
August 09, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
In Syria's war economy, there's money to be made wherever there is death and destruction.
A Syrian oud band from 1915, in Aleppo. (Wikimedia Commons)
August 08, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
A forgotten aspect of Syria's destruction is the disappearance of its oud-making tradition—and the master artisans who crafted those ouds.
The Saudi-backed HNC has long insisted political transition means the departure of Assad. (AFP)
August 07, 2017 - 18:17 GMT
After being accused of being soft on Assad, Saudi Arabia reaffirm their stance that he should have no role in any transition to end the conflict.
Turkey’s concern is that Syrian Kurds try to unify its semi-autonomous regions in northern Syria and threaten the territorial integrity of Turkey. (AFP)
August 07, 2017 - 08:27 GMT
Turkey may launch a new cross-border military operation into northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Bassel Khartabil. (twitter)
August 02, 2017 - 10:33 GMT
Syrian free speech activist and open software developer Bassel Khartabil (Sadafi) reportedly executed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Amal and George Clooney, who've made this possible. (magicinfoto / Shutterstock.com)
August 01, 2017 - 12:06 GMT
Amal and George Clooney, recent parents, are donating quite a lot of money to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Get the scoop here.
Election dates have been set for local councils and the regional assembly in Rojava. Image shows a Kurdish checkpoint in Northern Syria. (AFP / File Photo)
July 30, 2017 - 15:30 GMT
Election dates have been set for local councils and the regional assembly in Rojava.
Shia Hezbollah have been fighting to expel Sunni militant groups from the Arsal region in northern Lebanon. (AFP)
July 30, 2017 - 10:12 GMT
The ceasefire was implemented on Thursday after the Nusra Front faced heavy losses against Hezbollah.