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Detail from Ayham Jabr's "Damascus Under Siege," which will be on display. (ReconnectingArts.com)
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)
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.

August 15, 2017

Bronze medallist Syria's Majd Eddin Ghazal poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's high jump athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 13, 2017.
Ben STANSALL / AFP
20:30 GMT
Bronze medallist Syria's Majd Eddin Ghazal poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's high jump athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 13, 2017. Ben STANSALL / AFP
Syria's Assad: Anti-imperialist hero and alt-right idol. (AFP/File)
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)
08:31 GMT
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern.

August 14, 2017

Syrian refugees working in the agricultural camps in Adana, Turkey, on July 16, 2017 | Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto
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.

August 13, 2017

From "The Other Side of Hope." (B Plan)
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)
09:07 GMT
The attackers also stole two ambulances.

August 12, 2017

From May 2017, a car bombing in Syria's Azaria (file photo)
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.

August 9, 2017

since the start of the war, the capital's 33 cemeteries are at capacity, and prices have soared. (AFP)
11:54 GMT
In Syria's war economy, there's money to be made wherever there is death and destruction.

August 8, 2017

A Syrian oud band from 1915, in Aleppo. (Wikimedia Commons)
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.

August 7, 2017

The Saudi-backed HNC has long insisted political transition means the departure of Assad. (AFP)
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)
08:27 GMT
Turkey may launch a new cross-border military operation into northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.