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Living in the Ruins of Aleppo's Old Frontline

Living in the Ruins of Aleppo's Old Frontline

When Hassan Ahmed al-Aoul looks from his balcony in the historic Syrian city of Aleppo, little meets his gaze but ruins - great mounds of rubble where his neighbors' houses used to stand near an old frontline. He fled the area at the start of the fighting in 2012 and returned years later when it

Exclusive - Syrian Refugees Fight Boredom at Tall Rifaat Library

Exclusive - Syrian Refugees Fight Boredom at Tall Rifaat Library

Refugees in the Kurdish Syrian city of Afrin can now enjoy reading at a new library that was set up at the al-Asr camp for the displaced.

Over Ramadan Iftar, Sudan Protesters Vow to Get Civil Rule

After a day of abstaining from food and drink, Sudanese protesters Monday broke their fast on the first day of Ramadan with chicken soup and vowed to press their campaign for a civilian rule. As the call for the sunset prayer rang out, crowds gathered outside army headquarters in Khartoum for an

Exclusive – 2 Jordanians Recount Horrors of Detention in Syrian Regime Prisons

Exclusive – 2 Jordanians Recount Horrors of Detention in Syrian Regime Prisons

Months after his release from Syrian-regime controlled jail, a Jordanian national recounted the 31 days of horrors he endured at the facility. Allawi al-Bashasha told Asharq Al-Awsat that he witnessed conditions that would have been impossible for humans to endure. He was arrested on the same

Exclusive – Ramadan Loses its Holy Luster as Houthis Pile on Misery in Sanaa

Exclusive – Ramadan Loses its Holy Luster as Houthis Pile on Misery in Sanaa

The residents of Sanaa continue to suffer under the rule of the Iran-backed Houthi militias, with little respite even as the holy fasting month of Ramadan approaches.

Russian 'Siege' Chokes Syrian Camp in Shadow of US Base

Russian 'Siege' Chokes Syrian Camp in Shadow of US Base

It was only when his children began to starve that Abdullah al-Amour decided time had come to leave the sanctuary of Rukban camp with his family to face an uncertain fate back under Syrian regime leader Bashar Assad. The cattle trader from Palmyra fled to Rukban on the Syrian border with Jordan a

Britain Returns Eastern Borders to Lebanese Army

Britain Returns Eastern Borders to Lebanese Army

With the recent spotlight on Lebanon’s southern and eastern borders, the Lebanese army tightened its grip on dozens of kilometers of the eastern border with Syria, amid continuing internal debate over the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland. This comes after years of lack of security cont

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