Syria: 23 million has been uprooted adapt to coexisting on the margins

Around half of Syria’s pre-war population of 23 million has been uprooted — the overwhelming majority of them Sunni Muslims, who were among the first to rise against the government in 2011 As the government regains control of opposition areas further south, the number of displaced constantly grows. UN

President Assad’s forces bomb opposition areas in southwest Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault. Assad has sworn to recapture the area bordering

Assad’s forces escalate their attacks in the southwest

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 12,500 civilians had fled the

Crimea trading its unsold wheat to Syria in exchange for olive oil

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Crimea has stepped up grain exports to Syria over the past year in an arrangement that gives the Black Sea peninsula an outlet for its surplus crops and ensures President Bashar al-Assad has a reliable source of wheat. Shipments started picking up in the middle of last year

Syrian refugees have a hard time adjusting abroad

(Arab News) NEWPORT, UK: France was almost the final stop on Mohammad Abdulhameed’s long journey from Syria. Standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, he watched people gazing excitedly at the view of Paris below. “I saw those people and thought, this is my life now, but it could be