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Syria Speaks

When the revolution broke out in Syria, most Western media welcomed it as a genuine revolt of the people against …

Shadows of Yarmouk

It is raining mortars in Damascus. Not even neighborhoods in government-controlled areas have escaped the onslaught. But in the Palestinian …

Life in Limbo

For the past three years, millions of Syrians have been living in hellish conditions, either inside the country’s warzones or …

A Forgotten Revolution

It was almost exactly three years ago. The cats of Damascus were as soaked by rain as the streets they …

Egypt’s Little Syria

More often than not, in the streets and shops of Cairo’s Sixth of October City, one can hear the Syrian …

Knowledge Army

Like most university students beginning to discover their independence, Ibrahim Olabi does not tell his parents everything. When we met …

The Damascus Express

His voice was soft and jaunty, with that endearing sing-song rhythm of the Damascus dialect. Meyar Al-Roumi, a Syrian director, …

A Turkish Helping Hand

There’s been much focus on religious-motivated violence by Al Qaeda-linked groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and others in Syria, and rightly so. …

Against All Odds

Every Saturday, a group of women in Salamia, a city in western Syria, meet to discuss the events of the …