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The Syrian crisis is dynamic and rapidly changing.
Our "Eye on Syria" review collates all of the latest relevant news and events
to help you make sense of the complexity.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
“For a moment, I felt like we were talking to a car technician—not a doctor. We are refugees, but we are still human.”
(Photo by Omar Imam, courtesy of East Wing gallery, Dubai)
Syria Allows Students to Leave Rebel-Held Areas to Take Exams
by Janine di Giovan...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
An elementary school in Aleppo, Syria, damaged in fighting. Five years of civil war has put Syrians’ lives on hold.
Credit: Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos
Frozen Life in Wartime Syria
by Janine di Giovanni via The New York Times
Life in Syria five years into the...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The US-Russia deal over Syria
Latuff Zouz via Opermundi
Russia in Syria
by Sa'dollah Zarei of Kehran via Mid East Wire
Iranian newspaper discusses the Russian position in the future of the security and political process in Syria. Concerning Russian mi...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Children play near a bus barricading a street, which serves as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, Syria, April 6, 2016.
photo by REUTERS; Abdalrhman Ismail
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Syria's Assad shows no willingness to compromise
by Samia Nakhoul via Reuters International
As the Syria peace talks resume next week, President Bashar al-Assad, backed militarily by Iran and Russia, shows no willingness to compromise, much less step aside to...
Saturday, April 2, 2016
"EU-Turkey Refugee Deal" Der Spiegel Cover for March
Turkey 'illegally returning Syrian refugees'- Amnesty International
via BBC International
Turkey has illegally forced thousands of refugees to return to Syria, a report by Amnesty International says.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Allison Nowacki, International Affairs '18
The so-called ‘Islamic rape of Europe’ is part of a long and racist history
By Ishaan Tharoor via The Washington Post
Very few of the identified culprits in the Cologne attacks were themselves refugees. And countries like Poland and Hungary, while leading the c...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
These striking family portraits show the lost members of Syrian refugee families
By Annalisa Merelli via Quartz
The series, commissioned as part of a fundraising campaign by CAFOD, the aid arm of the Catholic Church of England and Wales, was conceptualized by M...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Fighting for Aleppo, Abandoned by the World
By Abdallah Al-Othman, Political Chief of the Levant Front via Foreign Policy
My Syrian rebel group is desperately waging war against the Islamic State and Bashar al-Assad. But America is letting the Russians bomb...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
"Assad Geneva Talks" by Emad Hajjaj
U.S., Russia and other powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria
By Karen DeYoung via The Washington Post
The United States, Russia and other powers agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war, t...
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