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Syrians Turn to Drugs to Forget the Burden of War

Syrians Turn to Drugs to Forget the Burden of War

May’s journey with addiction began about two years ago. Aged 23, she hails from Jabal al-Arab in the south-west of Syria. “I am a university…

Syrian Memoirs: Laughter in the Dark

Syrian Memoirs: Laughter in the Dark

Though comedy is not what comes to mind when considering the six years of the Syrian civil war that transpired into a proxy war between…

My Trip to Khan Sheikhun, a City Devoid of Life

My Trip to Khan Sheikhun, a City Devoid of Life

Khan Sheikhun is now a city with no form of life. It now resembles a ghost town, after most of its residents fled the gas…

After the Massacre: The Children of Idlib and the Syrian Saga

After the Massacre: The Children of Idlib and the Syrian Saga

Yet another in the unabating stream of gruesome images from six years of equally unabating atrocity—so much so that words like “gruesome” and “atrocity” ring…

Staging the War: Can Theater Flourish in Syria?

Staging the War: Can Theater Flourish in Syria?

Throughout six years of war, hundreds of thousands victims and millions displaced, Syrian director Ma'moun al-Khatib never stopped directing theatrical performances, despite growing difficulties in his hometown…

On the Refugee Trail—Part II: A Syrian Army Defector Lands in Iraqi Kurdistan

On the Refugee Trail—Part II: A Syrian Army Defector Lands in Iraqi Kurdistan

In a trip that set him up against smugglers and land mines, and cost him his most prized possessions, Suar fled to Iraqi Kurdistan to…

A Letter to Our Younger Selves on March 15

A Letter to Our Younger Selves on March 15

Waking up on yet another March 15, I think about that younger, more naive version of myself from six long years ago, on the morning…

Painting Explorations of the Ruins of Syria

Painting Explorations of the Ruins of Syria

Paintings by an American artist, contemplate the aftermath of the Syrian conflict.

Displaced and Exhausted: The Homeless of Damascus

Displaced and Exhausted: The Homeless of Damascus

In the past, public parks in Damascus would be teeming with life in the daytime. After nightfall, however, they would be abandoned, turning into a…

A Day in Homs

A Day in Homs

After a loud night fueled by the sound of warplanes zipping from Al-Qusayr airport to northern rural Homs, the latter's population awakes to the sound…