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Mansaf surrounded by various salads in the home of Um Haya and Abu Haya in Azraq camp

The last thing I want after a long shift is to hear restaurant chatter. The kitchen porters are still going, the pastry chefs are up until 3am, so if (...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending a  cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

For a second day in a row Israel has reportedly hit targets deep inside Syria. Syrian officials said Israel attacked the T4 airfield east of Homs in t(...)

Syrians drive with their belongings along the main Damascus-Aleppo highway near the town of Saraqib in Syria’s jihadist-held Idlib province on May 9th, 2019. Photograph: Anas al-Dyab

The UN Security Council is set to meet on Friday to discuss fighting between the Syrian army, which is backed by Russian air cover, and jihadis based (...)

Performers at the opening of the Al-Sham International Arabian Horse Festival in Damascus this week. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Reconstruction is a word spoken only in a whisper in Syria. No one hopes for a Marshall Plan to rebuild the country now the eight-year war has ended i(...)

Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque: A Unesco world heritage site, the mosque has been restored with donations from Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov.  Photograph: Michael Jansen

Homs is a city of celebrations. Its residents have survived eight years of war and are determined to overcome deprivations imposed by the punitive pea(...)

A man holds a sign honouring journalist Marie Colvin at a memorial service in London in May 2012. File photograph: Stefan Wermuth//Reuters

A US judge has ruled that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s government is liable for at least $302.5 million (about €264 million) in damages for its(...)

People pray in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in protest against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Photograph: Laura Buckman/Reuters

When Mari Khoury* waved goodbye to her husband Fadi in August last year she thought they would soon be reunited on US soil. She departed Istanbul, the(...)

A scene from ‘Under the Wire’

Based on Paul Conroy’s memoir of the same name and bolstered by his likeable, hard-worn testimony, Under the Wire chronicles the last days of Sunday T(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad sits next to his wife Asma as she begins treatment for early-stage breast cancer at a hospital in the capital Damascus. Photograph: Syrian presidency Facebook page/AFP/Getty Images

Syria’s British-born first lady Asma al-Assad has begun treatment for breast cancer. The Syrian presidency posted on its Facebook page a photo of pre(...)

The aftermath of a suicide bomb attack Sweida, southern Syria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sana via Reuters

Islamic State militants killed nearly 100 people in a series of attacks on government-held parts of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, including multip(...)

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