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Mourners attend the funerals of Raed al-Fares and Hammoud al-Juneid in Kafranbel in the northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Muhammad Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Armed men in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province assassinated on Friday an activist who ran a radio station that provided independent news and satirised(...)

Abdulhamid al-Yousef  after the chemical attack at Khan Sheikhoun in Syria last week.  Photograph: Alaa al-Yousef

When Abdulhamid al-Yousef went to sleep last Monday night he thought his biggest concern was a Syrian jet that had been bombing nearby towns in northw(...)

Syrian ex-activist Razan Alakraa with her husband, Ahmad Alhameed, in Portsmouth, England. Alakraa  has stopped documenting crimes for the sake of her mental health.

Six years ago this month, many in Syria felt their country was on the precipice of monumental change. Authoritarian regimes across North Africa were c(...)