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Me… the Despicable Civilian

Me… the Despicable Civilian

I do not have big causes I believe in and I do not intend to waste my life for the sake of anything. I do not think of the future or have strategic goals to fight for, to make this world more just and less unfair. As I am only a despicable civilian. I live to eat, drink and practice ...

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ISIL in Syria: From Isolated Group of Fighters to A Caliphate

ISIL in Syria: From Isolated Group of Fighters to A Caliphate

None of those who started the Syrian uprising in 2011 would have thought that after five years their home will be taken over by many militias and groups including Iranians, Hizbullah, Al Qaeda and a so called “caliphate”. The first two are among 53 foreign shi’ite militias invited to Syria by Bashar Al Assad, unlike ISIL and Al Qaeda that ...

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Life and death in Aleppo, a city recently under siege

Life and death in Aleppo, a city recently under siege

For the past month I haven’t needed to set a morning alarm – the regime jets do that job for me. Every single day we have been woken at 7am by a missile or by a barrel bomb. I can’t tell if there are mortars, because I am so used to the sound of their explosions that they no longer ...

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الثائرات Rebellious Women

الثائرات Rebellious Women

Female activists who remain in rebel-held parts of Syria face numerous complex challenges. As well as facing the constant danger of bombing by the Assad government’s air force, these women have to battle the conservative traditions of a male-dominated society, aggravated by a militarized environment from which many civilians have fled. Facing restrictions on their movements, dress and behaviour, and ...

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أنا ورزان الحاضرة.. دائماً

أنا ورزان الحاضرة.. دائماً

في خريف ٢٠٠٧ جمعني بها مكتب صغير يطّل على حقول الصبّار في الطرف القديم من المزّة٫ كانت تتقّصد الجلوس وحيدة٫ نحيلة بهامة ممشوقة وغطاء رأس منقّط مثني بشكل مستطيل٫ أستحضرها أمامي الآن تماماً٫ كنزة زرقاء سماوية بياقة عالية وبنطال جينز.كنا معاً نشارك في تدريب “ملتيميديا” ينظمه “معهد صحافة السلم والحرب” في دمشق٫ لم تكن تعرفني٫ لكني أعرف اسمها٫ قرأته مصادفة ...

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