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Why Syrian Refugees Are Giving Up On Europe

The route from Turkey to Greece was once crowded with Syrian asylum seekers fleeing to Europe. Bu...


Syria's Next Battle: Deradicalization In Ruins Left By ISIS

The Islamic State (ISIS) is facing defeat on the battlefield. Can it be eliminated from hearts an...


Women In Syria Are Traded For Weapons, Food And Rent

The sale and trade of women in Syria is not a wanton and senseless consequence of war. It is a co...


Syrian War, With The Displaced Of Homs Trickling Back Home

HOMS – Akram al-Khoule and his 7-year-old son hold hands as they stare at the once familiar primary school building, now demolished, looted of its contents and stripped of its identifying markers. ...


Jihadist Brides, Tales Of The Ex-Wives Of ISIS

They were the brides of ISIS. These days, they are detained in a camp for the internally displace...


In Syria, Rape Used As Weapon On All Sides Of Civil War

Sexual violence is being used by almost all the warring factions in the Syrian conflict. When vic...


After Shadowing Assad, Syrian Photographer Focused On War

Ammar Abd Rabbo covered two Assad presidencies from the inside, but his view changed when the Syr...


Why They Return: Syrian Refugee Tales Of Going Back Home

Some 31,000 Syrians have returned to their war-torn country from abroad this year and many are st...