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Assad Seizes Only Road Into Rebel-Held Aleppo As Siege Tightens

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.17.2016 | World

BEIRUT/AMMAN, July 17 (Reuters) - Syria’s army and allied militia fighters seized the only road into the rebel-held part of Aleppo on Sunday, tighte...

Syria Broke My Grandfather's Heart

Basma Atassi | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Basma Atassi

He has aged significantly over the past three years; his wrinkles have deepened and his silver hair is finer. He has grown sad and lost -- like the sadness and loss of Syria itself.

A Makeshift School In Aleppo Offers Safer Education Amid Bombings

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

Over the past two years, bombs and shelling have made it too dangerous for students to attend official schools in Aleppo city, so a group of volunteer...

5 Reasons VRTO Will Completely Change the Face of VR

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

With E3 in the rearview and VRLA on the horizon, it's hard to imagine carving out any extra mental space for yet another conference, yet another round...

Aid Workers Struggle To Feed Aleppo Beneath The Bombs

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.18.2016 | World

Mercy Corps is one of the only international humanitarian groups providing food aid to opposition-held areas of Aleppo city. Its humanitarian director...

Aleppo and Mosul: A Tale of Two Cities

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Bombed out street in Aleppo As the crow flies Aleppo and Mosul are little more than 300 miles apart. They mark, roughly, the western and eastern edg...

Inside The World's Most Dangerous City: The Syrians Who Remained In Aleppo

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.12.2016 | World

Five years of near-continuous violence have pushed hundreds of thousands of people to flee Syria's largest city, but not all of Aleppo's residents hav...

Weekend Roundup: From Beijing to Moscow, a Digital Curtain Descends

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

In March 1946, Winston Churchill famously declared that an "iron curtain" had descended across the European continent, casting a decades-long chill between East and West known as the Cold War. A new chill is in the air once again as China and Russia seek to draw a new "digital curtain" across the world in a joint effort to thwart the Western web from penetrating their cultural space.(continued)

Aleppo Is Burning

Sarah Dadouch | Posted 05.07.2016 | World
Sarah Dadouch

Aleppo is worn thin. There is only so much destruction a city can handle before it turns into a ghost town. Syrians are waiting for the international community to do something, but we have had enough of the inaction.

This Syrian Refugee From Aleppo Will Do Whatever It Takes to Get an Education

Oula A. Alrifai | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Oula A. Alrifai

What if you had to make a decision between continuing to work as a child laborer to make ends meet for your family or planning to risk the choppy waters and dangerous journey of taking a refugee boat from Turkey to Greece? This is the dilemma of Shrivan, a 16-year-old boy who fled Aleppo, Syria three years ago to southern Turkey.

U.S. Says Russia Agrees To Extend Syria Truce To Embattled Aleppo

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.04.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it had agreed with Russia to extend a cessation of hostilities agreement to include Aleppo ...

An Open Letter From Syrians Working with U.S. and European Funded Organizations

#AleppoIsBurning | Posted 05.04.2016 | World

We write to you as Syrians working on programs meant to support democratic reform. Recent events however have raised doubts whether our work has any meaning.

Protesters Around The World Unite In Solidarity For Aleppo

Syria Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

On the strength of one Facebook post, Syrian activists have inspired global demonstrations to highlight the plight of civilians under attack from gove...

Aleppo's Pediatrician

Rim Taleb | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Rim Taleb

Here are a few words that I've written on behalf of Aleppo's pediatrician.

Aleppo Hospital Hit By Rebel Rockets

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

BEIRUT, May 3 (Reuters) - Rockets fired by insurgents hit a hospital in a government-held part of Aleppo city on Tuesday, causing dozens of casualties...

Dear Fellow Survivors in Aleppo

Sarah Jameel | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Sarah Jameel

If you're reading this it means you're somewhere safe where there aren't airstrikes going on in the background or drone attacks -- or maybe there are shots fired and there is still a secure wifi connection -- either way I am thankful for the internet.

Nearly 250 Dead Amid Relentless Airstrikes On Syria's Aleppo

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.01.2016 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing more people in a ninth straight ...

Last Night, My Friend, Aleppo's Most Qualified Remaining Pediatrician, Was Killed

The Syria Campaign | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
The Syria Campaign

Like so many others, Dr. Maaz was killed for saving lives. Today we remember Dr. Maaz's humanity and his bravery.

Syrian Hospitals Under Attack: When a Red Cross Becomes a Target

ResearchGate | Posted 04.20.2016 | World

One general surgeon explained that he can save a life by cutting off a leg, but with the sadness of knowing the leg could have been saved by a surgeon with different expertise.

From Aleppo To Athens: Inside Two Syrian Families' Harrowing Journey To Europe

HuffPost Greece | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.12.2016 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Mazd and Rania got married about five months ago in their hometown of Aleppo, at around the same time Russian war planes started pou...

These Photos Are A Haunting Reminder Of Syrian Christianity Before The War

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion

Years before the civil war, and before the Islamic State militants declared their so-called caliphate, an American punk drummer from Washington, D.C. ...

Aleppo Is Our Guernica

Idrees Ahmad | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Idrees Ahmad

As the conflict in Syria moves toward a grim denouement, its mounting toll has elicited a curious response. Many in the west, including prominent liberals, have used the logic of lesser evilism to welcome this outcome.

These Are The Brave Doctors Fighting To Keep Aleppo Alive

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.14.2016 | World

For the past four years, a small team of dedicated medical professionals has held together a skeletal network of bombed out and underground hospitals ...

How The World's First Syrian Astronaut Became A Refugee

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

Once floating hundreds of miles above the world, 64-year-old former astronaut Muhammed Faris now finds himself grounded in one of its worst humanitari...

The Enemy of My Enemy: Russia and the Kurds Reshape the Syrian Civil War

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.22.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Kurdish YPG Militia in Kobani Syria's Kurds are on a roll. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a loose coalition consisting primarily of the Kurdish ...