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Women seek refuge from society in a northeastern Syrian village, no men allowed

07 July 2020
In the countryside of far northeastern Syria, the tiny village of Jinwar only allows women (and their children). Can they find peace from the patriarchy in isolation?
Waer Residents Between a Rock and a Hard Place

08 May 2017
The civilian population has been caught between the grim prospects of being displaced and uprooted, on the one hand, or remaining in a state of uncertainty, on the other, each...
Do Alawis Want to Fully Become Shia Offshoot?

09 March 2017
On the Syrian coast, the diffusion of Shia proselitism stirs up mixed feelings in the local Alawi community.
Walking on Death Along the Iraqi Border

07 February 2017
The smuggler told us to continue our journey on foot and to be careful to follow the footprints that barely show in the dark. I realized then that we were...
Dayr az-Zawr Residents Experience Siege and Harsh Conditions

02 February 2017
The supervisor ordered all attending women to adhere to the Sharia law dress code, even though the required black robe “costs a lot, up to 30 USD, and most women...
Nobody Wants to Cross the Qutayfah Checkpoint

12 December 2016
Al-Qutayfah checkpoint strikes fear into the hearts of most Syrians, regardless of political orientation. It unites them in terror, a surreal paradox in the midst of a polarizing crisis.
A Real Estate Market Under Surveillance

21 November 2016
The Syrian regime's use of administrative and legislative powers to control people’s mobility and residency often goes unnoted in the media.
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