Tartous
On hating my name

11 September 2020
I hated my name when I was a child. I thought the other children in the village had nicer names. Mine was too traditional, not elegant enough. I preferred names...
Russian Presence Not Viewed as Occupation on Syrian Coast

08 November 2017
Most Syrian residents do not use the word “occupation” to describe the Russian presence in their homeland, and some traders even benefit economically from it.
Military Reserve Business Thrives in Syrian Coast

25 October 2017
An overview of all the expedients Syrians have to go through to escape reserve service, and how this is feeding a corrupted business in regime-held areas.
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.
Tartusians and Aleppans, a Story of Mutual Benefits

24 October 2016
Despite some tensions, the collaboration and coexistence of the Aleppans and Tartusians leaves one cautiously optimistic.

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