Pakistani national Muhammad Akram and his wife Sighra Bibi escaped eastern Ghouta, leaving behind several family members, including Akram's children from his second wife, who was a Syrian.
Several gun repair and manufacturing shops have sprung up in Azaz city, and one particular weapon is in demand—the AK-47, locally referred to as the "Bin Laden".
Syrian revolutionaries have survived the Assad regime, Russia and Iran. They have also made several mistakes over the last seven years. But the main reason the revolution has failed is because the world has repeatedly failed Syrians.
The war in Syria is far removed from the ambitions of the protesters in Damascus in 2011. How did it get to this point and is there any hope left for the revolution?
At least 12,500 people have left the opposition-held enclave near Damascus as the regime army and its allies continue to launch air strikes and shell the area.
After seven years of war it can be easy to forget why Syrians rose up against Bashar al Assad in the first place. This is the story of one man's life under Baath Party rule in Syria.
Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad controls 58 percent of Syria, according to a monitor. The war has killed half a million people and seen the deadliest use of chemical weapons since the 1980s.
Daesh was not only an opportunity for the Syrian regime to push its rhetoric of “fighting extremism”, but it also redefined the alliances in Syria's war.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says Washington is prepared to act if the Security Council fails to prevent the Syrian regime's chemical attacks, which are killing and wounding civilians.
The Syrian regime forces have cut off the two large eastern Ghouta towns of Douma and Harasta by advancing into areas between them and the rest of the opposition enclave, a war monitor says.
In the first three years of the uprising against Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad, the opposition took control of critical territories in the country. After 2015, the balance began to change and Assad regained his power. Here's how:
Azad Osman and Sefira were arrested for protesting against former Syrian president Hafez al Assad in 1987. Since then they've beat the odds and are now a living testimony of everything that has gone wrong with Syria.
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