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Education System of a Stateless Nation

Education System of a Stateless Nation

The Kurdish land, at first, was partitioned between Iran and the Ottoman Empires in 1639 and then, after the First World War, among Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria through international agreements; a population of more than 50 million began to live under the rule of four different modern states. This occupation caused many negative situations […]

Asian Tales of Arabia

Asian Tales of Arabia

KADESH: THY CITY OF WAR AND PEACE  You immediately fall in love with River Asi (Orontes) the moment you walk along either of its banks. After a brief introduction, you even think it is extending its hands to embrace you as it winds here and there; giving way to you for the plains it cultivated […]

Syria peace talks in Astana : A new period starts

Syria peace talks in Astana : A new period starts

In summer, 2016 Kazakhstan competently mediated in ending political crisis related to Turkey’s downing of Russian warplane. The diplomatic efforts, intuitively made by Astana to reconcile Russia and Turkey, were made for avoiding the undesirable repercussions of the diplomatic strains between major strategic partners of Kazakhstan. Few people knew that time that Kazakhstan discreetly raised […]

Syrian actors in a play about refugees’ love of life

Syrian actors in a play about refugees’ love of life

In a one-act play of tragedy and comedy, six Syrian actors are huddled in a small vessel headed for Europe on a “Love Boat” journey to escape the conflict that has ravaged their homeland. The vessel mounted on a stage in the Jordanian capital, breaks what its director calls the “three biggest taboos in Arab […]

Lebanese campaign to raise awareness against mines

Lebanese campaign to raise awareness against mines

Mines have become a daily suffrage for Lebanese, which led to a national day to raise awareness against mines, held every 4th April, ever since the general assembly in the United Nations announced it on 2005. On 4th April, Lebanese took to different social media using the hashtag ‘#TogetherAgainstMines,” which was initiated by the official […]

Omar Souleyman, Western idol unknown to Arabs

Omar Souleyman, Western idol unknown to Arabs

KOKO, one of London’s most iconic music venues, is celebrating a fresh talent from Syria. Omar Souleyman, a 49-year-old father of 9, escaped Syria and his life as a farmer to turn into an electronic-music singer.  He performs on stage as in his “jalabiya” and “keffiyeh,” traditional Arab garments, along with his aviator shades. His […]

International conflict over Palmyra’s restoration

International conflict over Palmyra’s restoration

UN’s cultural body and experts said they’re very doubtful the destruction caused to Palmyra’s ancient monuments during its occupation by the Islamic State group can be repaired. These statements come after Russia annoucning their retreat. “Everyone is excited because Palmyra has been ‘liberated’, but we should not forget everything that has been destroyed,” said Annie […]

UN to adopt a plan to house 400,000 Syrians

UN to adopt a plan to house 400,000 Syrians

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said he will ask countries to step forward and agree to take in another 400,000 Syrian refugees. On his first visit to Washington since being appointed to head the UN refugee effort, Filippo Grandi said the world must do more to end the crisis. “On March 30, I’m […]

UNICEF reports of a Syrian children generation that knows nothing but war

UNICEF reports of a Syrian children generation that knows nothing but war

In a report released by UNICEF, they estimated that one in three Syrian children have known nothing but war, as the war enters its sixth year. Forced from their homes and schools, orphaned by violence and drafted into work or fighting, a generation of Syria’s children is being shaped by the conflict, UNICEF said in […]

Promoting unity in Lebanon through a cultural cafe

Promoting unity in Lebanon through a cultural cafe

Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhoods in Lebanon have been warring since Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990. But the opening of “Hand in Hand” cafe in Tripoli’s Syria Street, the former frontline of fighting between the two neighbourhoods was met with a big crowd from the residents. As the residents of Jabal Mohsen support the […]

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