International 

Syria : What’s next?

As Syria enters the 8th year of War, unrest and misery in the country are far from ending. 39 civilians including children have died in the most recent attacks on Idlib. Situated along the Northwestern border, it’s also the last major stronghold of the rebel forces in Syria. The Russian Backed Militia has enabled Assad to regain control of most of the country. The government now seems to be advancing with full vigor to gain control of the province of Idlib. A Final Battle? Some are calling it a final battle, which…

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Syria is not all Blood , War and Fury after all

Where would Kindness find its meaning, if there was no injustice. How would Love be understood, if there was no Resentment. Where would Hope live, if there was no Adversity and where would Humanity thrive, if there was no Suffering.   For years Syria has been a symbol of overwhelming hardship and agony in the eyes of the world. The walls of its cities bear punctured wounds telling an endless tale of destruction and strife. But where violence prevails, can kindness and love be left behind? According to UN reports…

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Syria : Where the world’s greatest risk-takers live

We all have a sense of acclaim for risk takers in life.”Greater the risk, greater the reward.” Haven’t we heard that saying all our lives?  But sometimes risks are taken when they carry no rewards even at the cost of life. They are still taken because they are necessary. Eastern Ghouta is home to 15-year-old Muhammed Najim. In a land where 153 journalists have been killed since the Arab uprising, a 15-year-old boy yearns for the world to know what is happening in Syria. Although the government has defended itself numerous times labeling…

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The case for Syria – A testament to ‘Power without the People’

Three years ago, my father went to Al Hal market to work, a shell hit him and he died. – Ibrahim (12 years old) Ibrahim lives in Damascus, the capital city of Syria – a land and its people torn by war for the past seven years. In a calm voice, he goes on to say, “…I feel grown up, now that I am the family’s breadwinner. They have no one else but me to look after them.” Although Syria is a witness to an extensive history of war in…

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