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Plagues, conquests and disasters: Aleppo’s unending troubles

In 1953, Syrian president Adib al-Shishakli faced an uprising…
Abu Mohammad al-Jolani re-branding Al-Nusra, as broadcasted on the Doha-based al-Jazeera TV.

Re-branding Jabhat al-Nusra

  When US secretary of State James Baker invited Palestinian…
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Hammams of Old Damascus: Back from the Dead

The fabled Turkish baths of Damascus, or hammams, have been…
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his wife Saja al-Duleimi.

Meet the First Lady of ISIS

Tracking information about Abu Bakr al-Al Baghdadi’s multiple…
Washed up body of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee child who drowned during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, at the shore in the coastal town of Bodrum in Turkey on 2 September 2015.

A two-way street: Emigration from Damascus

Twenty-seven US governors have recently closed their state’s…
The Grand Umayyad Mosque of Damascus.

Damascene Sufism, the antidote to ISIS

When the Islamic State stormed the city of al-Mayadeen in…
The old synagogue of Aleppo.

Last Jewish family leaves Aleppo

The last Jewish family has left Aleppo, according to sources…
Leaders of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in 2011

A wake-up call for the Syrian Brotherhood

When Ahmad Mouaz al-Khatib was elected…
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Brahimi won't risk his reputation in vain

Former Algerian top diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is set to become…
A banner carrying the flag of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Challenge for Political Islam in Syria

Depending on who one talks to in Syria, the Egyptian elections…