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Hanna Mina: Doyen of the Syrian novel who highlighted the human condition

"No grief, no tears, no black misery, and most importantly —…
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Duraid Lahham makes a cinematic comeback

Veteran Syrian comedian Duraid Lahham, famous across the Arab…
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Legendary actor Rafik Sibaii dies at 86

Iconic Syrian actor Rafik Sibaii, better known throughout the…
The actress Shoukran Murtaja with Abdul Wahab al-Jarrah on the set of Bab al-Hara in 2014

Once dominant Syrian drama industry takes a heavy beating

  Beirut: Syrian soap operas are among the many…
Syrian comedy pioneers Duraid Lahham and Nihad Quali on screen in 1960.

Saving what's left of Syria's black & white classics

Syrian Television, launched during the short-lived union…
Syrian actor Abbas Al-Nouri as Sultan Abdul Hamid in 2010.

Arab history figures return to Syrian drama

Last Wednesday, the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II — who died…
Nihad Quali on stage at Damascus University in the mid-1970s.

Celebrating Syrian Pioneers in 2008

  Back in the mid-1970s, the pioneer Syrian actor Nihad…
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Arab oldies well-kept in Damascus

Walking through the crowded Shaalan market in downtown Damascus,…