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Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Published 04/12/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but [more…]

Germany to back Russian gas link despite Ukraine tensions

Germany to back Russian gas link despite Ukraine tensions

Published 03/12/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will not withdraw its political support for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia, its foreign minister said on Monday, [more…]

Syria’s national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

Syria’s national museum reopens doors in war-scarred Damascus

Published 28/10/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria’s National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced them [more…]

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria: U.N.

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria: U.N.

Published 18/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a [more…]

Syrian rebels to complete withdrawal of heavy weapons from Idlib…

Syrian rebels to complete withdrawal of heavy weapons from Idlib…

Published 08/10/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups will complete the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from a demilitarized zone agreed by Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria’s [more…]

Exiled Syrian artist draws torture to ‘continue the revolution’

Exiled Syrian artist draws torture to ‘continue the revolution’

Published 24/09/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - The characters drawn in black-and-white ball-pen by Najah al-Bukai look broken, left in pain and despair by the torture the exiled Syrian [more…]

Turkey’s Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope

Turkey’s Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope

Published 17/09/2018

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement due to be made after his meeting with Russian President [more…]

Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev’s Maidan in virtual reality

Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev’s Maidan in virtual reality

Published 17/09/2018

KIEV (Reuters) - A volunteer medic and the man whose life he saved. A lawmaker whose Facebook post calling for protests in Kiev’s Maidan square [more…]

Driven from home, White Helmet rescuers start over in north Syria

Driven from home, White Helmet rescuers start over in north Syria

Published 27/08/2018

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian rescue worker Samir Salim found his mother’s body under their collapsed house, but there was no time for a funeral. [more…]

Israel launches U.S.-backed missile shield on Syria frontier,…

Israel launches U.S.-backed missile shield on Syria frontier,…

Published 23/07/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched its newest air defense system on Monday on the Syrian frontier, where Damascus’s Russian-backed forces have been routing rebels, as [more…]