Country: Syria

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2021 (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Literary power politics

Spotlight on the UAE's 30th Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Polling station for Syrian citizens in Lebanon in a tent. The voting booths are partitioned off with cloths to which Syrian flags are attached. Portraits of the three candidates hang from the ceiling. Polling officers assign free voting booths to voters (photo: Hussein Malla/AP-Photo/picture alliance)

Loyalty and legitimacy in Syria

Bashar al-Assad's staging of the presidential election

Scene from the Moinuddin Chishti Sufi shrine complex in Ajmer, northern India (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The alchemy of fasting

Ramadan – a feast for spirit and soul

A youth walks past a banner depicting Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally for Druze residents of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights in the village of Majdal Shams to mark Syria's Independence Day on 17 April 2021 (photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP)

Syria 10 years on

Bashar al-Assad’s Pyrrhic victory and the arrogance of power

Erodgan presenting a map of northeastern Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/S. Weng)

Turkey and northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's deadly serious colonial project

Shepherds in Raqqa in 2017 (photo: Chris Huby/Le Pictorium/imago images)

Syrian conflict

How climate change paved the way to war in Syria

Rafik Schami (photo: Dieter Nagl/AFP)

Spotlight on bridge-builders: Rafik Schami

The story-teller from Damascus

Syrian children play on the roof of a shelter in the Barra refugee camp to the north east of the Lebanese city of Beirut (photo: Marwan Naamani/dpa/picture-alliance)

Mass expropriation in Syria

How Assad is preventing the return of refugees

Photo from Abood Hamam shows a woman pushing a stroller through rubble

Syrian photographers document a decade of war

The Syrian lawyer and human rights activist Razan Zeitouneh (photo: Free Razan)

10 years of war in Syria

Razan Zeitouneh – the missing face of Syria's revolution

Cover of Kai Wiedenhofer's "Forty out of one million" (photo: Kai Wiedenhofer)

The lasting horror of Syria's war

Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali (photo: courtesy of Malek Jandali)

Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali

"Music has the magical power to transcend all barriers"

Children in Syria (photo: AFP)

Ten years of war in Syria

80 percent of Syrians impoverished; 60 % food insecure

Lebanese author Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Author and critic Elias Khoury

"Lebanon has always rebelled against political repression"

Archive photo: The then Vice President Joe Biden (l) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, 31 March 2016 (photo: Reuters/J. Roberts)

Joe Biden and U.S. policy on Turkey

No more special privileges for Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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