The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, gained popularity last year for their daily tweets about life under siege, while airstrikes rained down on them and Aleppo.     Thankfully, their lives have now changed for the better because they’re no longer dictated by airstrikes and uncertainty. When Bana’s Twitter account started in September 2016, thousands shared messages […]

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

Within the past several years, a great deal of war, conflict, and sheer tragedy has plagued the Middle East. Specifically, wars have been raging on and on in the countries of Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. Accordingly, pictures of homeless elders, image of school aged children in diasporic circumstances, and realities like disease, hunger, refugee camps, […]

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

The Syrian civil war started on the 15th of March 2011. Unfortunately, it is still an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict, fought primarily between the government of president Bashar al-Assad, and various forces opposing the government.     The war altered the lives of all Syrians, in ways no one could ever imagine. Which is why […]

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

When we think of children in a war-torn country, we think of photographs containing images of devastation, hunger, poverty, and lost innocence.   Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian refugee currently residing in Turkey, has put words to these images.     Bana’s words have proved just how much narrative and personal perspective matter, when it […]

A Man Decided to Stay in Syria to Take Care of the Abandoned Cats

A Man Decided to Stay in Syria to Take Care of the Abandoned Cats

  In 2011, at the spark of the civil war, his shelter embraced only 20 Syrian felines. Looking at him now, Mohammad Al-Jaleel, also known as ‘the cat man of Aleppo,’ has rescued more than 100 stray and pet cats, and took them in to his shelter.     “Since everyone left the country, including my own […]

Syria’s ‘White Helmets’ Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Syria’s ‘White Helmets’ Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  White Helmets, the volunteer Syrian civil defense group have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Al-Jazeera. Backed by more than 130 organizations from around the world, they’ve been saving tens of thousands of people from the rubble, building collapses and fires caused by the ongoing civil war ever since 2013.   At least […]

A Syrian City Celebrates Daesh’s Defeat By Cutting Beards and Burning Burqas

A Syrian City Celebrates Daesh’s Defeat By Cutting Beards and Burning Burqas

  People in Manbij, a city in northern Aleppo, Syria, are celebrating their triumph against the militants of Daesh (or ISIS) after more than two years of besieging the city. Civilians and fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, Syrian Arab Coalition celebrated equally by performing acts that were not allowed during Daesh’s siege.     Men celebrated by cutting off their beards, women took […]

Syrian Children Use Pokémon Go to Plead for Help, and the Results Are Heartbreaking

Syrian Children Use Pokémon Go to Plead for Help, and the Results Are Heartbreaking

By Leena ElDeeb

While the Pokemon Go’ers in the rest of the world are binge-gaming, a new campaign that aims to spread awareness about the war in Syria shows Syrian kids as Pokemons waiting to be rescued; the results are heartbreaking.   1. Syrian Pikachu found in Idlib’s countryside     A Syrian boy in Kafr Nabl, a town […]

Syrian Man Had No Idea He Was Living in Lebanese Synagogue for 10 Years

Syrian Man Had No Idea He Was Living in Lebanese Synagogue for 10 Years

  Some Arabs have lived their entire lives in the Middle East and never visited let alone seen the inside of Synagogue. Despite the fact that the Middle East is home to the Jewish faith and every inch of land stretching the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River tells a part of the Jewish narrative […]

41 Photos of Beautiful Syria Before the War

41 Photos of Beautiful Syria Before the War

We came across this Facebook album that shows just how magnificent Syria used to be, and it is heartbreaking. What has happened to all this natural beauty and heritage of thousands of years? We hope that one day this country will stand on its feet again and restore the beauty and dignity it once had. One day, Syria. One day. […]