Rights group: Syria regime, Russia launch new attack on Idlib despite ceasefireThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said yesterday that the Syrian regime and Russian warplanes have launched a new offensive in northwestern Syria for the first time since a ceasefire br...4
Dying To Keep Warm: Oil Trade And Makeshift Refining In North-West SyriaEntering into their 9th year of the war, access to basic humanitarian needs for Syrian civilians, both displaced and local communities continues to be a problem. Fuel for heating, cooking, and transportation is difficult to access and comes at huge financial and environmental costs. The former is a direct problem for households that often resort...1
Samos And The Anatomy Of A Maritime Push-BackSamos And The Anatomy Of A Maritime Push-Back Refugees and migrants have all but stopped arriving on Greek islands amid mounting reports of maritime push-backs. In April of 2020, the UN Refugee Agency recorded a single landing with 39 people. During the same period in 2019, there were 1,856 arrivals by sea. The near-complete drop...1
Saudi Arabia's crown prince is trying to silence criticism of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, his fiancee saysSaudi Arabia’s crown prince is accepting “responsibility” for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in a bid to draw a line under his killing and make the world look away, the journalist’s fiancée has said.1
The Gaziantep Migration Model for Building a Resilient City for All in a Time of CrisisThe migration of people throughout the world has continued to increase in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, and until the global shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there did not appear to be any slowdown. But not even a pandemic is ultimately going to stop the flow of people for a host of other powerful pressures, including climate collapse, general livelihood concerns, or escaping persecution and conflicts.6
Stray Mama Cat Carries Her Sick Kitten To Istanbul Hospital So Medics Can HelpHeart-warming photographs taken at a hospital in Istanbul show the moment a stray mother cat took her sick kitten to the emergency room. The concerned mama cat could be seen carrying her poorly baby in her mouth, before presenting it to medics for help. Fortunately, it seemed she had brought her little one to the …2
Libyan Government Loyalists Secure Tripoli in Blow to HaftarTurkish-backed fighters loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government said they’ve driven out rival forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar from areas around the capital, Tripoli, in a major setback to the eastern-based commander.