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Syria's Alawite activists stuck in the middle
Despite fears of sectarianism if the regime falls, some in the Alawite minority are speaking out against Assad.
Last updated: 08 Mar 2012 00:05 GMT
Q&A: Nir Rosen on Syrian sectarianism
Journalist who recently spent time with Syria's diverse communities describes growing divides in society.
Al Jazeera staff
Last updated: 18 Feb 2012 19:31 GMT
A tale of two Syrian villages: Part two
Communities are divided, with Alawite and Sunni villages each blaming the other for rising sectarianism.
Last updated: 26 Oct 2011 12:35 GMT
Assad's Alawites: An entrenched community
Nir Rosen spends time deep inside Syria's pro-regime Alawite community.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2011 13:14 GMT
Assad's Alawites: The guardians of the throne
Syria's Alawite community have a history of persecution, but dominate the ruling family's security forces.
Last updated: 10 Oct 2011 17:49 GMT
A conversation with Grand Mufti Hassoun
Grand Mufti Hassoun, whose 22-year-old son was recently assassinated in Syria, is a supporter of Bashar al-Assad.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2011 15:13 GMT
The tides of mosques
Protesters were hoping Ramadan would prove a turning point, yet the powerful regime managed to quash most dissent.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2011 15:50 GMT
Syria's symphony of scorn
Criticism of the Assad regime spreads wider, as families grieve for protesters who have been killed in the crackdown.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2011 13:07 GMT
Ghosts in the mosques
Opposition to the Syrian regime runs deep, as women, children, and the elderly take part in the resistance.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2011 07:26 GMT
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While unexploded land mines still pepper many areas of Lebanon, amputees are rebuilding their lives.
In Pictures: Ramadan in Aleppo
Syrian opposition fighters spent the holy month of Ramadan fasting while fighting regime forces.
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