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Assad supporters in Lebanon prepare to vote
Alawites living in the Lebanese governorate of Akkar will cast their ballots amid discontent from Lebanese locals.
Last updated: 02 Jun 2014 17:23 GMT
Syria presidential campaign opens
President Assad is widely expected to win the June 3 vote, with two other relatively unknown candidates on the ballot.
Last updated: 11 May 2014 20:16 GMT
Mazen Maarouf: Hand Made
Thanks to his outspoken work the Palestinian poet finds himself wandering the world with his notebook his only security.
Poets of Protest
Artscape: Poets of Protest
Last updated: 11 Apr 2014 18:59 GMT
Syrian army retakes key post in Latakia
Syrian state television says government troops have captured a key position in Latakia seized last week by rebels.
Last updated: 31 Mar 2014 22:25 GMT
Syria: Ceasefire now
An old saying in Aleppo goes: 'If you think you understand Arab politics, that means someone hasn't explained it well.'
Last updated: 23 Mar 2014 08:28 GMT
Did Arab leftists betray the revolution?
Lefists have learned a few hard lessons in the wake of the revolutions that swept across the region in 2011.
Last updated: 17 Feb 2014 05:01 GMT
Lebanese Sunnis fighting 'holy war' in Syria
Lebanese man describes his cross-border incursion for "victory or martyrdom" against Assad forces.
Last updated: 14 Feb 2014 13:00 GMT
The perils of 'friendly fire' in Lebanon
Residents in this northern town live in fear after daily cross-border firing by Syrian forces.
Last updated: 11 Feb 2014 12:35 GMT
Remembering the war in October
Forty years on, we explore the story of what Egyptians call the October War and Israelis the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Last updated: 07 Oct 2013 16:56 GMT
Inside the battle for Assad's heartland
Anti-government fighters battle Alawites in Syria's northwestern Latakia province in an increasingly sectarian war.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2013 10:56 GMT
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3D printing and the future of disaster relief
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Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
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Big rethink for counterterrorism
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