Mariya Petkova

Mariya Petkova

Mariya Petkova is a Bulgarian journalist covering the Middle East, the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

ISIS

MAPPED: The battle against ISIL

In the past year and a half, ISIL's territory has been shrinking steadily.

MAPPED: The battle against ISIL

ISIS

How many bombs are dropped on Raqqa daily?

Since the start of the operation to retake Raqqa from ISIL, an estimated 400 civilians have been killed.

How many bombs are dropped on Raqqa daily?

Syria's Civil War

What will happen to Raqqa after ISIL?

As ISIL is being driven out of its de facto capital in Syria, Raqqa faces an uncertain future.

What will happen to Raqqa after ISIL?

Middle East

Syria's 'moderate rebels' to form a new alliance

US funding for rebel groups in northern Syria has been partially restored, opposition sources tell Al Jazeera.

Syria's  'moderate rebels' to form a new alliance

Syria's Civil War

The battle for Raqqa explained

Unless there is an effective transition of power and a legitimate government in place, ISIL will continue to exist.

The battle for Raqqa explained

Turkey

Displacement and insecurity in Diyarbakir

A year after major security operation against the PKK, the Sur district of Turkey's Diyarbakir is struggling to recover.

Displacement and insecurity in Diyarbakir

Middle East

Talking love and revolution in war-torn Syria

A Syrian couple reminisces about the Syrian revolution that brought them together.

Talking love and revolution in war-torn Syria

Syria's Civil War

Astana talks marred by Syrian armed opposition boycott

Days after a high-level meeting between Russia and Turkey, Syria’s armed opposition refuse to attend new round of talks.

Astana talks marred by Syrian armed opposition boycott

Turkey

Exile in Diyarbakir

In search of the Bulgarian connection in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir.

Exile in Diyarbakir

Syria's Civil War

Battle for Raqqa: 'Difficult and complicated'

Al Jazeera speaks with Ahrar Al Sham's spokesperson about rebel infighting, the negotiations and Syria's future.

Battle for Raqqa: 'Difficult and complicated'

Turkey-Syria border

Syria's war: ISIL's explosive legacy

Displaced Syrians returning home face the grave threat of IEDs left behind by fleeing ISIL fighters.

Syria's war: ISIL's explosive legacy

Syria's Civil War

Syria's FSA vows to attack government forces in Al Bab

Syrian army's advances in Al Bab city may delay the battle for Raqqa, analysts say.

Syria's FSA vows to attack government forces in Al Bab