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Natasha Ghoneim

Middle East

Syria's war: Escape difficult from Hayt village

The week-old ceasefire in southwest Syria appears to be holding, but that is of little comfort for the people of Hayt.

Middle East

Basic needs trigger unusual survival ideas in Syria

The Syrian conflict has put people in some unimaginable situations.

Middle East

Thousands of people still trapped in Raqqa, Syria

Thousands of Syrians remain trapped inside the city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

Middle East

Toy guns and mental health: Syrian children play out war traumas

Psychiatrists in Syria are warning that playing with toy guns can be extremely harmful when children are stressed by war.

Middle East

Syrian charity builds underground playground for children

In eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, an charity group has built an underground playground as a place where children can escape the violence above ground.

Middle East

Syrian chemical attack victims demand accountability

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has confirmed that sarin gas, a chemical weapon, was used in April in Syria's Khan Sheikhoun township.

Middle East

Syrians split over 'de-escalation zones'

About 2.5 million Syrians are living in 'de-escalation zones' set up during the Astana peace talks last May. In Idlib, residents say they can see signs of life improving. But outside Damascus, fighting has continued.

Middle East

Thousands of civilians trapped in Syria's Raqqa

Thousands of Syrian people are trapped inside the city of Raqqa as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group is fighting to cling to the self-declared capital of its so called caliphate.

Middle East

Syrian refugees' Eid clouded by plight

For Syrians displaced by years of conflict, festivities have largely been muted.

Middle East

Fighting escalates in Syria's Deraa

Deraa province is considered the starting point of the Syrian civil war. It largely escaped the devastation seen elsewhere for the past six years - until fighting escalated in the past four months.

Middle East

Syria: Dozens of captured ISIL members pardoned in Raqqa

Dozens of ISIL members, who were captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces - an alliance of rebel groups - during an offensive to remove ISIL from its stronghold of Raqqa, have been given amnesty in a goodwill gesture.

Turkey

The art of making baklava

Baklava makers are in full preparations for the Eid holiday in Turkey's undisputed baklava capital, Gaziantep. But making the perfect pastry can take generations to master. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Gaziantep, Turkey.