Zouhir Al Shimale

Zouhir Al Shimale

Syria's Civil War

Basement schools aid children in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Initiatives by teachers in Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, aim to continue educating schoolchildren despite bombardment.

Basement schools aid children in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Syria's Civil War

Eastern Ghouta students: It's suicide if we leave our basements

Three students explain what life is like in rebel-held besieged enclave, as they try to keep up with their studies.

Eastern Ghouta students: It's suicide if we leave our basements

Syria's Civil War

Eastern Ghouta: Hyperinflation compounds struggle in rebel area

Residents in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta are running out of cash due to inflation and extremely expensive remittances.

Eastern Ghouta: Hyperinflation compounds struggle in rebel area

Syria's Civil War

Journalists in Eastern Ghouta: 'No one likes to die silently'

Al Jazeera spoke to two journalists living in Eastern Ghouta about their experiences covering the air attacks.

Journalists in Eastern Ghouta: 'No one likes to die silently'

Syria's Civil War

'Survive or die together': More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government aerial offensive on rebel-held enclave that began on Sunday has killed at least 403 people.

'Survive or die together': More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

Syria's Civil War

East Ghouta reels under intense Russian, Syrian bombing

Scores of people have died in four days of intense bombardment in the besieged Damascus suburb.

East Ghouta reels under intense Russian, Syrian bombing

Syria's Civil War

Syria's displaced: 'This Ramadan is full of grief'

Displaced Syrians in Idlib are experiencing a harsh Ramadan after being evacuated from their hometowns.

Syria's displaced: 'This Ramadan is full of grief'

ISIS

From Mosul to Raqqa: 'Our family is still suffering'

An Iraqi man shares his story of fleeing ISIL in Iraq and then in Syria, only to be stopped at the Turkish border.

From Mosul to Raqqa: 'Our family is still suffering'

Syria's Civil War

The case for: Can journalists be activists?

Activist-journalists in Syria inform international media about the war, and sometimes it is hard to leave views aside.

The case for: Can journalists be activists?

Battle for Aleppo

The harrowing evacuation of east Aleppo

Journalist Zouhir Al Shimale recounts his experience leaving the city, which was besieged for months by regime forces.

The harrowing evacuation of east Aleppo

Middle East

Battle for Aleppo: 'The sound of bullets doesn't stop'

As the Syrian government army makes advances in east Aleppo, civilians say the situation is getting worse.

Battle for Aleppo: 'The sound of bullets doesn't stop'

Battle for Aleppo

How much longer can east Aleppo hold out?

With hospitals destroyed, winter weather setting in and food running low, people in east Aleppo are running out of time.

How much longer can east Aleppo hold out?