"My brother Ali emerged stronger than ever."
"He was sacrificed for the shadow of a cause, and I’m not sure if he even knew what that cause was."
Death and devastation no longer make the news in Douma.
Hunger drives young children to extremes in besieged town of Ghouta.
Olive-growers try to sustain production in conflict zone.
People on all sides of conflict long for basic security and normality.
How women in Idlib kept the Free Syrian Army going.
Game faces universal problems like sponsorship, crowd behaviour and referee fairness – plus danger of aerial bombing.
A mother forges a strong relationship with her son in the face of divisive family politics.
Global Voices: Middle East & North Africa
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.