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Mustafa Ali's Gallery, Damascus

THROUGH LOVE AND LEARNING, WORKING FOR A UNITED AND PEACEFUL WORLD

Beloved Syria 'Beloved Syria - Considering Syrian Perspectives' 'Beloved Syria' is currently being updated. New material, such as recent interviews with women in Damascus, will be posted soon. Also, please visit...
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German Tourist in Damascus, June 2019

This account of a young German tourist's recent visit to Damascus can be found on this Youtube site. A comment on the YouTube page captures the impressions one gets from...
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Mahdi Al Mahdi – A Passionate Syrian Composer and Arranger

This interview with Mahdi Al Mahdi took place on 24 September 2019, my last evening in Damascus before I flew out of Syria on my return trip to Australia.  I...
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Three women in Damascus. In a traffic jam… and I’m loving it!

I was in Damascus for just over a week, and in a taxi with Athar and Rana on our way to the old city. First for a stroll in...
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A Game of Backgammon in Beit Jabri, Old Damascus

In his 1988 LA Times article below, journalist and columnist Charles Wallace captured beautifully Syrians' love for the game of backgammon; the magic of it. (However, in 2020, it should...
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To Our Countries لبلادي

Faia and Rihan Younan were born in the village of Al-Malikiyah, Syria, and grew up in the city of Aleppo. They moved to Sweden with their parents when Faia...
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Dr Bouthaina Shaaban: Is The World At War?

  'Beloved Syria - Considering Syrian Perspectives', First Edition, Spring 2016, page 25 The Challenge - Responding to this 21st Century War This magazine aims to present the perspectives of Syrians who...
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Syrian Scouts – Community and Country; Responsibility and Belonging

In September 2019 on a visit to Damascus, I interviewed Athar, a Syrian woman who has been in her church scout group since she was 15 years old. We...