ANZAC DAY 2020: REMEMBERING SYRIA

by Susan Dirgham, 25 April 2020 Krak des Chevaliers, 2008 Syrians and Australians  On a crisp winter’s morning in December 2008, a group of La Trobe University students began their tour of Syria...

COVID-19 and Sanctions on War-Weary Syria

Article by Rasha Milhem 22 April 2020 Above image: Church in Daraa, empty of its congregation for the Orthodox Easter Sunday service because of COVID-19 restrictions. (Ref: SANA, Christian denominations in...
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Maha al-Altrash – SANA Journalist – Her Work and Her Love for Syria

Posted by S. Dirgham, who accepts all responsibility for the technical glitches with the subtitles. Translation of video interview by Rasha Milhem and Sarah Nachar. This page is being posted on...
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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...