Syrian band brings music of Aleppo to Berlin

Jan 3, 2017

Syrian band brings music of Aleppo to Berlin

Instead of bombs there were beats. Guitars took over for guns. And there were cheers, not screams. But Aleppo was never far from the minds of the band Musiqana and the crowd at its record release concert in Berlin. “I didn’t know if I ...

Sporadic fighting mars second day of Syria cease-fire

Dec 31, 2016

Sporadic fighting mars second day of Syria cease-fire

Parts of Syria saw continued fighting Saturday, on the second day of a nationwide cease-fire intended to pave the way for peace talks between the government and the opposition in the new year. Activists reported pro-government forces were pressing on several fronts against two ...

Fall of Aleppo shines harsh light on United Nations

Dec 23, 2016

Fall of Aleppo shines harsh light on United Nations

The warning from the U.N. envoy could not have been starker: Pounded by a near-daily barrage of airstrikes, Aleppo would be totally destroyed by Christmas unless the United Nations stopped the carnage. During the weeks that followed Staffan de Mistura’s distress call in early ...

Sleet hits amid last evacuations from Aleppo's rebel strongholds

Dec 22, 2016

Sleet hits amid last evacuations from Aleppo's rebel strongholds

The final phase of evacuations from former rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo got underway Wednesday, with some families huddling around fires amid sleet and snow as they prepared for their departure from the war-torn city. The International Committee of the Red Cross said all ...