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 ...

Dec 29, 2016

Jordan condemns five Islamic State 'terrorism' cell members

A court in Amman on Wednesday sentenced to death five Jordanian members of a cell linked to the Islamic State group for “terrorism. The state security court also handed down jail terms of between three and 15 years to another 16 Jordanians in the ...