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A train to the countryside

An old coal train used to run during weekends from Hijaz station in Damascus to the West Lebanese mountains stopping at Rabbwe, Hame, Zabadani, Bloudan and finally Serghaya, a town which boarders Lebanon. The train operated until the 90s and was mainly used by the families for daily trips into the countryside of Damascus. The service has halted on this route due to aging facilities.

17/01/2011 - 12:35
Abu Abdo al Fawal: The legend of foul in Aleppo

Abu Abdo al Fawal, is a  legend in Aleppo. Everyone in town has heard of him or tried his "foul", the traditional fava beans dish, that the shop has been serving for breakfast for over 100 years. In 2010 one of his photos became part of a vision campaign called "Madinatouna", meaning in Arabic "our city", collecting opinions from Aleppo's residents.

17/02/2011 - 20:18
Al Farah Al Safi - Pure Joy

On 27th and 28th October 2010 Lebanese singer Wadih Al Safi performed in the Opera Hall of Damascus together with the choir Jawket al Farah in a show titled Al Farah Assafi, in Arabic \Pure Joy\"."

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Al Mahroos

TV series by Najdat Anzur

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Al Nada: Changing Askers to Givers

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (reported by UNDP) in Syria woman make up 49% of population and 45% of university students, however they represent less than 15% of the labour force. Al Nada association works to empower women to take part in the working life through vocational and training courses.

24/03/2011 - 16:59
Alaa' Al-Zaybaq

Syrian intellectually-disabled Alaa' Al-Zaybaq reached fame as an outstanding actor in the TV series \Beyond the Sun\" where he played the role of a intellectually-disabled hero. In addition to this Alaa' is an excellent swimmer: his career counts several golden medals in local, regional and international competitions the last of whom in the present Special Olympic Games."

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Aleppo: Capital of the North

Aleppo is Syria's second city, an intoxicating mix of old and new. Situated in the fertile area in the northwest of the country, close to the Turkish border, the city has long been a centre of trade and commerce. It is reputed for its cuisine, old cobbled streets, a winding bazaar and a smattering of beautiful traditional houses, many of which have been converted into boutique hotels and restaurants.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Amal al-Ghad receives a donation from Japanese NGO

Mar 27 - Amal al-Ghad receives two buses as a donation from the Japanese NGO Jaika. The operation was co-ordinated by the Japanese embassy in Damascus.

03/04/2011 - 15:34
Amal Arafe

See more photos about Amal Arafe

01/01/2011 - 12:12
Angelique Sanossian

Angelique Sanossian is a young Syrian photographer whose journey through photography and voluntarism, especially with deaf kids, led to a special view on non-spoken communication.

10/02/2011 - 23:57