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Syria: “Stones Smuggling”

Daham Al Asaad – Istanbul  Two kilometers of the Turkish-Syrian border, Yusuf entered into an old house located at Reyhanlı suburbs – south of Turkey, opened carefully a brown big canvas bag and take out slowly a heavy stone inside it to avoid breaking it. When he lifts the stone, …

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“Mothers before their time”

Ola Al-Hariri- Istanbul:  Inside the maternity ward of the public “Dugum” hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, the Syrian refugee Nour Shabaan, aged 17, lies in a bed for pregnant women, getting ready to give birth to her baby. The parents are overjoyed at the coming baby, perhaps it will make them …

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“Heroines accused of bringing shame”

Ali Al Ibrahim – Istanbul: “Stories of women freed from prisons now trapped in a society’s traps” My phone rings again one hour after concluding the interview on the Syrian-Turkish borders. During the call, a woman in her 50s wanted me to talk with her older son Ahmed to tell …

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“Temporary wife”

Ihab Zaidan-Cairo: Suddenly, the Syrian girl Reem (36 years ) found herself alone in Egyptian Aswan governorate ‘streets , without any shelter or breadwinner ,after her Egyptian husband Mohammad gave up of her and denying/disavowal of her rights as a result of their “the Arfi /customary/informal “ marriage, which is …

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¨RESTRICTED¨

Habib Shehada-Damascus: Asharq Alawsaat – After his release from a Syrian detention center in mid-2016, secondary school teacher Saleh, 56, expected to return to the job he’d held for 22 years before being arrested. He was not allowed nor could he look for another similar job. Saleh obtained a judicial ruling …

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¨The Brown Bear¨

Ahmad Haj Hamdo :  The “Brown Bear” which killed on the Iraqi border Was it really a Syrian bear? A unified news was published lately by most of the Syrian – Iraqi media, which contains that “the Iraqi’s Security Forces has killed a stray bear at Al Ramadi city and on …

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“Children of the issue”

Ali Ibrahim- Dirar Khatab- Mohammad Bassiki:  At Alderbasia city which affiliated to Al-Hasakah governorate, northern east of Syria, middle of November 2017 , the child Aven Sarokhan (12 years) was kidnapped in front of her school ,as her uncle Aram said  ,and he asserts that happened in conjunction with a …

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“Deaths Under State Custody”

University students, engineers, activists, clerics, etc. died inside Syrian jails Deaths during detention violating article 35 of the Syrian Constitution adopted in 2012, “what lies behind leaking names of deceased prisoners?”, Analysts and humanrights activists answer Damascus – Istanbul:  It was deeply shocking for Zeina,30, to read ‘dead’ next to …

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“Eviction Notices in Idleb”

As a Means to Punish Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s Opponents in Idlib Suha al-Ali -Idlib  To divorce her husband in absentia or to waive her house, were the only two solutions for a Syrian lady to get out of the labyrinth she was put in. Mariam A., 39, used to live in …

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“The Deadly Scalpel”

Medical mistakes kill the patients - Syria

Marwa Al- jurdy, Ahmad Haj Hamdo- Damascus:  Tasnim has entered Damascus hospital ” Almojtahed ” at the end of last August for a routine reviewing, because she has Asthma, with a shy smile the young girl had sat on the bed, then the nurse gave her a “Needle” and immediately …

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“Looming death in Ghouta”

Dar al-Rahma Center providescancertreatment- SIRAJ

  By Ali Alibrahim and Ahmed Haj Hamdo Published on Daraj Media  wiping away his tears of grief, Mohammed, a doctor in his forties at Dar al-Rahma Medical Center in the Eastern Ghouta area of rural Damascus, gathers the leftovermedicines from his desk inside a small bag.The doctor said: “The …

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“Poison in the air”

Alkamshle city - Syria (siraj)

  Mohammad Bassiki – Akhten Asaad: ALhayat newspaper In the road which lead to ALWAKALAT street in middle of commercial market in ALQAMSHLY city (north ,east Syria ) on the right of the road there is an huge electrical generator , working by diesel (MAZOUT) yellow color, the sound of …

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Syria’s Fatherless Children

Syria’s Fatherless Children

By Nisreen Aladdin and Mukhtar al-Ibrahim Damascus, Syria, (Al-Hayat) – Damascus: Reported This investigation began during a bus ride from Damascus to it’s suburbs on Nov. 12, 2015. The reporter accidentally stumbled on the problem of unregistered children in Syria. Born during the ongoing war, these children were separated from …

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Pirates of the Mediterranean Sea

Pirates of the Mediterranean Sea

By Hamoud Almahmoud, Delphine Reuter, with Catalin Prisacariu, Giampaolo Musumeci, Frédéric Loore, Jean-Yves Tistaert, Nikolia Apostolou and Safak Timur + This cross-border investigation was completed with support from Journalismfund.eu and cooperation from the Amman-based Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). Alhayat– On the night of December 30, 2014, an Italian …

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Forged Residency Permits

Forged Residency Permits

By Mahmoud Abdurrahman and Maria Zayed Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 7, 2015 (Elwatan) – At first, Fadi, 28, a Syrian refugee fleeing the war in his country, did not take the security officer at Cairo airport seriously when he told him he would not be allowed to enter Egypt. Seconds later, Fadi …

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“Fake Degrees For Sale”

“Fake Degrees For Sale”

Maaz, a 20-year old man from Aleppo, has been living in Berlin for one and a half years. He lost his chance to be admitted to university after he was exposed for having obtained a fake high school certificate in southern Turkey, where nearly 700,000 Syrians live. Half of these …

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