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Antiquities museum reopens in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

An antiquities museum in Syria’s rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world’s oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years. Dozens of visitors trickled into the museum in Idlib city to see what an official said represented just a fraction of the building’s collection.

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Reunited after leaving Aleppo, doctors treat kids with hope

Her scarred hands wrapped in gloves, Malakeh Harbaliyya lifts an infant out of an incubator at a hospital in Syria’s rural north, holding him gently as he guzzled milk from a bottle. Nearly two years ago, the nurse and her brave colleagues were scrambling to save premature babies from heavy regime bombardment of Aleppo city, before ultimately being forced to quit the facility altogether.

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Aftermath following an explosion in Syria’s Idlib province

An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children on Sunday, a monitor said.

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Exiled Syrians put on dance performance at Paris art festival

Posters denouncing the government of Bashar al-Assad, paintings on Syrian jails and choreography to evoke the trauma … These artists in exile have Syria in their skin and they tell through their work, by commitment or because they do not know any other way to express their stories. Their work was presented at the third edition of the festival “Syrien n’est fait” in Paris, at Les Grand Voisins (14th), organized by the NGO ASML / Syria.

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Kurdish refugees from Syria build new life in France

Chased from their home in Syria because of the war, Kurdish refugees Mohammad and Zalloukh Aalo are building a new life in Epinal in eastern France with their three daughters, thanks to a relocation program by the high commission for refugees.