Syrians flee regime shelling on Hama and Idlib provinces

Families flee regime shelling on Hama and Idlib provinces and reach the area of Bab al-Hawa near the Turkish border. Bombardment by the regime and its Russian ally on northwestern Syria has displaced nearly 140,000 people since February, the UN said today.

‘Assange’s greatest contribution is to show how CONTROLLED we are’ – Žižek on Manning’s arrest

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek. He discusses the arrest of Chelsea Manning and the campaign by the US to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Brexit and whether the UK was right to leave the EU, the battle for the Democratic Party in the United States, the causes of far-right populism and more!

STATEMENT FROM UAE EMBASSY:

The UAE has taken in more than 127,000 Syrians since 2011. That is in addition to the 242,000 Syrians that already live in the Emirates. We have pledged to receive a further 15,000 Syrian refugees between 2016 and 2021.

In addition, we have contributed more than $850m directly to support Syrian refugees and $9.2bn to countries bordering Syria to help them cope with the costs of hosting refugees.

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Damascus horse festival marks return to normalcy in Syria

Syrians ride their horses during the Al-Sham International Arabian Horse Festival in Damascus, as the country celebrates the evacuation day, commemorating the independence from the French mandate in 1946.

Israeli flags burnt & Trump banners trampled: Syrians protest against Golan Heights recognition

Hundreds gathered in Aleppo’s Saadallah al-Jabri square on Tuesday, to protest against the US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights region in Syria. Protesters were seen burning Israeli flag & stepping on banners depicting US President Donald Trump, waving Syrian flags & chanting. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9qyc

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UN listing gives lifeline to Syria’s last shadow puppeteer

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer crouches on stage, holding two intricate figures against a brightly lit silk screen and voicing their animated chatter to a group of children. Syrians last week received news that their war-battered country’s shadow theatre has secured a coveted place on the UN’s list of world treasures.

Rain worsens conditions of displaced Syrians in the north

In a makeshift camp in Sarmada in northern Syria, heavy rains have worsen the living conditions of refugees with children wading in the mud, sometimes preventing them from reaching the tents that are used as classrooms and when they attend school, they sit on the ground despite the cold and humidity.