Christian refugees from Arab and African countries attend a Sunday mass at All Saints Church in the Jaramana suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus (AFP Photo/Youssef KARWASHAN)Damascus (AFP) - Millions of Syrians have fled their country's war as refugees, but for tens of thousands of people escaping conflict elsewhere, Syria is also a place of refuge. Among them is Zahraa Abdi, who fled her native Somalia in 2012 and lives in a small room with her three children in northern Damascus.
L'agence de presse officielle Sana et l'Observatoire syrien des droits de l'Homme (OSDH) ont rapporté que trois voitures piégées avaient été prises en chasse par les autorités tôt dimanche matin, alors qu'elles se dirigeaient vers le centre de Damas.
Ahmad al-Lahham (C) says tales of courage and conquest have become more popular since the Syria war broke out in 2011With a slender sword in one hand and an antique storybook in the other, Ahmad al-Lahham captivates a packed Damascus coffeehouse with tales of ancient kingdoms and brave conquerers. Every evening, the 58-year-old heads to the cosy Nawfara cafe in the Old City of Syria's war-torn capital to perform as a traditional Arabic storyteller or "hakawati".
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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