damascus

syrian war

Syrians Explain Why Nightlife in Damascus is Thriving Despite the War

"When you've had to spend ten days locked inside due to rocket firing, you want to find somewhere you can get wasted."
Hala Mustafa
9.4.18
Halloween

The Creepy Clown's Guide to Buying Excellent Kitchen Knives

Who better than Stabby, Smiles, and Giggles to show off some of the best kitchen knives on the market?
Munchies Staff
10.31.17
Syria

Why This Project Is Teaching Syrians to Grow Mushrooms

Turkey-based NGO Ghiras Al Nahda wants to help Syrians grow nutritious, protein-dense food in their own homes.
Daisy Meager
8.16.17
refugee crisis

From Calais Gas Stove to London Kitchen: A Syrian Refugee Chef’s Story

Imad Alarnab owned two restaurants in Damascus before being forced to flee for Europe, where he spent two months in a Calais camp cooking with one knife and a tiny stove. Now in London, he wants to share the food of his homeland.
Johanna Derry
3.14.17
News

The Hangover News

This weekend, Terry Wogan died, some far-right Swedes stormed a train station and deadly bombs targeted a holy Shia shrine in Syria.
Zoe Denton
2.1.16
News

America Helped Make the Islamic State

While America pats itself on the back for taking on Islamic militants in Iraq, it's worth remembering that it's fighting a monster of its own creation.
Charles Davis
8.13.14
Music

The Band Forging Unity in Syria with Music

They call themselves Khebez Dawle, or 'My Country’s Bread'.
Mat Nashed
4.23.14
News

The Syrian Regime Is Using DIY Barrel Bombs Against Its Citizens

I spoke to a munitions expert about the latest in cheapskate warfare.
Oz Katerji
2.14.14
News

Famine Is Being Used As a Weapon of War in Syria

The people of Yarmouk have eaten all the cats – now they're eating grass.
Evan Helmuth
1.30.14
News

Gay Syrians Are Being Blackmailed, Tortured and Killed by Jihadists

Many are forced to flee Damascus for Beirut, but life is hardly safer there.
Hannah Lucinda Smith, Illustrations: Cei Willis
11.12.13
The Holding Court Issue

Strolling the Champs-Élysées with 120,000 Syrian Refugees

The fallout of chemical warfare in Jordan's Za'atari refugee mega camp.
Robert King as Told to Rocco Castoro and Angelina Fa
10.24.13
Stuff

Dodging Shells with the Friendly Syrian Rebels Who Love Football and Adolf Hitler

I spent a week living with the Free Syrian Army just north of Damascus.
Carsten Stormer
9.26.13
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