Syria

ISIS

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Is Back - Minus the Bling and Bluster

What the ISIS leader's first video in five years really tells us.
Simon Cottee
5.1.19
ISIS

The 'ISIS Matchmaker' Wants to Return to the UK

Tooba Gondal, a notorious British female ISIS recruiter and propagandist, is alive in a camp in Syria – and wants to return to Britain with her two young children.
Simon Cottee
4.4.19
terrorism

How Sweden Deals With Returning ISIS Fighters

As Sweden struggles to implement laws to deal with returning ISIS fighters, a combat medic explains why he feels safer on the frontline than back in his own country.
Jonas Grönvik
3.26.19
bread

How Bread Is Helping These Refugees Start New Lives in London

Breadwinners employs refugees to sell bread in markets around London. The idea is simple: bread as a food is unifying, and selling it can provide vital employment skills.
Naomi Larsson
3.15.19
Syria

We Caught Up with the Syrian Refugee Who Spent Seven Months Trapped in an Airport

Hassan Al-Kontar was granted asylum in Canada, but says he still feels like the loneliest man in the world.
Nyima Pratten
3.13.19
syrian war

How Syrians Are Rebuilding the Monuments Destroyed By ISIS

A French restoration company is working with locals to restore their most important cultural artefacts.
Pierre Longeray
2.20.19
ISIS

An Interview with Two Recently Captured ISIS Prisoners

The world wants to wash its hands of the people who have escaped the Islamic State.
Matt Broomfield
2.15.19
terrorism

ISIS and the Fish and Chip-Loving Jihadists

When captured British jihadists are asked what they miss most about home, they usually have the same answer.
Simon Cottee
1.28.19
personal essay

The Unapologetically Arab Restaurant That Reminded Me America is My Country, Too

At Dyafa, seeing people enjoying my heritage through food felt like a lifelong cloud of hatred was being lifted.
Janelle Lassalle
1.24.19
Cookbooks

'Displaced Dishes' Shares the Recipes of Refugees in Greece's Second Largest Camp

Sometimes, remembering favourite dishes, arguing over ingredients, and telling their stories is as close as the refugees get to home.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.7.19
chocolate

How This Syrian Refugee Family Brought Their Century-Old Chocolate Business to Texas

In Damascus, the name Slik is synonymous with fine confections. Now, the family-owned chocolatier is continuing its legacy in a new homeland.
Diana Hubbell
11.20.18
Syria

People Are Offering to Marry the Syrian Refugee Stuck in an Airport

Hassan Al-Kontar has been living in a Kuala Lumpur airport since March, trapped by diplomatic bureaucracy.
Nyima Pratten
8.29.18
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