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 By Michel Stors    News    August 2, 2013

Egyptian Salafis straddle fence

CAIRO—Muhammad Rizq slowly ascended the pulpit at the Al-Munira mosque in Imbaba, a poor northern Cairo neighborhood. His brusque leg movements made the wood creak with every step. “What do the people want?” he asked his flock rhetorically....

 
 By Michel Stors    News    July 19, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt vows to bring Morsi back

Ahmad Kamal took a moment to wipe the sweat from his forehead. The searing summer heat was taking its toll on the 31 year old’s stamina. The obligatory fast from dawn to dusk pious Muslims observe during the month of Ramadan further weighed him...

 
 By Michel Stors    News    June 7, 2013

Services collapsing in Syria

The streets in the Aleppo neighborhood of Hannano are piled high with garbage. Flies buzz around putrid bags that extend farther than the eye can see. The refuse has not been collected for months nor are there any plans to do so. Garbage collection...

 
 By Michel Stors    News    April 12, 2013

Open-mindedness another casualty in Syrian fighting

SALMA, Latakia, Syria—The village of Bayt Swalkha in the coastal province of Latakia bears the physical scars of the Syrian civil war. Piles of stones are all that remain of rows of houses. Municipal buildings have been reduced to blackened...

 
 By Michel Stors    News    February 15, 2013

Women struggle to find their role in Syrian revolution

Idlib, Syria—Nine-year-old Salima Hamid jerked her hips to the musical chants as the older male youths clapped their hands. Behind them in the crowd, Amal Nuran and her head-scarf-covered friends exchanged cell phone pictures snapped at the day’s...

 

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