Syria’s Surprising Solar Boom: Sunlight Powers the Night in Rebel Idlib

Cut off from the power grid and with fuel costs soaring, Syrians in a poor, embattled enclave have turned en masse to solar panels to charge their phones and light their homes and tents.

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Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins

So many people have fled to Syria’s crowded northwest that families have settled in important archaeological sites. “We, too, have become ruins.”

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Syrian Refugees in Rebel Controlled Idlib Are Stuck in Limbo

Millions of people displaced during Syria’s 10-year war are impoverished, insecure and crowded into an area of the country’s northwest controlled by a rebel group once linked to Al Qaeda.

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Turkish Forces in Syria Protect 5 Million People

Three years ago, Turkey’s intervention in Syria was widely criticized. But today Turkish forces are all that protect five million vulnerable people.

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When Does an Enemy’s Cultural Heritage Become One’s Own?

The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.

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Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkish-Backed Rebels in Syria

Analysts say the assault, which violated a seven-month truce, could be seen as a warning to Ankara.

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U.S. Used Missile With Long Blades to Kill Qaeda Leader in Syria

Special Operations forces used a secret weapon designed to limit civilian casualties to strike the Qaeda veteran this month.

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Syria’s Idlib Province, Wrecked by War. Readies for Coronavirus Battle

A Syrian pharmacist volunteered to help prepare for the onset of the coronavirus in a region crowded with war refugees. Here is his account.

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Erdogan Says, ‘We Opened the Doors,’ and Clashes Erupt as Migrants Head for Europe

Thousands of migrants in Turkey faced off with riot police at the Greek border, and the Turkish leader lashed out at the E.U., saying it had not helped him manage a growing crisis in northern Syria.

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