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Syria

Daraj
After a yearlong inquiry, the investigative unit of Swiss media group Tamedia can now confirm that most of the chemicals meant to produce Voltaren never reached their destination. A former Syrian general fears they were used to manufacture chemical weapons.
OCCRP
This service is likely seen as providing a “safe haven” for those who do not want to join the military and cannot afford to pay the exemption fee, which recently shot up to approximately $8,000.
Ahmad Hajj Hamdo
Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Denmark are seeing their residency permits revoked and being threatened to be sent back to “safe” Damascus. According to human rights organizations, Danish policy clearly violates the 1951 Refugee Convention.
Zein Saleh
German media presented the demonstration as a violent, anti-Semitic gathering, in which protesters threw empty bottles at peaceful police and chanted ISIS slogans. Dutch and British media did the same, while the demonstrations in fact attracted all kinds of oppressed people: from Sikhs, Armenians and Kurds to feminists and queers.
Daraj
This investigation reveals children were trained in weapon use in Iranian camps in Syria and Lebanon under the banner of the Imam al-Mahdi Scouts, which serves as a bridge to militias affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
Seljuk Mohammad – Jebrill Dayoub
Travel agencies and tourism companies in Sweden continue offer trips to Syria, while cooperating with internationally sanctioned airliner Cham Wings.
Nayla Rida
I can only imagine what the multiplication of stories and cultural representation can mean for the queer Arab community, who has long struggled to reconcile its two identities in a way that feels safe, but there is no doubt that Ahmad left an immutable legacy to this fight – and he’s not done yet.
Tracy Jawad
Refugees will continue to face the perils of their journey, chasing a future stolen from them back home.
Maksim Othman
The Syrian coast has seen a younger generation of the Assad clan rise to power. Controlling smuggling routes and extortion rackets, Bashar’s cousins grew rich and powerful, at times challenging the regime itself.
Lynn Kseibi – Syrian Journalist
Despite the efforts done to help make education accessible for the Syrian refugees, there is still a long way to go.
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