It is back to school in Syria, and in Tartus, a regime stronghold, public education may be free, but families must pay for stationery, uniforms, whiteboard markers and other fees. That can add up to hundreds of dollars.
On May 23, a series of suicide bombings rocked the highly secure coastal cities of Tartus and Jableh in northern Syria, killing more than 120 people and injuring dozens of others, Syria Direct reported.
Syria’s Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi recently presided over the opening of a new mall in Alawite-majority Tartus province, which cost the state 10 billion Syrian Lira [$62 million] in a move that has angered some pro-regime supporters, reported pro-opposi
In a darkened room, a Syrian Alawite man from the western Tartus province described having to leave his village after asking the local grocery shop to turn on al-Arabiya for news about Syria, painfully detailing the dissonance he feels between his love fo
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