Tartus protestors come out for Russia

Pro-regime residents in the city of Banyas in the coastal province of Tartus held a rally on Sunday to express their support for Russia’s growing military support for the Assad regime.

Luxury mall stirs anger in pro-regime circles

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

Once, there was an Alawite

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