Al-Sabouni sees this war, as tragic and challenging as it has been, as one more layer of Syria’s history. Once it is confined
Thuy Nguyen, who was uprooted by war, is now paying it forward.
The Islamic State militant group took credit for the attack.
Homs, once home to 1 million people, now shows few signs of life.
In recent years, Turkey and Qatar have found much common ground on a host of foreign policy issues. Both Ankara and Doha have sponsored a variety of Sunni Islamist groups, seen as conduits for their geopolitical influence in the fluid Middle East. However, both countries have experienced setbacks from their engagement in some of the region's conflicts, most notably in Syria.
To some, he’s simply a migrant. But to others, he’s a hero.
Some Christian families started to trickle back following the truce between the regime forces and the rebels but life will never go back the way it was. Most Muslim families were not allowed to return to their homes. This year, Christmas in Homs will have a big void, its Muslim merrymakers.