it is not an ancient Greek sculpture…It is the real Photo of Syrian man taken shortly before his death captures horrors of war…At first glance, the image looks like a Greek sculpture of a historical figure or an oil painting, however it’s actually a recent photo of a Syrian man from the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.
Throughout their long history, Marvel has published numerous comics commenting on the current state of world affairs. During World War 2, for instance, they famously depicted Captain America punching Adolf Hitler in the face. In keeping with this tradition, the company has teamed up with ABC to produce a rather wonderful comic – available for free online – about a Syrian mother with superhuman patience and motherly instinct…more: independent.co.uk – www.npr.org
More than 150 airstrikes have rocked the rebel-held eastern half of Aleppo since Friday including the use of massive “bunker buster” bombs and incendiary devices that can set fire to whole streets, the US said. …MORE:telegraph.
“Farah” was born in Britain but grew up in Syria. Last year, she was arrested by the Syrian government security forces, who accused her of being an opposition activist. She blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the torture that followed, and sees him as a bigger menace than Islamic State.
Warning: Some readers will find Farah’s story disturbing…more: bbc.com
Photographer Dario Mitidieri’s traditional portraits of refugees highlight one crucial factor – those who are absent because of the war. He tells Joanna Moorhead why war is all about families..more: theguardian
The result is a widespread and understandable feeling of betrayal in the rebellion, whose U.S.-friendly elements are increasingly losing face within opposition circles. This could have the ironic effect of fragmenting the rebellion — after years of Western governments bemoaning the divisions between these very same groups. …more: foreignpolicy
▶Alex Assali, a Syrian man who lives in Berlin, was recently photographed serving food to the city’s homeless as a way to “give something back …MORE: huffingtonpost.com
These were harrowing images, ones that bring to mind horrors seen during the second world war. Emaciated children, bones visible beneath their skin, their feeble voices begging for food. The skeletal body of a man who starved to death. The stories behind these images were no less heart-wrenching: families reduced to eating grass and leaves, parents eating nothing at all so their children might survive. These were not scenes from a medieval history book, nor from a country stricken by natural disaster, but from today’s Syria,..MORE: theguardian.
Mr Hamo fled Syria in 2013, and his invitation is symbolic of Mr Obama’s effort to counter Republican calls to ban Muslim refugees in the country in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, California.
He received international attention last month after featuring on the popular blog, Humans of New York, which tells the stories of normal people in the city. Mr Obama called him an “inspiration” for his story…MORE: .independent.co.uk