Rima Marrouch appears in the following:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a Dutch priest in the city of Homs. Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
At his funeral in Beirut, Sunnis discussed what Mohamad Chatah's killing means for the future of moderation in Lebanon.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Perhaps no one has more of a stake in the outcome of the airstrike debate than the people of Syria. How are Syrian refugees in Lebanon reacting to the possibility of a U.S. military strike against the Assad government?
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The doctors say they don't know exactly what caused the casualties, but they describe hundreds of patients descending on their hospitals, all suffering from similar symptoms.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Polish photographer Marcin Suder was staying at a media center in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb when a group of masked men reportedly stormed in and took him. The center was once considered a safe haven, but not anymore.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The highly lucrative Syrian television industry continues to turn out programs — largely from neighboring Lebanon — as the country's civil war continues. The shows are evolving to reflect current events, as envisioned by the government.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In Istanbul's Taksim Square Tuesday, Turkish police and protesters repeatedly clashed. Turkey's prime minister is scheduled to meet with anti-government demonstrators but more violence could lead to a postponement.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Syria's army has retaken the key crossroads town of Qusair after heavy fighting with rebels. NPR's Rima Marrouch, who was a regular visitor before the war, explains how the Christian-Muslim town became a sectarian battleground.
Monday, May 20, 2013
In the narrow streets of the Sabra refugee camp in Beirut, there is an apartment without windows. It's a rather gloomy place for a kindergarten, but the only place available for 70 Syrian refugee children from cities like Aleppo, Homs and Deraa. A group of volunteers come to help the children overcome their traumas through music, drawing and theater classes once a week. Some kids don't speak for weeks when they first arrive to Lebanon. A recent U.N. report warned that a "lost generation" of Syrian children is growing. The organization Save the Children reports talks about mass destruction of schools and lack of schooling.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
George Butler's illustrations are a powerful account of life in the country's north. They're not just about the sorrows and pain of Syrian refugees and the wounded, but often about Syrians' stubborn insistence that life will carry on despite the war.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This week marks two years since the uprising in Syria when thousands took to the streets to protest against the government. Back then they called it a revolution. But now, Syria looks a lot more like a civil war — with tens of thousands of people killed.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Islamist fighters have been playing a larger role in the Syrian conflict, and the most prominent single group is Jabhat al-Nusra. One of its fighters sat down with NPR and spoke about the group.
Monday, April 02, 2012
New Start Radio is an Internet radio station that was launched by a brother and sister team who fled their Syrian homeland. The station's reports come mostly from citizen journalists in hot spots around Syria.