Rima Marrouch

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Brazil Has A Lot Riding On Its World Cup Team's Outcome

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.


Beloved Dutch Priest Killed By Gunman In War-Torn Syrian City

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.


Lebanese Ambassador To U.S. Remembered As A Voice For Moderation

Sunday, December 29, 2013

After the former Lebanese ambassador to the United States was killed on Friday, analysts wondered if it was a sign that the war in Syria is spreading to Lebanon. NPR's Rima Marrouch attended Mohamad Chatah's funeral in Beirut Sunday and sent us this report.

Amidst tight security, the former ...


Syrian Doctors: Desperate Patients Flooded In At 3 A.M.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Syrian civilians suffering from convulsions, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath began streaming into hospitals in the Eastern Ghouta area just outside Damascas. Two doctors who were on duty at two different hospitals described what they saw to NPR's Rima Marrouch, who reached ...


No Safe Places In Syria: Photographer Abducted At Media Center

Monday, July 29, 2013

We're catching up with a harrowing story out of Syria about a Polish photographer who was kidnapped last week and is possibly being held for ransom. NPR's Rima Marrouch sent this report.

Photographer Marcin Suder was staying at a media center in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province ...


Syria's War (The Official Version) Plays Out On TV

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Over the past decade, productions of Syrian TV series have become popular across the Arab world, becoming a multimillion-dollar business. Most of the shows have focused on the glorious past. One of the most popular, Bab al-Hara, or Gate of the Neighborhood, takes place in a neighborhood in Damascus, ...


A Small Farming Town Becomes Ground Zero In Syria's War

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Qusair is a sleepy farming town not far from my hometown. I passed through it many times as a child and never imagined it would one day make international headlines as the focal point of Syria's civil war.

I wish it had remained a quiet place defined by the many ...


Sketches From A War-Torn World: A British Illustrator In Syria

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

George Butler lives between two worlds. One is his apartment in London, and the other consists of conflict-ravaged places like West Africa, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Syria.

The British illustrator recently returned from his second trip to Syria, and his reportage illustrations are a powerful account of life in the country's ...


A Chat With A Radical Fighter In Syria

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The Islamist rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra has been secretive, keeping to itself and refusing to meet Western journalists. The group has been designated a terrorist organization by the Obama administration and was thought to be made up mostly of foreign fighters, working alongside Syrian rebels.

But lately, members are starting ...


Syrian Exiles Seek To Spread Word On Internet Radio

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.

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