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Feature: Storytelling revives in Syria's Damascus amid economic hardships, instability

Xinhua 27 Mar 2024
DAMASCUS, March 27 (Xinhua) -- At the centuries-old Al-Nofara cafe in the heart of the old city of Damascus, Ahmed Al-Laham, a storyteller, or the Hakawati, continues to captivate visitors with his traditional attire and timeless stories.
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Why al-Assad brings back al-Baath as leader of state and society

Enab Baladi 25 Mar 2024
Six years later, in al-Rashid cafe on 29 May street in the center of Damascus, both Bitar and Aflaq announced the Arab Ihya Movement, which later changed to the word Baath instead of “Ihya” following ...
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Power cuts in Syrian capital drive workers, students to cafes

The Mercury 13 Feb 2024
Majida has been working from a central Damascus cafe almost every day for a year, depending on it for reliable electricity and wifi in a country plagued by debilitating power cuts ... "Damascus cafes solve at least three problems for people these days.
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Syrians seek cafes for studying, work due to electricity shortages

Daily Sabah 13 Feb 2024
Maher Al Mounes Majida, a graphic designer aged 42, has relied on a central Damascus cafe for a year, using its reliable electricity and Wi-Fi amid frequent power cuts in the count ....
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War and economy govern lovers’ behaviors in Syria

Enab Baladi 17 Jan 2024
As Ashraf, a student at the Faculty of Economics in the morning and an accountant at one of Damascus’s cafes at night, approaches graduation and thus seriously considering one of the three options, he ...
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Economic Malfunction: People’s need is 55 times minimum salary in Syria

Enab Baladi 25 Sep 2023
Al-Buzuriyah bazaar in the Old City of Damascus – July 11, 2023 (Enab Baladi/Sarah al-Ahmad) ... Dr ... A cafe in an old Damascene house in the Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus – July 11, 2023 (Enab Baladi/Sarah al-Ahmad) ... Massive violations.
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Where We Are Going Today: Al-Nofarah cafe in Riyadh

Arab News 17 Sep 2023
The cafe opened in 2019 for takeaway orders, and recently opened for customers to dine in. The atmosphere and decor at Al-Nofarah, including its fountains and art, are distinctly Syrian and evoke walking along the streets of old Damascus.
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Alleged “unprecedented” protests in Syria debunked

The New Arab 10 Aug 2023
Multiple videos surfaced on social media on the night of Sunday 23 July, claiming to reveal anti-Assad regime protests in Jaramana, a Syrian town located in the outskirts of Damascus ... located 10 km southeast of central #Damascus.
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Syrian stand-up comedy has war-weary crowds in stitches

Dawn 11 May 2023
DAMASCUS. In a dimly lit Damascus cafe, Sharief Homsi kicked off comedy night with a quip about war-battered Syria’s modern-day prince charming ... regularly drawing crowds at the capital’s Deez cafe.
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Stand-up comedy allows war-weary Syrians to ‘laugh and forget’

The Arab Weekly 11 May 2023
DAMASCUS –. In a dimly lit Damascus cafe, Sharief Homsi kicked off comedy night with a quip about war-battered Syria’s modern-day prince charming ... regularly drawing crowds at the capital’s Deez cafe.
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Syrian comedy entertains crowds with war humor

Taipei Times 10 May 2023
AFP, DAMASCUS. In a dimly lit Damascus cafe, Sharief Homsi began comedy night with a quip about war-battered Syria’s modern-day Prince Charming ... Hussein al-Rawi is reflected in a mirror as he performs at a “Styria” comedy event in Damascus on April 24.
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In Syria, comedy is a balm for the war-weary

Al Jazeera 10 May 2023
Sharief Homsi looks out at his audience in a dimly lit Damascus cafe as he describes the ideal man in a war-battered Syria ... In government-held Damascus, religion and politics are off-limits for the comedians, deemed too risky to broach.
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Liaison review – Eva Green’s spy thriller is a total mess of a TV show

The Guardian 24 Feb 2023
But it is hard to work out who is in search of what in this convoluted mess of official government bodies, unofficial contractors – and Peter Mullan as a UK minister who spends too much time in what looks like the losers’ cafe from The Apprentice.
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From local Chinese restaurants, to housing estate chippies: meet the food writer celebrating where we really eat

The Observer 07 Sep 2022
Think of the community kitchen attached to a place of worship, the housing estate chippy, the A-road biker cafe, the “ethnic” supermarket selling everyday ingredients to the diaspora ... “So it’s not just a cafe, but a lending library,” Nunn says.
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