Bassil lost both legs and a hand in the Syrian war. Two years later, the ten-year-old boy lives at an NGO in Jordan, where his outlook on life is proving an inspiration to those around him. One day, he’d like to be a successful swimmer.
Representatives of numerous countries are meeting in Astana to try to reach a ceasefire in Syria. The diplomats are confronted with huge challenges, and will struggle to achieve even small successes.
A ceasefire is reported to be holding in three Syrian provinces with no air strikes or clashes reported. The United States, Russia and Jordan reached the 'de-escalation agreement.'
On the sidelines of the G20 summit, the United States and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire for parts of Syria. Jordan has confirmed that it is party to the accord, which is scheduled to begin at the weekend.
Citizen journalists have helped fill the media gap in Syria, after the regime clamped down on professional reporters. But how credible are these self-proclaimed journalists?
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