In Damascus, the cemeteries are at capacity. Now war profiteers are renting out graves as you would apartments, charging as much as $1,000 per year for a plot of land.
Refugee children arrive in the US with sporadic schooling, language confusion, poor instruction, and school-based discrimination.
Despite an ongoing war that has seen 7 million of its citizens internally displaced, Syria's government is still trying to roll out the welcome wagon to tourists.
When it comes to pursuing US goals in Syria, the Obama administration finds itself in an awkward partnership with Russia. Events in Ukraine are making that partnership even more awkward.
As the Syrian war continues, hope is waning in the refugee camps in neighboring countries. Some Syrians who fled to Turkey are now heading into Bulgaria to start new lives. And Bulgarians are growing weary and wary of welcoming them.
Kurdish areas of Syria have recently been threatened by Islamist fighters. But a 50,000-strong Kurdish military force is reclaiming their land, village by village.
Images of smiling corpses might seem like a turn-off to many, but Islamist rebels in Syria have been posting these photos on social sites to attract new fighters.