Since civil war erupted in Syria in 2011, thousands of refugee families have created a Little Damascus in the October 6 suburb in Egypt's capital, Cairo. A growing number of Syrian drinks peddlers are exploiting a niche in the Cairo market.
Basra residents, who have been protesting to demand services and jobs, are disappointed with the new government for not appointing any minister from Basra and call for the establishment of a Basra federal region.
According to senior rebel officials, Turkey has stepped up its arms supply to Syrian rebels in the last rebel-held province of Idlib. This has been done in order to help them fight the Syrian Army and its allies in the upcoming offensive.