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Syria’s faint hope through football

SYRIAN FORWARD Mahmoud Al-Mawas cuts through two Chinese defenders, caresses the ball away gently from the on-rushing goalkeeper, maintaining his balance all the while, to score the only goal of the game.…

The Assyrian community in Sweden holding on to its roots

Södertälje is an industrial city 19 miles from Stockholm with a population of 86,000. But the interesting aspect of this Swedish city is that 44 per cent of Södertälje residents have a…

CD Palestino: one of football’s truly unique clubs

The Crimean War of the 1850s, World War II and the Arab-Israel Wars in the mid 1900s resulted in many Palestinians taking refuge in neighbouring countries like Jordan and Syria. But, many are…