When Sabah's husband left her in Syria and returned to his native Saudi Arabia, he didn't just leave his teenage daughter without a father. He also left her without a nationality.
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has appointed former culture minister Najah Al Attar as a Second Vice-President, the official news agency Sana reported. Najah is the first woman to hold such a high position in Syria.
Inspired by political triumphs by Islamists in several Arab states a growing number of young Syrians have been attending weekly Muslim prayers in mosques, and more and more women are taking private lessons to study the Koran and wearing the veil.
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