Fighting Drives an Old Sense of Peace From Damascus

Business has been terrible for Abu Tareq, a taxi driver, so last week, without telling his wife, he agreed to drive a man to the Damascus airport for 10 times the usual rate. But, he said later, he will not be doing that again. On the airport road, he could hear the crash of artillery […]

Syria’s endgame in sight as rebels advance

Hell came to Damascus months ago. It’s loud and scary in Syria’s capital. But now, this week, something seems different. It feels worse. And that makes Leena feel better. The Damascus resident, who sides with the rebellion, says it means the forces fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad are winning.

10 children killed by cluster bombs in Damascus playground

A government jet has dropped cluster bombs over a playground in Damascus, leaving 10 children dead and others wounded, Syrian activists have reported. Separately activists said war planes bombed a rebel headquarters near the Turkish border on Monday but appeared to miss their target.

Another explosion rocks Damascus, wounds 4

Twin bombs exploded near a tightly guarded government compound in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, state media said, as new international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said change was “unavoidable.” Speaking to satellite news channel Al-Jazeera as he took over as UN-Arab League

UAE’s Etihad aiways suspends all Damascus flights

Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national carrier announced on Thursday that it had suspended flights between Abu Dhabi and Damascus with immediate effect and until further notice. “The decision, while not taken lightly, has been made due to the deteriorating security position in Syria,”