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Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Fears mounted over the...strategic crossroads linking the capital Damascus and cities to the east and the west...the Antiquities and Museum Department in Damascus. "The city is now totally controlled...
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Today In Sports History for May 20

...Heavily favored Hill Prince, ridden by Bill Boland, wins the Preakness Stakes by five lengths over Middleground.1967 - Damascus, ridden by Willie Shoemaker, wins the Preakness Stakes by 2¼ lengths over In Reality.1972 - Bee Bee Bee, a 19-1 long...
My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

...happening as Iran has dramatically increased its influence across the Middle East. Capitals as diverse as Baghdad, Sana'a, Damascus and Beirut, are either friendly to, or taking orders from Tehran. And recently we've learned that Obama Administration...
Syrian children return to school amid war

DAMASCUS - Facing extraordinary challenges, millions...or sheltering displaced families.In Damascus, the Syrian capital, a frequent the upscale Mazzeh neighborhood of Damascus, children and parents greeted the start...
Syria says it won't give up power in peace talks

DAMASCUS, Syria - The Syrian government said Wednesday...Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad, speaking in Damascus Wednesday, said "the Syrian people alone...rebel-held suburbs on the southern fringe of Damascus and two towns outside the northern city...
Turkey fortifies its border; bomb blast in Damascus

...the region.A bomb exploded in central Damascus near a busy market and the country's...military intelligence compound south of Damascus, killing 55 people. It was Syria's...Bassem Mroue in Beirut, Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, Mansur Mirovalev in Moscow...
Syria gives positive response to Arab request

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria has "responded positively...cancel recent decisions taken against Damascus, including economic sanctions and suspending...League chief Nabil Elaraby swiftly rebuffed Damascus' demand, telling reporters in Cairo...
President Assad says Syria able to face Israel

...the strikes near the Syrian capital of Damascus.Assad spoke after a meeting with Iranian...Salehi, who paid an unexpected visit to Damascus.Iran, one of Syria's closest Amman, Jordan, and Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, contributed to this report...
Fear and loathing in Syria

...seen frequenting the bars and cafes of Damascus's Old City. But for the average Syrian...particularly relevant in a city like Damascus, where there seems to be a secret policeman...Green, who lived and studied in Damascus, writes for The Institute for War...
Hezbollah: Syria to supply weapons to militia" weapons to Hezbollah, the chief of the Lebanese militia said Thursday, just days after Israeli airstrikes on Damascus targeted what Israel said were shipments of advanced Iranian weapons possibly bound for the group.Any attempts to ship advanced...
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