In Damascus, Tense Wait For A US Strike, With No Government Help
August 31 2013 11:44 AM
Damascenes have seen a lot of war and death in years of civil war, but never a missile raid. Syria's government is doing little to prepare them.
In Syria, Morsi’s Ouster Inspires Awe, And Irony From Assad
July 04 2013 4:35 PM
As the Egyptian army overthrew the government, Syrians mused: "What if...?", while their president had a very different take.
Damascus Diary: Time To Fear The Islamists. Or Not?
June 04 2013 11:51 AM
The conventional wisdom is that Syria's civil war is now a sectarian religious war. But many Syrians say the sectarians don't belong there.
Damascus Diary: Leaving Syria But Not Its Civil War
May 16 2013 1:49 PM
Getting to Beirut from Damascus used to be easy. Now it's a torturous slog, and it does not guarantee leaving the conflict behind.
Damascus Diary: Syrians Flee To Downtown Damascus As War Closes In
April 25 2013 12:54 PM
Damascenes fleeing the war end up in the capital's downtown, but the security found there is elusive. And it may be gone soon.
Living In Damascus, Under Rocket And Mortar Attack
April 01 2013 12:17 PM
The Syrian rebels are closing in on the capital's center. Damascenes huddle in fear, as the sounds of war punctuate what used to be normal life.
Honey, Does This Civil War Make Me Look Fat?
March 11 2013 10:23 AM
It's not a well-known side effect of an encroaching war, but it's happening: People in Damascus are gaining weight.
Damascus Diary: The Cats Of War - Feral Felines Show Another Side Of Syria's Conflict
February 27 2013 4:51 PM
"February is the month for cats," a Syrian proverb says. As war rages, the capital's stray felines may not be much better off than the people.