- 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.