Damascus Diary: Soldiers, Regime Supporters Loot In The Capital
November 11 2013 11:36 AM EST
In some parts of Damascus, people have begun fearing government soldiers and supporters, who just take things with impunity.
A Syrian In Lebanon Finds Racism, Road Rage, And Surprisingly Professional Police
October 15 2013 9:30 AM EDT
When you are a Syrian fleeing the war, life in the country next door isn't easy. And sometimes it's violent, bizarre, and with a happy ending.
Downtown Damascus From The Inside: Life, And The Odd Mortar Strike [SLIDESHOW]
September 19 2013 4:22 PM EDT
As the U.S. contemplated a military strike against Syria, then opted for a diplomatic solution, this is what things looked like inside Damascus.
Spared For Now From Missiles, Damascus Rejoices -- Or Does It?
September 11 2013 2:40 PM EDT
After Obama assured the world America would wait for diplomacy before hitting Syria, Damascenes celebrated, but the sadness of war lurked.
In Damascus, Tense Wait For A US Strike, With No Government Help
August 31 2013 11:44 AM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EST
"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.