Damascus

  • May 6, 2013  

    Israel reportedly launched airstrikes against Syrian military targets believed to be connected to Hezbollah. Jeffrey Brown reports on various responses to Israel’s actions, as well as the continuing conversation within the international community about what should be done about the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2013  

    While heavy fighting rocked Damascus, an international war of words escalated over whether the Assad regime has used chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. Jeffrey Brown reports on what the Obama administration considers preliminary evidence of the small scale use of sarin and the Syrian government’s denial of those claims. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, housing sales were up 0.8 percent in February 2013, the fastest increase in three years. The rise was attributed to record-low mortgage rates and job growth. In Syria, a suicide bomber hit a mosque in Damascus, killing at least 42 people including a top Sunni cleric who supported President Assad. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2013  

    In other new Friday, the FDA approved a first-of-its kind breast cancer drug called Kadcyla for advanced, aggressive forms of the disease. Also, a winter storm continued to whip across the Midwest, taking four lives. The storm is expected to make its way to the Northeast and New England this weekend. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2013   BY Larisa Epatko 

    “As in the ruins of Beirut, Sarajevo or Stalingrad, it is a sniper’s war; men stalk their fellow man down telescopic sights, hunting a glimpse of flesh, an eyeball peering from a crack,” writes Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic about Syria. Warning: Some images are graphic. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2013  

    The explosion of at least three car bombs rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Margaret Warner talks with Zeina Karam of the Associated Press about the way Damascus represents the "end game" for the rebel forces. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2013   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Damages mount in Syria as fighting between government and anti-government forces continues for nearly two years. Continue reading

  • January 4, 2013  

    Bombs and airstrikes were on the uptick in Damascus and its surrounding suburbs as rebel fighters and government troops clashed in attempts to take control of Syria’s capital. Ray Suarez reports on the latest advances in the country’s nearly two-year long conflict, which has left more than 60,000 dead, according to the U.N. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2012  

    In other news Monday, the Christmas of 2012 began arriving around the world. In Bethlehem, Manger was adorned with decorations and lights; Pope Benedict the 16th lead a midnight mass for hundreds of people at the Vatican; and U.S. troops in Afghanistan marked another holiday on the frontlines with early Christmas dinners. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012  

    While the U.N. estimates that one million Syrians will have fled their homeland by June 2013, many Syrians are attempting to stay within their communities, and in shelters if necessary, in hopes of maintaining some sense of normality despite the losses and disruptions of civil war. Alex Thomson of ITN reports. Continue reading

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