Damascus

  • July 20, 2012    

    Some people even like the Syrian president. But they’re afraid to admit it. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    Bomb attacks at the Syrian national security headquarters killed members of President Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle, including the defense minister and Assad’s brother-in-law. Meanwhile, U.S. officials voiced concern about Syria’s increasing instability and vulnerable chemical weapon sites. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Wells Fargo has agreed to pay at least $175 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it gave customers mortgage prices based on their race. Also, reports of a new massacre in Syria surfaced late Thursday and thousands of Protestants marched across Northern Ireland, triggering street battles in Belfast. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2012  

    Tracy Shelton of GlobalPost reports from behind the front line in Syria, where she has been embedded with Syria’s opposition fighters. Then Ray Suarez speaks with Randa Slim of the New America Foundation on the strength and strategies of the opposition forces in Syria. Slim is in regular contact with Syrian fighters. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2012  

    In other news Monday, more than 1,700 firefighters battled heat and high winds trying to corral a record-breaking fire in northern Colorado. The blaze grew to 91 square miles over the weekend forcing new evacuations. Also, President Obama’s choice for ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn. Continue reading

  • June 8, 2012  

    Friday morning brought a new barrage of shelling in the Syrian city of Homs. Also, U.N. monitors saw evidence of multiple killings in a small town where activists reported a massacre. They said they found flesh, blood and piles of ash but no bodies. NPR’s Deborah Amos joins Ray Suarez by phone from Damascus. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    In the aftermath of a weekend massacre in Syria, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived Monday in Damascus, condemning the “appalling crime.” Heavy artillery and tank fire killed at least 108 in Houla, a collection of villages northwest of Homs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Syria’s capital Damascus Monday, condemning a weekend massacre that killed at least 108 people in the village of Houla. Ray Suarez and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News, reporting from Homs, discuss the attacks amid a languishing U.N. cease-fire agreement. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Twin bombings tore through the Syrian capital of Damascus Thursday, in the deadliest attacks since the uprising began last year — killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 370, according to state media. There were claims and counterclaims about the blame for the attacks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Suicide bombers struck Thursday in the heart of Syria’s capital of Damascus, killing at least 55 people and wounding at least 370. Jeffrey Brown and NPR’s Kelly McEvers, reporting from Beirut, discuss the finger pointing over who’s behind the attacks and the state of plans to stop the country’s ongoing fighting. Continue reading

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