Lebanese diva kicks up a storm
Beirut: The Syrian government has extended an official invitation to iconic Lebanese diva Fairouz, to perform at the 59th Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 17 to 26, 2017. An ongoing and highly celebrated event since 1954, the ...
Refugees serve up a taste of home and some help for each other
A refugee from Syria who moved to Baltimore in December, Ashab was the featured chef at a fundraiser this week organized by refugee support group Mera Kitchen Collective. Drawing on her past experience as chef at the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, ...
The road to West Cork via Damascus for two restaurateurs
... straight away began working at the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa Hotel in Clonakilty. As he began a spell there, that would lead ultimately to him becoming head chef of Dunes Pub and Bistro at Inchydoney, back in Syria his old friend Abed missed his friend.
Day in History: Mazeppa's only doctor enters medical corps
Five years ago: Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria's power elite, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and the defense minister.
Trump's Unpredictability Threatens Israel's Balanced, Rational Syria Policy
Protesters gathering outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, June 28, 2017, as Trump's unpredictability threatens Israel's balanced, rational Syria policy. Pictured: Protesters outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, June 28, 2017 ...
Despite Ongoing Conflict, Syria Rebuilds Infrastructure
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the 1st Syrian Investment Forum kicked off last Monday at the Damascus-based Dama Rose Hotel under the title 'Syria, Towards the Future.' The business gathering is focussed on prospects of developing ...
11 Kurdish fighters killed in Turkish airstrike near Syrian border
The Jerusalem Post
Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in two areas of southeast Turkey overnight, killing 11 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters, the army said on Tuesday. One air operation was conducted near the Syrian border, in the Dargecit district ...
The Maddening Maze Of Getting A Syrian Passport Abroad
Between flights to Istanbul, hotels, consular fees and booking appointments each time through a fixer, he spent more than $1,000 for a procedure that would have cost $9 in Syria. ... Zaher is lucky enough to have parents living in Damascus. Syrian law ...
Why Civilians Pay the Highest Price in the War in Syria's Cities
The ICRC's Damascus-based communication coordinator, Pawel Krzysiek, discusses the factors contributing to the unprecedented toll of urban warfare on Syria's civilians, and what the warring parties and their supporters must do to save lives.
Syrian Refugee Finds Sanctuary in Cycling
A couple of miles before the Lebanese border, at a checkpoint on the Syrian side northwest of Damascus, a bus sits on the shimmering blacktop, its nervous passengers waiting beside it. Syrian border guards are tossing the vehicle for contraband ...
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