Wish you were here: Damascus puts out tourism video as city is ranked one of world's worst

Tourism chiefs in Damascus released a glossy tourism video promoting the Syrian capital on the day it was ranked one of the worst cities in the world.<p>The Global Liveability Index 2018 rated the Syrian capital as the most undesirable of the 140 cities it surveyed.<p>It wrote: “Although few would argue …


Syrian artists turn tunnels into sculpture gallery after defeat of rebels in Eastern Ghouta

A Syrian soldier works to perfect a sculpture on the wall of a formerly rebel-run underground tunnel in the Jobar neighborhood in the Eastern Ghouta …

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People in Damascus shop for holiday of Eid al-Adha

Syrians are seen in the ancient marketplace of Buzoriyeh in the old city of Damascus, Syria, on Aug. 13, 2018. People in Damascus started shopping …


Viral ‘Goat Monster’ Is Actually a Real Goat Breed

A video of a deformed-looking male goat has been doing the round online for over a month, with many referring to the animal as a ‘goat monster’. It …


Syrian Kurdish-led council visits Damascus for new talks - co-chair

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) went to Damascus last week for a second round of talks with the government, its co-chair said on Tuesday.<p>A delegation including members of the U.S.-backed SDF, which controls roughly a quarter of Syria, held …

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Syrian media: Air defenses confront 'hostile target' near Damascus

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

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'Syrian air defenses confront hostile target west of Damascus'

Syrian state media said early on Saturday that air defences had confronted a "hostile target" breaching Syrian air space west of the capital Damascus.<p>…

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Syria blames Israel as air defences fire at 'hostile target' breaching its air space near Damascus for the second time in less than two weeks

Syria says its air defences fired at a 'hostile target' breaching the country's air space west of the capital Damascus.<p>State news agency SANA blamed …

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Syrian Regime Positions Targeted in Air Strikes near Damascus

Syrian air defenses engaged a target that sought to strike positions of regime and pro-regime forces in the Deir al-Ashair region west of the capital …

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Emirates Announces Willingness to Invest in Syria

In a bold move to break the criminal siege imposed on Syria, Abdel Jalil al-Balouki, the Vice President of the Board of Aafaq Islamic Finance …

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US-led coalition not against Kurds-Damascus negotiation

Kurds have held talk with Damascus as they believe the U.S. will ultimately leave Syria and Turkey could attack Kurdish regions as Ankara cannot …

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Syrian air defences destroy hostile target near Damascus: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said late on Thursday that air defences had destroyed a "hostile target" west of the capital Damascus.<p>"Our air defences confronted a hostile target and destroyed it west of Damascus," the state news agency SANA said, quoting a military source.<p>Forces loyal to …

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Damascus and the Kurds: The Delusion of Relying on Moscow and Washington

The Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Council’s (SDC) talks last week with the Syrian regime did not only expose the wide discrepancy in positions …

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AP PHOTOS: Assad's victory posters crowd Damascus streets

Jul. 25, 2018 6:24 AM EDT<p>By HASSAN AMMAR<p>Associated Press<p>Hassan Ammar, ASSOCIATED PRESS<p>DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — His face is everywhere, on every public square, market and street corner in Damascus, as well as on the roads and highways leading to the Syrian capital.<p>Buoyed by successive military …

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Syrian pilot killed when warplane shot down by Israel: source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The pilot of a Syrian warplane which Israel said on Tuesday it had shot down was killed, and the plane crashed in Islamic State-held Syrian territory near the Israeli-occupied Golan heights, a non-Syrian source close to Damascus told Reuters.<p>Israel said it shot down a Syrian …

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Death toll in southwest Syria attacks climbs to 50 - al-Manar TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll in a series of attacks in Sweida province in southwest Syria on Wednesday has climbed to 50, said al-Manar TV, run by Damascus ally Hezbollah.<p>It cited the head of the Sweida health authority as saying 78 people were wounded.<p>Islamic State militants killed dozens of …

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Syrian state media say 27 people have been killed in a suicide attack in the country's south, blame IS militants

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say 27 people have been killed in a suicide attack in the country's south, blame IS militants.<p>SHOW COMMENTS


Damascus Road performing at Music On The Street

Damascus Road at Music On The Street<p>This post was contributed by a community member.<p>Damascus Road<p>a Ministry of Crossing Community Church<p>will be …


Jonathan Rhys Meyers discusses role in ‘Damascus Cover,’ plane incident and more


In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war's end may be near

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad.<p>The signs …

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Feature: Young Syrians enjoy peace, delicious meals in Damascus

DAMASCUS, July 20 (Xinhua) -- After losing almost all of their teenage time to the seven-year-long war in Syria, young Syrians in the capital …

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Russia Imposes Implementation of ‘Separation Agreement’ in Golan

Details of an agreement reached between Damascus and opposition factions in the countryside of Quneitra revealed that the Russian police and regime …

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Iranian-Russian Competition Over Vital Projects in Eastern Ghouta

Director General of Hejaz Railway in Damascus Ali Hassanein revealed that his firms received the first offer from the Iranian side to implement the …

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4 People Injured In Accident Involving Box Truck In Damascus

​Four people were injured in a crash between a box truck and a sedan in Damascus Tuesday morning, officials said.<p>DAMASCUS, MD — Four people were …


Jonathan Rhys Meyers Spies for the Mossad in 'Damascus Cover'

Since Nazi medical research didn't actually create zombie soldiers (#truenews), should "Overlord" even count as a WWII movie?...<p>With the boys …

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Judge delays hearing in Arkansas town's speed-trap case

CONWAY — A judge on Monday delayed a hearing on an order barring Damascus police from enforcing traffic laws on two highways.


Jordan says waiting for Damascus permission to supply humanitarian aid to Syria

MOSCOW, July 4 (Reuters) - Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Wednesday dozens of trucks are waiting for Syrian permission to supply humanitarian aid from Jordan to Syria.<p>Safadi was speaking at a news conference following talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. …

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Feature: Syrians with special needs take part in Damascus marathon

DAMASCUS, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Tens of Syrians with special needs Friday took part in a marathon event held in the center of the capital Damascus …

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Damascus Steel: Ancient Sword Making Techniques

The Scientific Alchemy Behind Persian Watered Steel<p>Damascus steel and Persian watered steel are common names for high-carbon steel swords created by …

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