Topic: Damascus (Syria)
Amid greater political stability and increased efforts to attract visitors, Middle East tourism is outstripping the markets in Asia and Europe.
09/30/2010 04:33 pm
The real estate market in Syria is marked by high prices, making it tough for Syrian young adults to afford to leave their parents' homes.
09/22/2010 01:18 pm
Recent policy changes in Syria offer hope. Damascus could be a wild card in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
09/20/2010 12:51 pm
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in NY and talked about the two American hikers still in prision in Iran. On Sunday, Sarah Shourd underscored her gratitude at being released but said she felt only "one-third free."
09/19/2010 10:06 pm
Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza, is being ignored in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Some think that's a big mistake.
09/16/2010 07:11 pm
US envoy George Mitchell arrived in Damascus today after Israeli-Palestinian peace talks culminated in Jerusalem. He may ask President Bashar Assad to lean on Hamas amid fresh Gaza air strikes.
09/16/2010 03:08 pm
In Pictures US hikers detained in Iran
In Pictures Eid al-Fitr around the world
The natural-gas production industry has resisted providing information about fracking or hydraulic fracturing chemicals, which some say have fouled drinking-water wells.
09/09/2010 09:30 pm
Damascus is increasingly on the radar for international music tours. Artists have been surprised at the huge turnout to performances.
09/08/2010 10:03 am