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Hammams of Old Damascus: Back from the Dead

The fabled Turkish baths of Damascus, or hammams, have been…

A two-way street: Emigration from Damascus

Twenty-seven US governors have recently closed their state’s…

Damascene Sufism, the antidote to ISIS

When the Islamic State stormed the city of al-Mayadeen in…

My reflections on meeting Jimmy Carter in Damascus

In October 2010, President Jimmy Carter visited Damascus…

A long, hard look at 'Zionism in Damascus'

A healthy debate is currently underway within some Syrian…

New buzz in the Old City of Damascus

When in Syria, live like a Syrian. This is the catchy…