Latest Damascus News

Car bomb in the Syrian capital kills one. Drone strike near Lebanon border targets two vehicles

May. 25, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb attached to a car exploded early Saturday in the western part of the Syrian capital that is home to several diplomatic missions, killing one person and causing material damage, state media reported. Damascus’ Mazze neighborhood houses the Iranian consulate,...

France is trying Syrian ex-officials for the torture and killing of a father and son. Here's why

May. 21, 2024 04:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Syrian soldiers came first, at night, for the son, Patrick, a 20-year-old psychology student at Damascus University, and said they were taking him away for questioning. They came back the next night for his father, Mazen. Five years later, in 2018,...

US intelligence suggests American who vanished in Syria in 2017 has died, daughter says she was told

May. 18, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have developed specific and highly credible intelligence suggesting that an American citizen who disappeared seven years ago while traveling in Syria has died, the man's daughter said Saturday. Maryam Kamalmaz said in an interview with The...

Syria says an Israeli airstrike has destroyed Iran's consulate building in Damascus, killing or wounding all inside

Apr. 01, 2024 12:09 PM EDT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria says an Israeli airstrike has destroyed Iran's consulate building in Damascus, killing or wounding all inside.