UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

The United Arab Emirates reopens its embassy in Damascus, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian regime back into the Arab fold.

UAE reopens its embassy in Damascus

The United Arab Emirates reopens its embassy in Damascus, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian regime back into the Arab fold. 1ST IMAGES

Christmas joy missing in rubble of Syria town

With Christmas approaching, Nabil al-Aash dusts off religious books as he attempts to tidy up the war-scarred Saint George Church in the town of Arbin, northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus. Retaken in the spring by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad during a brutal offensive to capture the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, Arbin is anything but festive.

Syria Kurds feel betrayed by US pullout

While Syrian Kurds say they feel betrayed by US pullout from during a protest at the Turkish border in Ras al-Ain, Syrian in Damascus see the move as a good thing.

Damascus’ Christmas tree brings light after years of conflict

Christmas decorations light up the Syrian capital Damascus, as the city marks its first holiday season since regime forces ousted rebels and jihadists from its doorstep earlier this year.