Damascus horse festival marks return to normalcy in Syria

Syrians ride their horses during the Al-Sham International Arabian Horse Festival in Damascus, as the country celebrates the evacuation day, commemorating the independence from the French mandate in 1946.

Syrians face long waits at gas stations

Drivers in Damascus are waiting for hours at gas stations after the Syrian government enacted limits on subsidised fuel for vehicles in areas controlled by the regime.

Paris Philharmonic hosts Damascus turning dervishes

Whirling dervishes from Damascus take the stage at the Paris Philharmonic as part of their “Syria Week-end” event. Both musicians and dancers say their art does not involve any special technique, but instead a state of being that is cultivated to communicate “a message of peace and love.”

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