After a decade of war, the biggest threat now to President Bashar al-Assad is an economic crisis. But at a recent meeting, he had no concrete solutions to his country’s extreme distress.
President Bashar al-Assad said the millions of citizens who fled during the war have been blocked from coming back. But he left out the main reason they are staying away: Mr. al-Assad himself.
Travel options may be limited, but here are places sure to linger in the mind, and that these writers, designers and others hope to get to — or get back to — someday.
Record high temperatures were recorded in Baghdad and Damascus, and experts warned of the effects of prolonged heat waves as the planet warms.
As Syria’s economy implodes and its currency collapses, President Bashar al-Assad faces threats he cannot bomb his way out of.