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Stories with place: Damascus
  • Ex-inmates regret destruction of notorious Syrian prison story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 3:12 pm

    BEIRUT - For decades, the mere mention of Tadmur Prison was enough to send chills down a Syrian's spine.

  • Latest war adds new generation of mental trauma in Iraq story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 1:51 pm

    CHAMISHKO CAMP, Iraq - The group of women, members of Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, first did deep breathing as a relaxation technique. Then, as their children played in the center of the room, they talked about the traumas they had lived through when Islamic State extremists rampaged through their town.

  • Traffickers swindle migrants, sending them back to Greece story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 11:46 am

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - After a seven-month quest to escape war in Syria, Dia Kasam thought she and her two sons were finally on their way, headed by train into Serbia and from there on to Germany to reunite with her sick husband and their three other children.