Sir Mark Sykes, a crusty diplomat who had colluded with the French to give them Damascus, was more defiantly a misogynist.
It began, in Damascus, with a gunshot that robbed my uncle of his life.
“Assad must be very happy by now,” an activist in Damascus, who uses the pseudonym Lena, says.
I came across one of his best-sellers, "The Matzah of Zion," in Damascus this summer.
The rebel forces in Damascus are a more diverse group than elsewhere in the country, where fighters are uniformly Sunni, he says.
But its gardens are the delight, the delight and the pride of Damascus.
We read that sentence, and shouted with delight over it, in Damascus.
Saul after the vision rose up from the earth and was led by the hand into Damascus.
Some say it is at Bagdad, others at Damascus, others at Pentapolis.
Subsequently he went to Syria, where he remained some years, laying out a carriage road from Beyrout to Damascus.
ancient city in Syria, famous in medieval times for silk and steel, mid-13c., from Latin Damascus, from Greek Damaskos, from Semitic (cf. Hebrew Dammeseq, Arabic Dimashq), from a pre-Semitic name of unknown origin. Related: Damascene, from Latin Damascenus "of Damascus."
An ancient city in Syria (and still its capital today). The Apostle Paul, then an official called Saul, was on his way from Jerusalem to Damascus to arrest Christians. He underwent a dramatic conversion on the road, in which he fell from his horse, saw a dazzling light, and “heard a voice saying unto him, ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? ... I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest.’”
Note: The “road to Damascus” is an image for a sudden turning point in a person's life.
Capital of Syria and largest city in the country, located in southwestern Syria; the country's administrative, financial, and communications center.
Note: Inhabited since prehistoric times, Damascus is widely regarded as the world's oldest city.
Republic in the Middle East, bordered by Turkey to the northwest, north, and northeast; Iraq to the east and south; Jordan to the south; and Israel, the Mediterranean Sea, and Lebanon to the west. Its capital and largest city is Damascus.
Note: Syria was established from former Ottoman Empire territory in 1920 but dominated by France until the 1940s. It is extremely hostile toward Israel.
Note: In the Six-Day War, in 1967, Israeli troops dislodged Syrian forces from the Golan Heights, which overlook Israeli territory.