damascus damascus  /də ˈmæ skəs/


  • (n) an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus



  1. Rebel rockets hit Damascus airport: activists

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rockets hit Damascus International Airport on Thursday, activists and local media said, in one of the first major rebel attacks on the facility near the Syrian capital in months. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several homemade rockets hit the airport, which had been surrounded and briefly cut off by a rebel offensive last year. Syrian state ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Syrian media: Shells hit near Damascus airport

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency says two mortar shells have landed in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Syria capital Damascus rocked by bomb blasts killing at least 14 according to state media

    Damascus blasts come as rebels appeared to be on back foot in raging civil war; State media says at least 14 killed
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS News

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  1. "We came in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace," Pelosi told reporters.
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I trust those conversions when they happen on the road to Damascus and not on the road to Des Moines," Tancredo added, contrasting the biblical with the political.
    on May 16, 2007 By: Tom Tancredo Source: FOXNews

  3. "Khaled Mashaal isn't immune, not in Damascus and not anywhere else. I'm convinced that at the first opportunity, we will bid him farewell," Dichter said.
    on May 21, 2006 By: Avi Dichter Source: 940 News

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