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  • In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

    In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by
    DAMASCUS, Syria — The thud of mortar shelling alternated with tolling church bells Friday as the Christians of this capital's ancient Bab Touma district marked Good Friday amid extremely tight security.
  • Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

    Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins
    MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...

    Ethnic Armenians tell of flight from Kasab, their town in Syria

    Ethnic Armenians tell of flight from Kasab, their town in Syria
    BEIRUT — They fled Kasab at daybreak, amid the clamor of artillery and word that Islamist rebels were advancing toward them from Turkey. About 2,500 residents, most of them ethnic Armenians, gathered documents and what few possessions they could...

    Lawmakers, Armenians urge U.S. to investigate attack on Syrian city

    Lawmakers, Armenians urge U.S. to investigate attack on Syrian city
    WASHINGTON – For Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, the attack on a Syrian town that is home to descendants of the Armenian genocide was a painful reminder of the past. "I can’t help but think, 'Here we are again,'" said Eshoo, whose grandparents...

    Calm returns to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after deadly clash

    Calm returns to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after deadly clash
    AMMAN, Jordan -- The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was under heavy police presence and restricted access Sunday, a day after stone-throwing Syrian refugees clashed with anti-riot police, leaving one resident shot to death, according to official and media...