DAMASCUS On a long-disused film set outside Damascus featuring mud houses, palm trees, alleyways and camels, actors in flowing robes are making a television series that the producers say is part of a gradual revival of their industry. | Video
DAMASCUS A stone image of an ancient priest is one of hundreds of stolen antiquities recovered by the Syrian government and put on display in Damascus this week, a reminder of the mass looting of Syria's heritage during seven years of war. | Video
DAMASCUS Syria's government is showcasing its ambitions for economic recovery and engagement with foreign business at a trade fair, but glimpses of devastated districts nearby show how far off full-scale reconstruction remains.
DAMASCUS Syria will use new foreign currency certificates of deposit to help fund trade operations, its finance minister said, as the government takes tentative steps towards reconstruction following seven years of war.
DAMASCUS Syrian aid workers began distributing 50 tonnes of French aid to eastern Ghouta on Thursday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery in what is the first Western humanitarian effort into a government-controlled area during the seven-year civil war.
DAMASCUS Syria is planning to import around 1.5 million tonnes of mostly Russian wheat this year, as local wheat procurement is expected at around half a million tonnes, the country's internal trade minister said.
SOCHI, Russia A Syrian peace conference in Russia ended on Tuesday with a statement calling for democratic elections, but ignoring key opposition demands after a day marred by squabbles and heckling of the Russian foreign minister. | Video
Sotschi Der holprige Start einer Syrien-Friedenskonferenz im russischen Sotschi am Dienstag hat die Hoffnungen auf einen baldigen Durchbruch in den Verhandlungen über eine neue Verfassung für das Bürgerkriegsland schrumpfen lassen.
SOCHI, Russia A Syrian peace conference in Russia got off to a rocky start on Tuesday after some delegates opposed to President Bashar al-Assad refused to leave the airport on arrival, saying they were offended by the presence of the Syrian state's flag and emblem.
SOCHI, Russia, Jan 30 A Syrian peace conference
in Russia got off to a rocky start on Tuesday after some
delegates opposed to President Bashar al-Assad refused to leave
the airport on arrival, saying they were offended by the
presence of the Syrian state's flag and emblem.