| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Stop by the Red Rooster, a 10-seat joint just off Main Street in this rural community an hour west of Baltimore, and you can order a burger, some barbecue or the fried chicken that some locals claim is the best on the East Coast.
But don't bother...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:40 AM
| Jul 14, 2010
| 4:22 PM
A church group from Damascus in Montgomery County is looking for a good restaurant recommendation in Baltimore. Here's the message that came my way: "I am trying to find a nice restaurant for a group of seniors from Damascus United......
| Jul 26, 2011
| 12:09 PM
For nearly 3,000 years, the Silk Road connected trade and culture between China, India, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa and Europe.
Last week, Interstate-95 became a different kind of Silk Road, as 76 high school students from Howard County and surrounding...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 2:23 PM
Syria's bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrators reached new levels of brutality this week with the killing of hundreds of civilians in the city of Hama, a hotbed of resistance to the regime of President Bashar Assad. For months, Mr. Assad...
| May 11, 2011
| 10:27 AM
As the wave of revolution continues to sweep through the Arab world, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad could be its next victim. While many in the United States and Israel appear hesitant to support Syria's anti-regime forces — basing their thinking...
| Dec 28, 2008
Najim Abid Hajwal thought he would be back in Baghdad by now.
The 49-year-old businessman fled Iraq after a worker in one of his factories warned that his name had appeared on a local hit list. He needed no convincing: By then, he says, two of his sons...
| Dec 29, 2008
Mustafa Hamad Rassoul doesn't see how his family can survive.
Back in Baghdad, the 55-year-old Iraqi Kurd says, the money he made running a clothing shop was more than enough to house and feed his two wives and 10 children. But here in Syria, where he...
| Nov 4, 2007
Ban Saadi Abdallatif still has trouble sleeping some nights, remembering her uncle and cousin, shot dead by the militia, or thinking about her brother's narrow escape from kidnappers. But it's nothing like the fear she lived with back in Diyala, where law...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — The bags of pita bread are stacked in tight formation on the sidewalk, as if standing at attention.
From here they will be dispersed across the rebel-held neighborhood to small, nondescript distribution centers: the bike repair...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:52 AM
BEIRUT — A bomb exploded Wednesday in a busy square in central Damascus, killing eight people and wounding at least 50, Syria's state-run media reported.
The attack occurred in Hijaz Square in front of the historic Hijaz railway station, a crowded...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Razan Ghazzawi, a Syrian American blogger who was detained this month in Syria, has been charged with offenses that could carry between three and 15 years in prison, according to the human rights watchdog Amnesty International....