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road to Damascus

A turning point; a life-changing experience. Refers to the Biblical story of Saul, who converts to Christianity (and becomes known as Paul) after he has a vision of Jesus while on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians. That moment was my road to Damascus. Everything changed after that.
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A number of documentary films about Damascus city will be screened during the seven-day exhibition.
The sources further pointed to the army's advances in Mughur al-Mir that is the last and largest bastion of Al-Nusra in Southwestern Damascus, and said that the army men have also advanced against terrorists in al-Zahar al-Aswad East of Mughur al-Mir.
The ancient city of Damascus is a Unesco World Heritage site, in part because of its age: It's been inhabited since its founding in the third millennium BC.
A Syrian military source said the air force launched strikes on Sunday on the rebel-held town of Douma and the nearby area of Harasta against an insurgent group, Islam Army, following recent attacks on government-held Damascus.
The Britain-based watchdog, which uses a countrywide network of activists and doctors to compile its tolls, said at least 123 people were killed on Tuesday, including some 30 in and around Damascus.
The accident occurred as Shelling and gunfire are reverberating across Damascus in a fresh escalation of violence that appalled the capital's residents.
President of the Executive Board of EBSO, Ender Yorgancilar, and an accompanying delegation, paid a visit of courtesy to the Chamber of Commerce of Damascus as part of their talks in the Syrian capital city.
DAMASCUS: The United States has invited a Syrian official to Washington for the first time in five years as part of its efforts to improve relations with Damascus, a US official and diplomats said on Sunday.
Washington continues to accuse Syria of not doing enough to stop insurgents from crossing over its borders to Iraq, although it concurs that Damascus has taken some security measures in this regard.
1 gathering of the National Council of the Damascus Declaration for Democratic Change brought together opposition groups and activists calling for democratic reforms in Syria.
During Roman times, Damascus was a place of outstanding ornate monuments.
Popular pressure against the government had mounted in March and April, and Prime Minister Karami had all but admitted defeat when he made a special trip to Damascus to discuss stepping down.
With their extensive years of experience in providing surface preparation technology to the semiconductor industry, FSI is the ideal wafer cleaning company to join the Damascus Alliance," said David Williams, manager of Novellus' Customer Integration Center.
A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command told SANA Saturday that the armed groups positioned in Eastern Ghouta fired 4 mortar shells on al-Wafidin residential Camp in Damascus countryside, injuring three civilians and causing material damage to the citizens' houses and properties.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army launched another offensive against the al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) in Southwestern Damascus, and could impose control over a key region.