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Entries from February 2005

Interview with the author of Syrian News Wire

February 14th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

(N.B. this interview was done on 17 March 2005, but has been pre-dated so it doesn’t appear in the news listings) 1. Why did you start your blog?I wanted to take control of the dialogue about my country. It belongs to me, not someone in Washington or Paris. Commentators and politicians on the outside don’t […]

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coming soon…

February 14th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The long-promised Syrian News Wire finally has a home in the lovingly named Saroujah. Give the little bloggy time to settle in, and quicker than you can say shlowwwwwwwn, he’ll be giving you all the city’s goss.

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coffee and cigarettes

February 14th, 2005 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Ah the sweet smell of Damascene ahwee (coffee) and I know I’m home. Welcome to Saroujah. But why ‘Saroujah’? Well, it’s the place I used to call home. Souq Saroujah was the first part of the city to be built outside the city walls, way back in the 13th century.

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