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Entries from July 2005

Lebanon bombs: evidence found

July 31st, 2005 · 13 Comments · Uncategorized

The bombs used to kill George Hawi and Samie Qasir were very similar to the bombs which killed members of Hizbollah two years ago, according to Al Balad. Is there a connection? And does it suggest that the same people who assasinated members of Hizbollah are behind the current bombing campaign? Two years ago jihad […]

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Damascus welcomes…

July 31st, 2005 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Fouad Siniora and George Galloway. The ‘anti-Syrian’ brings good news, and the ‘pro-Syrian’ brings trouble. Fouad Siniora, Lebanon’s Prime Minister and leader of the ‘anti-Syrian opposition’ has arrived in Damascus for talks with Bashar Al-Assad. In keeping with Lebanese tradition, the Prime Minister’s first foreign journey is to Syria. They’ll be trying to resolve the […]

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Aoun’s party seeks the return of the Israeli collaborators

July 30th, 2005 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Hundreds of Lebanese warlords of the ‘South Lebanon Army’, an Israeli proxy, could return to the country they terrorised for 20 years. The SLA was made up of members of Aoun’s party and Samir Jaja’s party. Parliament recently granted an amnesty to Jaja, and now Aoun wants that to be extended to SLA fighters. The […]

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25,000 wedding guests

July 29th, 2005 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

112 couples have tied the knot at a mass marriage in the Damascus suburb of Qaboon. The Christian and Muslim couples were wedded by multi-faith leaders at a cost of $29,000. The money was donated by charities to help poor couples get married. Weddings in Syria can often cost up to $20,000 each and so […]

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Lebanon’s PM defends Hizbollah

July 29th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Lebanon’s new Prime Minister Fouad Siniora has been setting out his government’s plans. He defended Hizbollah’s role as a resistance force to the Israeli presence, and said he’d build strong ties with Syria and resolve the lingering border delays. Explaining Hizbollah’s role, he said: “The government considers the resistance a natural and honest expression of […]

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Syria donates food to Iraq

July 29th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Syria has provided 1000 tonnes of wheat to Iraq. Iraq is stuggling to provide food to its citizens, so the World Food Program is distributing essential supplies. The WFP is a world body which provides food to needy people. But its project in Iraq is in desperate need of supplies. One of the WFP’s heads […]

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Bashar to go on holiday with Israelis

July 28th, 2005 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will spend his holiday in the Turkish resorts of Antalyia and Bodrum – two of the most popular places for Israelis to spend their time. Israeli officials are so disgusted that their holidays might be polluted by the sight of Arab skin that they’re demanding that Turkey block Assad’s visit. But […]

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The Price of Jaja?

July 26th, 2005 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

It wasn’t just warlord Jaja who walked free today, a few days ago Muslim militants with links to Al-Qaeda were also released. It was part of Parliament’s plan not to look biased towards Lebanon’s far-right. Their convictions remain valid, they are all murderers, but they were let out on to the streets as part of […]

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Syria jails four Kurdish militants

July 26th, 2005 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

A Syrian court has jailed four members of the Kurdish Workers’ party, the PKK. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation in the US and Europe, and is widely blamed for the bombing of a tourist bus in Turkey which killed five people a week ago. The move will please the US, which has […]

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Lebanese warlord Jaja walks out of prison

July 26th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Samir Jaja, mass murderer and warlord walked out of prison for the first time in 11 years today. He immediately went to Beirut airport to fly to Europe for medical tests. Parliament voted for his release last week. He is a rival of radical anti-Syrian Michel Aoun. But Aoun refused to join the government after […]

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