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Entries from February 2006

Minibus crash kills 7 in Homs

February 8th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Seven people have died after a serveece (minibus) collided with a crane. Five others were injured in the crash in the central city of Homs. The microbus was on a highway, coming from Al-Hasakeh, when the accident happened. The bus was heading for Hama, in northern Syria. The dead haven’t been named yet.

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How the good turned bad

February 8th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Syria was to blame for the embassy burnings in Beirut. How on earth could the Lebanese get their hands dirty and do such a menial task? Walid Jumblat has taken yesterday’s accusations a step further by claiming that the rioters weren’t angry Lebanese muslims, but in fact, Syrian soldiers dressed up as angry Lebanese muslims. […]

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Lebanon’s justice minister says ‘Al Qaeda’ behind Beirut embassy burning

February 6th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Justice Minister Charles Rizk says Al Qaeda organised yesterday’s embassy burnings. He resorted to the tried and tested Lebanese tactic of failing to accept that problems in Lebanon come from the Lebanese. Meanwhile, Walid Jumblat has blamed ‘Syrian workers’ for the attacks, claiming that the Lebanese would be above that. Other officials spoke of ‘infiltrators’ […]

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Cartoon riots: Lebanon’s Interior Minister quits, Syria apologises

February 6th, 2006 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Lebanon’s Interior Minister Hassan Sabeh has resigned after protesters set fire to the Danish consulate in Beirut today. Far less protection was given to the embassies in Beirut than in Damascus, and rioters easily managed to break through police lines to attack the buildings. Sabeh said he refused to give permission for security services to […]

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Terror group leader killed near Damascus

February 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Syrian security forces killed the leader of a terror group in the early hours of this morning. The clash happened outside Damascus, in Kafer Battna. Two other members of the group were also killed in the attack, which lasted more than half an hour. Weapons were found in the flat which the group hired, along […]

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Demonstrators set fire to Danish and Norweigan embassies in Damascus

February 5th, 2006 · 24 Comments · Uncategorized

Thousands of protesters have broken through lines of police officers to break into the embassies of Denmark and Norway in Mezzeh. They replaced the flags with signs reading ‘La Ilaha ila Allahu Muhammadu Rasul Allah’. Danish and Norweigan citizens have been advised to leave the country urgently. No-one was hurt, and it seems that none […]

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Syria agrees with US on funding for Palestinian Authority

February 1st, 2006 · 15 Comments · Uncategorized

Syria has stepped up after the US requested Arab help in funding the Palestinian Authority. Bush is threatening to cut off aid to the newly elected Hamas-government. But he wants Arab governments to fund the authority, fearful of the chaos that might reign in the West Bank and Gaza if the Palestinian state collapses. So […]

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