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Entries from January 2007

Prostitution in Syria – Sami Moubayed

January 30th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Prostitution in SyriaSami MoubayedWashington Post Prostitution was legalized and professionalized under the Ottoman Empire. Back then there was fear in Damascus that the wandering soldiers would attack or rape young Syrians. That is why affordable prostitution centers were created for them in the Syrian capital, as a form of maintaining public security. This system was […]

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SNAP: 29 people killed in bus crash

January 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A bus has crashed in norther Syria killing 29 people. It is the worst accident in a decade. It happened as the bus travelled from Raqqa to Aleppo.

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Bus crash in northern Syria

January 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A bus has crashed on the road from Raqqa to Aleppo. It was a fatal accident, but no idea how many people have died yet. More soon…

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I’m Lebanese

January 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Lebanon

Ad Blitz Satirizes Lebanon’s DividesProvocative Signs Target Pervasive SectarianismBy Anthony ShadidWashington PostTuesday, November 28, 2006 BEIRUT, Nov. 27 — The evening was tense, as most are these days in Beirut, its Maronite Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Sunni and Shiite Muslims and Druze perched imprecisely between war and peace. Malak Beydoun, a young woman, pulled her car […]

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The Beirut riots – was Hizbollah to blame?

January 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Four Shia died (including two students at the Beirut Arab University), killed by Hariri gunmen. 35 injured. The army caught…no-one. Three Lebanese soldiers injured by gunmen. A gunman belonging to Walid Jumblatt’s progressive Socialist Party has been arrested. SSNP (Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party) offices burned down. Welcome to civil conflict, brought to you courtesy of […]

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Beirut under curfew

January 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Beirut has been put under curfew for the first time since the civil war ended in 1990. It comes a day after brutal sectarian fights led to four deaths and dozens of injuries. Witnesses reported the Lebanese Forces militia, Hariri militia and Amal militia taking part in most of the violence at Beirut’s Arab University. […]

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Anti-Hizbollah extremists attack Lebanese soldiers

January 25th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Jund Ash-Sham militants have forced hundreds of residents in the Palestinian Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp near Sidon to flee after firing rockets and mortars. They were attacking Lebanese soldiers. The Sunni group – which is anti-Hizbollah – is thought to have ties to Sa’ad Al-Hariri. Jund Ash-Sham terrorists have repeatedly launched attacks against the secular […]

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The strike begins

January 23rd, 2007 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The escalation in Lebanon’s opposition protests is underway. The Beirut airport road has been blocked in the past hour, and hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets to block entrances to the capital.

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Syria agrees to support Iraqi army, calls insurgent attacks "terrorism"

January 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Syria’s made a major shift in its reconciliation with Washington. It has agreed to support the US-backed Iraqi army, and called attacks against them “terrorism”. It comes at the end of a week-long visit by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. In November, Syria agreed to stop calling for an immediate withdrawal of US forces. It now […]

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Torture in Egypt

January 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Every day there’s more evidence of new cases of torture in Egypt. The officially sanctioned attacks continue RIGHT NOW. And they’ve got to stop. Kifayah. Enough.

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