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Entries from January 2007

US Defence Secretary: no attack on Syria

January 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Robert Gates, US Defence Secretary says Bush’s speech “I believe refers strictly to operations inside the territory inside Iraq — not crossing the border.” General Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff agreed: “from a military standpoint, no need to cross the Iranian border,” he said. “We can track down, and are […]

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Russia demands to know the 10 countries blocking the Hariri inquiry

January 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Syria is blocking the UN inquiry into the assassination of ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri. We kept hearing those words from Bush, Rice and Bolton. Not any more! UN investigator Serge Brammertz now says Syria is “fully co-operating” BUT he says TEN countries aren’t. He won’t name them. Russia is demanding to know the ten […]

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US: no attack on Syria

January 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Reuters: “U.S. officials said their plan was to disrupt such networks while staying inside Iraq.” While she was being challeneged about whether Bush is allowed to invade Syria, Condoleeza Rice said: “Obviously, the president isn’t going to rule anything out to protect our troops, but the plan is to take down these networks IN Iraq.” […]

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Bush threatens Syria – but is he threatening to attack?

January 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

“Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity – and stabilizing the region in the face of the extremist challenge. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on […]

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Syrian singers win international music award

January 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Lena Chamamyan and Basel Rajoub have won the first ever Radio Monte Carlo Moyen-Orient Music Award. It was held at the Al Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman. Lena has studied eastern classical music at the Aleppo Conservatory. She has also ventured into jazz and traditional Armenian music. Basel Rajoub is an Aleppine, who also studied […]

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Syrian Women

January 6th, 2007 · 13 Comments · Uncategorized

Syrian women – leading the Arab world (from Restless in Dubai). Syria’s Vice President Najjah Al Attar is the first women in the Arab world to reach such a high position. The head of the judicial system, the Republic’s General Prosecutor is a woman. In 1979, Syria had the first female minister in the whole […]

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Syria poised to assert itself

January 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Syria poised to assert itself By Seth Wikas, Los Angeles Times-Washington Post Hafez Al Assad, the father of Syrian President Bashar Assad, established Syria’s primacy in the Levant and transformed a country ravaged by nearly 30 coups in 24 years into a country led by one leader for nearly 30. The elder Assad made sure […]

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