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Entries from October 2007

Iraqis in Damascus – Saida Zeinab

October 31st, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The first thing that hits you on the road to Saida Zeinab is the red number plates on some coaches, marked Baghdad. Saida Zeinab is a Shia shrine in the south of Damascus.   Refugees are pouring into Syria – despite the recent change in visa requirements – and many of them end up here. […]

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Change in Syria

October 29th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

I started this blog to paint a picture of life from the streets. But I get too easily distracted by big politics and international arguments.   So right now, I’m going to change that.   Things here are changing. And changing fast. Changing too fast for some people. It’s affecting some people too much, others not […]

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Amnesty criticises Lebanon’s treatment of refugees

October 17th, 2007 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Amnesty International has condemned the Lebanese government’s treatment of Palestinians. 300,000 refugees are denied access to work, education, adequate housing and health care, according to the human rights group. They face persecution and racism from the people and are blamed for many of the country’s problems. The Palestinians in Lebanon are treated worse than in […]

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Attacks on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon increase

October 14th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

“Families of soldiers who died in fierce battles with Islamists at the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon on Friday briefly prevented Palestinian refugees from returning to the camp. Some 400 men, women and children burned tires and placed stones at the northern entrance of Nahr al-Bared camp forcing a bus filled with refugees […]

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They just don’t get it

October 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Four and a half years after the invasion of Iraq, Americans still think it’s all going wrong because they just didn’t plan it well enough. If only they planned it better, there would have been no insurgency, and they would’ve been welcomed with flowers and sweets. THAT is the real tragedy.

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Syria at its best

October 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It has been said before, but rarely as articulately as this. Qunfuz’s analysis of the Arab relationship with Bin Laden shows what the Syrian blogosphere can do when it tries. Not angry rants, not winding grumbles, but clear, eloquent argument. It’s a shame the ones we call journalists and academics can’t write as well as […]

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Speechless

October 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I have left this post for so long because I don’t know what to say. Yazan, I can’t imagine how difficult it is for you at the moment. And I’m not sure if these words do anything to help you, or if they’re just self-serving. If there is anything I can do, even if it […]

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October 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Witnesses say it looked like a trainign aircraft – but there were no military markings. The wreckage has been taken by truck to the Mezzeh Military Airport, which is near to the crash site.

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October 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Plane which crashed did not hit houses – came down in gardens according to witnesses.

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October 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The plane which crashed was a small military aircraft. At least two people are dead.

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