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Entries from November 2008

Britain cuddles up to Syria

November 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Britain’s Foreign Minister David Miliband is on his way to Damascus – as Syria’s remarkable comeback continues. Miliband’s visit comes after Walid Mu’alim made the trip to the UK last month. He’s hoping to meet Bashar Al-Assad too. Yesterday Miliband said “There has been an important change in the approach of the Syrian government.” He […]

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The countdown is on…

November 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Something big is happening to your favourite Syrian news site. (That’s this one, silly!). 15TH NOVEMBER 2008. Exciting!

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Oh no you didn’t

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Please tell me you didn’t. I’m going to ruin the end of this story, because it’s one of my pet hates. AND THE BIGGEST CLICHE IN STORIES ABOUT DAMASCUS. “Modern-day travelers to Syria have their own conversion when they realize how much the country has to offer.”

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Sunday articles

November 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

To keep you entertained, here are a few interesting articles I’ve found (they’re not all brand new). Students speak up for merits of cool Damascus “When I told people at home that I was coming to Syria to study, they were really worried” Newsflash – reporter finds foreigners in Damascus. Finding Common Ground in an […]

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George Wassouf released

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

George Wassouf has been released, after spending three days in jail in Sweden. He was arrested after a raid on his hotel. It’s claimed he had been in possession of cocaine. Wasouf cried as the judge decided to free him. A crowd of fans gathered outside the court. As he walked out, he said: “I […]

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Wrong about Syria

November 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I started to critique this article because of a few factual errors. But it quickly became obvious something more sinister was at play. There were reasons for these errors. Malik al-Abdeh has written his first article for The Guardian. Unsurprisingly it is about Syria. Why do I say unsurprisingly? Because Malik al-Abdeh runs a group […]

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George Wassouf arrested on drugs charges

November 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Syria’s biggest singer is being held in Sweden, accused of having drugs. George Wassouf is one of the most famous in the Arab World – a sort of Arab Michael Jackson. There was a police raid on his hotel in Stockholm on Saturday night. It’s claimed the forty six year old had 30 grams of […]

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