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Entries from July 2009

Soapkills’ Yasmine Hamdan is back

July 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Culture

Lebanese genius Yasmine Hamdan is back – without her Soapkills partner in crime Zeid Hamdan (who is now in the New Government). Yasmine has been working with Mirwais in Paris for the past couple of years – he was Madonna’s Afghan/Italian producer. And here’s what they have come up with – a project called Y.A.S. […]

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Jews in Damascus

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Culture

Interesting piece by Brooke Anderson for the San Francisco Chronicle, “Jews in Syria say life easier, but few are left”. Even though most of his friends and relatives have left, Albert Cameo says he will never abandon Syria. “My family has always been here,” said Cameo, 68, a retired tailor and president of Syria’s estimated […]

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The end of the ‘honour killing’ law in Syria?

July 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics

Syria has scrapped a law which limited the sentence of men who kill women for so-called ‘honour crimes’. Before, they could only be jailed for up to one year. Now, they must be behind bars for at least two years. It comes as Parliament votes against a highly controversial Civil Status Law which would have […]

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