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Entries from October 2009

Photography in Aleppo

October 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Culture

As part of the British Council’s ongoing 75th birthday celebrations, a series of photography events are taking place in Aleppo. There will be a lecture by the Senior Curator of Photography at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A is one of London’s most prestigious museums. It was also the museum which donated some pieces for […]

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Syria

October 3rd, 2009 · 9 Comments · Culture

Angelina Jolie has made another surprise visit to Syria – raising awareness about the Iraqi refugee problem. This is her second visit, and this time she was accompanied by her partner Brad Pitt. Jolie is a UN goodwill ambassador, and she was in Syria to visit a few of the million Iraqi refugees. She urged […]

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Syria’s first debit card launched

October 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments · Business

Bank Audi has launched Syria’s first debit card. The Mastercard can be used anywhere in the world, and withdraws funds directly from the user’s bank account. It’s a big step forward, because until now, only credit cards had been available – and were subject to strict application criteria. Syria is a low credit country – […]

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