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Entries from November 2009

Syria considers European deal

November 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Business

The long process of deciding whether to sign the EU Association Agreement rumbles on. The EU finally agreed to the deal in October. Syria surprised Europe by saying it needed time to decide. Now it has admitted why – Syrian businessmen are concerned about competition from European companies. There has been much criticism across the […]

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Damascus-Washington student link

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Culture

The American University in Washington has agreed to start sending students to Damascus to study Arabic. It is the latest sign in the thaw between the two countries. Educational ties suffered a severe blow a year ago, when American helicopters invaded eastern Syria, killing a number of civilians. The Syrian government ordered the American Cultural […]

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Angelina Jolie to adopt a baby from Syria

November 12th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Culture

Angelina Jolie is continuing her global shopping trip to create the visually perfect family. Her latest stop: Syria. Although, perhaps that’s a bit harsh. Jolie has made two visits to the country, to raise awareness of the Iraqi refugee problem. Her most recent trip was last month, when she came with her husband Brad Pitt. […]

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Iran and Syria set for collision course

November 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Politics

Interesting statements out of Tehran and Damascus today. They seem to be taking opposite sides in the conflict in Yemen. In northern Yemen, near the Saudi border, a group of rebels called the Houthis are fighting the country’s army. Yemen has accused Iran of funding and arming the Houthis. The rebels say Yemen is being […]

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More wild claims in Der Spiegel

November 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics

First it was the evidence that Hizbollah had killed Hariri, now Der Spiegel has uncovered Syria’s dirty nuclear secret. But all is not what it seems. The Hizbollah article was almost immediately – and widely – discredited, coming as it did days before the June 7 Lebanese elections. And the man behind that piece, Erich Follath, […]

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