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Entries from March 2010

Syria travel articles: the good and the bad

March 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Travel

It’s the weekend, so it must be time for the travel features to be wheeled out. And as usual, when one Syria piece comes out, the rest follow. This time Britain’s Daily Mail and the New Zealand Herald are the hosts. Surprisingly, the DM does the better job. I say surprisingly because it’s one of […]

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2 dead in Damascus bus accident

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Incidents

2 people have died when a bus overturned near Damascus. 35 others were injured. Both of the victims were Iranian pilgrims – Hossein Mirzaei and Sorour Abbasi. The bus was carrying the Iranians back home, after a religious visit to Syria. It’s thought slippery road conditions were to blame. (Image: Press TV)

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Palestine’s Mandela

March 22nd, 2010 · 10 Comments · Politics

People with little knowledge of the Palestine-Israel situation often sigh before uttering the following sentence: “If only the Palestinians had their Nelson Mandela”. They do. This man:Marwan Barghouti was captured in Ramallah by soldiers of Israel’s occupation army. He was sentenced to five life sentences following a trial widely labelled as flawed. The similarities between […]

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Vice-President of Iraq campaigns in Syria

March 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Politics

(Photo: John Wreford) Tareq Al-Hashemi, one of Iraq’s Vice-Presidents has been campaigning in Syria, ahead of Sunday’s election. He spoke to thousands of Iraqi refugees at the Jalaa sports stadium in Damascus this afternoon.

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