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Entries from May 2010

Concerns over British coverage of the ‘missiles to Hezbollah story’

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Politics

Arab Media Watch has been studying the UK media’s coverage of the Israeli allegations that Syria has been sending scud missiles to Hezbollah. It says that the Israel allegations have been given more prominence than the Syrian/Lebanese denials. It is concerned that analysts who question the veracity of the Israeli claims have been sidelined, while […]

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Emergency demonstration in London today

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Politics

2pm, DOWNING STREET, LONDON, TODAY, MONDAY 31 MAY 2010. At least 16 unarmed aid workers have been killed in international waters, some of whom were sleeping, after the Israeli navy stormed the ship. The least you can do is join this protest, in memory of the 16 aid workers who gave their lives to help […]

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Sunday reading

May 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Culture, Politics

A couple of recent articles you may have missed on Syria and Lebanon. In ‘Russia shows US how to deal with Syria‘, James Denselow looks at some interesting details of the Russian-Syrian relationship over the past fifty years. It’s a relationship that’s rarely been written about since the fall of the Soviet Union. Deen Sharp […]

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Mideastwire launches The Damascus Exchange

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Culture

News translation service Mideastwire is starting its first Damascus Exchange allowing students from the west to gain first hand experience inside Syria. Along with 20 hours of language tuition, the $2000 program provides meetings with political, religious and social figures. It runs from 1-15 August, with applications accepted until 20 June. Mideastwire has been running […]

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Flying the flag for Syria

May 6th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Culture

Syria has finally got its own national flag, on Shukri Al-Quwatli Street, between the Dedeman Hotel (the former Meridien) and Jisr Al-Rais. The problem is that you can’t really see it from anywhere except Jisr, and Sahat Al-Nejmeh. Unlike many flags flying around town, this one is pristine, and flutters elegantly in the wind. Here’s […]

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