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Entries from June 2010

Syrian girl becomes Germany’s top model

June 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Culture

Just a month after a Lebanese girl won the Miss USA competition, a Damascus-born woman has won Germany’s Top Model 2010 contest. 20-year-old Alisar Ailabouni was born in Syria, and moved to Austria with her family. Forward Magazine reports that she beat 23,000 rivals to win the contest, and has already appeared on the cover […]

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Syria stops issuing visas to Americans at the border

June 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Travel

Syria has stopped issuing visas to US citizens at its border crossings. Official policy has always been easy to understand: if there is a Syrian embassy in your home country, then you can not get a visa at the border. Yet many took a risk and set out on the Beirut-Damascus journey without a visa. […]

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Hero’s welcome for Syrians on the Gaza aid flotilla

June 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Politics

They survived piracy on the open seas, a murderous attack by Israeli commandos and unlawful detention in an Israeli jail. Now, the Syrians on the Gaza aid flotilla have returned home to a hero’s welcome. Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, the Bishop of Jerusalem in exile, plus Shaza Barakat, Mohammad Satlah and Hasan Rifai were welcomed back in […]

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