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Entries from November 2010

Six companies bid for new Syrian mobile phone licence

November 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Business

At last, the third Syrian mobile phone network looks like becoming a reality. Six companies have bid for the licence: Etisalat from the UAE, Saudi Telecom from Saudi Arabia, Qatar Telecom from Qatar, Turkcell from Turkey, Tamco from Iran, and the only non-regional bidder, France Telecom. Interestingly, Kuwait’s Zain is not in the running. It […]

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UN human rights inspector praises Syria

November 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Politics

Very unexpected news here, a UN inspector has been allowed in to a Syrian prison for the first time ever. Access was granted after numerous requests, which the UN never thought would come of anything. Even more unexpected news: the UN inspector was impressed by what he found in the Damascus central prison. The full […]

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