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Entries from February 2011

Syria News Wire back online

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Syria News Wire

Sorry for the downtime today, the site is (obviously) back online.

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Massive fight between Syrians and Lebanese in Beirut

February 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Incidents, Lebanon

Around 200 Syrian and Lebanese students have been caught up in a fight in Beirut. It happened earlier this week at the Lebanese University after Syria’s Consul in Beirut, Ghassan Anjarini, visited the campus to talk about – ironically – tension between Syrian and Lebanese students. Some of the Syrians are pointing the finger at Amal-supporting […]

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Vogue does Asma Al-Assad

February 25th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Politics

Ill-timed, or just sloppy journalism? Vogue has gone big with its exclusive profile of Syria’s First Lady, Asma Al-Assad. “One can only assume that the Assads agreed to be interviewed for this piece before the current outbreak of unrest made it embarrassing for both for them, and for Vogue,” says Foreign Policy magazine. Well, yes, Vogue […]

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Syrians protest

February 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Politics

An unprecedented scene in Syria this morning as an estimated 1500 people took to the streets in a spontaneous protest. (Video via Razan and MisbarSyria) They were angry that the son of a shop owner had been allegedly beaten by a traffic police officer. So they went on to the streets at Hariqa, just south […]

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Love Day in Syria

February 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Culture

What a load of nonsense. One of the many shops selling overpriced red plastic rubbish (Qaimariyah, Old City, Damascus).

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