Where the Syria News Wire – and the Syrian blogosphere – came from:
2003 – Rime Allaf starts writing her Mosaics blog.
May 2004 – Syria Comment appears on the internet.
29 October 2004 – The Damascene Blog arrives.
November 2004 – The Syria News Wire is born at saroujah.blogspot.com. It was only the fourth Syrian blog to appear on the net.
14 February 2005 – Rafiq Al-Hariri is killed, and the blog springs into life (that’s the blog’s official birthday).
14 February 2006 – Site gets a redesign, with a black and red colour scheme, representing the Syrian flag.
14 March 2006 – As the Syrian blogosphere grows, Syria Planet launches – the first site to bring together all Syrian blogs in one place.
November 2006 – Syria News Wire starts to provide exclusive stories for cafe-syria.com.
December 2006 – Syria News Wire nominated for the Arablogger Awards.
November 2007 – A new banner and logo appear.
January 2008 – Site is handpicked to join the Arab blog network, Toot.
June 2008 – Lonely Planet chooses the Syria News Wire as one of its favourites.
November 2008 – The Syria News Wire gets its own domain – newsfromsyria.com.
January 2009 – The Syria News Wire joins Twitter @syrianews.
April 2009 – The site leaves WordPress.com’s servers and becomes self-hosted.
May 2009 – A new set of banners across the Syria News Wire.