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Here are some of my favourite posts on the Syria News Wire since 2004:

The Destruction of the Old City: a three part series.

The Outsiders: on exile and hyphenated identity.

Napolaoun Returns: one of my most controversial posts, on Michel Aoun.

Meeting the President: the title says it all.

The ‘Middle East’ vs the ‘Arab World’: language matters.

I’m Never Home: on living between two cities, Damascus and London.

Jebl Qasiyoun: a story from one of my favourite places in Damascus, the mountain.

Syrian bloggers say ‘today we are all Lebanese’: Syrian bloggers unite against the Israeli attacks on Lebanon in 2006.

Has Human Rights Watch been reading the Syria News Wire?: ego trip plus speculation!

Syria News Wire makes it into Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.

And these are my favourite posts about Damascus on other blogs:

Qunfuz wrote what is still one of my favourite odes to Damascus: Cultural Capital.

Orientalista paints a typically Syrian picture: life on a microbus.

The Blog and the Shower lists all the best things about Life in Damascus.

Ali Khan wrote a series of posts on Syria Comment – this one is a day in his life as a foreign student in Damascus.

American Jillian C York writes about her first impressions of Damascus.

Syrian Batoul, who lives in the US, penned these poetic five paragraphs about her return home.

If you want to understand Syria, a 2009 National Geographic article sums it up beautifully. This is why. Although it did cause some controversy.

And finally, all the books you’ll ever need to read on Syria: What to Read on Syrian Politics.

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  • 1 michael m // Apr 8, 2011 at 2.52 pm

    Syrian people are sickened by religious fanticism & the construction of hundreds of Mosques around the country & the lack of Libraries, parks, new schools… tells me that we are going backward & fast.
    the president is trying hard to build an empire but as long as he’s surrounded by greedy, hungry & ruthless relatives; uncles, cousins & brother in law, there will never be peace.

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