· July, 2006

Stories about Syria from July, 2006

Caucasus: BTC & Israel

Ben Paarmann questions those that claim that controlling the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline and accessing Central Asian and Caspian oil is a hidden motive for Israel in its fighting in Lebanon.

Kurdistance: Lebanon's Legacy?

  19 July 2006

While the world's media eye is focused on Lebanon, other potential conflicts are arising in the Middle East; but they are arising using Lebanon as the primary example for conflict justification. The Counterrorism Blog says it best: Turkey is currently making a lot of noise about launching a cross-border incursion...

Mideast conflict: Reaction

  17 July 2006

Former Rwanda-based blogger George Conard posts an e-mail from a friend currently in Beirut, which points out the gaps in one MSM organization's handling of events there.

Kurdistance: No Good News

  12 July 2006

The overwhelming themes of the Kurdish blogs this week has been a sense of outrage and despair over the never-changing events in the lives of the Kurdish peoples. Let's begin with Kurdish Aspect this week and his posting of a punishment given to a small child in Eastern Kurdistan (Western...

The Syrian Blogsphere, Away from Politics

  9 July 2006

This week, we'll keep dirty Middle East politics away for a change. And focus more social side of the Syrian blogsphere. To start off with artsy Soraya, talking about the Jazz Festival that was held in the old city of Damascus this month, with live bands performing in the newly...

Kurdistance:

  5 July 2006

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today's post is going to be short for two reasons: one, I am currently taking an intensive Arabic class this summer and transitioning back to English today is proving to be much more difficult than I first imagined and two, I just fell up the concrete steps...

Syria: Prof. Aref Dalileh is Dying!

  3 July 2006

As Ammar reports, Sources are reporting that Aref Dalilah’s health is failing quickly and that he is liable to collapse at any given moment. Prison doctors have reportedly recommended that he be subjected to a variety of tests and scans, but, so far, prison authorities have not responded to their...

This week in the Syrian blogsphere

  2 July 2006

To start off, like always Ammar Adulhamid has a very interesting article about the role that Arab/Syrian Americans are now playing in the democracy fight back home, and the role they could play, giving the example of the Arab-American Anti Discrimination Committee's last conference… The reality is Arab Americans have...

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