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· March, 2009

Stories about Syria from March, 2009

16 March 2009

Lebanon: First Embassy in Syria

Syria: Struggle Against Injustice

Saudi Arabia: Forty Lashes for a 75-year-old Woman for ‘Mingling’ with Men

A 75-year-old Syrian woman was sentenced to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from Saudi Arabia, for having two unrelated men in her house. The two men were also...

8 March 2009

Syria: Anti-LGBT Campaign Sparks Heated Debate

This weekend the Syrian blogosphere warmed up for a new confrontation. A group of bloggers launched a campaign against the spread of blogs advancing LGBT rights, and the response came...

MENA: Clinton Does the Middle East

Hillary Clinton wrapped up her first visit to the Middle East as US Secretary of State, with stopovers in Sharm El Sheikh, Israel, the West Bank and Turkey. Bloggers from...

5 March 2009

Arab World: Birthday Food for Thought

Several bloggers from across the Arab World are marking their birthdays online with philosophical posts, describing their lives, hopes, accomplishments and dreams. Here's a selection of posts.

Syria: Architectural Gems

4 March 2009

Israel: Cold Front Warmly Received

The snow and icy rains that chilled Israel this weekend received a warm welcome from its residents. As the rainy season draws to a close, many fear that this year's...

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