Stories about Syria from July, 2009
An opinion piece written for Newsweek suggesting George W. Bush make an excellent complement to U.S. President Obama as Middle East envoy has made waves in the blogosphere.
Kano, of Syrian Foodie in London, shares with us the recipe of how to make Mutabal – an appetizer made of grilled aubergine, tahini and yogurt, and found “on every table in every Syrian restaurant.”
At KABOBfest, Jillian discusses the US lifting of “two bits of its sanctions on Syria.” “The lifting of the IT ban seems, to me, to be low-hanging fruit, the simplest way to please (or appease) the public while getting rid of a relatively useless rule that wasn’t doing much good...
“The US is removing some of its sanctions on Syria, just months after the embargo was controversially renewed. Syria’s Ambassador to Washington, Imad Moustapha, says the block on computer equipment and internet downloads is being lifted,” reports Syria News Wire.
Syrian blogger Maysaloon comments on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Syria. “In light of everything that has been happening recently one wonders about the timing of the visit and whether the Israelis are trying to find out Syria's position on a possible strike against Iran,” he asks.
Syrian blog Common English Mistakes Podcast continues its series of podcasts [Ar]. This episode focuses on the use of the word ability.
Syrian Kinan Jarjous argues against eating fruit in this humourous post.
Syrian blogger Marcelllita [ar] blogs about sexual complexes young people in this part of the world suffer from, such as misconceptions and wrong information.
Mohammed writes about a phenomenon that he feels has gone too far. He feels that many people have a certain “Religion Influenza” [Ar] that makes them hostile to anything related to religion.
Mariyah writes about her blogging journey, and gives tribute to different Syrian blogs that she follows.
Syrian Raye7 Mish Raj3 (Leaving and not returning) has stumbled across a Facebook account for Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. Although he can't verify its authenticity, he poises a few questions to the President in this post. “I want to ask him at first; how he succeeded to bypass the...
Armed with their cameras, two bloggers in the region took pictures of habits and things which caught their attention and commented on them. Here are their stories from Syria and Kuwait.
Syria News Wire takes a look at how Syria's First Lady Asma Al Assad is portrayed in a UK paper.
Swine flu or H1N1 is still making headlines across the Arab world as new cases continue to be discovered by health authorities and announced in the Press on a daily basis. Here's a preview of what bloggers in Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt and Syria are talking about.
After three months of work behind a computer screen, Syrian blogger Hossam Akras visits Old Damascus with his family. Find out why he was putting in nine to 12 hours a day for all that period, in this post I am translating from Arabic today.
Syrian Hosam Akras [ar] marks the death of King of Pop Michael Jackson by posting his photographs in this post.