· November, 2009

Stories about Syria from November, 2009

Syria: Internet Woes Continue

  18 November 2009

Syrian blogger Rami wrote [ar] a post comparing internet speeds and costs in Syria with those in Romania. He was frustrated with having to struggle to obtain a 256Kbps connection in Syria in contrast with 100Mbps in Romania for roughly the same cost.

Syria: The Best or the Worst Article Ever?

  3 November 2009

Syrian bloggers frequently decry travel writing about their country - often it's too stereotypical, sometimes downright false. And for a country considered long "isolated" at least from the United States, it can be particularly frustrating to see such writing promoted as accurate. In this post, we will examine reactions to a recent National Geographic article on the country.

Syria: Economic Woes

  1 November 2009

Ehsani, an economist and contributor to Joshua Landis‘ Syria Comment, elaborates on the divisions between Syria's top economy decision makers. The Commission for State Planning published a rare report criticizing Abdulla Dardari's, Deputy PM for Economic Affairs, liberal economic policies.

Syria: Sea Side Story

  1 November 2009

An English literature professor from the little Mediterranean city of Tartous and a Syrian-Canadian writer on a trip to her mother country exchange glances at a cafe called Sea Breeze. That's how Mariyah and Abu Fares chose to start their adventure, and their readers' new addiction. Yazan Badran has the story.

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