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· August, 2012

Stories about Syria from August, 2012

Save Syria's Threatened Heritage Sites

Alongside the mounting death toll, a massacre is being perpetrated against Syria's heritage. Little is being said about this issue in both mainstream and social media, writes Thalia Rahme.

Ukraine: Striving for Unguarded EU Borders

France: An Epic Flight from Paris to Beirut – via Damascus

An Air France flight from Paris to Beirut on August 15, turned into a 20-hour nightmare for its passengers, including the French Ambassador to Lebanon. After diverting to Damascus, Syria,...

Syria: You are an Embarrassment to the Revolution

There are seven tell-tale signs for those who are "an embarrassment to the revolution" - any revolution. On Twitter, Syrian @NMSyria lists those signs.

Lebanon: It's Back to Kidnapping Time

A wave of kidnappings is taking place between Lebanon and Syria. While the Lebanese government seems incapable of acting, these events are reminding Lebanese of the civil war they lived...

Syria: Give the Nobel Peace Prize to the Syrian People

Arab World: Scenes of Eid from Syria, Palestine and Bahrain

Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim month of fasting - Ramadan, was commemorated with three days of celebrations across the Arab world, or so goes the...

Syria: Ali Farzat Insults Al Arabia Anchor for her Sect

Bulgaria: Syrian and Iraqi Refugees on Hunger Strike

Syria: #InMySyria the Streets Will Be Full of Freedom

Syrian netizens are dreaming of a new dawn for their country, where people breathe freedom, live in equality and sectarianism is a thing of the past. Check out their vision...

Syria: Assad Arrests Alawite Activists

Saudi Arabia: Defending the Virtue of Syrian Women?

On August 11, Bader Al Domiat from Saudi Arabia tweeted a message saying there were around 300 Syrian widows looking for husbands. The message caused outrage among Saudi netizens who...

Bahrain: Salafists Provide Aid to Syrian Rebels

Syria: Military Intervention or Civil War?

After the International Committee of the Red Cross announcement that it considers the conflict in Syria to be a full-blown civil war, Western media sites and bloggers have been debating...

Syria: “I Tweeted Prime Minister Riad Hijab's Defection First”

A Syrian Twitter user claims that he was the first to break the news that Syrian Prime Minister Riad Farid Hijab would defect a week ago. The Twitter user goes...

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between 'new' powers Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

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