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Yazan Badran · April, 2008

A Syrian blogger based between Latakia on the Medietrranean, and Nagoya, Japan. He blogs at: http://yazanbadran.com/blog/ and tweets at @yazanbadran

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Damascus: The Destruction of The Old City

Damascus prides itself on being the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The history of Damascus goes back well into the 8000BC. In every corner of its ancient alleys there's a taste of every historical era there was to be found. The city that had withstood everything from earthquakes to invasions for nearly 10 millennia, is now crumbling under the threat of... "Modernism", writes Yazan Badran, who brings us the reactions of a Syrian blogger.

Syria: 60 years after Deir Yasin

“As Israel prepares to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, and as Palestinians reach sixty years of dispossession, we must honor the memory of those who perished in the savage butchery that was the Deir Yasin massacre of April 9, 1948,” writes Rime Allaf, who commemorates the 60th anniversary of the massacre.

Syria: The Colored Tile Complex

“So I used to step on the colored tiles… and count. Yes! I would count how many of each colored tile did I step on using each leg. The main issue here is that I have to, eventually, step on an equal amount of the colored tiles using both my...

Syria: The Arab Summit

So, another Arab summit comes and goes. This time it was the all awaited Damascus summit. As you can see, this roundup is almost a week late, simply because I couldn't find anyone who's actually writing about the summit - which tells you exactly how little people have come to expect from these annual gatherings.

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