Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

It is hard as a Lebanese to be indifferent to the situation in Syria. Our blog has by enlarge been silent on the civil unrest, to our lifetime neighbour, Syria. An unrest in Syria, which is rather familiar among Lebanese whom had to traverse a 10-year demographical upheaval and civil war for us, as Lebanese, to realise how to finally live […]

The glowing light was reported at around 8:45 pm. Some are going as far as referring to it as an UFO, others as meteorite showers. Charbel has suggested that it may have been the result of a long range missile which was test fired from Astrakhan region in central Russia at 21:39 Moscow time. Others say these lights were first […]

Israel is intimidated, the Suez canal is being tested after the fall of Mubarak. Imad Mughniyeh’s death has not been avenged, some media outlets are claiming a showdown. The Suez Canal does not (stop) any commercial ships from passing as long as we are not in a state of war,” said Ahmed El Manakhly, a […]

It was by far the most unexpected news coming out of Syria. Syrian students are officially not authorised to wear the niqab (fully covered voile) in public and private universities. In the name of protecting Syria’s laïque identity. Surprised? read on… Echoing similar laws being passed in Europe, a ministerial official at the Ministry of […]

Most grassroots peace efforts in the Middle East try to build on areas of mutual agreement, but one group of Israelis and Arabs has taken a different tack – looking for arguments against peace between Israel and Syria. The OneMideast project, which formally goes public today, is making its debut at a time of high tension […]

From the lack of local blogs mentioning this, I’d like to share some not well circulated news concerning the Middle East with the circle. Recently news have been pouring concerning the Middle East pointing to a big change in policy for Israel and it’s increasingly uncomfortable position, what no one expected was,  secret talks with […]

Turkey’s state-run Anatolian news agency quoted Erdogan as saying to Peres: “When it comes to killing you know very well how to kill. I know very well how you killed children on the beaches.” Erdogan later explained that “President Peres was speaking to the prime minister of Turkey — I am not a leader of […]

      Soirée débat autour de : Elizabeth Picard, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, anc. Directrice du CERMOC à Beyrouth Samir Aïta, Economiste syrien, Rédacteur en chef du Monde Diplomatique édition arabe Christophe Boltansky, journaliste INFOS PRATIQUES Date : Vendredi 5 décembre 2008 – 19h30 précises Adresse : Mairie du XVe – Salle du Conseil 31, […]

This commercial just kills me.

The world media extended last month miles of lines of news print on the Turkish prospect of an Israeli-Syrian peace talks. Currently, Hezbollah, a Lebanese political movement is conducting indirect talks with the Israeli government on the exchange of prisoners due to be held very soon through a German mediator. This month, numerous senior Israeli […]

Israel scrambled its air force after spotting a Syrian warplane approaching the Golan Heights. A Syrian jet, believed to be a MiG-21, was tracked by Israeli radar Saturday as it flew toward the Golan and suddenly disappeared. Suspecting a possible covert attack, Israel dispatched two warplanes to the Golan, but they were recalled after no […]

Scary title? worth the read. Here’s the other half of the story. Has anybody ever asked what Fateh al-Islam wants or why? Finally we have an image for this mysterious group, and it doesn’t look good at all. It heats up at minute 3:00.


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