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  • SYRIA: Photos reveal hidden devastation of a years-long drought

     
    On a dusty, rocky plain patches of dried grass try to poke through. A couple of makeshift tents, composed of scraps of material flapping insecurely in the wind, attract the eye while two swaddled figures can be seen talking in......
  • LEBANON: Supporters stunned as Hariri says Syria didn't kill his dad

     
    Praise, skepticism, betrayal, and mere confusion. The list of reactions is long in Arab media commentaries and on blogs and Web forums to Lebanese Premier Saad Hariri retracting his accusation against Syria in the 2005 assassination of his father in......
  • SYRIA: Entrepreneurs chafe over slow pace of economic reforms

     
    Smart and ambitious young Syrians, Amer, Wasseym and Naser Abdulghani's animation company, Ox Animation, is in demand around the Arab world just a year after launching. But even after achieving moderate success in Syria, the three brothers say they are......
  • SYRIA: Damascus tightens screws on Lebanon with arrest warrants in Hariri inquiry

     
    Syria is on the move and throwing its weight around in the Middle East and beyond. On Sunday, a Damascus court issued more than 30 arrest warrants against high-ranking Lebanese and international political and judicial officials in connection with alleged....
  • SYRIA: Foreigners' interest in traditional furnishings counteracts weak local demand

     
    The rich, dark wood furniture with mother-of-pearl inlay or mosaic decoration is a trademark of Syrian living rooms, luxury boutique hotels and government offices. But now the artisanal furniture from Damascus' traditional markets is increasingly...
  • TURKEY, SYRIA: Former enemies find common ground on Kurdish rebels

     
    Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and an American ally, appears to be developing a synchronized security strategy with Syria, a partner of Iran and the Shiite militia Hezbollah, in a development that is likely to increase......
  • SYRIA: Uncertainty reigns over mysterious Damascus casino

     
    A gambling casino opened Christmas Eve in the Syrian capital without much fanfare. But as patrons have started to pour in, it has begun to stir controversy among pious Syrian Muslims who view gambling as sinful. Plans to open the......
  • SYRIA: Demonstrators in Damascus demand reform [Video]

     
    A modest protest of several hundred people was held in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, with demonstrators demanding democratic reforms and the release of all political prisoners. Amateur video posted on YouTube appears to show young men marching through...
  • The Norton Simon Showcases Abstract Painters from the '60s

     
    The Norton Simon features abstract painters from the '60s....
  • SYRIA: Government forces open fire on protesters

     
    Government forces opened fire on protesters in several towns as thousands took to the streets across Syria on Friday chanting "Freedom" in support of an uprising in the southern city of Dara, news reports said. An activist told the Associated......
  • SYRIA: Two journalists missing, U.S. citizens detained during protests

     
    Two journalists from the Reuters news agency are missing and two U.S. citizens have been detained during the unprecedented nationwide mass protests that have posed the greatest challenge to President Bashar Assad since he came to power 11 years ago,......
  • IRAN: Government-controlled media mute on deadly protests in Syria

     
    The deadly mass demonstrations that have rocked Syria for the last 10 days and constitute the greatest challenge to President Bashar Assad since he took power 11 years ago have been a top news item on many media networks around......