News about 'Syria'

Nov 30, 2012

Syria Internet Has Been Shut Off Nationwide, Reports Say

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By in Current Events, Internet, Middle East, World No comments

Syria‘s internet has been shut off nationwide, international news sites reported on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Credit: Gizmodo According to reports, two United States-based internet-monitoring company have confirmed that Syria has shut off their internet. Renesys, a US-based network security firm reportedly said that Syria effectively disappeared from the internet at 12:26 pm local time. […]


Feb 17, 2012

Anthony Shadid, New York Times correspondent, passes away while on duty in Syria

Anthony Shadid, New York Times correspondent, passes away while on duty in Syria
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New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid passed away in Syria on Thursday, February 16, 2012, after he was reported to have suffered an asthma attack while on a reporting assignment. Anthony Shadid in April 2011 Image Credit: Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press According to New York Times that day, foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid, who won the Pulitzer […]


Dec 4, 2011

iPhone Banned in Syria To Prevent Protest Coverage

iPhone Banned in Syria To Prevent Protest Coverage
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Image Credit: DigitalTrends.com On Friday, December 2, 2011, various international news sites reported that iPhone ban was issued by the Customs Department of the Syrian Finance Ministry. The ban states in part as follows; “The authorities warn anyone against using the iPhone in Syria.” Apparently, a presidential decree has been issued to prevent protesters from […]


May 18, 2011

Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz released after being detained in Syria for 19 days

Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz released after being detained in Syria for 19 days
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Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz, who was detained in Syria the day she arrived the country, was released by Iranian authorities and is now back in Doha, Qatar. Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz Image Credit: Megan MacKenzie/Al-Jazeera As confirmed at Al-Jazeera’s official website on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Dorothy Parvaz has been released after being reported to […]


Feb 5, 2011

Egypt gas terminal explosion causes massive fire, Israel gas supply cut off

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A gas terminal in Egypt exploded on 12th day of protests which caused a massive fire, as Israel gas supply was temporary cut off as a safety precaution, according to international news sites on Saturday. The gas terminal explosion occurred in northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday caused a massive fire and can be seen from […]