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Kamel Jaber
Abdul-Wahed Zantout, better known by his stage name, Wahid Jalal, which came from his success in the title role of the 1973 police drama "Inspector...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Khalil Sweileh
Damascus - At the age of seven, Nasreddine al-Bahra found himself inside the maze of a huge library filled with Arabic and French books. The child...
Saturday, September 15, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
Following decades of struggle, censorship, exile and war, the poet who made a personal enemy of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is still as dedicated...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Anas Zarzar
On the slopes of Mount Qassioun, in the Muhajirin area of Damascus, Nabil al-Haffar sits at his usual table at the Journalists’ Club and lets his...
Sunday, September 9, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
The Rahbani brothers so admired Marwan Mahfouz’s voice when performing the traditional musical genre the ataba, they repeated the mawwal (colloquial...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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Joanna Azar
George Khodr, the metropolitan bishop of the archdiocese of Mount Lebanon of the Orthodox Antiochian church since 1970, was born in Tripoli. It was...
Friday, August 31, 2012
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Mohammad Khawly
The Egyptian Shura Council, with its Islamist majority, recently appointed new editors for all the national newspapers. Their first casualty was an...
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
Mahmoud Said’s deep voice is instantly recognizable and his talent has made him the undisputed star of scores of television and radio series. The...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Anas Zarzar
With hearty laughter, Samer Omran begins the interview in the garden of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus by remembering his early...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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