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War of 1967 - 001

1967 defeat left huge imprint on Syrian psyche

“Prepare for lunch in Tel Aviv” boomed Syrian Television…
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Legendary actor Rafik Sibaii dies at 86

Iconic Syrian actor Rafik Sibaii, better known throughout the…
The actress Shoukran Murtaja with Abdul Wahab al-Jarrah on the set of Bab al-Hara in 2014

Once dominant Syrian drama industry takes a heavy beating

  Beirut: Syrian soap operas are among the many…
Syrian comedy pioneers Duraid Lahham and Nihad Quali on screen in 1960.

Saving what's left of Syria's black & white classics

Syrian Television, launched during the short-lived union…
Nihad Quali on stage at Damascus University in the mid-1970s.

Celebrating Syrian Pioneers in 2008

  Back in the mid-1970s, the pioneer Syrian actor Nihad…
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Follow the Heart

  One of my students at the University of Kalamoon recently…
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Arab oldies well-kept in Damascus

Walking through the crowded Shaalan market in downtown Damascus,…