Female American convert to Islam killed in Syria; parents want answers
Were Syrian officials shocked when they found one of the dead was female American citizen Nicole Lynn Mansfield?
Daughter of Michigan Woman Killed in Syria Wants Her Body Returned to U.S.
A convert to Islam from America flew to Syria to become part of the 'struggle' and was killed. Her mother said she was set up.
Source: NY TimesBlog
Internet Blocking Begins In Jordan
The Press and Publications Department has initiated a ban on all Jordanian news websites that have not yet registered and been licensed by the government agency.
Jordanian Government Blocks 216 Websites (Here is the List)
They put their money where their mouth is and made it official- you don't register, you don't stay online!
Source: Arab Crunch
“The Turkish-Syrian Border Dispute: A View From the Past” – By Meir Zamir
Hafez Asad’s thirty-year rule in Syria (1970-2000) concealed the fact that since independence in 1946, and even before that, Syria had been a vulnerable state.
Source: Syria Comment
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