Latest in Tag: hama Highlight

Latest in Tag: hama

Better than Syria?

It was back in the late 1980s when I, a young teenager then, visited my Syrian side of the family. In the garden of a family member’s villa, a group of us, all teenagers, gathered late at night and started telling jokes. The Syrians love the Egyptian sense of humour and jokes, and so I …

Rana Allam

‘Millions’ urged to mark massacre in Syria’s Hama

DAMASCUS: Anti-regime activists urged Syrians to take to the streets in their "millions" Friday to commemorate a notorious 1982 massacre in the city of Hama, despite a brutal crackdown by the regime on dissent. Under the slogan "Hama, forgive us," the activists called for demonstrators to dress in black and to march after Friday prayers …


Syria opposition commemorates Hama massacre

DAMASCUS: Syria’s opposition called protests Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hama massacre, as Arab and Western countries moved closer to agreement on action to halt a regime crackdown on dissent. Demonstrations were to be held in various cities in memory of the estimated 10,000 to 40,000 people who perished in February 1982 …


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