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Syrian diplomat in U.S. writes blogs

Imad Moustapha’s blog — full of personal musings and photos, even one of his wife in the hospital after their baby’s birth — is unusual for any diplomat. But it’s even more surprising for an official from Syria, where the government is among the most tightlipped in the Middle East. “You have to remember that I belong to a, generally speaking, younger generation of Arab politicians. … We are by nature more open than the older generation,” Moustapha, 47, told The Associated Press during a recent vacation in Damascus. Full Story

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