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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1949

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes a meeting between a Russian official and an unnamed Kurdish man who is a Kurdish nationalist. They exchange information on 'army secrets.'

  • 1949

    Brotherhood's Meeting in Beirut

    Short report on a Muslim Brotherhood meeting in Beirut in the wake of the assassination of the president of the organization.

  • 1949

    Turkish Activities

    Report on Turkish intelligence activities in Lebanon.

  • 1949

    Report about the Situation in Jordan

    Full report on the political situation in Jordan, covering subjects including: King Abdullah's political status in Jordan, English involvement in Jordan and Syria, Jordanian ministries, Gaza, Jordanian-Israeli relations, Palestinian-Jordanians.

  • 1949

    British Policy in Syria

    Britain supports Syrian opposition parties--Hizb al-Shaab and the Baath Party.

  • January 24, 1949


    A receipt for funds recieved from Chehab.

  • February 01, 1949

    From a Report by France's Minister Plenipotentiary in Damascus to Beirut and Egypt

    While, after 1945, Syria greatly favored the British Government, recent events in Palestine and Arab countries have changed Syria's outlook, and France decides to change its policy toward Syria and Lebanon.

  • February 03, 1949

    Telegram from Husni al Za’eem

    Short telegram from Ḥusnī al-Za'īm thanking Farid Chehab.

  • February 11, 1949

    Elias Gheryafi against Prince Farid

    Report regarding propaganda against Chehab being spread in the newspapers.

  • March 27, 1949

    Report to HE the Director of the Sûreté Générale, Emir Farid Chehab, 'Some Information about the Situation in Iraq and Amman'

    Letter to Emir Chehab regarding the political situation in Iraq and Communism in Iraq.

  • April 05, 1949

    Agreement among Jordanian Newspapers

    Short note about an agreement between Jordanian newspapers to publish the armistice agreement between the Jordanians and the Israelis signed the previous day.

  • April 19, 1949

    Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī [Mamdouh al Maydani] / Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Discusses the whereabouts of Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī, a Syrian agent who is conducting surveillance of communists in Beirut. Also discusses various actors in the Syrian coup d’état.

  • April 19, 1949

    Russian Activities in Lebanon

    Discusses the arrival of Dmitri Khalodemina in Beirut, his movements, and activities of the local Press Agency.

  • April 20, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    Short summary of a meeting at the Soviet News Bureau in Beirut on the "World Congress of Partisans for Peace" organized in Paris by the Soviet-backed World Peace Council. .

  • April 20, 1949

    Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī [Mamdouh al-Maydani] / Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Discusses Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī’s return to Damascus, where he meets with Ḥusnī al-Za'īm.

  • April 20, 1949

    Russian Activities in Lebanon

    The Russian legation spreads propaganda in a campaign to gain support among the workers and intelligentsia of Lebanon.

  • April 21, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    Fragment describing the distribution of “Soviet News” magazine and tracking an unknown person named Morris.

  • April 21, 1949

    Ḥusnī al-Za’īm (Husni al Za’eem) and Lebanon

    Short document regarding Husni Za'eem's visit to Lebanon.

  • April 22, 1949

    Untitled report on Communist activities in Lebanon

    Communication between Lebanese trade union leaders and the Soviet All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions.

  • April 22, 1949

    Untitled report on Yugoslav activities in Lebanon

    Fragment about a former ambassador to Lebanon from Yugoslavia.