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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1956

    World Peace Council

    Document describing a statement on the Suez Canal crisis published by the head of the Pacifists in Lebanon.

  • 1956

    Information about the Liberation Party

    Short report on the Islamic Liberation Party's plan to begin operating in Lebanon.

  • 1956

    Information about the Liberation Party

    An informant provides information about the Islamic Liberation Party's attempt to spread to Lebanon.

  • 1956

    The Political Situation in Lebanon

    Lebanese government leaders debate military action against Egypt, and other countries scrutinize Lebanon's domestic situation.

  • 1956

    Prince Saud’s Visit to Lebanon, Syria and Arab Countries

    Description of Prince Saud's priorities in visiting Lebanon and Syria: primarily, hearing about President Sham'oon's visit to Baghdad and garnering confidence for the image of Crown Prince Saud to prevent internal strife.

  • 1956

    The Situation in Syria: Echoes of King Saud's Visit and its Reasons

    King Saud's visit to Syria sparks conversations among Syrian politicians regarding American involvement and the Fertile Crescent Project.

  • 1956

    Hizb al-Tahreer [Ḥizb al-Taḥrīr] and Rumors Surrounding It

    Account of Hizb al-Tahrir's growing presence in Jordan and al-Nabahani's confiscation by Lebanese authorities.

  • 1956

    The Political Situation in Lebanon

    Account of the importance of the President to Lebanon's policies, the stages of Lebanon's foreign policy in the last two years, and a British visit to Cairo.

  • January 01, 1956

    Communist Activities

    Report on a meeting between the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties in Damascus.

  • January 09, 1956

    Meeting at the Villa of Sheikh Salim al-Khoury in 'Aukar

    A plan emerges to exploit Lebanese uranium ore, and an American diplomat discusses prospects for the Lebanese government, a recent resolution forbidding army supplies, and other regional issues.

  • January 31, 1956

    Egyptian Intelligence Activities in Lebanon

    Report on the movement of an Egyptian intelligence agent in Beirut to investigate a network of spies and a political agreement between leaders of several countries and Lebanese army officers.

  • February 01, 1956

    Arrest of Elements of the Liberation Party

    Report regarding the arrest of a number of members of the Iraqi Liberation Party and the information which was obtained from questioning them.

  • February 19, 1956

    Political Parties in Jordan

    A summary of the unlicensed parties operating in Jordan as of 1956, including the Ba'athists, the Democratic Party, the Communists, the Freedom Party and the Arab nationalists.

  • March 11, 1956

    Untitled report on the expulsion of Glubb Pasha from Jordan

    King Hussein's dismissal of Glubb may strengthen prospects for the Jordanian Army, and Chehab lists reasons for Glubb's expulsion.

  • March 19, 1956

    News from Syria

  • March 25, 1956

    Kuwaiti Espionage Activities in Lebanon

    Report on the movements of the Kuwaiti chief of police, his activities while in Lebanon.

  • April 02, 1956

    Political Activities in Jordan

    Report on political unrest in Jordan due to fears that the British will attempt to re-assert their influence in the wake of Glubb Pasha's dismissal; includes details of a secret meeting between members of the Jordanian National Socialist Party and other Jordanian political parties and their requests.

  • April 02, 1956

    France's Policy in the Middle East

    French influence could be useful for the Arab cause, especially against Jews, based on its record of aid and nonintervention.

  • April 17, 1956

    Report about the Pacifist Movement

    Report on the pacifist movement in Lebanon- its foundations, its association other left-wing groups including the communist movement, its anti-colonial mission, its opposition to the 1954 Turkish-Pakistani Pact of Mutual Cooperation and then the Baghdad Pact, the movement's development as its ranks expanded, expansion in Syria after Shishaklī came to power, a description of the scope of its power as of 1956 and information on its propaganda tools.

  • April 20, 1956

    News from Syria