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  • May 07, 1949

    Untitled report on the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties

    Plans for a joint meeting of the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties at the end of May.

  • May 11, 1949

    Untitled report on a Communist conference in Beirut

    Confirmation of a conference to be held jointly by the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties.

  • May 16, 1949

    Syrian Communist Declaration

    The Journalist Informer reproduces a declaration from the Syrian Communist party.

  • May 16, 1949

    A Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian Communist Conference

    A report on the Communist conference in Haifa regarding the topics on the agenda.

  • May 28, 1949

    Communist Moves against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm (Husni al Za'eem)

    The Journalist Informer reports that Lebanese Communists in Haifa have begun to coordinate with Khālid Bakdāsh and his allies in Haifa in order to discuss taking shared actions against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm and his government.

  • June 10, 1949

    Communist Meeting

    Report on a Lebanese Communist Party meeting in Tripoli addressing the issue of organizing a channel of communication with Syria.

  • June 16, 1949

    Khaled Bikdash in Haifa

    The Journalist Informer confirms Khālid Bikdāsh's arrival in Haifa, as well as his trip to Lebanon where he met with the leader of the Lebanese Communist Party.

  • June 17, 1949

    Untitled note concerning a secret memo distributed by the Central Committee of the Lebanese Communist Party

    On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Syrian and Lebanese Communist independence, a secret memo is distributed by the Lebanese Community Party defining the role of the Regional Secretary.

  • 1950

    The Communist Party and the Kurds

    Information on the relationship between Syrian communist party and the Kurdish communist party, which according to CP communications is seen as a branch of the Syrian communist party.

  • March 05, 1950

    Communist Declaration in Aleppo

    Declaration celebrating the worker and condemning Anglo-American colonialism, published on the anniversary of the release of the Communist Manifesto.

  • September 13, 1956

    Muslim Brotherhood Activities

    Document describes Muslim Brotherhood and Communist Party activities in early September 1956, and covers the Suez canal crisis, the Algerian rebels, enmity between the Communists and the Brotherhood, Brotherhood camps in Syria, 1956 elections in Jordan, the Russian delegation's trip to Syria, an alliance between the Ba'ath and the Communists, and a rivalry between the Communists and Kamal Jumblat.

  • 1971

    List of Communist Party Members

    List of Communist Party members in the People's Council of Syria

  • October, 1973

    Letter from Syrian President Hafez al-Assad to GDR State Council Chairman Willi Stoph

    Undated letter from Syrian President Hafez al-Assad to GDR State Council Chairman Willi Stoph requesting support in conflict with Israel

  • October, 1973

    Draft letter from Willi Stoph to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in response to al-Assad's 6 and 10 October 1973 letters to Stoph

    Draft letter from Willi Stoph to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad condemning Israel's aggression against Syria.

  • November 03, 1973

    Letter from GDR Leader Erich Honecker to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad

    Letter from Erich Honecker to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad expressing the GDR's opposition to the Israeli occupation of land acquired during the 1967 Six-Day War, and enumerating the military equipment which had recently been delivered to Syria from the GDR.

  • April 25, 1983

    Information of the Security Agencies of the VRB about Activities of the Iranian Government against the Iranian People’s Party (Tudeh)

    Report attempts to analyze the internal and external factors influencing the arrest and trial of members of the People's Party of Iran (Tudeh).