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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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 12, 1949

    Untitled report on Freemasonry and the Muslim Brotherhood

    Short document on the attempts of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood to use Freemasonry to promote the Brotherhood.

  • May 16, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    Discussion of the Soviet Nationals Committee in Lebanon

  • May 23, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    Information about Soviet nationals in Lebanon.

  • June 10, 1949

    National Bloc Party

    Report on a National Bloc meeting at Emile Edde's home where the party discussed election laws and sectarianism in the Lebanese government.

  • July 09, 1949

    Anṭūn Sa'ādah [Anton Saadeh]

    The Journalist Informer reports on recent rumors about Anṭūn Sa'ādah including popular criticism of the government's handling of the Sa'ādah case.

  • August 12, 1949

    French Activities in Lebanon

    French sources tell the Journalist informer that a French agent is planning a coup in Lebanon to be executed in September.

  • August 15, 1949

    Untitled report on Communist activities in Syria and Lebanon

    Communists plot against Syria and Lebanon, including a publication exposing Syria's tyranny.

  • August 16, 1949

    French Coup d’Etat against Lebanon

    Report on French plans to instigate a coup in Lebanon with American support.

  • November 19, 1949

    Untitled report on the activities of the Lebanese Communist Party

    History of the Lebanese Communist Party and a description of major events which took place during 1945.

  • 1950

    The Unemployment Draft Law

    Scan of a draft of a law regarding unemployment compensation from the Ministry of Social Affairs.

  • June 08, 1950

    About Fouad Chehab

    A short document regarding a meeting between the Lebanese president and General Fu’ād Chehāb.

  • March 06, 1951

    The Communists and the Elections

    Document discusses communist activities in the Lebanese elections and Lebanese-Soviet cooperation in nominating communist candidates for the Lebanese House of Representatives.

  • April 01, 1953

    The Dispute between Chamoun [Shamūn] and Jumblat [Junblāṭ]

    Jumblatt intends to foment a mass movement against Chamoun, and prospects for reconciliation are dim. Chehab describes the onset and advancements of this rift.

  • July 15, 1953

    Mustapha al-Siba'i's Activities in Lebanon

    Document describes Mustafa al-Siba'i's movements and activities including his trip to Beirut, his involvement in Lebanese politics and interaction with Arab nationalists, his activities in Egypt and Iraq and information on the group 'Servants of the Prophet' ('Obaad al-rahmaan).

  • July 29, 1953

    Reconciliation between Bishara al Khoury and the Parti Populaire Syrien

    Short document with information on the PPS's attempts to reconcile with Bishārah al-Khūrī from a source close to the member in charge of the reconciliation efforts.

  • March 03, 1954

    Plan to Assassinate Officials

    Report on a plan for a Lebanese coup from within the Iraqi legation, information on the assassination of officials.

  • December 08, 1955

    Anwar Sadat’s Visit

    Sadat's conducts negotiations regarding revolutionaries, a multilateral pact between Egypt, Saudi, and Syria, and other pressing regional policies.

  • 1956

    The Political Situation in Lebanon

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

  • 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.