Ash-Shiraa

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Ash Shiraa
الشراع
Editor-in-chief Hassan Sabra
Frequency weekly
Year founded 1948; 66 years ago (1948)
Country Lebanon
Language Arabic
Website Ash Shiraa

Ash-Shiraa (or Al-Shiraa) (Arabic: الشراع| The Sail in English) is an Arabic magazine published in Lebanon.[1] The magazine is one of the oldest publications in the country.

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Ash-Shiraa was launched in 1948.[2] It is described as a pro-Syrian publication.[3]

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The magazine was the first to report that the United States had been selling weapons to Iran, a scandal that was later revealed to have been part of an arms-for-hostages deal (see Iran-Contra Affair).[3] The report was published in the magazine on 3 November 1986.[4]

See also[edit]

List of magazines in Lebanon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahmoud M. Hammoud; Walid A. Afifi (1994). "Lebanon". In Yahya R. Kamalipour; Hamid Mowlana. Mass Media in the Middle East:A Comprehensive Handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 163. Retrieved 27 September 2013.   – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ Anis Moussalem. – From 1943 to 1962 "The Great Stages of the Lebanese Press". Opus Libani. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hunter, Shireen T. (Spring 1987). "After the Ayatollah". Foreign Policy 66: 77–97. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Melissa Boyle Mahle (20 December 2005). Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA. Perseus Books Group. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-7867-3759-8. Retrieved 25 September 2013.