April 4, 2002
A 9.4 percent decrease in Turkey's gross national product (GDP) accompanied by rapid population growth resulted in a 28 percent drop in the national income per capita in 2001. While in 2000, Turkey's
Syria received 2.2 million Arab tourists in 2001 with arrivals from the GCC states up 17.4 percent, compared to 2000 levels. Looking to improve these figures the Tourism Ministry is considering a long
Two Emirati sisters will launch their new fashion label at the Motexha Spring Retail Show this month. Their Designasia line will feature a range of traditional national dress with the appeal of modern
While an upturn is predicted in global activity by late 2002, the Middle East is likely to lag behind, according to the World Bank. The region’s near-term prospects for growth remain challenged by the
April 3, 2002
The Lebanese army said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement with Syria on redeploying the approximately 20,000 troops Damascus keeps in Lebanon to
In the first indication in years that a missing Israeli airman whose warplane was downed over Lebanon in 1986 may still be alive, an alleged Israeli s
Spanish manufacturer of farm products Agroorgánicos Mediterráneo (Agromed) is planning to establish a plant in Syria that will produce organic fertilizers and compost. The Granada-based
April 2, 2002
Hizbullah launched anti-tank missiles Tuesday afternoon at three Israeli outposts in the Shebaa Farms region, on the Israeli-Lebanese border. Earlier,
The General Corporation of the Syrian Radio and TV has recently put forward the plan for producing a number of new TV series to maintain the boom currently witnessed by the Syrian TV drama.
The film al Wajaa' (Pain) by the Palestinian director Eyad al Daoud has recently won the shield of the Islamic Conference Organization’s first International Festival for TV Production.
The Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Supplies Company (Spimaco) recently opened new marketing outlets and representative offices in southern and eastern Asia, reported Al-Hayat . The compa
April 1, 2002
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld singled out Iraq, Iran and Syria as countries that are encouraging “terrorists” while oppressing their own popu
President Bashar al-Assad held a meeting at the Damascus Airport Lounge Sunday with the Saudi Crown Prince on the deteriorating situation in the occup
Turkey is sending a military delegation to Afghanistan in order to prepare to take over command of the UN-mandated international security force in the
Gunmen fired from Lebanon on an Israeli military outpost on the border between the two countries on Monday, local witnesses and the Israeli army said.