Syria

April 11, 2002

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Syrian singer and musician Bashar Zarqan performed two concerts at Sama Theater in Damascus, at which he sang his new artwork Urid An Ahia (I Want to Live).

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The Telecom Egypt company and the US-based Telegroup recently signed an agreement for the establishment of a new international telecommunication link using fiber optic cables, reported Al-Alam Al-Yaum

April 10, 2002

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Algerian foreign minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem met in Damascus on Tuesday with his Syrian counterpart Farouq al-Sharaa during which they discussed the

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In Morocco, public festivities, scheduled for April 12 through 14, on the occasion of the wedding of King Mohammed VI, were postponed to a later date,

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“Arab Cinema, a Search for Identity” was the title of a symposium recently held in Damascus with the participation of Qeis al Zubaidi, Hekmat Dawoud and Mohammed Malas.

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The Emirati producer of bottled mineral water, MASAFI, yesterday reported a 10 percent growth in sales in the year 2001. The company statement noted that this performance was achieved against a genera

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Several bilateral cooperation agreements were concluded this week between the governments of Syria and Bahrain, following the meeting of the countries’ joint committee. The accords signed relate to co

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Egyptian authorities will allocate 20 million pounds ($4.3 million) to the renovation of non-functioning electricity networks in approximately 143 villages in Upper Egypt. The investment will increase

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Egypt recently imposed a 150 percent dumping fee on Syrian cotton textile products, valid for a one year period. The measure was taken in response to complaints filed by local textile manufacturers on

April 9, 2002

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Negotiations are running in Cairo between the Arab Company for Film Production and Syrian actor Dureid Lahham to star in a new comic and political film.

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Oman’s Bank Muscat announced net profits of OR6.45 million ($17 million) for the first quarter the financial year 2002 and a 10 percent dividend for the year 2001. The banks net profits registered an

April 8, 2002

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Tensions again flared Sunday afternoon on the flashpoint border between Israel and Lebanon, with Israeli warplanes delivering swift retaliation to Hiz

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A new Saudi railways law is expected to be passed soon to precipitate the creation of a private rail network. Saudi Arabia has also just signed contracts for road projects worth over $400 million and

April 7, 2002

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Bahraini Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa left Manama Sunday heading to Damascus for a two-day official visit to Syria made at the

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The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Information Minister Nabil Yaqoub al-Hamar deeply regretted the consequences of the recent demonstration, which started peace