Syria

December 3, 2001

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Syria has adopted a promising budget for 2002, providing large spendings for infrastructure projects with the overall aim of facilitating investments and boosting growth, which has long been static. N

December 2, 2001

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The Syrian parliament has approved the 2002 budget, which projects expenditure of 356.4 billion pounds ($7.12 billion), an increase of 10 percent, official newspapers reported Friday, November 30.  Th

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Standard and Poor's Friday raised its outlook on the Republic of Turkey to stable from negative and affirmed the country's credit ratings. Turkey's main credit rating was kept at single-B-minus, the r

November 30, 2001

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Syria’s date output reached 3,051 tons this fall season. The government’s Department of Agricultural Affairs announced that four date palm development centers are currently experimenting with new plan

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The Egyptian government has withdrawn its plans to restrict the financing of imports, local newspapers reported Thursday, November 29. The measures, announced last week, were taken to stave off a deva

November 29, 2001

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Algeria held a telethon Thursday to raise money for survivors of killer floods which claimed at least 750 lives, but authorities were still strictly r

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The construction of first phase of the Hijazi underground railway was recently launched by the Syrian Transport Minister Makram Ubeid. This initial 1.3-kilometer link is expected to run a 69-million S

November 28, 2001

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Yemen\'s government has adopted a draft budget for 2002 providing for a deficit of 293 million dollars

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The Pentagon on Tuesday launched an airstrike on a compound southeast of Kandahar after receiving intelligence reports that Taliban leader Mullah Moha

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Syria’s General Organization for Trade and Distribution (GOTA), the state-owned duty free shops operator, reported a $20 sales volume in the first nine months of 2001. Revenues were the result of a wi

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Syria’s General Organization for Trade and Distribution (GOTA), the state-owned duty free shops operator, reported a $20 sales volume in the first nine months of 2001. Revenues were the result of a wi

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The leader of the European Union delegation to Syria, Marc Pierini, blamed on Monday, November 16 the lack of substantive economic reforms in Syria for delays in negotiating an association agreement w

November 26, 2001

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Sources in the outlawed Syrian Muslim Brotherhood movement have confirmed that authorities have freed 113 political prisoners, mostly Islamists, inclu

November 23, 2001

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Volvo car sales in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) grew by 40 percent in 2001, compared with sales in the year 2000. The regional manager estimated Volvo to sell a total of 1,500 cars in the Gulf regio

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Oil reserves in the Yemen’s Jannah field have increased from 345 million to 400 million barrels, based on the latest technical study. Yemen plans to raise its production capacity of crude oil from 460