Syria

August 19, 2001

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Syria’s cabinet on Saturday approved a draft law regulating publications, and discussed the principles of providing domestic internet services.

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad decided Sunday to extend his visit to Kuwait in order to continue talks with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al S

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad held talks in Kuwait Saturday with Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Abdullah Al Sabah and other top Kuwaiti officials, days a

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Syria and Kuwait signed Thursday, August 16, three cooperation agreements on administration, agriculture and investment at the end of a joint ministerial meeting, the SANA news agency reported. The ag

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad arrived in Kuwait City Saturday, August 18, for talks with Kuwaiti leaders on improving political and economic cooperation between the two Arab nations.  Assad, on his

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Syria is poised to get its first private universities under President Bashar Al-Assad's policy to liberalize education, the government daily Tishrin reported Saturday, August 18. The newspaper reporte

August 18, 2001

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Iran and Syria will soon sign a contract to boost tourism cooperation, said the new Syrian Ambassador to Tehran, Tarky Muhammad Saqer, on Saturday.

August 17, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is planning a round of high ranking official appointments.

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Syria has reportedly renewed discussions with Moscow over the purchase of the former superpower's S-300 air and missile defense system.

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Seventy-seven anti-Syrian activists were referred Thursday to Lebanese military courts, while opposition groups gathered to challenge the crackdown on

August 16, 2001

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Al Shara and his Jordanian counterpart, Abdul-Ilah Al Khatib, spoke by phone on Thursday about the regional crisis and

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A Syrian military delegation arrived in Moscow earlier this week to discuss the possibility of purchasing a Russian missile air-defense system known a

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri will visit Syria Thursday to meet with President Bashar Assad, in a bid to regain stature he lost in a turf war w

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The Syrian Tourism Ministry recently reported that one million tourists had visited Syria during the first five months of 2001. Of these, 756,063 were of Arab origin while 339,890 came from non-Arab n

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Syria and Russia recently agreed to establish a joint company to repair electricity converters. In its initial stage of operation, the new firm will repair faulty converters with a 50-600 kilovolts ca