August 22, 2001
Despite improved rainfall in Syria as the winter season progressed, a below average cereal production is projected due to earlier warm and dry conditions. Most severely hurt are farms located in the s
August 21, 2001
Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, a vehement critic of the mass arrests of Christian anti-Syrian activists in Lebanon, met in Damascus Tuesday wit
Seventy-five Lebanese Christian and anti-Syrian activists jailed earlier this month were freed on Monday with a warning and a fine.
Over 2,000 filmmakers from all over the world, including Syrians and Palestinians, are competing for slots in the 44th Documentary Film Festival in the German city of Leipzig
Syrian Irrigation Minister Taha Al-Atrash will arrive in Ankara Tuesday, August 21, for a six-day visit aimed at smoothing over long-standing disputes over water-sharing and other issues. Atrash will
Egypt's ambassador to Syria, Muhamad Ahmad Ismail, asserted recently that positive trade relations existed between Egypt and Syria, adding that the nations’ agricultural sectors were faring particular
August 20, 2001
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad left Kuwait Monday after three days of talks on the Middle East crisis, Iraq and bilateral cooperation. But Kuwaiti o
Syria is reported to have enhanced its security presence in Lebanon, against the backdrop of a political crisis stemming from the Beirut government's
A car bomb went off Monday near the Lebanese judiciary's central Beirut headquarters, which is hosting the trials of anti-Syrian Christian activists,
In an international meeting of Druze leaders in Amman on Sunday, Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt urged Druze living in Israel to refuse to serve in
Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said Sunday his country "did not know" of a Syrian move to reconcile his country with Kuwait.
The Syrian Ministry of Commerce recently announced that Damascus is debating retuning to the World Trade Organization (WTO). It left the group in 1951 following the granting of membership to its neigh
Riad Salameh, Governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank denied on Saturday, August 18, that a severe outflow of capital from the country has been taking place due to recent political unrest.
A senior Syrian official recently stated that his country would not move toward privatization. He added that privatization would imply taking certain steps which Syria is not prepared to do.
August 19, 2001
Syria’s cabinet on Saturday approved a draft law regulating publications, and discussed the principles of providing domestic internet services.