Syria

April 4, 2001

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Syrian President, Bashar Assad, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, discussed Tuesday night over the phone the latest developments in the Mid

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Syria opened its first car fair Monday, April 2, following the government decision to allow the private sector to import cars.  Some 30 carmakers were present for the opening of SyrAuto, representing

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Syria is working on a bill to combat trade in fake goods, according to Bashar Al-Saqqa, responsible for property protection at the ministry of supply, quoted by the Tishrin daily Tuesday, April 3.  

April 3, 2001

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Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called for an end to the debate over Syria's presence, but said the neighbor's influence in domestic politics

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The Iranian state-owned company Azarab on Monday won a 9-million-dollar contract to upgrade the Syrian Banias refinery, 260 kilometers north of the Sy

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Slovakia and Lebanon have discussed ways of improving economic cooperation at a meeting in Beirut between the Slovak president, Rudolf Schuster, and h

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Refining/Downstream: Syria's two refineries are located at Banias and Homs. Total current production from these refineries is 242,140 bbl/d (135,000 bbl/d and 107,140 bbl/d, respectively).

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With proven oil reserves expected to last only about 10 more years and a population growing at 2.5 percent per year, Syria may become a net importer of oil within the next decade. Thus, the exploratio

April 2, 2001

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A senior official of the Damascus-based Palestinian opposition movement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC)

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The Syrian and Iraqi industry ministers met Sunday, April 1, to discuss ways to expand economic cooperation, Syria's official SANA news agency said, after Iraq announced that a free trade pact betwe

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A Syrian newspaper Sunday played a tough joke on the country's unemployed, who represent some 20 percent of the population according to experts, announcing they would receive a monthly payment of $60.

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Following 38 years of tight state control, in a move to encourage foreign investment, last week, the Syrian parliament authorized the creation of private banks. The new law allows foreign participatio

April 1, 2001

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European Union Middle East envoy, Miguel Moratinos denied on Saturday that he conveyed a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Syrian Pr

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A free trade agreement between Syria and Iraq, signed two months ago, comes into effect Sunday.

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Baghdad announced that a free trade agreement with former rival Syria signed earlier this year went into effect Sunday, March 31.  ”As of April 1, exchanges of goods and merchandise between Iraq and S