Syria

July 15, 2001

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The first meeting of the Syrian-UAE Higher Committee will begin Sunday in Damascus with a focus on bolstering bilateral trade ties.

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A source close to the Palestinian Hamas movement has said that the Islamist group is mulling a reshuffle of its politburo “to cope with new developmen

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Dissident Syrian journalist and human rights activist Nizar Nayyouf left Damascus Sunday for Paris, where he is due to receive medical treatment.

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Iraqis no longer need visas or prior authority to travel to Syria, Iraqi opposition member Meshaan Juburi said Saturday, July 14.  Juburi, also the editor of the weekly Al-Ittijah Al-Akhar published i

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Syria started Saturday, July 14, to pump water to Jordan in an attempt to meet increased domestic demand in the Hashemite kingdom.  In line with an agreement signed by the two countries in 1999, Syria

July 14, 2001

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s political advisor, Osama Al Baz, warned Sunday that "Syria would not be alone in the face of any Israeli aggression

July 13, 2001

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The Iraqi Free Zones Public Authority is presently evaluating a proposal to connect Iraqi ports in Basra with Syrian ports via a new railway line passing through Al-Kaem Free Trade Zone.

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Continuous government support of the Syrian cotton sector has enhanced local productivity significantly in recent years. Average per hectare cotton productivity jumped from 625 kilograms in 1970, to 4

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Sources in the Damascus Investment Authority recently reported that five new thread manufacturing factories are to be established in Syria, under the framework of country’s Investment Law Number 10.

July 12, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will visit Russia this year at the invitation of his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

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Syria has agreed to supply Jordan with two million cubic meters (mcm) of water this summer from the Yarmouk basin to boost the kingdom's scarce water

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Al Shara on Wednesday demanded that Israel return the Golan Heights, as President Bashar Al Assad met his German counte

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Syria’s state-owned Agricultural Cooperative Bank has fallen victim to a $3.16 million embezzlement scheme.

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A senior source in the Jordanian (Al-Ahli) National Bank recently revealed that the bank’s management had submitted a request to Syrian authorities to re-open its Damascus branch, which has been close

July 11, 2001

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The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday hailed the government for approving an Islamic forum in Damascus, calling the move a step toward a more relax