Syria

January 31, 2001

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Inas, Daughter of the Syrian novelist, Nabil Suleiman, confirmed that her father, who resides in the Syrian city of al Latakia, had been beaten up by

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Immunity was withdrawn late Monday night from four Syrian members of parliament as a first step to send them to the court on corruption charges.

January 30, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has authorized the purchase of new cars for both private and public use at a \"reduced\" import duty of 40 percent.

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Observers in Damascus confirmed that the Central Committee of the ruling Baath Party in Syria would hold a conference in February to announce its agre

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Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad discussed bilateral relations Monday in Damascus. Ramadan\'s groundbreaking two-day visit is aimed at setting up a free tr

January 29, 2001

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Syrian sources close to the political leadership said that a cabinet reshuffle is expected soon.

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A Syrian leading economist has said that direct currency foreign exchange at the Syrian banks is a courageous step in the right direction.

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An agreement has been signed between the Syrian Ministry of Economy and the Bahraini Ministry of Finance, under which Bahraini experts will hold train

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Sources close to the Syrian deputy and leading businessman, Riadh Seif, denied as baseless rumors that the politician fled Damascus after announcing t

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree Saturday allowing purchasers of new cars a large cut in import duty, in a bid to encourage the scrapping of polluting elderly vehicles.

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Syrian Transport Minister Makram Obeid declared that Lebanon and Syria are planning to launch a joint airline between Middle East Airlines (MEA) and the Syrian Arab Airways (SAA).

January 28, 2001

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Syria and Iraq are negotiating a plan to share the water of the Euphrates.

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Syria\'s ruling Baath party has given the green light to handing state agricultural land to the farmers working it, the official press reported.

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Syria\'s state industries expect losses of $1.6 billion this year, according to the government daily <i>Tishrin</i>. The figure features in the government\'s budget plans for 2001, which were approved

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The state-owned Commercial Bank of Syria (CBS) on Saturday, January 27, said its foreign exchange operations had multiplied eight-fold after applying the market floating rate to the Syrian pound on Ja