Syria

October 29, 2000

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Syria's ruling Baath party accused the US Congress of being "more Zionist than the Zionists" because of its support for Israel.

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Berlin and Damascus will shortly finalize an accord to reschedule Syria's debt to Germany, estimated at about 1.25 billion euros (one billion dollars), a European diplomat in Damascus said Thursday.

October 26, 2000

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A Syrian plane landed in Iraq on Thursday, an AFP reporter said, the fourth flight from Damascus to arrive in Baghdad in defiance of a UN air embargo.

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Berlin and Damascus will shortly finalize an accord to reschedule Syria's debt to Germany, estimated at about 1.25 billion euros (one billion dollars)

October 25, 2000

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Syria has banned the importation of meat, meat products, fish and fowl from France following an outbreak of West Nile fever there.

October 23, 2000

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Shara has expressed disappointment that the just-concluded Arab summit in Cairo did not take a stronger line against Is

October 22, 2000

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Syrian president Bashar Assad and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat met Saturday evening to discuss the current events.

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Syria and China decided to boost two-way trade during a visit here Saturday by a Chinese economic delegation. The Chinese announced that a six-million-dollar loan would soon be granted to Damascus for

October 21, 2000

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More than fifty thousand protestors rallied in Damascus Saturday, calling on the Arab leaders meeting in Cairo to cut off all relations with Israel.

October 20, 2000

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US secretary of state Madeleine Albright did not ask President Bashar Assad to intervene with Lebanese Hizbollah to ensure the release of Israeli pris

October 18, 2000

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A Syrian aircraft, the third solidarity flight from Damascus, touched down Wednesday at Saddam International Airport carrying agricultural engineers.

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Since 1970, President al-Asad has forcefully positioned Syria on the Middle East political map. It became obvious that a comprehensive peace could not be achieved without finding a settlement to the S

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Bashar must begin his term in power by focusing on rectifying domestic affairs, the economic predicament being first on his list. Syria’s economic performance in recent years under president al-Asad h

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June 10, 2000 marked the end of an era in Syria. After almost 30 years in power, President Hafez al-Asad (70) passed away in Damascus from a heart attack. There are now many doubts regarding the futur

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 Indicators:   1998  1999  2000e  GDP real growth rate (%)  -4.4  0  2.0  Inflation (%)  2.0  2.0  -0.5  Total Exports (US$bn)  3.09  4.5  3.2  Total Imports (US$bn)  3.26  4.7  3.2 e - Al-Bawaba fore