October 18, 2000
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
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
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
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
October 17, 2000
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, as Syria's official radio called for a "strong Arab front" against
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was to begin a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to review developments in Middle East peace efforts.
Syrian actor Ayman Zaydan will soon be embarking on his first directorial experience.
Syria’s Economy Minister, Mohamad Imadi, declared at a conference on Lebanese-Syrian banking cooperation that Lebanese banks are well positioned to play a leading role when Syria allows commercial ban
October 16, 2000
Syria and Lebanon are to set up a joint airline for regional transport with an estimated capital base of $80 million, Syria's official press said last week.
October 13, 2000
Thousands of Palestinian refugees in Damascus have demonstrated to protest Israeli air raids on the West Bank and Gaza calling on Arafat not to attend
October 12, 2000
The newspaper of Syria's ruling Baath party on Thursday denounced the United States and other world powers for working to release three Israelis captu
October 11, 2000
Large crowds of anti-Israeli, pro-Palestinian demonstrators march Wednesday morning from the downtown area of the Syrian capital to the US embassy.
The Syrian government said Tuesday it envisions a 2001 budget of 322 billion Syrian pounds ($7 billion), an increase of 17 percent over the previous year, according to the official SANA news agency.
October 10, 2000
Syria's banned Muslim Brotherhood have urged President Bashar al-Assad to work for national reconciliation to forge a united front against Israel.
Britain told Syria Tuesday it was sending Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to Damascus.