Syria

January 24, 2002

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Lt-Gen Hasan Turkmani was appointed Tuesday as chief of staff of the Syrian army. He replaces Lt-Gen Ali Aslan, 72.

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UAE Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Obeid bin Saif Al Nasseri, held recently talks with Sudanese Cabinet Minister Al Hadi Abdullah, accor

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The Syrian government is currently evaluating a law proposal with the objective of creating a General Investment Authority to replace the existing Investment Office. Syrian Prime Minister, Mustapha Mi

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The agricultural sector plays a key-role in the economies of the Arab World. The average contribution of agriculture to the GDP in Arab states stands at 11 percent, reported Al-Hayat . In addition, t

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The Dubai-based International Expo-Consults (IEC), part of the Falaknaz Group, is investing in Mumbai’s event management company Dimension Four (India), to launch a Sign & Graphic Imaging India trade

January 23, 2002

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The Lebanese Resistance party Hizbollah launched Wednesday afternoon heavy anti-aircraft, anti-tank fire on Israeli positions at the Shebaa Farms. No

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Head of Israeli Military Intelligence, Brigadier General Head of Israeli Military Intelligence stated Tuesday that brutal attacks, harsher than those

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The Dubai Internet City (DIC) is negotiating with Syria and Jordan on transferring its expertise and know-how to these countries via training programs

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Omani Sultan Qaboos Bin Said left for the UAE on Tuesday for a 3-day private visit. The Sultan is due to hold talks with UAE President Zayed bin Sulta

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A new 120-square meter spa was recently opened at the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, marking the first venture of the Cleopatra's spa brand outside Dubai. Managed by Spa Resources Middle East, the facility fo

January 22, 2002

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A Syrian source refuted what was previously published by various media reports that secret messages had reached the Israeli government indicating that

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Syrian TV star Karis Bashar appeared during last Ramadan in only two small roles in the silent series Lashu al Haki and Sehr al Sharq. She has been busy with her first movie.

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Riyad Bank (RB) posted a net profit of 1.4 million Saudi Riyals ($374,000) in 2001, an increase of 12 percent compared to the previous year, improving the return on assets to two percent, up from the

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Australia's BHP Petroleum announced its bid to develop gas fields in Syria’s eastern region of Palmyra. The company stated that it would contribute $400 million in investments to the project. BHP will

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MTV India was recently made available free of charge to Middle East viewers whose satellite dish is directed to the NileSat satellite, located at seven degrees West. MTV India now provides a digital q