Syria

December 13, 2001

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DHL in the UAE has invested Dh1.25 million ($340,000) in an upgrade of its Abu Dhabi fleet. The upgrade comprises 11 new VW LT Transporters as well as a three ton Mitsubishi Canter. This takes DHL UAE

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Lebanon will purchase Syrian gas to replace the use of the more expensive fuel oil, according to a new gas agreements sigend Saturday. It is hoped that this move would enable Lebanon to lower electric

December 12, 2001

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Oman will reduce the cost of entry visa fees from January 5 and issue them at airports to promote tourism, the government announced Wednesday.

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An official Syrian daily criticised Wednesday the European Union's call for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to dismantle "terrorist" networks.

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad approved a new law on Saturday, December 8, regarding the national program to fight unemployment. A new public office will be set up and will operate for a predetermin

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Official statistics reveal that Moroccans consume 300 million liters of carbonated beverages annually, while the American giant Coca-Cola Company spends seven million dollars on advertisements in Moro

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The new government being formed in Syria faces the huge task of creating a quarter of a million new jobs each year to spur growth for its young population and maintain social stability. These targets

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The Moroccan economy recorded an annual growth rate of 3.9 percent in the past four years, stated Treasury Minister Fathullah Oualalou. The minister added that the national economy managed to evade ne

December 11, 2001

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US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs William Burns is expected to visit Syria this week to discuss the escalating Arab-Israeli confli

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US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday that he was happy for Britain to lead a proposed multinational force in Afghanistan.

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Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger was in hospital Monday after he was injured in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles, his publicist said.

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Egyptian exports from the Nasr Exporting and Importing Company to Syria, Sudan and a number of other African countries reached 38 million Egyptian pounds ($8.9 million) during the first nine months of

December 10, 2001

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Lebanon and Syria have signed a gas agreement which will halve the costs of Lebanon's electricity supplies once it takes effect in nine months' time, officials said Sunday, December 9. The accord was

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Jordan's foreign debt shrank by one percent in November 2001 to $6.9 billion from seven billion the same month last year, the finance ministry said Sunday, December 8. Foreign debt still represents 80

December 9, 2001

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on Sunday urged the international community to put an immediate stop to Is