Syria

December 16, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has requested the resignation of his ministers, in an attempt to push forward economic reforms under the guidance of a new cabinet. Al-Assad’s call reflects his desire

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has requested the resignation of his ministers, in an attempt to push forward economic reforms under the guidance of a new cabinet. Al-Assad’s call reflects his desire

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Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (Qatargas) and Microsoft have announced the signing of a technology agreement that allows the liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer to standardize its Information Technology

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Iraq pumps approximately 222,000 barrels of oil per per day to Syria , without UN approval, reported the New York-based <i>Energy Intelligence Briefing</i>. The recently publicized report reveals this

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The Egyptian pound was devaluated by about 7.8 percent on Thursday, December 14, to a central rate of 4.50 to the dollar from 4.15. CBE will also inject an immediate $500 million of its reserves into

December 14, 2001

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On December 13,Syrian President announced the formation of a new government that included major reshuffles in economic and social ministries.

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The spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, prayed last night in a mosque just when Israeli missiles hit it. He escaped unhurt. Earlier, an ar

December 13, 2001

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The new Syrian TV film Al Badawi (the Bedouin) depicts the story of a French young man who visits Syria to write about his father’s life and memories there.

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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