Syria

July 26, 2001

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George Wassouf has been through a lot over the past year, including an illness and an operation in the United States. Fortunately, he’s a real survivor with a comeback album.

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Syria’s ongoing water crisis has become so severe in recent weeks, that Damascus residents are currently supplied with running water for a mere four hours daily. The crisis has been attributed to a dr

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Syria’s ongoing water crisis has become so severe in recent weeks, that Damascus residents are currently supplied with running water for a mere four hours daily. The crisis has been attributed to a dr

July 25, 2001

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Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Tuesday said that Israel’s violence and the hasty crackdown against the Palestinian Intifada would not help the

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A protocol on cooperation in transport of cargo and passengers recently went in to effect between Turkey and Syria.

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Syria has drawn up a list of 64 tourist projects open to private investments to meet the increasing influx of visitors, said Tourism Minister Kassem Makdad, quoted on Tuesday, July 24, by a local news

July 24, 2001

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A collision between a tour bus and a pickup truck on the Damascus highway in Dahr Al Baidar injured 19 people on Monday.

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Syrian Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam was due in Tehran on Tuesday to deliver a message to President Mohammad Khatami from his Syrian counterpart,

July 23, 2001

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Syria plans to boost cement production by 60 percent to eight million tons per year to meet building needs, newspapers and industrialists said Sunday, July 22. The official ath-Thawra daily said an Ir

July 22, 2001

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A natural gas project allocated by Syria to Conoco of the United States and Elf of the French TotalFinaElf group will be operational by the end of July, Oil Minister Mohammad Majer Jamal said Saturday

July 21, 2001

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Jordanian Minister of Water Hazem Nasser has denied that Syria is not abiding by a 1987 water-sharing agreement that legalized more than 25 ditches on

July 20, 2001

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After months of tension between Hizbollah and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, the two sides turned a new page on Thursday during a meeting that brought t

July 19, 2001

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Syrian singer Asala graced the Tyre Hippodrome on Saturday, July 14, to officially close the city’s two-week festival with its most successful performance.

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Syria has abolished two key taxes in order to boost non-oil exports, through a presidential decree removing one tax on agricultural production and another tax on revenues received from exports.

July 18, 2001

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Syrian authorities have begun using earth-moving equipment in an area believed to hold a mass grave of Islamists killed in 1980.