November 16, 2000
A mass amnesty by Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, in which about 600 political prisoners were set free, was seen as a major step towards mo
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Shara said on November 15th that Damascus plans to resume full diplomatic relations with Baghdad. Al-Shara said that: “Over two years ago we started ties with our Ira
The Lebanese newspaper <i>Al-Nahar</i> reported that the Syrian government has decided to end subsidies for the importation of sugar and rice in order to facilitate trade ties with the European Union.
November 15, 2000
Syria marks today the 30th anniversary of the coup that brought Hafez al-Assad to power, half a year after his death and succession by his 35-year-old son Bashar, amid a campaign to open up Syria's sl
Speakers at the first investment conference ever to be held in Syria have called on the government to open its economy to world market forces, and that is just what is about to take place, according t
November 14, 2000
Syria's foreign minister will boycott this week's Euro-Mediterranean (Euromed) conference because the European Union has not adopted a firm stance on
Syria on Monday put into service a $400 million power plant funded by Japan, the official SANA news agency reported.
November 13, 2000
Syria on Monday has put into service a 400 million-dollar power plant funded by Japan.
November 12, 2000
The Syrian army maintained its presence Sunday in the southern Suweida region, a week after 12 people were killed in clashes between nomadic shepherds
Some 400 Syrian academics, writers and journalists called on the Islamic conference that opened Sunday in Doha to use oil as a way to cut US and Europ
Syria's population will soar by nearly 50 percent in the next 10 years, and the country will need $100 billion to create jobs for the millions of new people entering the labor force, an economist said
November 11, 2000
Syria will have to begin liberalizing its state-owned banks without delay if it wants to attracts the billions of dollars it needs for its development
November 9, 2000
Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustapha Miro called Thursday for an Arab economic summit to boost solidarity.
Official Syrian sources estimate the cumulative budget of the local banking sector at SP 679.9 billion, of which SP 275.9 billion is in foreign currencies.
Some 400 potential investors, including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a branch of the World Bank, gather for a conference in Damascus Thursday, November 9, aimed at promoting the Syrian