Syria

November 4, 2001

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The progress of the United Arab Emirates was showcased at an exhibition held Saturday on the sidelines of a "Sister Cities" summit hosted by Turkey.

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The 12th Damascus International Film Festival opened Saturday with a screening of a work that won the Cannes Film Festival's Golden Palm award, the Italian film The Son’s Room.

November 3, 2001

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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday he would raise the possibility of halting air strikes in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month o

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Syrian director Fahed Miri is currently shooting the new TV drama Qabl Al Ghuroub (Before Sunset), which “emphasizes the human right to dream and hope.”

November 2, 2001

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An official Syrian newspaper cheered President Bashar AL Assad Friday for braving international anger and criticizing Israel in the presence of Britis

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Israeli forces carried out an incursion into Palestinian-controlled territory in the Gaza Strip Friday, pushing some 500 meters into the village of Be

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United Foodstuffs and Catering (UFC), a Beirut-based distributor of Mazola olive oil, is planning to open a new olive oil factory in Syria, 40 kilometers from Aleppo, by the end of 2002.

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The Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) signed an agreement in Doha on Wednesday, October 24, under which it had acquired control over 10 percent of the $700-million Ras Laffan Power Projec

November 1, 2001

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Japan aims to strengthen its ties with Iran to promote counter-terrorism activities during Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi's visit this week.

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The Lebanese films participating in the 5th Ismailia Film Festival have revealed how alienated Lebanese directors are from their city, Beirut, because of the wars it has witnessed.

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Syrian director Mustafa Al Aqad has confirmed that British actor Sean Connery long ago agreed to play Salahiddin Al Ayyoubi in his upcoming film.

October 31, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad reiterated his country’s support for international efforts to eradicate "terrorism," but differed with Tony Blair on

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Damascus late Tuesday on the first official visit by a British premier to Syria. Blair is on the first le

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Israeli tanks and bulldozers pushed into the Palestinian-ruled town of Arrabeh in the north of the West Bank at dawn Wednesday, sparking a gunfight th

October 30, 2001

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A Lebanese daily has reported that the pressure being exerted on Hizbollah in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the US has led to cra