Syria

December 5, 2001

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French President Jacques Chirac on Wednesday condemned what he described as an "absurd cycle of violence" in the Middle East and criticised the Israel

December 4, 2001

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The three Syrian TV series Nihayet Rajol Shujaa (End of Brave Man), Ayyam Shamiya (Damascene Days) and Khan Al Hareer have constituted a turn in the history of the Syrian drama.

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The sets and costumes of the handsome olive-skinned actors might have seemed familiar to the Bard, but he would not have recognized one word of their lines as coming from his Merchant of Venice.

December 3, 2001

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The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced a special three-day Eid getaway package targeting the Gulf Cooperation Cou

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Syrian actor Yaser Al A’azma's comedy program Hakaya Al Maraya (Tales of Mirrors) has taken on a sharper tone this year, spearing corruption everywhere it is found.

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The Iraqi ministry of agriculture is offering the private sector the opportunity to lease plots of forestland in the country’s northern regions. Investors would be permitted to exploit the state-owned

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Syria has adopted a promising budget for 2002, providing large spendings for infrastructure projects with the overall aim of facilitating investments and boosting growth, which has long been static. N

December 2, 2001

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The Syrian parliament has approved the 2002 budget, which projects expenditure of 356.4 billion pounds ($7.12 billion), an increase of 10 percent, official newspapers reported Friday, November 30.  Th

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Standard and Poor's Friday raised its outlook on the Republic of Turkey to stable from negative and affirmed the country's credit ratings. Turkey's main credit rating was kept at single-B-minus, the r

November 30, 2001

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Syria’s date output reached 3,051 tons this fall season. The government’s Department of Agricultural Affairs announced that four date palm development centers are currently experimenting with new plan

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The Egyptian government has withdrawn its plans to restrict the financing of imports, local newspapers reported Thursday, November 29. The measures, announced last week, were taken to stave off a deva

November 29, 2001

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Algeria held a telethon Thursday to raise money for survivors of killer floods which claimed at least 750 lives, but authorities were still strictly r

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The construction of first phase of the Hijazi underground railway was recently launched by the Syrian Transport Minister Makram Ubeid. This initial 1.3-kilometer link is expected to run a 69-million S

November 28, 2001

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Yemen\'s government has adopted a draft budget for 2002 providing for a deficit of 293 million dollars

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The Pentagon on Tuesday launched an airstrike on a compound southeast of Kandahar after receiving intelligence reports that Taliban leader Mullah Moha