Syria

November 23, 2001

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Volvo car sales in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) grew by 40 percent in 2001, compared with sales in the year 2000. The regional manager estimated Volvo to sell a total of 1,500 cars in the Gulf regio

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Oil reserves in the Yemen’s Jannah field have increased from 345 million to 400 million barrels, based on the latest technical study. Yemen plans to raise its production capacity of crude oil from 460

November 22, 2001

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Fierce fighting erupted Thursday between the Northern Alliance and the Taliban militia close to the Afghan capital.

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered a limited reshuffle of his government Wednesday, replacing three ministers - with two of them receiving new c

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Syrian Ballet Troupe Inana is currently performing its new play Abnaa Al Shams (Sons of the Sun) at Sama Theatre in Abu Dhabi.

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Hama 13th Theatrical Festival concluded its activities last Thursday in the Syrian city of Hama with the performance of the play Al Dik (Rooster) by director Talal Nasr Eddin.

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Syria has banned the import of beef from Japan, where a second case of mad cow disease was confirmed on Wednesday, November 21, Ath-Thawra newspaper reported. The official daily said Japan has been ad

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Iraq has reiterated calls for the UN Security Council to lift the "unfair" embargo imposed 11 years ago, saying it had complied with its commitments under relevant UN resolutions, newspapers reported

November 21, 2001

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Syria has banned the import of beef from Japan, where a second case of mad cow disease was confirmed on Wednesday

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Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, Etisalat, has expanded its value-added services by launching an SMS 'breaking news' service.

November 20, 2001

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The Amnesty International welcomed the move of the Syrian authorities of releasing nine “conscience’s prisoners,” and called for a wider move to inclu

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Pakistan received 600 million dollars in US economic assistance Tuesday, taking its foreign exchange reserves to a record high of 4.22 billion dollars

November 19, 2001

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Syrian musician Suheil Arafa was honored at the 12th Damascus Film Festival for his remarkable contribution in composing musical pieces for many films and TV series.

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The director general of the UAE Media Corporation, confirmed that the program Erhabiyyat aired by Abu Dhabi TV during Ramadan will continue despite of the Israeli protest.

November 18, 2001

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The Syrian government has in the past few weeks frozen the assets of Iraqi governmental bodies to the tune of tens of millions of dollars because of a