Syria

November 29, 2001

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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

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Syria’s General Organization for Trade and Distribution (GOTA), the state-owned duty free shops operator, reported a $20 sales volume in the first nine months of 2001. Revenues were the result of a wi

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Syria’s General Organization for Trade and Distribution (GOTA), the state-owned duty free shops operator, reported a $20 sales volume in the first nine months of 2001. Revenues were the result of a wi

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The leader of the European Union delegation to Syria, Marc Pierini, blamed on Monday, November 16 the lack of substantive economic reforms in Syria for delays in negotiating an association agreement w

November 26, 2001

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Sources in the outlawed Syrian Muslim Brotherhood movement have confirmed that authorities have freed 113 political prisoners, mostly Islamists, inclu

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