Syria

May 17, 2001

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A senior source in the Iraqi Ministry of Commerce and Industry revealed that an Iraqi product exhibition is planned to be held in Damascus in the beginning of June.

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A recently issued decree reducing import tax on incoming raw materials, is reportedly threatening local producers who claim to face “unfair” competition from Lebanon.

May 16, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad cut short talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on efforts to end Israeli attacks on Palestinians and left earl

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Iran and Syria have been reported that they have entered a new phase of cooperation.

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Syrian Oil Minister Muhammad Maher Jamal arrived Tuesday in Amman for bilateral talks with Jordanian officials.

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Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer has said that "Syria is responsible for what happens in Lebanon.”

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Informed sources close to the Syrian leadership on Wednesday said the president’s press spokesman, Jubran Kuriyyeh, had been arrested for links with M

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Cuban Leader Fidel Castro and Syrian President Bashar Al Assad discussed on Tuesday the latest situation in the Middle East and their bilateral ties.

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“The Beast of the City,” a play recently performed by the National Theater Band in Aleppo, deals with real social and political issues,

May 15, 2001

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Syrian Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam held talks on Tuesday with Chinese President Jiang Zemin on bilateral and regional issues.

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Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Monday that both the Damascus leadership and himself disagreed with recent criticism by Syrian Defense M

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Cuban President Fidel Castro is due to arrive Tuesday in Damascus on a two-day official visit to hold talks with his counterpart, Bashar Al Assad.

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The Syrian Ministry of Economy and Foreign Commerce reported that money laundering does not exist in Syria, as all available financial channels to date have been state-owned.

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Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, Mohammed Baydhoun, and the Syrian Minister of Oil and Natural Resources, Mohammed Jamal, signed an initial agreement in which Syria will supply gas to Lebanon in

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Dr. Hussein Al-Fahl, a lecturer on economic and international relations at the University of Damascus, stated that despite their late implementation, new monetary and financial policies of the Syrian