Syria

May 17, 2001

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An Abu Dhabi satellite channel reported Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad had cut short talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after

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Films from as far afield as Asia, Africa, and South America will vie for the golden prize at the 11th International Film Festival in Damascus,

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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.