Syria

May 15, 2001

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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

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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.

May 14, 2001

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The Saudi Bin Laden Group has won a contract to build a five-star hotel in the Mediterranean port city of Latakia.

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Senior sources in Abu Dhabi National Bank, one of the UAE largest financial institutions, revealed that negotiations are currently being conducting to open a branch in Damascus, reports the Damascus-b

May 13, 2001

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“The Black Wall” is a new TV film by director Osama Shqeir, who has previously worked as the assistant of prominent Syrian directors such as Hassan Oweiti.

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Movement between Jordan, Syria and Lebanon will soon be possible using only an identity document of one of the three countries, according to a well informed source in Jordan.

May 12, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, who arrived in Oman on Saturday, will discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian clashes with Egypt's President Hosni M

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Syrian Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam left Damascus on Saturday for China on a four-day visit.

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Lebanon and Syria signed an agreement Friday to construct a $15 million pipeline to transport natural gas between the two countries, in a move that sh

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A strong verbal attack by Syrian Defense Minister Mustapha Tlass on Lebanon’s Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt sparke

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Syrian President Bashar Assad will visit Egypt “in the coming days” for talks with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak on the latest situation in t

May 10, 2001

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The Syrian journalist and human rights activist Nizar Nayyouf has finally been released, months before his ten-year sentence ends.

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An Israeli MK on Wednesday compared Syrian President Bashar Assad to the “infamous Auschwitz doctor, Josef Mengele.”

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A 43-year-old Syrian man received a 13-year prison term on Wednesday after the Criminal Court in Amman declared him guilty of sodomizing and molesting