Syria

October 21, 2001

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Japan has extended Morocco a loan worth 12.76 billion Yens ($114 million) to finance a 120 km-long coastal highway along the Mediterranean ring.

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Egypt and Syria see future EU member Cyprus as an energy hub to supply Europe with their natural gas cheaply, Cypriot Commerce Minister Nicos Rolandis said Saturday October 20.  "The matter needs to b

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Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez agreed here on Saturday October 20 on the "importance" of oil price stability, the official SPA news agency reported.  The two le

October 18, 2001

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's hardline policies are to blame for the assassinations of Palestinians and Israelis alike, a state-run Syrian new

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Arab militants fighting with the Taliban regime have begun preparing to die in battle with the United States by asking Afghans to take care of their c

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The Arab Bank for African Economic Development on Thursday October 18 announced it will extend loans totaling $19 million to finance development projects in six African nations. The recipient states a

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<I> Al-Ahram</I> recently reported that Egyptian minister of religious affairs (Waqf) Mohammed Zaqzouq, stated that the authority plans to adhere to a new policy that calls for investment in major eco

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The Saudi Dairy & Food Company (SADAFCO) recently announced it is considering entering Syrian markets. Board of Directors member Ahmed Marzouqi confirmed that SADAFCO is interested in broadening its c

October 16, 2001

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A warehouse run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was destroyed Tuesday in a US air raid on the Afghan capital Kabul, seriously i

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The charges levelled by the government at two Syrian opposition MPs arrested more than a month ago are "completely unjustified," opposition National D

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said here on Tuesday, at the start of a four-day visit to South Africa, his country "unreservedly" supported t

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Air France is planning on suspending its Paris-Damascus and Paris-Amman routes because of "economic reasons", but the company has not yet taken a fina

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US airstrikes on Afghanistan have left the country's hospitals facing critical shortages of medicines and other key supplies, a senior Taliban health

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As part of the Cairo International Film Festival's official contest, the Moroccan film Taif Nizar (Nizar’s Spectrum), scripted and directed by Kamal Kamal, was screened on Monday.

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Syrian director Walid Murib has recently wrapped up the shooting of his short narrative film Lahthat Farah (Moment of Happiness) about the sorrows of kids forced to work in order to survive.