Syria

August 20, 2001

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The Syrian Ministry of Commerce recently announced that Damascus is debating retuning to the World Trade Organization (WTO). It left the group in 1951 following the granting of membership to its neigh

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Riad Salameh, Governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank denied on Saturday, August 18, that a severe outflow of capital from the country has been taking place due to recent political unrest.

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A senior Syrian official recently stated that his country would not move toward privatization. He added that privatization would imply taking certain steps which Syria is not prepared to do.

August 19, 2001

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Syria’s cabinet on Saturday approved a draft law regulating publications, and discussed the principles of providing domestic internet services.

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad decided Sunday to extend his visit to Kuwait in order to continue talks with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al S

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad held talks in Kuwait Saturday with Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Abdullah Al Sabah and other top Kuwaiti officials, days a

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Syria and Kuwait signed Thursday, August 16, three cooperation agreements on administration, agriculture and investment at the end of a joint ministerial meeting, the SANA news agency reported. The ag

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad arrived in Kuwait City Saturday, August 18, for talks with Kuwaiti leaders on improving political and economic cooperation between the two Arab nations.  Assad, on his

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Syria is poised to get its first private universities under President Bashar Al-Assad's policy to liberalize education, the government daily Tishrin reported Saturday, August 18. The newspaper reporte

August 18, 2001

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Iran and Syria will soon sign a contract to boost tourism cooperation, said the new Syrian Ambassador to Tehran, Tarky Muhammad Saqer, on Saturday.

August 17, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is planning a round of high ranking official appointments.

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Syria has reportedly renewed discussions with Moscow over the purchase of the former superpower's S-300 air and missile defense system.

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Seventy-seven anti-Syrian activists were referred Thursday to Lebanese military courts, while opposition groups gathered to challenge the crackdown on

August 16, 2001

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Al Shara and his Jordanian counterpart, Abdul-Ilah Al Khatib, spoke by phone on Thursday about the regional crisis and

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A Syrian military delegation arrived in Moscow earlier this week to discuss the possibility of purchasing a Russian missile air-defense system known a