Syria

August 20, 2001

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Syria is reported to have enhanced its security presence in Lebanon, against the backdrop of a political crisis stemming from the Beirut government's

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A car bomb went off Monday near the Lebanese judiciary's central Beirut headquarters, which is hosting the trials of anti-Syrian Christian activists,

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In an international meeting of Druze leaders in Amman on Sunday, Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt urged Druze living in Israel to refuse to serve in

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said Sunday his country "did not know" of a Syrian move to reconcile his country with Kuwait.

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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.