Syria

August 7, 2001

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In an unprecedented act of protest, a Syrian member of Parliament has started a weeklong hunger strike and a sit-in at his office to protest a lack of

August 6, 2001

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Two Syrian construction workers were killed and a third was injured Monday by an explosion in a Lebanese mountain village.

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The Jordanian customs recently seized 77,000 anti-impotence Viagra pills which were smuggled from Syria by a passenger.

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The secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Abu Mazen, arrived in Damascus Sunday carrying a message from Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for th

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A joint venture, set up by private Egyptian, Saudi and Syrian investors, has received authorization from Damascus to build a $540 million cement factory in Abu Shamat.

August 5, 2001

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The secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived in Damascus on Sunday for his first visit to Syria in 15 years.

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Al Shara met on Sunday with Deputy Japanese Foreign Minister Seiken Sugiura to discuss the Middle East peace process, o

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Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sinkin Sogiura arrived in Damascus late Saturday, coming from Amman, on the third leg of a tour that has already taken

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Former arch-foes Turkey and Syria concluded two days of talks here on Thursday, August 2, aimed at further improving recently thawed bilateral ties and evaluating developments in the conflict-torn Mid

August 1, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on Wednesday called on the army to be in a state of “heightened alert" to face Israeli threats.

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Fourteen former ministers have pledged to "tell the true story" on Thursday of what transpired during the 1989 talks in Taef, Saudi Arabia that helped

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Thirteen Arab countries, with the notable absence of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and a handful of Gulf states, met Monday, July 30, for the second day to bolster the Muslim world's economic boycott of Isra

July 31, 2001

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The United States has accused Iran, Iraq and Syria of producing biological weapons.

July 30, 2001

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Syria’s oil resources could last until 2020, 10 years longer than previous reports had claimed.

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Syria and the UAE recently signed an agricultural agreement, for the exchange of palm trees, saplings and plants. Under the accord, agricultural expertise will also be shared between the two countries