Syria

July 18, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad recently ratified the free trade zone with Saudi Arabia, expected to enhance bilateral trade by providing mutual exemption from customs and other fees on all merchandi

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Lebanon will sign a free trade agreement with Iraq in the "near future, Economy Minister Bassel Fleihan said Tuesday, July 17. "We will witness the signing of the deal between Lebanon and Iraq for a f

July 16, 2001

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President Bashar Al Assad warned Israel on Monday that it would pay a heavy price if it attacked Syria.

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Iran has dispatched a third shipment of Matiz automobiles to Syria.

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Jordan and Syria have decided to shorten the distance of air routes linking the two countries, the director of Syrian Airlines said on Sunday.

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The UAE pledged Sunday to support Syria’s economic reforms, said UAE Information Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Damascus.

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A recently published economic report by the Syrian Ministry of Economy and Foreign Commerce revealed that the value of customer deposits at local banks grew by 15 percent in 2000 compared with 1999.

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Iraq will give priority to Russia and Syria in import contracts under the UN oil-for-food program rather than France, which has won the lion's share of deals since 1996, an Iraqi official said Sunday,

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Iraq will give priority to Russia and Syria in import contracts under the UN oil-for-food program rather than France which has won the lion's share of deals since 1996, an Iraqi official said Sunday,

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad met in Damascus Sunday, July 15, with Emirati Minister for Information and Culture Sheikh Abdallah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to discuss the "regional situation" and relation

July 15, 2001

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Syria started pumping Yarmouk River water to drought-stricken Jordan on Saturday.

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The first meeting of the Syrian-UAE Higher Committee will begin Sunday in Damascus with a focus on bolstering bilateral trade ties.

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A source close to the Palestinian Hamas movement has said that the Islamist group is mulling a reshuffle of its politburo “to cope with new developmen

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Dissident Syrian journalist and human rights activist Nizar Nayyouf left Damascus Sunday for Paris, where he is due to receive medical treatment.

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Iraqis no longer need visas or prior authority to travel to Syria, Iraqi opposition member Meshaan Juburi said Saturday, July 14.  Juburi, also the editor of the weekly Al-Ittijah Al-Akhar published i