Syria

July 16, 2001

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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

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Syria started Saturday, July 14, to pump water to Jordan in an attempt to meet increased domestic demand in the Hashemite kingdom.  In line with an agreement signed by the two countries in 1999, Syria

July 14, 2001

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s political advisor, Osama Al Baz, warned Sunday that "Syria would not be alone in the face of any Israeli aggression

July 13, 2001

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The Iraqi Free Zones Public Authority is presently evaluating a proposal to connect Iraqi ports in Basra with Syrian ports via a new railway line passing through Al-Kaem Free Trade Zone.

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Continuous government support of the Syrian cotton sector has enhanced local productivity significantly in recent years. Average per hectare cotton productivity jumped from 625 kilograms in 1970, to 4

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Sources in the Damascus Investment Authority recently reported that five new thread manufacturing factories are to be established in Syria, under the framework of country’s Investment Law Number 10.

July 12, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will visit Russia this year at the invitation of his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.