Syria

July 11, 2001

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The 7th round of negotiations on an association agreement to be signed between Syria and the European Union (EU) will convene in Brussels on July 18, according to the Syrian planning minister, Issam Z

July 10, 2001

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A new round of talks between Syria and the European Union (EU) on concluding a trade association agreement will be held in Brussels on July 18, Syrian

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad starts Tuesday an official visit to Berlin, amid expected protests by German Jewish groups.

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Syria's Abdul Hamid Sarraj, famed for overseeing the liquidation of the Syrian Communist Party as the head of the Deuxieme Bureau internal security fo

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Iraq inaugurated a free trade zone near the Syrian border on Monday’ July 9, as part of its campaign to recover from more than a decade of UN sanctions.  The Al-Qaem zone opened by Trade Minister Moha

July 9, 2001

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A Saudi mobile company has begun talks with Iranian and Syrian telecommunications officials on cooperation in cellular phone services.

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Al Bahth Anel Mustahil (Searching for the Impossible) is a new Syrian TV series costarring Bassel Khayyat, who plays a doctor who moves to Damascus to flee a failed romance,

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Syria is planning to increase the number of incoming tourists by 25 percent annually, hoping to attract some four million tourists yearly by 2005.

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Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq Al-Shara on Thursday, July 5, criticized UN sanctions against Iraq, saying they could cause long-term damage to the country's stability.  Speaking in London during a two-

July 8, 2001

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The Syrian government is planning to attract investments worth $21 billion that would create of 516,000 jobs, as part of a five-year plan ending in 20

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The long-awaited visit to Damascus by Palestinian President Yasser Arafat is expected to take place on July 17 at the invitation of President Bashar A

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Ya Khi Isaal (Why Don’t You Ask?) is the title of Assalah’s latest album, which consists of eight beautiful Khaliji (Gulf) songs,

July 7, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will pay a two-day visit to Germany on Tuesday in response to an official invitation by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

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Syrian actress Raghda has been tapped for the role of a martyr’s mother in a new movie about the Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, against 34 years of Israeli military occupation.

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Syrian screenwriter Qamar Al Zaman Aloush has recently adapted Isabel Allende’s novel The House of the Spirits into a drama entitled Al Arwah Al Muhajira (Emigrated Spirits)