Syria

July 10, 2001

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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)

July 5, 2001

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Syrian opposition groups abroad have welcomed a government decision to allow a forum run by moderate Islamists to carry out cultural activities and a

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Jordan and Syria are currently holding another round of talks on bilateral water issues, said Jordan’s Minister of Water Hazem Nasser on Wednesday.

July 4, 2001

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Syria has abolished two key taxes in order to boost non-oil exports.