Syria

April 3, 2001

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Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called for an end to the debate over Syria's presence, but said the neighbor's influence in domestic politics

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The Iranian state-owned company Azarab on Monday won a 9-million-dollar contract to upgrade the Syrian Banias refinery, 260 kilometers north of the Sy

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Slovakia and Lebanon have discussed ways of improving economic cooperation at a meeting in Beirut between the Slovak president, Rudolf Schuster, and h

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Refining/Downstream: Syria's two refineries are located at Banias and Homs. Total current production from these refineries is 242,140 bbl/d (135,000 bbl/d and 107,140 bbl/d, respectively).

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With proven oil reserves expected to last only about 10 more years and a population growing at 2.5 percent per year, Syria may become a net importer of oil within the next decade. Thus, the exploratio

April 2, 2001

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A senior official of the Damascus-based Palestinian opposition movement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC)

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The Syrian and Iraqi industry ministers met Sunday, April 1, to discuss ways to expand economic cooperation, Syria's official SANA news agency said, after Iraq announced that a free trade pact betwe

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A Syrian newspaper Sunday played a tough joke on the country's unemployed, who represent some 20 percent of the population according to experts, announcing they would receive a monthly payment of $60.

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Following 38 years of tight state control, in a move to encourage foreign investment, last week, the Syrian parliament authorized the creation of private banks. The new law allows foreign participatio

April 1, 2001

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European Union Middle East envoy, Miguel Moratinos denied on Saturday that he conveyed a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Syrian Pr

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A free trade agreement between Syria and Iraq, signed two months ago, comes into effect Sunday.

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Baghdad announced that a free trade agreement with former rival Syria signed earlier this year went into effect Sunday, March 31.  ”As of April 1, exchanges of goods and merchandise between Iraq and S

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The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has approved a loan to worth Syria 20 million Kuwaiti dinar ($65.3 million), which will be used to expand the Al Nasiriya power plant, located near Damasc

March 31, 2001

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Pope John Paul II and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will discuss the Middle East peace process during the pontiff's visit to Syria in May.

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Syria and Germany agreed Friday that Damascus could pay its debts for Berlin, estimated at 467 million deutsche marks, over 30 installments.