Syria

March 1, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad approved a law Tuesday, making intellectual piracy punishable by up to two years in jail.

February 28, 2001

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Syrian officials had no comment Tuesday on overnight claims by US Secretary of State Colin Powell that Syria had pledged to put its controversial oil pipeline from Iraq under United Nations control.

February 27, 2001

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Syria has pledged to put its controversial pipeline from Iraq under the control of the United Nations, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said in Brus

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The Syrian authorities have extended by six months the planned implementation of a decision to require that Lebanese vehicles traveling in Syria receive coverage from the state-owned National Insuranc

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Syria's cotton production jumped to 1.47 million tons in 2000 from 900,000 tons in 1999. Around 20 percent of the Syrian workforce is engaged in different cotton-related sectors, including textiles.

February 26, 2001

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Daughter of the famous Syrian singer/songwriter Moustafa Nasri. Assalah was brought up in a highly musical home environment. It was not long before t

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Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa Miro met on Monday morning with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

February 25, 2001

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The Syrian IT Society has completed it project on Arabic information and programming dictionary, the first of its kind.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad arrived Saturday in Tripoli and met with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi.

February 23, 2001

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Twenty people were killed and another 36, mostly children, injured when a four-storey building collapsed in northern Syria, reported Baath newspaper o

February 21, 2001

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Saudi Arabia and Syria signed an accord Tuesday, February 20, to set up a free trade area between the two countries. Syria has already signed free trade accords with several Arab countries, most recen

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Thuraya has signed a distribution agreement for its mobile satellite services in the Syrian Arab Republic, with Hamsho Communications.

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Syrian Agriculture Minister said Monday that accusations by some Lebanese farmers that Syria is closing its market to their products and flooding the Lebanese market with cheap smuggled imports are "u

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Syria is planning to curb imports by diversifying its agriculture and cutting down on cotton, one of the country's best-performing sectors, Agriculture Minister Assad Mustafa said Monday.

February 19, 2001

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The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has severely attacked a recent decision by the authorities in Damascus to ban political forums.