Syria

March 12, 2001

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Syria's state railway company said Sunday, March 11, it will accept bids to build the country's first electric rail network, potentially creating thousands of jobs.  At a cost of between $330 and $400

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Syria has postponed talks on an association agreement with the European Union (EU) from the end of March to early May, Syrian Minister of State for Planning Affairs Issam Al-Zaim said Sunday, March 11

March 11, 2001

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The US administration considers Syria a key part of any new coalition against Iraq, and therefore is trying to avoid ruffling feathers in Damascus as

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The first Tehran-Damascus express passenger train left Tehran for Syria on Saturday after 19 years of suspension.

March 5, 2001

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Syrian president Bashar Assad has turned down an Israeli bid to renew talks with the Jewish state.

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Preparations are under way for the 12th Damascus Film Festival and Egyptian participation will be represented by “Souk Al Motaa”

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Syrian director Nabil al-Maleh was appointed president of the jury of the Arab Independent Screen Festival due to be held in Qatar later this month.

March 4, 2001

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European Union Envoy to the Middle East Miguel Angel Moratinos, who arrived in Damascus Saturday, said he conveyed a "good will message" from Israeli

March 3, 2001

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A Paris court has sentenced in absentia a senior Nazi officer to life imprisonment for sending hundreds of Jewish children to their deaths in extermin

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Greek Minister of Defense Apostolos Tsukha Tzopolos arrives in Damascus Saturday for a two-day official visit.

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Arab scholars in the middle ages have greatly contributed to the development of modern music. Their interest in music was crystal clear as from early periods

March 2, 2001

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Well-informed Syrian sources have said that a new government will be formed after the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Arab media reports.

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Maestro Solhi al- Wadi is currently preparing for a new opera about the Arab queen of Palmyra, Zenobia.

March 1, 2001

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George Wassouf signed a contract with the organizing committee of Qartage Festivals to present a festival concert this summer. Wassouf will also relea

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