Syria

April 17, 2001

03:00 GMT

For the first time since 1963, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad authorized the creation of private banks in the country, in addition to banking secrecy, reported the official <I>SANA</I> news agency o

April 16, 2001

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The United States on Monday condemned what it called a "dangerous escalation" in Middle East violence and blamed Hizbollah for provoking Israeli air s

April 15, 2001

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Musical life in Syria, especially in Aleppo, was founded on the deep-rooted art known as al-Mouwashahat, that reached its climax at the hands of the artists in the city.

April 14, 2001

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Tension between supporters and opponents of the Syrian military presence in Lebanon eased a notch on Friday, the 26th anniversary of the start of the

April 13, 2001

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The Lebanese government said Thursday dialogue was the only way to resolve the "extreme tension" in the country, mainly stemming from a heated debate

April 12, 2001

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Pro-Syrian Lebanese took to the streets Wednesday, their opponents satged sit-ins on university campuses. Meanwhile, a booby-trapped parcel exploded,

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The great historical series “Zee Qar” is currently being photographed at the Dead Sea and Rum Valley in Jordan. The series is directed by Basel al-Khateeb

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The new Syrian president, Bashar Assad, was believed to be more open to rethinking the Syrian-Lebanese relationship. But the truth is that even if he was prepared to consider withdrawing from its Leba

April 11, 2001

03:00 GMT

Syrian TV is preparing to produce five TV series. The new series are considered a continuity of the boom witnessed by Syrian drama during the month of Ramdan last year

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According to the Tishrin daily, the Syrian authorities have give the go-ahead for the establishment in Damascus of a joint Arab bank, with private and public capital.  The Syrian parliament approved

03:00 GMT

A Bahraini company plans to launch four industrial projects in Syria at a cost of $1.6 billion, the Baath economic weekly reported Tuesday, April 10.  Among the projects, which will be launched by t

03:00 GMT

A Bahraini company plans to launch four industrial projects in Syria at a cost of $1.6 billion, the Baath economic weekly reported Tuesday, April 10.  Among the projects, which will be launched by t

03:00 GMT

Une compagnie bahreinie a l’intention de lancer quatre projets industriels en Syrie d’un coût total de 1,6 milliard de dollars, rapportent des quotidiens du Moyen Orient.

April 10, 2001

03:00 GMT

The joint Jordanian-Syrian will convene in Amman on April 24 for talks on setting up a free trade agreement.

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Israeli foreign policy mandarins are divided over what Israel should do about Syria's application to the UN Security Council.