Syria

December 25, 2000

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A Syrian bank announced plans Monday to introduce the country\'s first credit cards, as Damascus continues to reform its economy.

December 24, 2000

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The daily of the ruling Baath part in Damascus Sunday praised the \"positive policy\" towards Syria from Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer.

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Haaretz newspaper said Sunday that Israel has detected a certain moderation in the stance recently taken by Syrian President Bashar Assad toward the L

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Syria\'s Progressive National Front (PNF) coalition headed by the ruling Baath party called Saturday for state enterprises to be run in line with \"economic norms,\" meaning they must be efficient.

December 22, 2000

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German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder telephoned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday night.

December 21, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Albawaba.com - Damascus  Some political observers believe that former US secretary of state James Baker and former ambassador Eduar

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Syrian minister of state for planning, Issam Al-Zaim, declared that the country’s total debt due to Arab and foreign governments and funds stood at $3.384 billion in the first half of this year.

December 20, 2000

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Syrian Defense Minister Mustapha Tlass will head on Friday a reconciliation meeting between the Bedouins and the farmers who engaged in bloody tribal

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Syria is about to abolish the emergency laws currently in effect and close down the notorious Tadmur prison, according to well-informed sources.

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About 200 Syrian Golan students appealed to UN secretary general Kofi Annan on Wednesday to help stop \"Israel\'s dumping of toxic waste in the Golan

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Syria has been relying upon Iraqi oil flows outside the U.N. oil-for-food program to fuel its refineries and increase exports of its own crude, according to industry sources on December 19th.

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Syria is planning to set up a special network for Internet communications in the next few months to increase and facilitate access to the web, a Syrian expert involved in the multimillion-dollar proje

December 19, 2000

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Sanctions have been placed on several major oil-producing countries, including Libya, Sudan, and Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control maintains a complete list of U.S

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Syria is preparing a bill to cut customs duties for raw materials, in an effort to modernize the country\'s industrial sector and in an unavowed attempt to counter Lebanese competition. The customs re

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The British Pilkington Glass Manufacturing Company has recently submitted a proposal to the Syrian government for the establishment of a British-Syrian joint float-glass manufacturing joint venture.