Syria

January 3, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar al-Bassad said Wednesday he wanted to see Europe play an \"effective role\" in the Middle East, as he met Italian Interior Min

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Albawaba.com – Beirut  Press reports have talked of souring relations between the two allies,Syria and Iran, after the death of the

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The Syrian government and the local private sector are presently making preparations to set up a joint enterprise to construct the necessary infrastructure for the information networks in Syria.

January 2, 2001

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Syria’s Parliament has approved Saturday more than $1 billion in additional spending to bolster struggling state companies, Syria\'s official news age

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Syria\'s official press confirmed Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, 35, had married a British-born computer science graduate, Asma Akhras

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Addressing an investment seminar in Damascus, the Director General of the Syrian Investment Office, Mohammed Saraqbi, said that Syria manufactures 700,000 tons of citrus per annum.

December 31, 2000

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Syria plans to plant 40 million fruit and forest trees in 2001, as well as nine million fodder trees, as part of an agriculture ministry program.

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French President Jacques Chirac and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad spoke by telephone Sunday about the Middle East situation.

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The Chrysler International Corporation, the American partner of the Daimler Chrysler company, has recently penetrated into the Syrian markets.

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Syrian Irrigation Minister Taha al-Atrash is expected in Iraq soon to seal an accord on sharing the waters of the Euphrates River.

December 30, 2000

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Members of the regional command of the Syrian ruling Baath Party discussed at a meeting last week working papers related to the economic future of the

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The European Union (EU) and Syria signed a two million Euro finance deal to support Syrian cultural heritage.

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is planning to visit Iran in the coming few days for regional discussions.

December 28, 2000

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Syria has set itself the difficult goal of making public companies profitable without resorting to privatizations, which would imply major job lay-offs. Syria wants a smooth change, to avoid the socia

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Syria has set itself the difficult goal of making public companies profitable without resorting to privatizations, which would imply major job lay-offs. \"The state sector plays an important social pa