Syria

October 22, 2000

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Syria and China decided to boost two-way trade during a visit here Saturday by a Chinese economic delegation. The Chinese announced that a six-million-dollar loan would soon be granted to Damascus for

October 21, 2000

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More than fifty thousand protestors rallied in Damascus Saturday, calling on the Arab leaders meeting in Cairo to cut off all relations with Israel.

October 20, 2000

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US secretary of state Madeleine Albright did not ask President Bashar Assad to intervene with Lebanese Hizbollah to ensure the release of Israeli pris

October 18, 2000

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A Syrian aircraft, the third solidarity flight from Damascus, touched down Wednesday at Saddam International Airport carrying agricultural engineers.

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Since 1970, President al-Asad has forcefully positioned Syria on the Middle East political map. It became obvious that a comprehensive peace could not be achieved without finding a settlement to the S

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Bashar must begin his term in power by focusing on rectifying domestic affairs, the economic predicament being first on his list. Syria’s economic performance in recent years under president al-Asad h

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June 10, 2000 marked the end of an era in Syria. After almost 30 years in power, President Hafez al-Asad (70) passed away in Damascus from a heart attack. There are now many doubts regarding the futur

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 Indicators:   1998  1999  2000e  GDP real growth rate (%)  -4.4  0  2.0  Inflation (%)  2.0  2.0  -0.5  Total Exports (US$bn)  3.09  4.5  3.2  Total Imports (US$bn)  3.26  4.7  3.2 e - Al-Bawaba fore

October 17, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, as Syria's official radio called for a "strong Arab front" against

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President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was to begin a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to review developments in Middle East peace efforts.

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Syrian actor Ayman Zaydan will soon be embarking on his first directorial experience.

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Syria’s Economy Minister, Mohamad Imadi, declared at a conference on Lebanese-Syrian banking cooperation that Lebanese banks are well positioned to play a leading role when Syria allows commercial ban

October 16, 2000

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Syria and Lebanon are to set up a joint airline for regional transport with an estimated capital base of $80 million, Syria's official press said last week.

October 13, 2000

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Thousands of Palestinian refugees in Damascus have demonstrated to protest Israeli air raids on the West Bank and Gaza calling on Arafat not to attend

October 12, 2000

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The newspaper of Syria's ruling Baath party on Thursday denounced the United States and other world powers for working to release three Israelis captu