October 22, 2000
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
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
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
A Syrian aircraft, the third solidarity flight from Damascus, touched down Wednesday at Saddam International Airport carrying agricultural engineers.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Syrian actor Ayman Zaydan will soon be embarking on his first directorial experience.
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
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
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
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