Syria

September 18, 2000

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Syria supports international efforts to restart negotiations with Israel, so long as they are based on the principle of an Israeli withdrawal from the

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Syria and Russia are to expand their economic cooperation in a range of fields and to encourage investment, the official SANA news agency reported Sunday.

September 17, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar Assad will pay an official visit to Russia by the end of the year.

September 16, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he welcomes "all Russian efforts towards a fair and lasting peace in the (Middle East) region."

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Syria is once again set to emphasize its solidarity with the Arab world. This time it is a cultural message. Syria’s most prominent musicians are set

September 14, 2000

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Syrian Information Minister Adnan Omran says that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak should resume peace talks with Syria on the basis of withdrawing f

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The Syrian government has recently permitted the operation of three Lebanese banks in the Syrian Free Zone. The three banks are the Lebanese-European public company, the Francebank and the European Ba

September 13, 2000

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Syria will soon issue a new law for political parties, according to sources who quoted Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam as saying.

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Arab economy and finance ministers met for talks in Damascus Wednesday on moving up the timetable for an Arab free-trade zone by several years, partic

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State Planning Minister Issam Zaim said he is pessimistic about foreign investment in Syria where industry is not competitive, in a speech reproduced in the government newspaper Tishrin Tuesday.

September 12, 2000

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The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has offered Syria a loan that will be used to study the state of Syrian ports and railways, Syria

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NATURAL GAS - Syria's proven natural gas reserves are estimated at 8.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf).

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With proven oil reserves expected to last only about 10 more years and a population growing at 4 percent per year, Syria may become a net importer of oil within the next decade. Thus, the exploration

September 11, 2000

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A first time effort by a Gulf company might result in the first ever movie on the life of legendary Egyptian singer Farid El Atrash. But, the project

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Lebanese politicians close to Damascus and Tehran have revealed that American consultants had suggested October as a date to resume the deadlocked Syr