Syria

November 1, 2000

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Following the failed diplomatic negotiations with Syria, plans for the construction of additional settlements and the implementation of infrastructure

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Iraq and Syria have agreed to reopen the crude oil pipeline between the two countries in November, after an 18-year closure, the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) said Tuesday.

October 31, 2000

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Pope John Paul II is determined to go to Syria in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul.

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Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African States, Mohammad Sadr, arrived in Damascus Monday to submit a message from President Mohammed Khat

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Germany pledged to step up economic assistance to Syria as visiting Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder acknowledged differences between the two countries on

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MEES learns from authoritative sources that Iraq and Syria have agreed to reopen the crude oil pipeline between the two countries - which has been closed since 1982 - in November, probably around the

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German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is expected to announce during his visit to Damascus on Monday a resumption of financial development assistance for Syria, according to a German diplomatic source.

October 30, 2000

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Japan is to give Syria $16 million towards a project to pipe water from Mount Hermon to villages to the south and west of here, the government daily Tishrin said Sunday.

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree Sunday creating a special bank for investors, an official statement said.

October 29, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed the Palestinian uprising with a senior visiting Chinese envoy Sunday, and called for international pressure

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Japan is to give Syria 16 million dollars towards a project to pipe water from Mount Hermon to villages to the south and west of Damascus.

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Syria's ruling Baath party accused the US Congress of being "more Zionist than the Zionists" because of its support for Israel.

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Berlin and Damascus will shortly finalize an accord to reschedule Syria's debt to Germany, estimated at about 1.25 billion euros (one billion dollars), a European diplomat in Damascus said Thursday.

October 26, 2000

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A Syrian plane landed in Iraq on Thursday, an AFP reporter said, the fourth flight from Damascus to arrive in Baghdad in defiance of a UN air embargo.

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Berlin and Damascus will shortly finalize an accord to reschedule Syria's debt to Germany, estimated at about 1.25 billion euros (one billion dollars)