Syria

October 11, 2000

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The Syrian government said Tuesday it envisions a 2001 budget of 322 billion Syrian pounds ($7 billion), an increase of 17 percent over the previous year, according to the official SANA news agency.

October 10, 2000

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Syria's banned Muslim Brotherhood have urged President Bashar al-Assad to work for national reconciliation to forge a united front against Israel.

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Britain told Syria Tuesday it was sending Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to Damascus.

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Syria's Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Baria Kudsi has told private companies to increase their workers' salaries by 25 percent, the official SANA agency reported.

October 9, 2000

03:00 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov, asserted that his visit to the Middle East is another attempt on the part of his country to try to ease Middle

October 8, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar Assad and French counterpart Jacques Chirac have discussed the violence in the Middle East in a phone conversation.

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on his US counterpart Bill Clinton to intervene with Israel to persuade it to "halt the escalation" of te

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Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq al-Shara said that neither Lebanon, nor Hizbollah, nor Syria "want to launch a war" against Israel.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Mousa is due in Damascus Sunday to carry a verbal message from President Hosni Mubarak to to his Syrian couterpart Basha

October 7, 2000

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A peacefull demonstration turns violent on saturday morning in Damascus, when the later meets with a demonstration led by university students. stude

October 5, 2000

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The US embassy in Syria announced it would be closed until Monday after the building was damaged during a protest by students angry at Israel.

October 4, 2000

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Hundreds of Syrian students clashed Wednesday noon with security forces, who tried to prevent them from attacking the US embassy in Damascus. Four stu

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Hundreds of Syrian students rallied Wednesday morning in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the wake of the Aqsa Intifada, which has so far see

October 3, 2000

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Violent confrontations have broken out in the occupied Golan Heights when dozens of residents of the town of Majdal Shams clashed with the Israeli for

October 1, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar Assad is set to arrive in Cairo on Sunday afternoon for talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on ways to advance the pea