Syria

July 23, 2000

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The torch has officially been passed in Damascus, where Bashar al-Assad, the son of Hafez al-Assad, was sworn in as president of Syria for a seven-year term.

July 22, 2000

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The chief of staff of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met Syrian President Bashar Assad Saturday to congratulate him on

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Syria's new President Bashar Assad issued a decree Saturday calling for the creation of internet technology departments at four Syrian universities, g

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A group of over forty of the world's most prominent Islamists published an open letter Saturday calling on new Syrian President Bashar Assad to "turn

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Iran and Syria will enter talks with Baghdad after signing an agreement to build railroads linking the two countries via Iraq, according to the head o

July 21, 2000

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Shara is expected to visit Washington in the next few weeks to discuss the possibility of restarting talks with Israel,

July 20, 2000

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Syrian and Arab political leader gathered Thursday in the late president Hafez al-Assad's hometown of Qerdaha to remember him 40 days after his death.

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(AFP, DAMASCUS) - Syria's new President Bashar al-Assad decided to share needed water resources with Jordan by giving the parched kingdom a supply of drinking water.

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(AFP, DAMASCUS) - Syria's new President Bashar al-Assad decided to share needed water resources with Jordan by giving the parched kingdom a supply of drinking water.

July 19, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Banned political parties in Syria are planning to apply for licenses that legalize their activities, according to partisa

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New Syrian President Bashar Assad met King Abdullah II of Jordan in Damascus Wednesday, who had come to congratulate him on his assumption of office a

July 18, 2000

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A delegation of some 30 leading Arab-Israelis including a member of Israel's parliament left Tuesday for Syria to pay their respects for the nation's

July 17, 2000

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Jordan's King Abdullah will visit Syria in the coming two days to congratulate Bashar Assad for taking the oath of office on Monday at the start of a

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Rifa\'t Assad, the banished uncle of new Syrian President Bashar, issued a statement Monday apparently seeking to mend fences with his nephew. Bashar,

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By Nabil Al Mulhem  Damascus  In his first speech as president, Syria’s Bashar Assad focused on domestic affairs as well as Arab and international i