Syria

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

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Syria has dismissed as baseless reports that President Bashar Assad will visit Lebanon by the end of the week, as a leg in an Arab tour.

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has expressed confidence that a peace between Israel and Syria is possible.

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The Syrian government has recently publicized a tender to install a 1.7 million mobile phone network in Syria, starting February 14. The project was launched earlier this year and is to be completed b

September 10, 2000

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The Syrian Dance Theater will perform an innovative play in Syria depicting the similarities between the modern day Syrians and their forefather, the

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The Syrian government is considering a billion-dollar plan to create 440,000 jobs in the economically troubled country.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad is expected on a visit in Lebanon next week on the first leg of an Arab tour that would also cover Egypt, Saudi Arabia a

September 9, 2000

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Shara has discussed the Middle East peace efforts with US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in New York.