Syria

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

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(AFP, DAMASCUS) - Syria's new president, Bashar al-Assad said that economic change must be brought about by "modernizing the laws" and getting rid of bureaucratic obstacles.

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(AFP, DAMASCUS) – Syria\'s new president, Bashar al-Assad said Monday that economic change must be brought about by \"modernising the laws\" and getting rid of bureaucratic obstacles.

July 16, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar Assad would not back down on demanding that Israel withdraw from the north-eastern shore of Lake Tiberius, reported Haaretz ne

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 By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Syrian authorities on Saturday began removing portraits of President-Elect Bashar Assad from all public places, librarie

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(AFP, DAMASCUS) - The country's tourism authority has approved the construction of a five-star hotel on the Mediterranean coast, complete with its own port and island. The project is worth $40 million

July 15, 2000

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Syria is seeking installation of a passenger train between Tehran and Damascus via the Turkish capital Istanbul, reported Iran News Agency (IRNA), quo