Syria

August 8, 2000

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Syria and Lebanon moved closer towards creating a common market when President Bashar al-Assad ratified an agreement liberalising their trade in agricultural goods.

August 7, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree ratifying the creation of a Syrian-Saudi body to help private enterprise. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will pay for Syria's shares in the the Is

August 6, 2000

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Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammed Mehdi Saleh and Syrian Economy Minister Mohammad Imadi met to study ways to develop economic and commercial relations between the two countries.

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Syria is planning to double its output of natural gas production by 2005, said the country’s oil minister, Mohammed Maher Jamal.

August 5, 2000

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Iraqi Trade Minister has met with Syrian officials on ways to expand trade between the two countries as part of the UN "oil-for-food" program

August 4, 2000

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Syria plans to add 200,000 new Internet connections by 2001, moving swiftly on a project by President Bashar Assad, who pledged to take the country in

August 3, 2000

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Austrian parliament speaker Heinz Fischer holds talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad and other officials on regional questions and ties between Da

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The United States and Britain have held up contracts worth more than $10 billion dollars concluded by Iraq under the UN "oil for food" deal.

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(AFP) - Syria needs to invest $four billion in the production, transport and distribution of energy to cover its electricity needs over the next ten years.

August 2, 2000

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A Syrian business delegation is in UAE on a visit to the country's free zones, holds trade talks with officials

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(MEBG) – A letter of intent for the construction of a gas pipeline from the newly developed gas fields in the Palmyra area, near Aleppo, has been awar

August 1, 2000

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Austrian Parliament Speaker Heinz Fischer is to meet Syri's new President Bashar Assad during a four-day visit to the country this week.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has assumed a further political post, becoming the chairman of the Progressive National Front (PNF) umbrella group of pa

July 29, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  A substantial raise in Syrian government military employees’ salaries will be announced Sunday, according to Assistant Mi

July 27, 2000

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Around 30 imprisoned members of Syria's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, a religio-political organization active in north Africa and the Middle East, have