Syria

July 9, 2000

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Bashar Assad says he wants every home in Syria to have Internet. But the country's telecom monopoly charges a $100 connection when most of the country

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The Syrian government has set up a committee to create a proportional income tax system that would be fairer to people with average and low incomes.

July 8, 2000

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Syria's 9.4 million voters will have the chance on Monday to do formally what the country's leadership has already done -- endorse 34-year-old Bashar

July 6, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Syrian authorities announced Thursday that they had unearthed two more cases of corruption in a crackdown that came withi

July 5, 2000

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A new 1,500 kilometer train service linking Damascus with Istanbul in Turkey was inaugurated Tuesday, the railway company said Wednesday. The once a w

July 4, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  A Syrian businessman has disclosed full details of the AirBus deal, a corruption case that has seen the sending to trial

July 3, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Syrian president-designate and supreme commander of the army Bashar Assad has discharged three top officers and promoted

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Remarks made recently by Syrian officials that foreign banks are being actively encouraged to create branches in the country's free zones drew cautious responses from the international banking communi

July 1, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Syrian president-designate Bashar Assad met Saturday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Said Sahhaf where hey discussed

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Shara has asked UN Middle East Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen to be involved in efforts to revive Israeli-Syrian peace talks,

June 30, 2000

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For the second time in a week, official sources in Damascus were quoted as saying Thursday that talks with Israel could resume in August, reported Haa

June 29, 2000

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An era came to an end on June 10th, with the death of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad after almost 30 years in power. For much of that period, Syria had enjoyed relative domestic stability, but at an

June 28, 2000

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Israeli Air force chief, Dan Halutz, said Tuesday that the Syrian air force has avoided changing the status quo over Lebanon's skies since Israel's re

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More than 9.4 million Syrians are eligible to vote in the July 10 national referendum on Bashar Assad's candidacy to fill his late father's shoes as p

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Amnesty International Tuesday called on Syrian president-designate Bashar Assad and the country's new leadership to free an estimated 1,500 political