Syria

July 17, 2000

03:00 GMT

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

03:00 GMT

(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.

03:00 GMT

(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

03:00 GMT

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

03:00 GMT

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

03:00 GMT

(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

03:00 GMT

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

July 14, 2000

03:00 GMT

By Jihad Abu Falah Amman  Reconciliation talks between the Syrian government and the Muslim Brotherhood took place in London days after the death of P

July 13, 2000

03:00 GMT

By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus Preparations are underway in Syria for an expected amnesty that will include political prisoners and detainees, according

July 12, 2000

03:00 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Bashar Assad on being confirmed as Syria's new president, reported The Associated Press, quoting the fo

03:00 GMT

Jordan's King Abdullah II has telephoned Syria's new President Bashar Assad to congratulate him on his election victory and pledged to develop ties wi

03:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Iran and Bahrain on Tuesday welcomed the election in a referendum of Bashar Assad as Syria's new president, reported The Associated Pres

03:00 GMT

Syria announced in late June that it is encouraging international banks to set up branches in free zones under the condition that they invest at least $11 million in equity.

July 11, 2000

03:00 GMT

By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Bashar Assad officially became the president of Syria on Tuesday after parliament endorsed the results of the nationwide

03:00 GMT

Bashar Assad won 97.29 percent of the votes in Monday's nationwide referendum, becoming Syria's 16th president, Interior Minister Mohammed Harbah said