July 17, 2000
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
(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.
(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
Syrian President Bashar Assad would not back down on demanding that Israel withdraw from the north-eastern shore of Lake Tiberius, reported Haaretz ne
By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus Syrian authorities on Saturday began removing portraits of President-Elect Bashar Assad from all public places, librarie
(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
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
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
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
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Bashar Assad on being confirmed as Syria's new president, reported The Associated Press, quoting the fo
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
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
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
By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus Bashar Assad officially became the president of Syria on Tuesday after parliament endorsed the results of the nationwide
Bashar Assad won 97.29 percent of the votes in Monday's nationwide referendum, becoming Syria's 16th president, Interior Minister Mohammed Harbah said