Syria

December 10, 2001

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Lebanon and Syria have signed a gas agreement which will halve the costs of Lebanon's electricity supplies once it takes effect in nine months' time, officials said Sunday, December 9. The accord was

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Jordan's foreign debt shrank by one percent in November 2001 to $6.9 billion from seven billion the same month last year, the finance ministry said Sunday, December 8. Foreign debt still represents 80

December 9, 2001

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on Sunday urged the international community to put an immediate stop to Is

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Syrian Arab Airlines will buy new planes next year as aircraft prices have dropped following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

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Presidents Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Syria's Bashar Al Assad held talks in Damascus Sunday on the latest escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian confli

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Sunday that an attempt to extend the war on terrorism to Iraq would be "unwise."

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Australian star Cate Blanchett, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role as an English queen in the 1998 picture Elizabeth, and screenwriter husband Andrew Upton have welcomed their first child.

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Syrian director Haitham Haqqi is gearing up for his new drama Aqbiyat Al Mawt (death tunnels) which is one of the few Syrian series which tackle the Syrian modern history.

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad signed into effect a law Saturday, December 8 creating an agency to battle the country's severe unemployment, which touches an estimated 20 percent of Syria's job-age

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Iraq has placed orders for $1.8 billion worth of oil-related equipment over the past five years, two-thirds of which have been delivered, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq said Saturday, Deecem

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Syrian Arab Airlines will buy new planes next year as aircraft prices have dropped following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the director of the company said. However, Adnan S

December 8, 2001

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The Dutch Storioni Trio, Bart van der Roer (piano), Wouter Vossen (violin) and Marc Vossen (cello), will perform a recital on Saturday in Al Assad Library, Damascus.

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Egyptian director Radwan Al Kashef has agreed with the writer Mohammed Al Bisati to transfer his novel Layali Ukhra (Other Nights) into a film costarring Sharihan.

December 7, 2001

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A recently published report by the Arab Insurance Companies Association shows that 383 insurance and reinsurance firms are presently operating in the Arab World. The report estimates at six billion do

December 6, 2001

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The number of passengers carried by Syria’s national carrier, Syrian Arab Airlines (SAA), grew to 297,653 in the first nine months of 2001, up from 234,103 passengers in the corresponding period the p