Syria

October 24, 2001

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The Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE) will expand the country’s Internet network next year, from its present 15,000 subscriber capacity to 200,000 subscribers. STE Director General said tha

October 23, 2001

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British pop sensation Elton John performed for 900 of Mexico's wealthiest people at a concert that drew fervent protest from lawmakers and those the performance was to benefit.

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Young Egyptian actor Khaled Abul Naga is no stranger to the theater stage, has hosted TV shows, and has received many offers to strut his stuff on the big screen.

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Scuffles erupted Tuesday October 23 between Syrian workers who were cutting off illegal phone lines and local residents from the south Lebanese village of Khiam, witnesses said.  Some 40 Syrians and L

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Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammad Mehdi Saleh held talks on Monday October 22 in Damascus with Syrian Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam on "bilateral relations between two brotherly countries," the offic

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Dolphin Energy has received technical and commercial bids from eight international firms for the upstream and midstream front end engineering and design (FEED) contracts for a multi-billion-dollar pro

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Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahman Yussufi held talks here Monday October 22 with President Bashar al-Assad on the latest developments on the Arab and wider international scenes, Syria's official SAN

October 22, 2001

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US bombing has killed three young Jordanians who were apparently in Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban militia, reports said on Sunday.

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Syrian actress Waha Al Raheb is currently shooting her new TV series Ruaa Halema (Dreamy Visions), which depicts woman's persistent struggle to gain her rights.

October 21, 2001

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his weekly cabinet meeting Sunday that Israel did not plan to remain in Palestinian cities the army has reocc

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President of the Royal Dutch /Shell Oil Group, Yuron Van Der Vir recently met with top-level officials in Damascus to discuss the possibility of future oil excavation projects in Syria reported <I> Al

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Japan has extended Morocco a loan worth 12.76 billion Yens ($114 million) to finance a 120 km-long coastal highway along the Mediterranean ring.

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Egypt and Syria see future EU member Cyprus as an energy hub to supply Europe with their natural gas cheaply, Cypriot Commerce Minister Nicos Rolandis said Saturday October 20.  "The matter needs to b

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Saudi Arabia's King Fahd and visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez agreed here on Saturday October 20 on the "importance" of oil price stability, the official SPA news agency reported.  The two le

October 18, 2001

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's hardline policies are to blame for the assassinations of Palestinians and Israelis alike, a state-run Syrian new