Syria

December 25, 2001

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One Israeli soldier was killed and three injured in a shooting attack Tuesday morning near the Jordanian border, in an area not far from the northern

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The construction of the Latakia-Ariha highway has recently commenced in Syria. The Kuwaiti Al-Khourafi Group was chosen to build the 98-kilometer long highway by the Ministry of Transportation, report

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The Egyptian Minister of Transportation Ibrahim Al-Demeiry revealed plans for the expansion of the Cairo International Airport. The ministry wants to increase the airport’s revenues to match profits o

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The ecologist Professor David Bellamy is due in Dubai in February to address an environment technology conference. Bellamy, the president of 11 environmental organizations and vice president of a furt

December 24, 2001

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Syria is planning to increase investments in local oil and gas excavation activities, reported Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. The Euphrates Oil Company, which produces 350,000 barrels of petroleum per day, is exp

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Official sources estimated Syria’s economic product value at $17 billion in 2000. The same officials forecasted the national economy to record five percent growth in 2001, although economists estimate

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In order to protect the social stability and to stimulate the national economy, the new Syrian government must create 250,000 new jobs per annum, a local economist asserted. last month the government

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The Egyptian media advisor in Riyadh, Shuaeib Abdul-Fattah, stated that the Egyptian film and entertainment conglomerate, Media Production City (EMPC), is in high demand by Arab satellite television c

December 23, 2001

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The Syrian Foreign Minister described the Arab Foreign Ministers Emergency Meeting in Cairo last Thursday as falling short of responding fully to the

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A recently published report titled Syrian Women in Modern Development revealed that Syrian women constitute no more than 19.8 percent of the country’s labor force, reported Al-Watan. The report also n

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Recently released statistics show that the total amount of loans granted by commercial banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the public increased by 1.6 percent in the first quarter of 2001, reachin

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NCR Corporation has announced the implementation of a complete networking infrastructure for the Sultan Bin Adbulaziz Humanitarian City (SBAHC) in a deal worth two million dollars. The network gives t

December 20, 2001

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An environmental training course was recently organized for the employees of the Syrian-Jordanian-Lebanese environmental data bank project. The employees will learn how to measure air and water pollut

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The local Saudi consumption of refined oil products increased to nearly two million barrels per day in 2000, a 3.7 percent increase compared with the previous year, a recent report by the Saudi Moneta

December 19, 2001

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Syria discussed the crisis in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the Arab League, the day before a scheduled Arab League meeting on the cr