Syria

July 8, 2001

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The long-awaited visit to Damascus by Palestinian President Yasser Arafat is expected to take place on July 17 at the invitation of President Bashar A

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Ya Khi Isaal (Why Don’t You Ask?) is the title of Assalah’s latest album, which consists of eight beautiful Khaliji (Gulf) songs,

July 7, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will pay a two-day visit to Germany on Tuesday in response to an official invitation by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

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Syrian actress Raghda has been tapped for the role of a martyr’s mother in a new movie about the Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, against 34 years of Israeli military occupation.

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Syrian screenwriter Qamar Al Zaman Aloush has recently adapted Isabel Allende’s novel The House of the Spirits into a drama entitled Al Arwah Al Muhajira (Emigrated Spirits)

July 5, 2001

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Syrian opposition groups abroad have welcomed a government decision to allow a forum run by moderate Islamists to carry out cultural activities and a

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Jordan and Syria are currently holding another round of talks on bilateral water issues, said Jordan’s Minister of Water Hazem Nasser on Wednesday.

July 4, 2001

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Syria has abolished two key taxes in order to boost non-oil exports.

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Iraq will open in July a maritime transport office in the Syrian Mediterranean seaport of Tartous, the official SANA news agency said Tuesday, July 3.  Syrian Transportation Minister Makram Obeid and

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Iraqi and Syrian nationals can now travel between the two countries "without prior authorization" for the first time in almost two decades, an Arab diplomat in Baghdad said Tuesday, July 3.  "National

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Iraqi and Syrian nationals can now travel between the two countries "without prior authorization" for the first time in almost two decades, an Arab diplomat in Baghdad said Tuesday, July 3.  "National

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The Syrian Ministry of Industry recently reported that the contribution of the local mining sector to Syria’s GDP rose to 25.2 percent in 2000, up from 19.8 percent in 1999.

July 3, 2001

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Al Shara begins Tuesday a three-day official visit to London for talks on the latest developments in the Middle East, f

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The first Syrian products exhibition opened in Amman on Tuesday with the participation of 60 private and public companies.

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Syria on Monday denied accusations that Israel’s radar on Sunday tracked a Scud missile test-fired within the borders of the Arab country.