Syria

August 10, 2001

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The Syrian authorities have rejected an appeal by the family and colleagues of a detained Syrian MP from visiting him.

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Lebanon and Syria have signed two agreements to boost cooperation in land and air transport.

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With support by Cabinet, Lebanese plainclothes intelligence agents arrested at least 10 supporters of Christian anti-Syrian groups on Thursday, using

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The Syrian government has recently announced plans for the establishment of a technology city in Tartous, along the Syrian coast. A senior executive in the Syrian Ministry of Planning estimated the co

August 9, 2001

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A pro-reform independent member of Syria's Parliament was arrested on Thursday, two days after he went on a hunger strike to protest what he said were

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Lebanon and Syria signed two agreements on Wednesday to boost cooperation in land and air transport.

August 8, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will make an official visit to Kuwait in the next two weeks, as his prime minister, Mustafa Miro, prepares for a trip

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Israeli Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer reportedly believes an agreement with Syria would have the added benefits of relieving the pressure in the confro

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Scores of followers of former army commander Gen. Michel Aoun and members of the Lebanese Forces were arrested on Tuesday in a clampdown on the two ha

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Syria's Petroleum Minister Mohamad Maher Jamal agreed on Monday, July 6, to cooperate with Cyprus' efforts to tap lucrative oil and gas deposits off the East Mediterranean island, officials said.  By

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Syria has pushed through a number of new laws on its economic structure since President Bashar Al-Assad came to power in July 2000, seeking to stimulate investment and growth, but experts caution it w

August 7, 2001

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The secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Mahmoud Abbas, called Monday for closer ties and coordination between Syria and the Palestinian Authorit

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In an unprecedented act of protest, a Syrian member of Parliament has started a weeklong hunger strike and a sit-in at his office to protest a lack of

August 6, 2001

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Two Syrian construction workers were killed and a third was injured Monday by an explosion in a Lebanese mountain village.

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The Jordanian customs recently seized 77,000 anti-impotence Viagra pills which were smuggled from Syria by a passenger.