August 6, 2001
A joint venture, set up by private Egyptian, Saudi and Syrian investors, has received authorization from Damascus to build a $540 million cement factory in Abu Shamat.
August 5, 2001
The secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived in Damascus on Sunday for his first visit to Syria in 15 years.
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Al Shara met on Sunday with Deputy Japanese Foreign Minister Seiken Sugiura to discuss the Middle East peace process, o
Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sinkin Sogiura arrived in Damascus late Saturday, coming from Amman, on the third leg of a tour that has already taken
Former arch-foes Turkey and Syria concluded two days of talks here on Thursday, August 2, aimed at further improving recently thawed bilateral ties and evaluating developments in the conflict-torn Mid
August 1, 2001
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on Wednesday called on the army to be in a state of “heightened alert" to face Israeli threats.
Fourteen former ministers have pledged to "tell the true story" on Thursday of what transpired during the 1989 talks in Taef, Saudi Arabia that helped
Thirteen Arab countries, with the notable absence of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and a handful of Gulf states, met Monday, July 30, for the second day to bolster the Muslim world's economic boycott of Isra
July 31, 2001
The United States has accused Iran, Iraq and Syria of producing biological weapons.
July 30, 2001
Syria’s oil resources could last until 2020, 10 years longer than previous reports had claimed.
Syria and the UAE recently signed an agricultural agreement, for the exchange of palm trees, saplings and plants. Under the accord, agricultural expertise will also be shared between the two countries
Arab countries, with the notable exception of Egypt and Jordan, ploughed ahead Sunday, July 29, with plans to publish a blacklist of Israeli firms, and foreign companies doing business with the Jewish
July 29, 2001
Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer assured Jordan's King Abdullah during a secret meeting last Wednesday that Israel did not plan to carry
A significant increase has been recorded in the number of tourists visiting Syria over the past year. In 2000, more than three million tourists visited Syria, reflecting a 12.5 percent increase compar
Syria has offered 64 investment projects in the tourism sector to help meet the growing number of visitors. It is estimated that the number of foreign visitors to the country will reach 12 million by