Syria

November 26, 2000

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Official Syrian radio Sunday backed anti-Israeli resistance in southern Lebanon, after a bomb attack by the Shiite Hizbollah on an Israeli patrol in t

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Iran’s Finance Minister declared that Syria has paid $500 million of debt to Teheran, as part of a debt totaling $1billion that dates back to the 1980’s when Iran sold oil to Damascus on easy credit t

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Syria needs the EU, Japan and others to help fund a billion-dollar plan to fight unemployment, planning minister Issam Zaim said Monday. The planning ministry said Thursday that Italy had already pled

November 23, 2000

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Hundred of Palestinian refugees and Syrians took the streets in Palestine refugee camp, to the south of Damascus, on Thursday evening in a march to sh

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President Bashar Assad’s stated intention of adapting the Syrian economy to demands of the 21st century is expected to result in new commercial banking law, which will allow private banks to own large

November 21, 2000

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Syrian Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam Tuesday expressed his country's support for the Palestinian uprising and called for Arabs to break relations

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Syrian Airlines will Tuesday resume flights to and from Amman after a 21-year suspension.

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The Syrian Hama Cotton Threads Company has exported $4 million worth of cotton threads during the first eight months of this year, mainly to Egypt, Morocco, Switzerland, Spain and England.

November 20, 2000

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Syrian authorities have closed down Mazzeh military prison and intend to turn it into a history and archaeology museum.

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Syria’s new president Bashar Assad has injected youth and vision to the country’s leadership and brought to office a group of like-minded young technocrats, seeking to develop his vision for the count

November 19, 2000

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Most of the 600 Syrian prisoners freed under amnesty granted by Syrian President Bashar Assad Thursday were Islamists. Authorities have released 380 p

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Following a visit to Damascus by Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Lebanon and Syria reached an agreement to start the rehabilitation of the Syrian-Lebanese branch of the Iraqi pipeline, which carries oil

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The U.S. is not opposed to the reopening of the Iraqi-Syrian pipeline, as long as all revenues from the sale of Iraqi crude remain under U.N. control, according to a U.S. State Department official on

November 18, 2000

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The Syrian government is expected to amend its draft law on commercial banking in the next three months to allow private banks to own larger stakes in

November 16, 2000

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A mass amnesty by Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, in which about 600 political prisoners were set free, was seen as a major step towards mo