March 5, 2001
Syrian president Bashar Assad has turned down an Israeli bid to renew talks with the Jewish state.
Preparations are under way for the 12th Damascus Film Festival and Egyptian participation will be represented by “Souk Al Motaa”
Syrian director Nabil al-Maleh was appointed president of the jury of the Arab Independent Screen Festival due to be held in Qatar later this month.
March 4, 2001
European Union Envoy to the Middle East Miguel Angel Moratinos, who arrived in Damascus Saturday, said he conveyed a "good will message" from Israeli
March 3, 2001
A Paris court has sentenced in absentia a senior Nazi officer to life imprisonment for sending hundreds of Jewish children to their deaths in extermin
Greek Minister of Defense Apostolos Tsukha Tzopolos arrives in Damascus Saturday for a two-day official visit.
Arab scholars in the middle ages have greatly contributed to the development of modern music. Their interest in music was crystal clear as from early periods
March 2, 2001
Well-informed Syrian sources have said that a new government will be formed after the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Arab media reports.
Maestro Solhi al- Wadi is currently preparing for a new opera about the Arab queen of Palmyra, Zenobia.
March 1, 2001
George Wassouf signed a contract with the organizing committee of Qartage Festivals to present a festival concert this summer. Wassouf will also relea
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad approved a law Tuesday, making intellectual piracy punishable by up to two years in jail.
February 28, 2001
Syrian officials had no comment Tuesday on overnight claims by US Secretary of State Colin Powell that Syria had pledged to put its controversial oil pipeline from Iraq under United Nations control.
February 27, 2001
Syria has pledged to put its controversial pipeline from Iraq under the control of the United Nations, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said in Brus
The Syrian authorities have extended by six months the planned implementation of a decision to require that Lebanese vehicles traveling in Syria receive coverage from the state-owned National Insuranc
Syria's cotton production jumped to 1.47 million tons in 2000 from 900,000 tons in 1999. Around 20 percent of the Syrian workforce is engaged in different cotton-related sectors, including textiles.