Syria

February 4, 2001

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A statement circulated recently in Damascus by anonymous persons denied that novelist Nabil Suleiman was attacked by Islamists or any other group, acc

February 1, 2001

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Syrian heavy crude exports are expected to more than double in February, again raising suspicions that Iraqi oil continues to flow through an unauthorized pipeline, industry sources said on January 31

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Syrian heavy crude exports are expected to more than double in February, again raising suspicions that Iraqi oil continues to flow through an unauthorized pipeline, industry sources said on January 31

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Syria will set up a school for business administration, a specialty given little attention so far in the state-run universities, Damascus' official newspapers reported Wednesday, January 31.

January 31, 2001

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Inas, Daughter of the Syrian novelist, Nabil Suleiman, confirmed that her father, who resides in the Syrian city of al Latakia, had been beaten up by

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Immunity was withdrawn late Monday night from four Syrian members of parliament as a first step to send them to the court on corruption charges.

January 30, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has authorized the purchase of new cars for both private and public use at a \"reduced\" import duty of 40 percent.

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Observers in Damascus confirmed that the Central Committee of the ruling Baath Party in Syria would hold a conference in February to announce its agre

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Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad discussed bilateral relations Monday in Damascus. Ramadan\'s groundbreaking two-day visit is aimed at setting up a free tr

January 29, 2001

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Syrian sources close to the political leadership said that a cabinet reshuffle is expected soon.

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A Syrian leading economist has said that direct currency foreign exchange at the Syrian banks is a courageous step in the right direction.

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An agreement has been signed between the Syrian Ministry of Economy and the Bahraini Ministry of Finance, under which Bahraini experts will hold train

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Sources close to the Syrian deputy and leading businessman, Riadh Seif, denied as baseless rumors that the politician fled Damascus after announcing t

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree Saturday allowing purchasers of new cars a large cut in import duty, in a bid to encourage the scrapping of polluting elderly vehicles.

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Syrian Transport Minister Makram Obeid declared that Lebanon and Syria are planning to launch a joint airline between Middle East Airlines (MEA) and the Syrian Arab Airways (SAA).