Syria

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

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Shara said on November 15th that Damascus plans to resume full diplomatic relations with Baghdad. Al-Shara said that: “Over two years ago we started ties with our Ira

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The Lebanese newspaper <i>Al-Nahar</i> reported that the Syrian government has decided to end subsidies for the importation of sugar and rice in order to facilitate trade ties with the European Union.

November 15, 2000

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Syria marks today the 30th anniversary of the coup that brought Hafez al-Assad to power, half a year after his death and succession by his 35-year-old son Bashar, amid a campaign to open up Syria's sl

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Speakers at the first investment conference ever to be held in Syria have called on the government to open its economy to world market forces, and that is just what is about to take place, according t

November 14, 2000

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Syria's foreign minister will boycott this week's Euro-Mediterranean (Euromed) conference because the European Union has not adopted a firm stance on