Syria

November 19, 2000

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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

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Syria on Monday put into service a $400 million power plant funded by Japan, the official SANA news agency reported.

November 13, 2000

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Syria on Monday has put into service a 400 million-dollar power plant funded by Japan.

November 12, 2000

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The Syrian army maintained its presence Sunday in the southern Suweida region, a week after 12 people were killed in clashes between nomadic shepherds

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Some 400 Syrian academics, writers and journalists called on the Islamic conference that opened Sunday in Doha to use oil as a way to cut US and Europ

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Syria's population will soar by nearly 50 percent in the next 10 years, and the country will need $100 billion to create jobs for the millions of new people entering the labor force, an economist said

November 11, 2000

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Syria will have to begin liberalizing its state-owned banks without delay if it wants to attracts the billions of dollars it needs for its development

November 9, 2000

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Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustapha Miro called Thursday for an Arab economic summit to boost solidarity.