September 21, 2000
President Bashar Assad's pledge to bring Internet access to every home in Syria has sparked an intense debate over the impact of information technology advances in authoritarian states. For an isola
September 20, 2000
Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustapha Miro visits Bahrain for talks on economic cooperation and efforts to advance the Middle East peace process.
September 19, 2000
Foreign investment in Syria totaled only 47.6 million dollars last year, according to Al-Baath's economic weekly edition.
Pope John Paul II is planning a visit to Syria early next year. The papal trip to Damascus would likely take place after the Orthodox church celebrate
September 18, 2000
Syria supports international efforts to restart negotiations with Israel, so long as they are based on the principle of an Israeli withdrawal from the
Syria and Russia are to expand their economic cooperation in a range of fields and to encourage investment, the official SANA news agency reported Sunday.
September 17, 2000
Syrian President Bashar Assad will pay an official visit to Russia by the end of the year.
September 16, 2000
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he welcomes "all Russian efforts towards a fair and lasting peace in the (Middle East) region."
Syria is once again set to emphasize its solidarity with the Arab world. This time it is a cultural message. Syria’s most prominent musicians are set
September 14, 2000
Syrian Information Minister Adnan Omran says that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak should resume peace talks with Syria on the basis of withdrawing f
The Syrian government has recently permitted the operation of three Lebanese banks in the Syrian Free Zone. The three banks are the Lebanese-European public company, the Francebank and the European Ba
September 13, 2000
Syria will soon issue a new law for political parties, according to sources who quoted Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam as saying.
Arab economy and finance ministers met for talks in Damascus Wednesday on moving up the timetable for an Arab free-trade zone by several years, partic
State Planning Minister Issam Zaim said he is pessimistic about foreign investment in Syria where industry is not competitive, in a speech reproduced in the government newspaper Tishrin Tuesday.
September 12, 2000
The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has offered Syria a loan that will be used to study the state of Syrian ports and railways, Syria