Syria

June 13, 2000

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US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrived in damascus Tuesday to attend the funeral of President Hafez Assad, state television showed. Albright

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Foreign leaders continued to arrive at Damascus airport to attend the funeral of the late Syrian president Hafez Assad. Some 10 heads of state, half o

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The state funeral of Syrian President Hafez Assad got underway Tuesday to the sound of a 21-gun salute, as soldiers bore his coffin covered in the nat

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The transcription of the statement delivered Monday by Rifa’t Assad on Arab News Network (ANN) and sent as a press release to AFP here was as follows:

June 12, 2000

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The banished brother of the late Syrian President Hafez Assad cast doubts on the constitutionality of the measures taken by the Syrian authorities as

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By Munir K. Nasser Washington, DC  Shibley Telhami, a member of the Palestinian-Israeli Non-Incitement Committee, who also holds the Anwar Sadat Chair

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus – Albawaba.com  Syrian politicians, economists and parliamentarians have voiced optimism over the new era expectedly under

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The London-based Arab News Network (ANN) television channel said Monday it would broadcast a statement by Rifa’t Assad, brother of the late Syrian pre

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Rifa’t Assad, estranged and banished brother of late Syrian President Hafez Assad, considers himself the legitimate successor to the post, AFP said, q

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Syrian Bashar Assad described himself as a believer in democracy in an interview published Monday but given some two weeks before the death of his aut

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Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak sent a message of reassurance to Syria Sunday that Israel has no intention of using the transition period in Damascu

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Bangladesh is to observe a national day of mourning for Syrian president Hafez Assad, officials said Monday. The national flag will fly at half-mast a

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Israeli Arab politicians had not received invitations to Syrian President Hafez Assad's funeral Tuesday, reported Haaretz.  Knesset members, heads of

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The death of Syrian President Hafez Assad posed new questions but gave no cause for concern, French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine said Monday. Vedri

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus – Albawaba.com  Security services in Syria have received orders to arrest Rifa’t Assad upon his expected arrival in Damasc