Syria

July 15, 2002

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The National Bank of Kuwait reported a net profit of 56.6 million Kuwaiti dinars ($188 million) for the first half of 2002. The bank enjoys the highest financial strength rating among all Arab banks f

July 14, 2002

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Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad received on Sunday the new ambassadors of Sweden, Malaysia, Jordan, Ukraine and Tunisia in his country, according to

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Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat announced on Sunday the appointment of a new Palestinian Authority special advisor, Israel Radio reported.

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An Israeli man living in Toronto was stabbed to death Sunday morning in what his family described as an attack by neo-Nazis, Israel Radio reported.

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North Korea's number two, Kim Yong-Nam, arrived in Libya on Saturday to begin an official visit "to strengthen relations between the countries."

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The North African Kingdom of Morocco burst into cheerful celebrations on Friday to mark the marriage of King Mohammed VI to Salma Bennania, a 24-year-

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<I>al Irada</I> (the will) is the title of a new Syrian TV series that deals with the problems of the young generation and their relations with their parents.

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The Lebanese prominent singer Wadie al Safi will perform two concerts as part of the artistic program which held yearly within the framework of the International Damascus Exhibition.

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The prominent Lebanese singer and musician Marcel Khalifa will kick off Jordan’s Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts 2002 to be held between July 24 - August 10.

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Storage product provider BenQ announced the Middle East launch of its latest optical storage product – CRW4816P CD-rewriter – and expects continued growth across all of its optical storage products.  

July 13, 2002

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The prominent Syrian director Nabil al Maleh who is known for his narrative films, is currently shooting a documentary film entitled <I>Qalb al Sahm</I> (the heart of Sham).

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After two years of absence, Egyptian actress Hind Akef stands again on stage to play the starring role in the play <I>Man Sayarbah al Malion</I> (who wins the million).

July 12, 2002

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Starbucks International is having trouble maintaining its foothold in the Middle East as its Israeli partner; Delek Corporation begins negotiations with the firm for the sale of its 80 percent stake i

July 11, 2002

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A large fire raged in Jordan's state television headquarters and employees were evacuated, witnesses said.

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In Lebanon, the Phalange Party expelled former President Amin Gemayel from its ranks on Wednesday after a month of mediation efforts between him and p