Syria

December 16, 2002

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In Saudi Arabia, police officials arrested some 20,400 foreign nationals during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan for staying illegally in the kingd

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Israel’s tourism ministry decided to inject 14-million new Israeli shekels (three million dollars) into tourism development in the Golan Heights, occupied since 1967. Government investment in Golan to

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Airbus Industrie will begin delivering its A340-500 aircraft to Emirates Airlines next year following certification by the European Joint Aviation Authorities for the ultra-long-range airplane.

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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term foreign currency counter party credit rating on Turkey’s TC Ziraat Bankasito B- from CCC+. At the same time, the rating agency affirmed its C sh

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The United Arab Emirates Acting Under Secretary for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Nasser Al-Sharhan, announced the phasing out of leaded gasoline and replacing it with unleaded gaso

December 15, 2002

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will begin his visit to the British capital of London in the next two days. The Syrian leader's visit marks the first

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Damascus Radio on Saturday emphasized that ahead of his upcoming visit to Britain, President Bashar Al-Assad made clear Syria’s stance towards central

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Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad received in Damascus Saturday, Belarusian Foreign Minister, Mikhail Khfostouv.  In the course of their meeting, talk

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Specialist freight and logistics providers Airlink are finalizing plans for regional expansion including the opening of an office in Qatar during early 2003, stated a press release.  According to the

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Standard Chartered Bank has announced the appointment of Ray Ferguson as its new Chief Executive Officer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Fergusonbrings more than two decades of global banking exper

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Mideast Integrated Drilling & Well Services Company in Oman is providing workover, wireline and non-corrosive pumping services for Petroleum Development Oman and has provided coiled tubing services fo

December 13, 2002

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The Syrian army has recently made several changes in its deployment of troops along its border with Israel, <i>Haaretz</i> reported Friday.

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Iraq's 12,000-page weapons declaration does not account for a number of missing chemical and biological weapons and fails to explain purchases U.S. in

December 12, 2002

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Syria and Iran signed an agreement in Tehran on Thursday for cooperation in the fields of housing, cities building, drinking water and sewerage.   The

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Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is to begin on Monday a foreign tour that is to take him to Russia, Lebanon and Syria, leading a high profile gov