Syria

December 17, 2002

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Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday he was "optimistic" that a US-led war on Baghdad could be avoided, following talks with British Prime

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The head of an Islamist group linked to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network and operating in Iraqi Kuridstan has been killed in the course of fighting

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The Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company has signed an agreement with a Jordanian-US-British-Canadian consortium led by Atlas Investment Group to conduct a feasibility study on JPRC's fourth expansion.

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The Governing Council of the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) has approved awards of $181.6 million for compensation for losses suffered during the Iraqi attack and occupation of Kuwait i

December 16, 2002

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President Bashar Assad of Syria has told British Prime Tony Blair there are no terrorists in Syria - only "press officers".

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Turkey has deployed troops and engineers near its border with Iraq to prepare for any U.S.-led war on Baghdad, a senior military official said Monday.

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Damascus Radio stressed Sunday that the importance of Syria's pioneer role on the regional and international dimensions appear through the “wide and g

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Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad received on Sunday, Polish President, Alexander Kavashivinski accompanied by Minister of Defense and Head of the Nat

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Syria’s Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Abdulqader Qaddoura received in Damascus Sunday, Belarusian Foreign Minister, Mikhail Khvostov and an accomp

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Iran's parliament adopted a revised anti-torture bill on Sunday banning the use of physical or psychological pressure to extract confessions from pris

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Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad and his wife arrived in London Sunday evening for an official visit to the United Kingdom.

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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