September 14, 2000
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
NATURAL GAS - Syria's proven natural gas reserves are estimated at 8.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf).
With proven oil reserves expected to last only about 10 more years and a population growing at 4 percent per year, Syria may become a net importer of oil within the next decade. Thus, the exploration
September 11, 2000
A first time effort by a Gulf company might result in the first ever movie on the life of legendary Egyptian singer Farid El Atrash. But, the project
Lebanese politicians close to Damascus and Tehran have revealed that American consultants had suggested October as a date to resume the deadlocked Syr
Syria has dismissed as baseless reports that President Bashar Assad will visit Lebanon by the end of the week, as a leg in an Arab tour.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has expressed confidence that a peace between Israel and Syria is possible.
The Syrian government has recently publicized a tender to install a 1.7 million mobile phone network in Syria, starting February 14. The project was launched earlier this year and is to be completed b
September 10, 2000
The Syrian Dance Theater will perform an innovative play in Syria depicting the similarities between the modern day Syrians and their forefather, the
The Syrian government is considering a billion-dollar plan to create 440,000 jobs in the economically troubled country.
Syrian President Bashar Assad is expected on a visit in Lebanon next week on the first leg of an Arab tour that would also cover Egypt, Saudi Arabia a