Syria

August 3, 2002

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The Lebanese heart- throb singer Assi al Hillani will perform a concert within the al Basel Festival which will be held in Syria Sunday Aug,4...

August 1, 2002

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday addressed his country’s armed forces through the People’s Army and the Arab Soldier magazines, on the occ

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The Sultanate of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of greetings to Swiss President Kasper Villiger on the occasion of his country's Natio

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Lieutenant-General Hassan Turkomany, the Syrian Chief of the General Staff received at his office Thursday his Lebanese counterpart, Fadi Abu Shakra a

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The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has granted Syria two loans worth $50 million. The funds will finance a number of development projects including the construction of two power

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Oman’s Majan International Bank’s board of directors has approved Bank Dhofar Al-Omani Al-Fransi (BDOF)’s proposal for merger. The proposal will be presented to the shareholders of the bank for approv

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The Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal) has signed a loan agreement for $100 million with HSBC. The ten-year loan supports the financing of a major upgrade and retrofit project being carried out by Dubal.

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The Ministry of Higher Education in Syria has completed the establishment of the first and only accredited virtual university in the Middle East. Emirates Computers (EC) has implemented the knowledge

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Iraq is conducting negotiations with two Gulf kingdoms, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, on the possibility of establishing bilateral FTZs. An agreement in principle has so far been concluded with Bahrain wh

July 31, 2002

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Two Syrian dissidents, leading economist Aref Dalila and physician Waleed Bunni, were given Wednesday jail sentences by the state security court of 10

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The legal team defending Egyptian-American Saad Eddin Ibrahim will appeal his seven-year jail sentence once the court delivers the formal details of t

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Algerian minister of energy and mineral resources, Shakib Khaled arrived in Damascus Monday for a five-day visit to Syria at the invitation of the Syr

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The Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Tuesday the appointment of Massoud Idris Karmanshahi as new ambassador to Lebanon, the Syrian Arab News Agen

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Lebanese President, Emile Lahoud discussed in Beirut Tuesday with his Foreign Minister the issue of the forecasted six months extension for UN forces

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Syria’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara received in the capital of Damascus Tuesday the new Secretary of the Libyan Relation Burea