Syria

August 10, 2002

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Egyptian members of parliament are demanding the immediate closure of Israel's El Al airlines offices in Cairo, following what they describe as the El

August 9, 2002

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Denmark, holder of the EU presidency, on Thursday urged Syria to free all its political prisoners after several were sentenced in a crack-down on diss

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The Palestinian delegation to Washington has decided to extend its visit to allow for a meeting between CIA Director George Tenet and Palestinian Auth

August 8, 2002

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A Druse student from the village of Buqaata in the Golan Heights has been detained for allegedly having contacts with Syrian intelligence agents, acco

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Relatives of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing have cautiously welcomed a Libyan statement indicating Tripoli was ready, in principle, to pay

August 7, 2002

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Damascus Radio has said Israel would not comply with the United Nations General Assembly’s latest decision calling Israel to withdraw its forces immed

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Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation has qualified seven bids, out of a total of 17 applications, for a re-issued tender for the construction of the Al-Wehda Dam. The tender’s winner the will be

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The free trade area (FTA) agreement signed last year between Iraq and the UAE has recently entered into force, following its ratification by Emirati officials. The UAE is Iraq’s third largest trade pa

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Only after tying a long-delayed water deal to a big arms purchase did Turkey manage to finalize the agreement with its strategic ally Israel. Although the deal’s cost is yet to be concluded, cash-stra

August 6, 2002

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Damascus Radio said on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's program does not exceed the escalation of the Israeli aggressive war against

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Syria’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa received on Monday Secretary General of the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council, Nasri al-Khou

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Nine people have died of heat and sun-stroke in the southern part of Egypt in the past week as a result of the worst heat-wave in at least a decade, p

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Police officials in Kenya's northeastern regional capital Garissa have arrested a Syrian national and sent him to Nairobi for interrogation, security

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Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI) has opened a new store in Dubai. Located on the Trade Center Road in Karama, this is the sixth MMI retail outlet in Dubai. MMI's new store expects to cater

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Syria received some 3.3 million tourists last year and is expected to host over four million visitors in 2002, reported the Republic’s Ministry of Tourism. The Ministry is currently working towards m