Syria

January 3, 2002

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For the first time since 1990, the Iraqi singer Muhannad Mohsen will participate in the 16th Ginadria festival to be held in Saudi Arabia this month.

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It appears that the TV drama won’t stop at a certain point in tackling the history of Arab states. The joint Saudi-Syrian series Masiret Jeel tackles the modern history of Saudi Arabia.

January 2, 2002

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The Syrian Higher Investment Council has recently issued permits for 31 new industrial and agricultural enterprises to commence operation, with a total investment worth 5.4 billion Syrian Pounds ($110

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Algeria and Egypt recently signed an agreement for cooperation in the oil and natural gas sector. The initial stages will take the form of information exchange on hydrocarbon, with the possibility of

January 1, 2002

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Syria takes a seat on the United Nations Security Council as of today, January 1, 2002. Syria won a nonpermanent, two-year seat on the United Nations

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Iran has become involved in trying to assure the protection and repatriation of non-Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners.

December 31, 2001

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Reports in recent days indicate that an intense effort is being made to renew the Israel-Syria peace process. The efforts nearly lead to a meeting bet

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Egyptian actress Hanan Tork is gearing up for taking the starring role in one of the last plays written by the late Syrian writer Saadullah Wannous entitled Bilad Adyaq Min Al Hobb.

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The Bahraini Ambassador to Syria, Waheed Mubarak, stated that the value of exchanges between Syria and Bahrain grew from 4.8 million Bahraini Dinars ($12.7 million) in 1999 to five million Bahraini Di

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In an attempt to fight poverty and unemployment, the Jordanian government will launch a $21 million Jordanian Dinar ($30 million) professional training program in 2002, reported Al-Ittihad. The progra

December 30, 2001

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Syrian director Ayman Dili shot his new TV film Al Mutahawwel (The Transferred) which is based on Franz Kafka's novel The Metamorphosis.

December 27, 2001

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According to the official Syrian Al-Hayat newspaper, Prime Minister Mustapha Miro asserted that Syria is prepared if the oil price per barrel maintains its current downward trend. Petroleum oil expo

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More than 60 companies and associations representing the private and public sectors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are participating in an employment exhibition opening December 24 at the Dubai Wor

December 26, 2001

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Taliban leader says Osama bin Ladin died a peaceful, natural death in mid-December in the vicinity of Tora Bora mountains, states he attended the fune

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In the age of globalization, Syrian director Munir Jbawi thought proper to use the digital language in his short cartoon film Digital as a symbol for man’s attempts to rise up.