Syria

May 4, 2002

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A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a five-star hotel in the center of Istanbul Saturday, fired shots in the air and took several tourists ho

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Syrian scenarist Ghassan Jbaai has finished writing the script of a new series about the famed poet Omar al Khayyam, basing on Amin Maalouf’s novel Samarkand.

May 1, 2002

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Informed Syrian sources have denied a report published by <I>The Guardian</I> last Monday about the delivery of a shipment of Czech rockets to Iraq th

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Yasser Arafat's political status has strengthened as a result of his being isolated during the Israeli offensive in the West Bank, Israel’s Military I

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Syrian director Hatem Ali has recently finished shooting the second part of his series al Fusoul al Arbaa (The Four Seasons), a social drama that deals with contemporary life issues.

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Syrian singer Samih Shqair has recently performed a concert at Beirut based al Madinah Theater under the title Enshad al Intifada (Uprising Anthem).

April 30, 2002

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Syrian actress Yara Sabri will return to the series al Fusool al Arbaa (Four Seasons) after three years in its new part to complete the role as Nadia who becomes more mature.

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The Bank of Alexandria’s board of directors approved a decision to increase the paid in capital of the Misr Iran Development Bank from $113 million to $155 million. The state-owned Bank of Alexandria

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Algeria's truck manufacturing company, Veicoli industriali Renault (SNVI), has recently entered into a production agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen, a German automotive supplier group, providing for t

April 29, 2002

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Large numbers of Israeli tanks and infantry moved into Hebron on Monday morning, witnesses said. The incursion came from the north, south and west, an

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Syrian actor Bassam Kousa will debut in theatrical direction through his play A’shaa al Wadaa’ (The Farewell Supper) based on a script by Arthur Schnitzler.

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Some ten local and international companies are predicted to submit offers for managing Bahrain’s public transportation system. Eligible companies have until April 30 to submit their bids.

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Hertz Syria has reduced its car rental rates throughout the country as part of an ongoing campaign to boost customer service and increase value for money, a press release reported.  In addition to ove

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The Qatar Shipping Company (Q-Ship) recently signed a joint venture contract with Korea’s STX Shipbuilding Company to build a new ammonia/LPG/VCM vessel. Target date for delivery is set for May 2004.

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Syria’s Internet subscribers are projected to reach 180,000 by 2006, while Internet access service is to fetch $30 million in revenues in 2006, up from $3.25 million in 2001. Despite recent growth, Sy