Syria

August 1, 2002

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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

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Iraq said that the air raids launched by U.S. and British warplanes on Iraqi cities, villages and infrastructure constitute a “flagrant aggression, co

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India plans to import 50,000 tons of granulated urea from Oman during 2002 to supply south India. The two countries agreed to a buy-back agreement under which 100 percent production of granulated urea

July 30, 2002

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Damascus Radio on Monday denounced the United States’ blind bias towards Israel, the Syrian Arab news agency reported that day.   The state-run radio

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Assistant Secretary General of the Ba’ath Arab Socialist Party, Abdullah Al-Ahmar, and the Sudanese National Congress Party Secretary General, Ibrahim

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Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister and foreign minister, Farouk al-Shara arrived in Tanager for a two-day official visit to Morocco, the Syrian Arab news a

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At least four people were killed and twenty others injured in a collision between a train and a bus in southern Tunisia on Monday, the official TAP ne

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“The Business Software Alliance (BSA), applauds the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government’s move to update and further improve the country’s already effective Copyright Law to ensure that intellectual

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Batelco is currently spending BD150,000 ($397,800) every month—BD5,000 a day—to make the Internet available to the people of Bahrain. The cost went up by BD50,000 per month this week after Batelco bou