Syria

April 25, 2002

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The governments of Lebanon and Syria have agreed build a joint tobacco factory in the Syrian region of Bekaa. The cost of the plant is expected to reach $80-$100 million. The factory will produce high

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Saudi Arabia’s Southern Province Cement Company recorded a net income of SR106 million ($28.2 million) in the first quarter of 2002 compared with SR70 million in 2001. The company’s output totaled 746

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Abu Dhabi's Al-Shuweihat $1.285 billion loan received the region’s best power project finance award for the year 2001 by Power Finance & Risk magazine. The winning deal is the largest power loan in th

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Iran’s Sahel Shipping and Germany’s Thyssen Nordseewerke decided to establish a joint marine engineering venture in Iran. The two companies also signed am MOU providing for technological cooperation i

April 24, 2002

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Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday accused Israel of using "state terrorism" to crush what he called legitimate Palestinian resistance to oc

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The Syrian director Nizar Darawesh is currently shooting a new TV film entitled Hikayet Bassir (The Story of a Foresight).

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At last, Syrian actress and director Waha al Raheb has started shooting her film Ruaa Halema (Dreamy Visions), after three years of waiting for the General Syrian Cinema Corporation decision.

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Egypt and China have signed three bilateral agreements pertaining to economic, technological, cultural and agricultural cooperation, during the Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji’s visit in Egypt. Negotiation

April 23, 2002

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The decomposed body of a Syrian national was found in the disputed Shebaa Farms where armed clashes recently raged between Hizbullah guerrillas and Is

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Syria is currently witnessing an extensive theatrical activities which inaugurate the new theatrical summer season.

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Egyptian announcer Mariam Amin decided to halt the variety programs Dehk wa Laa’b wa Gad wa Hobb and Tahani wa Aghani aired by the Egyptian satellite channel.

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In a recently released report by Fitch Ratings, Egypt’s response to February’s donor conference in Sharm Al Sheikh was highlighted. Fitch forecasted that Egypt’s big currency earners, including touris

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The governments of Lebanon and Syria recently signed an agreement to build a joint dam on the Nahr al Kabir River in northern Lebanon, reported Al-Hayat. Syria will have access to 60 percent of the ri

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DHL UAE is to open an air express center in Abu Dhabi’s Al-Muhairy Mall next month. This move marks the direct entry of the Emirates’ air express supplier into the retail sector. If successful, the Ab

April 21, 2002

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Israel told the American administration it would object to the inclusion of three United Nations officials in the inspection team due to inspect the J