Syria

December 16, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has requested the resignation of his ministers, in an attempt to push forward economic reforms under the guidance of a new cabinet. Al-Assad’s call reflects his desire

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Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (Qatargas) and Microsoft have announced the signing of a technology agreement that allows the liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer to standardize its Information Technology

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Iraq pumps approximately 222,000 barrels of oil per per day to Syria , without UN approval, reported the New York-based <i>Energy Intelligence Briefing</i>. The recently publicized report reveals this

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The Egyptian pound was devaluated by about 7.8 percent on Thursday, December 14, to a central rate of 4.50 to the dollar from 4.15. CBE will also inject an immediate $500 million of its reserves into

December 14, 2001

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On December 13,Syrian President announced the formation of a new government that included major reshuffles in economic and social ministries.

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The spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, prayed last night in a mosque just when Israeli missiles hit it. He escaped unhurt. Earlier, an ar

December 13, 2001

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The new Syrian TV film Al Badawi (the Bedouin) depicts the story of a French young man who visits Syria to write about his father’s life and memories there.

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DHL in the UAE has invested Dh1.25 million ($340,000) in an upgrade of its Abu Dhabi fleet. The upgrade comprises 11 new VW LT Transporters as well as a three ton Mitsubishi Canter. This takes DHL UAE

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Lebanon will purchase Syrian gas to replace the use of the more expensive fuel oil, according to a new gas agreements sigend Saturday. It is hoped that this move would enable Lebanon to lower electric

December 12, 2001

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Oman will reduce the cost of entry visa fees from January 5 and issue them at airports to promote tourism, the government announced Wednesday.

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An official Syrian daily criticised Wednesday the European Union's call for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to dismantle "terrorist" networks.

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad approved a new law on Saturday, December 8, regarding the national program to fight unemployment. A new public office will be set up and will operate for a predetermin

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Official statistics reveal that Moroccans consume 300 million liters of carbonated beverages annually, while the American giant Coca-Cola Company spends seven million dollars on advertisements in Moro

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The new government being formed in Syria faces the huge task of creating a quarter of a million new jobs each year to spur growth for its young population and maintain social stability. These targets

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The Moroccan economy recorded an annual growth rate of 3.9 percent in the past four years, stated Treasury Minister Fathullah Oualalou. The minister added that the national economy managed to evade ne