Syria

May 1, 2001

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The Syrian government believes that private banking will “help carry the burden of the national economy” and reduce its dependence on the state, Prime

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Syrian Prime Minister Moustafa Miro has recently decided to allocate a prepaid cellular phone to all high-ranking Syrian state officials.

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A visit due Tuesday to Algiers by Syrian President Bashar Assad has been postponed to the second half of May against the backdrop of the bloody violen

April 30, 2001

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With less than a week remaining before Pope John Paul II visits Syria, ambiguity still surrounds the Lebanese Maronite patriarch's position on whether

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Industrialists in Lebanon and Syria are looking together for new export markets, a move they say reflects increased cooperation stemming from a 1998 f

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Jordan plans to discuss revising a 1987 water- sharing agreement with Syria during a visit by Jordan’s Water Minister Hatem Halawani to Damascus in a

April 29, 2001

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa will visit on Monday Saudi Arabia and Syria on a mission described by the Emirati daily, Al Bayan, as “urgent.”

April 28, 2001

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Jordan and Syria agreed to stop the allocation of Yarmouk River water to summer crops in the river's basin area on both sides of the border to reduce

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The Syrian singer Karawan died last week at the age of 68, leaving behind “a rich legacy of nationalist and emotional songs,”

April 26, 2001

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The Syrian cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Miro, canceled on Wednesday the 40-year-old agricultural tax law.

April 25, 2001

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Syria and the European Union (EU) said Tuesday they achieved progress towards a partnership agreement as they managed to overcome obstacles through "o

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Syria and the European Union (EU) concluded Tuesday, April 24, the latest round of negotiations on a trade association agreement, with both sides saying they had defined their areas of difference.  "T

April 24, 2001

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Exiled former Lebanese army commander Michel Aoun reiterated his call for the withdrawal of the Syrian Army Monday, saying that “the move would be bet

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Pope John Paul renewed his call on Monday for the observance of international law and UN resolutions in the Middle East to allow negotiations to resum

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Syria and the European Union (EU) launched Monday, April 23, a new round of negotiations on the signing of an association accord which could eventually lead to the creation of a free trade zone, the o