Syria

October 16, 2001

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Syrian director Walid Murib has recently wrapped up the shooting of his short narrative film Lahthat Farah (Moment of Happiness) about the sorrows of kids forced to work in order to survive.

October 15, 2001

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Security forces in the Egyptian district of Qalyoubiyyah have arrested an armed gang that terrorized a group of young men and women who were on their

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Swiss authorities jailed on Sunday the Qatari-based Al Jazeera satellite channel’s correspondent in Belgium as he was entering the country to cover a

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Two rising stars from Syria and Tunisia took lead roles in Moroccan and Egyptian movies participating in the 25th Cairo International Film Festival.

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Egyptian actor Salah Al Saadani has recently finished rehearsals for the new comedy Al Dor Ala Min (Whose Turn Is It), a play depicting the politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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A total of 102 applications to set up private banks in Syria have been filed with the economy ministry, the government daily Tishrin reported Sunday October 14. It said no decision has yet been taken

October 14, 2001

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US warplanes pounded the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar relentlessly Sunday as the onslaught on Afghanistan entered a second week with reports of civi

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The UAE’s Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan received in Abu Dhabi Saturday Farouq Qaddoumi, chairman of the political departm

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Sixty-five anti-US Muslim protesters have been arrested in the Indonesian capital for possessing weapons, police said Sunday.

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As part of the Cairo Film Festival, a conference was held on Friday at the Egyptian Opera House after the screening of the Syrian film Attahin Al Aswad (Black Flower).

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Syrian Minister of Culture Maha Qannout has chosen Egyptian artist Nabila Ebeid and Syrian actress Raghda to be jury members for the 12th Damascus International Film Festival.

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An Arab League body reinstated Thursday October 11 an indirect boycott of Israel by blacklisting more than 10 foreign companies that deal with the Jewish state. The Office for the Boycott of Israel (O

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Turkey said on Thursday October 11 that its growth target next year would be around four percent, a one-percent cut from the government's prior estimation. "It is estimated that economic growth will b

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Syria became a member on Saturday October 13 of the World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the official SANA news agency reported.  President Bashar Al-Assad signed into effect

October 11, 2001

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Cyprus Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis stated in Nicosia Wednesday discussions are underway with Egypt and Syria concerning the