Syria

July 23, 2001

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Syria plans to boost cement production by 60 percent to eight million tons per year to meet building needs, newspapers and industrialists said Sunday, July 22. The official ath-Thawra daily said an Ir

July 22, 2001

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A natural gas project allocated by Syria to Conoco of the United States and Elf of the French TotalFinaElf group will be operational by the end of July, Oil Minister Mohammad Majer Jamal said Saturday

July 21, 2001

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Jordanian Minister of Water Hazem Nasser has denied that Syria is not abiding by a 1987 water-sharing agreement that legalized more than 25 ditches on

July 20, 2001

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After months of tension between Hizbollah and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, the two sides turned a new page on Thursday during a meeting that brought t

July 19, 2001

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Syrian singer Asala graced the Tyre Hippodrome on Saturday, July 14, to officially close the city’s two-week festival with its most successful performance.

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Syria has abolished two key taxes in order to boost non-oil exports, through a presidential decree removing one tax on agricultural production and another tax on revenues received from exports.

July 18, 2001

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Syrian authorities have begun using earth-moving equipment in an area believed to hold a mass grave of Islamists killed in 1980.

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The UAE and Syria signed six cooperation agreements on Tuesday.

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has awarded state employees a one-time bonus of 85 percent of their monthly salaries on the occasion of his completin

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Syrian director Osama Mohammed will wrap up the shooting of the first joint Syrian-French film Sundook Al Dunia (Life Box) next month

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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad recently ratified the free trade zone with Saudi Arabia, expected to enhance bilateral trade by providing mutual exemption from customs and other fees on all merchandi

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Lebanon will sign a free trade agreement with Iraq in the "near future, Economy Minister Bassel Fleihan said Tuesday, July 17. "We will witness the signing of the deal between Lebanon and Iraq for a f

July 16, 2001

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President Bashar Al Assad warned Israel on Monday that it would pay a heavy price if it attacked Syria.

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Iran has dispatched a third shipment of Matiz automobiles to Syria.

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Jordan and Syria have decided to shorten the distance of air routes linking the two countries, the director of Syrian Airlines said on Sunday.