Syria

September 23, 2001

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Syrian director Mohammed Malass will begin next November shooting his film Otlet Radwan (Radwan’s Holiday), marking his debut in the Egyptian cinema

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Within the framework of the Syrian tax reform program, the ministry of treasury is reportedly considering to implement a general sales tax.

September 22, 2001

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Syrian Information Minister Adnan Omran said Saturday that the fight against terrorism should be "an international responsibility" and warned it shoul

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The Commercial Bank of Syria (CBS) is planning to issue the country's first ever credit card early next year as part of efforts to improve the bank's

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Paraguayan police said Friday they had detained 14 Lebanese and Syrian citizens near the South American nation’s border with Argentina during probes i

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An ad hoc committee formed by the chief censor, Madkour Thabet, has given the green light for screening of the film Muwaten, Mhkhber and Harami (Citizen, Detective and Thief) - without taking out cont

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Syria and Saudi Arabia plan to slash customs rates imposed on bilateral exchanges over the year 2001 by 50 percent. Saudi Minister of Commerce Usama Faqih maintained that rates would drop by an additi

September 21, 2001

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One of the leading figures of Syria’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Abu Fateh Baynouni, has returned home after 20 years in exile.

September 20, 2001

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Syria has instructed the Lebanese Hizbollah to stop attacks on Israel at this stage, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the US and the American d

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A group of Syrian MPs have criticized as “unconstitutional” the president’s private banking decree, claiming that it undermines the country’s long sta

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Over 36,000 hectares of woodlands are currently growing in Syria’s Haska district. On average, approximately 3,000 hectares are reclaimed and planted with trees in this district yearly.

September 19, 2001

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Amnesty International called Wednesday for an "immediate and unconditional" release of a new batch of political prisoners rounded up in Syria, includi

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A Syrian government paper on Wednesday cast doubts over the involvement of Bin Laden in the September 11 attacks in the US, saying Israel's secret ser

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiw Hariri ended his second visit to Damascus in a week after meeting with Syrian Vice-President Abdel-Halim Khaddam and Syr

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, agreed Tuesday on the need to cooperate with the international community