November 2, 2001
United Foodstuffs and Catering (UFC), a Beirut-based distributor of Mazola olive oil, is planning to open a new olive oil factory in Syria, 40 kilometers from Aleppo, by the end of 2002.
The Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) signed an agreement in Doha on Wednesday, October 24, under which it had acquired control over 10 percent of the $700-million Ras Laffan Power Projec
November 1, 2001
Japan aims to strengthen its ties with Iran to promote counter-terrorism activities during Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi's visit this week.
The Lebanese films participating in the 5th Ismailia Film Festival have revealed how alienated Lebanese directors are from their city, Beirut, because of the wars it has witnessed.
Syrian director Mustafa Al Aqad has confirmed that British actor Sean Connery long ago agreed to play Salahiddin Al Ayyoubi in his upcoming film.
October 31, 2001
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad reiterated his country’s support for international efforts to eradicate "terrorism," but differed with Tony Blair on
British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Damascus late Tuesday on the first official visit by a British premier to Syria. Blair is on the first le
Israeli tanks and bulldozers pushed into the Palestinian-ruled town of Arrabeh in the north of the West Bank at dawn Wednesday, sparking a gunfight th
October 30, 2001
A Lebanese daily has reported that the pressure being exerted on Hizbollah in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the US has led to cra
Turkey's undersecretary for commerce, Kursad Tuzmen, will travel to Iraq on Tuesday, October 30, to attend the Baghdad international trade fair and for meetings with Iraqi officials, his office said o
October 29, 2001
Sources said that Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt took another step toward rapprochement during
Syrian director Basel Al Khatib has wrapped up shooting his new TV series Thee Qar, scripted by Jordanian writer Jamal Hamdan and costarring artists from Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Qatar.
The 10th Arab Music Festival will open with a bang on November 1 at the Cairo Opera House, and will continue for 10 days, with the participation of 26 stellar Arab singers.
As a scorching wind blew dust against her mud-brick farmhouse, Mahnaz Bravi saw no end to her suffering. "Drought is like death. Now I have a field which gives me nothing at all," lamented Bravi, rais
October 28, 2001
Moroccan actress Fatma Kheir will participate in the jury of the 12th Damascus Film Festival, which will be held November 3-10.