Syria

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.

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The UAE pledged Sunday to support Syria’s economic reforms, said UAE Information Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Damascus.

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A recently published economic report by the Syrian Ministry of Economy and Foreign Commerce revealed that the value of customer deposits at local banks grew by 15 percent in 2000 compared with 1999.

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Iraq will give priority to Russia and Syria in import contracts under the UN oil-for-food program rather than France, which has won the lion's share of deals since 1996, an Iraqi official said Sunday,

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Iraq will give priority to Russia and Syria in import contracts under the UN oil-for-food program rather than France which has won the lion's share of deals since 1996, an Iraqi official said Sunday,