Syria

August 1, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has assumed a further political post, becoming the chairman of the Progressive National Front (PNF) umbrella group of pa

July 29, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  A substantial raise in Syrian government military employees’ salaries will be announced Sunday, according to Assistant Mi

July 27, 2000

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Around 30 imprisoned members of Syria's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, a religio-political organization active in north Africa and the Middle East, have

July 25, 2000

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Eleven Palestinian parliamentarians arrived in Damascus Tuesday to prepare for a visit by the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.  "Our visit is wi

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Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq Shara praised his country's strong relationship with Iran after meeting Tuesday with an envoy from Ayatollah Ali Khamein

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(AFP, DAMASCUS) - Syria's finance ministry has finalized plans to start a state company exchanging foreign currency at black market rather than official rates, the government newspaper Tishrin said Mo

July 24, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus   A Syrian Economic Court has charged two former Syrian ministers with delibrate criminal acts regarding an Airbus deal,

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Syria's finance ministry has finalized plans to start a state company exchanging foreign currency at black market rather than official rates, the gove

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The foreign affairs adviser of Iranian spiritual guide Ayatollah Ali Khameini arrived in Damascus on Monday to congratulate President Bashar Assad, wh

July 23, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar Assad thanked Egypt Sunday for "supporting Syria's rights," in a message he sent to mark the country's national holiday, offic

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The torch has officially been passed in Damascus, where Bashar al-Assad, the son of Hafez al-Assad, was sworn in as president of Syria for a seven-year term.

July 22, 2000

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The chief of staff of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met Syrian President Bashar Assad Saturday to congratulate him on

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Syria's new President Bashar Assad issued a decree Saturday calling for the creation of internet technology departments at four Syrian universities, g

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A group of over forty of the world's most prominent Islamists published an open letter Saturday calling on new Syrian President Bashar Assad to "turn

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Iran and Syria will enter talks with Baghdad after signing an agreement to build railroads linking the two countries via Iraq, according to the head o