Syria

August 8, 2001

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Syria has pushed through a number of new laws on its economic structure since President Bashar Al-Assad came to power in July 2000, seeking to stimulate investment and growth, but experts caution it w

August 7, 2001

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The secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Mahmoud Abbas, called Monday for closer ties and coordination between Syria and the Palestinian Authorit

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In an unprecedented act of protest, a Syrian member of Parliament has started a weeklong hunger strike and a sit-in at his office to protest a lack of

August 6, 2001

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Two Syrian construction workers were killed and a third was injured Monday by an explosion in a Lebanese mountain village.

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The Jordanian customs recently seized 77,000 anti-impotence Viagra pills which were smuggled from Syria by a passenger.

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The secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Abu Mazen, arrived in Damascus Sunday carrying a message from Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for th

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A joint venture, set up by private Egyptian, Saudi and Syrian investors, has received authorization from Damascus to build a $540 million cement factory in Abu Shamat.

August 5, 2001

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The secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived in Damascus on Sunday for his first visit to Syria in 15 years.

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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Al Shara met on Sunday with Deputy Japanese Foreign Minister Seiken Sugiura to discuss the Middle East peace process, o

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Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sinkin Sogiura arrived in Damascus late Saturday, coming from Amman, on the third leg of a tour that has already taken

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Former arch-foes Turkey and Syria concluded two days of talks here on Thursday, August 2, aimed at further improving recently thawed bilateral ties and evaluating developments in the conflict-torn Mid

August 1, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on Wednesday called on the army to be in a state of “heightened alert" to face Israeli threats.

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Fourteen former ministers have pledged to "tell the true story" on Thursday of what transpired during the 1989 talks in Taef, Saudi Arabia that helped

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Thirteen Arab countries, with the notable absence of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and a handful of Gulf states, met Monday, July 30, for the second day to bolster the Muslim world's economic boycott of Isra

July 31, 2001

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The United States has accused Iran, Iraq and Syria of producing biological weapons.