Syria

July 15, 2000

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Syria is seeking installation of a passenger train between Tehran and Damascus via the Turkish capital Istanbul, reported Iran News Agency (IRNA), quo

July 14, 2000

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By Jihad Abu Falah Amman  Reconciliation talks between the Syrian government and the Muslim Brotherhood took place in London days after the death of P

July 13, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus Preparations are underway in Syria for an expected amnesty that will include political prisoners and detainees, according

July 12, 2000

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Bashar Assad on being confirmed as Syria's new president, reported The Associated Press, quoting the fo

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Jordan's King Abdullah II has telephoned Syria's new President Bashar Assad to congratulate him on his election victory and pledged to develop ties wi

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Saudi Arabia, Iran and Bahrain on Tuesday welcomed the election in a referendum of Bashar Assad as Syria's new president, reported The Associated Pres

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Syria announced in late June that it is encouraging international banks to set up branches in free zones under the condition that they invest at least $11 million in equity.

July 11, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Bashar Assad officially became the president of Syria on Tuesday after parliament endorsed the results of the nationwide

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Bashar Assad won 97.29 percent of the votes in Monday's nationwide referendum, becoming Syria's 16th president, Interior Minister Mohammed Harbah said

July 10, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Syria’s government put forward on Monday before the People’s Assembly a package of economic laws to be modified, in addit

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Syrian former deputy prime minister, Salim Yassin, who is on trial for corruption, may be facing criminal charges, accord

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The top priority of Bashar Assad, sole candidate to succeed his late father Syrian president Hafez Assad, is to regain completely the Golan Heights, o

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  About 11,000 polling stations opened in Damascus at 07:00 a.m (0400 GMT) Monday for 9.4 million voters to endorse Bashar

July 9, 2000

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Bashar Assad says he wants every home in Syria to have Internet. But the country's telecom monopoly charges a $100 connection when most of the country

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The Syrian government has set up a committee to create a proportional income tax system that would be fairer to people with average and low incomes.