Syria

June 29, 2000

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An era came to an end on June 10th, with the death of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad after almost 30 years in power. For much of that period, Syria had enjoyed relative domestic stability, but at an

June 28, 2000

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Israeli Air force chief, Dan Halutz, said Tuesday that the Syrian air force has avoided changing the status quo over Lebanon's skies since Israel's re

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More than 9.4 million Syrians are eligible to vote in the July 10 national referendum on Bashar Assad's candidacy to fill his late father's shoes as p

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Amnesty International Tuesday called on Syrian president-designate Bashar Assad and the country's new leadership to free an estimated 1,500 political

June 27, 2000

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Syria is seeking to borrow a total of 161 million dollars from Japan and the Islamic Development Bank to finance port expansion and the acquisition of

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Syria's parliament Tuesday approved by acclamation Bashar al-Assad's candidacy to succeed his late father as the country's president. Speaker Abdel Qa

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Syria's ruling party newspaper Tuesday blasted the first visit to Israel by a group of Algerian journalists. "This gang of journalists does not repres

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Syria has accepted an offer of advice from the World Bank on how to attract investments to the country, the government daily Tishrin reported Tuesday.

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There is a chance that talks on the Syrian track may resume much sooner than had been expected, reported the Jerusalem Post, quoting government offici

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The Syrian parliament Monday postponed for a day its scheduled vote on endorsing Bashar Assad to succeed his late father as president because so many

June 26, 2000

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Israel's Golan Residents Committee (GRC) on Sunday denounced the government's "concessionary policies" toward Syria, despite reassurances from Prime M

June 25, 2000

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By Nabil Al Mulhem Damascus  Syrian government has allowed the private sector to found tourism training centers, an unprecedented step in a country wh

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Syrian and Iraqi foreign ministers met in Damascus Sunday for talks on repairing bilateral relations following the highest-ranking visit to Syria by a

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday his government was ready to resume negotiations with Syria but stuck to its refusal to cede access to th

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Syria's anti-corruption campaign will continue as a top priority of presidential heir apparent Bashar Assad, Syria's state-run Tishrin newspaper said