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In protest against Israeli suppression, Syrian prisoners in Golan threaten open hunger strike
The Syrian prisoners of the occupied Golan in Israeli prisons threatened an open hunger strike unless their situations are improved and "injustice is lifted up," said Medhat El-Saleh, a member of the Syrian People's Assembly who leads a campaign to reform their situation.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 11/6/1999
Al-Sharaa confers with al-Qaddoumi
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa on Thursday afternoon received the chairman of the PLO political department, Farouk al-Qaddoumi. Deputy Foreign Minister Suleiman Haddad attended the meeting.
Syria-Palestine-China, Politics, 11/5/1999
Al-Sharaa on Tabaraya lake and Israel's pledge on Golan
The Jordanian weekly al-Sabeel said that Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa said that Syria will ask for a part of Tabaraya lake waters to its territories according to international principles.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 11/5/1999
Prince Sultan: Al-Assad wins full backing of Clinton
Saudi Defense Minister Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz has asserted that US President Bill Clinton fully backs Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.
Saudi Arabia-Syria-USA, Politics, 11/5/1999
Syrian-Egyptian contacts to resume very soon
Well-informed Syrian sources told the Lebanese daily al-Nahar that Syrian-Egyptian contacts will be resumed very soon.
Syria-Egypt, Politics, 11/5/1999
Four Syrian victims in the Egyptian air crash
Syria-Egypt-USA, Local, 11/5/1999
Two British naval ships to visit Lattakia next week
The two British Royal naval ships will visit the coastal city of Lattakia on November 9 - 12. This is the second visit by British ships to Lattakia in 48 years, following the successful visit made by two ships from the British naval force to Lattakia in July 1998.
Syria-UK, Military, 11/5/1999
Al-Assad gets message from Saudi crown prince, phone call from King Abdullah
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad met on Thursday in Damascus with the deputy chairman of the Saudi National Guard, Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tweijari.
Syria-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 11/4/1999
After UAE, Egypt, Bashar al-Assad to visit France, Iran
Col. Bashar al-Assad, son of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, will, before the end of this year, make official visits to France, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt after he had visited recently Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan and Lebanon.
Syria-International, Politics, 11/4/1999
New archaeological discoveries date back to the stone age in Syria
Syria, Culture, 11/4/1999
Khatami message to al-Assad concerning Iraq
The Iranian ambassador in Damascus, Hussein Sheikh al-Islam, said that Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi will visit Damascus next Saturday to convey a message from Iranian President Muhammad Khatami to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad pertaining to developments in the region, especially the situation in Iraq.
Syria-Iran, Politics, 11/4/1999
Washington: Israel did not vow a complete withdrawal from the Golan
The US administration on Wednesday denied that Israel to accepted restoring back the occupied Syrian Golan Heights during the peace negotiations which were suspended in 1996. An official at the US State Department said, "There were no agreements in this respect."
Syria-Israel-USA, Politics, 11/4/1999
Syrian paper: What does the Palestinian Authority want from Lebanon?
The first Syrian position revealed on Tuesday concerning the deathsentence in absentia against the secretary of the Fatah movement in Lebanon, Sultan Abu al-Einin, indicated increasing doubts that diplomatic mediation will succeed in dealing with this issue.
Palestine-Syria, Politics, 11/4/1999
Barak preparing for negotiations with Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak appointed a former head of the Israeli intelligence to head the Israeli negoting delegation with Syria.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 11/3/1999
US asks Turkey to settle water issue with Syria
Syria-Turkey-USA, Politics, 11/3/1999
Syrian-Kuwaiti memorandum of understanding signed
Syria and Kuwait on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding on amending the bilateral agreement that provides for organizing air traffic between the two countries.
Syria-Kuwait, Economics, 11/3/1999
Aleppo hosts industrial exhibition on plastic, rubber
The first industrial exhibition of plastics and rubber in Syria opens today in Aleppo (in the northern part of Syria). This event is organized by the Aleppo Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Damascus Chamber of Commerce.
Syria-International, Business, 11/3/1999
Al-Assad gets a message from Chirac
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad on Monday received former French Foreign Minister Herve de Charette.
Syria-France, Politics, 11/2/1999
Kharazi to visit Damascus on Saturday
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi is due to arrive on Saturday in Damascus to inform Syrian President Hafez al-Assad about the results of Iranian President Mohammed Khatami's discussions in France regarding the peace process and to inform him of the results of his meeting with French President Jacques Chirac.
Syria-Iran, Politics, 11/2/1999
Report: Qaboos convinced not to host multilateral talks
The Lebanese daily al-Deyar has stated that Col. Bashar al-Assad has succeeded in convincing Sultan Qaboos of Oman to refuse to host multilateral negotiations on water issues that are scheduled to be held before the end of the current year in Muscat.
Syria-Oman, Politics, 11/2/1999
Syria signs loan agreement with Abu Dhabi Fund
Syrian Minister of State for Planning Abdul Rahim al-Sbei on Monday signed four loan agreements between Syria and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development at a value of 543,604 million dirhams with a 3.5 percent interest rate on all withdrawn sums and .5 percent for labor banking fees.
Syria-United Arab Emirates, Economics, 11/2/1999
Barak: al-Assad is the only partner who takes peace decisions in Syria
On the eve of convening the US, Palestinian and Israeli summit in Oslo to give a new impetus to the final status negotiations for the Palestinian territories, the Syrian - Israeli track has witnessed a "verbal move," and Washington stressed that there is no crisis on this track and that efforts have been intensified to re-launch negotiations between its two sides.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 11/1/1999
On negotiations on the Syrian-Israeli track
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Nawaf Masalha stated that there are indirect contacts between Israel and Syria to resume peace negotiations between them. He added that according to his personal assessment, these contacts will take two to three months until it they bear fruit into resuming negotiations officially.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 11/1/1999
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