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Additional three private publications licensed in Syria
News reports in Damascus said that the Syrian Cabinet licensed the Syrian specialist in insurance affairs Abdul Latif Abboud to issue what will be considered the third private periodical in Syria while the ministry of information submitted the request proposed for licensing two additional private periodicals for approval.
Syria, Politics, 3/16/2002
Miro and one third of the Syrian government is in Beirut today
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 3/16/2002
Syrian: The Iraqi pipeline is just for a test, to be canceled
The Syrian oil minister Ibrahim Haddad said on Friday in Vienna that Syria is still testing the oil pipeline which is extended from Iraq since 20 years, but it will work to cancel this line for using a new line to be used in the framework of the oil-for-food agreement between Iraq and the UN.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 3/16/2002
Confiscated smuggled goods worth 166 million Syrian pounds
The meeting was attended by specialists representing the two sides and discussions dealt with the phenomenon of smuggling between the two states and means of fighting it both via land and sea.
Syria-Lebanon, Economics, 3/16/2002
Demonstration in Majdal Shams in solidarity with the Intifada
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 3/15/2002
Al-Assad discusses with Talibani the American threats against Iraq
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday discussed the American threats against Iraq with the secretary general of the Kurdistani National Federation party Jalal al-Talibani who stressed his party's rejection to striking Iraq and its commitment to the unity of the Iraqi territories.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 3/15/2002
Damascus renews backing to crown prince Abdullah's initiative
Damascus on Thursday stressed that Israel has to approve complete withdrawal from the territories it occupied in 1967 before Syria will agree to making talks on peace conditions, noting simultaneously that it is in complete compliance with the Saudi position voiced in the initiative launched in February by the Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 3/15/2002
Syria: UN resolution 1397 ignores the land for peace principle
Syrian minister of information Adnan Omran described the said resolution as vague, incomprehensive and ignores any sign to the principle of land for peace.
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 3/15/2002
Damascus: Seif's sentence next week
The third and last defendant witness in the trial of the independent parliament member Riyadh Seif on Wednesday denied Seif to have had demanded the change of the constitution illegally or provoked any sectarian provocation or even forming a secret society.
Syria, Politics, 3/14/2002
Message from al-Assad to Austrian President
Al-Shara highly appreciated Austria's stances towards the Middle East. He explained "the grave and inhuman acts committed by Israel and stressed that the Palestinian resistance confronts the Israeli army on its occupied territories. A thing which is the simplest means for self-defense and therefore the Palestinians should not be asked to stop violence while they are vulnerable to all forms of Israeli violence, killing and destruction."
Syria-Austria, Politics, 3/14/2002
Al-Assad confers with former Lebanese presidents, two sons
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 3/14/2002
Turkey: we share Syria a joint desire to develop friendship, cooperation ties
The Turkish minister of housing and construction Abdul Qader al-Jaan has stressed that the Syrian and the Turkish leaderships have the joint desire to develop relations and strengthen ties of neighborhood and fraternity between the Syrian and Turkish peoples.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 3/14/2002
Al-Assad confers with Lebanese parliament member
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 3/13/2002
Al-Assad meets with Izzat Ibrahim
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday met with the deputy chairman of the revolution's leadership council in Iraq Izzat Ibrahim and the Iraqi foreign minister Naji Sabri al-Hadeithi.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 3/13/2002
Syrian construction minister starts visit to Turkey
The Syrian minister of building up and construction Husam al-Aswad and members of the accompanying delegation arrived in Ankara on Tuesday afternoon in an official visit to Turkey which will last for five days.
Syria-Turkey, Economics, 3/13/2002
Al-Shara discusses in Austria for strengthening bilateral relations
The Deputy Premier and foreign minister Farouk al- Shara arrived in Vienna on Tuesday in an official visit to the Republic of Austria.
Syria-Austria, Politics, 3/13/2002
Damascus: arresting a banker, changes targeting director generals
Syrian official sources said that the director of the Syrian commercial Bank Nadim Mithqal was arrested and brought before the economic security investigation judge, at the time when the prime minister Muhammad Mustafa Miro had changed directors general in various sectors in the country within few days.
Syria, Politics, 3/12/2002
Al-Assad, Abdullah discuss new developments, urge strong summit decisions
The talks held between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday in Damascus dealt with developments in the region, the practices conducted by the Israeli forces against the Palestinians and the current contacts made in preparations for the Arab summit.
Syria-Jordan, Politics, 3/12/2002
Ezzat Ibrahim in Damascus
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 3/12/2002
Al-Shara confers with Moratinos on Palestinian situation
The Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Shara on Monday in Damascus met with the European ME special envoy Miguel Moratinos and members of the accompanying delegation. Senior foreign ministry official attended the meeting.
Syria-European Union, Politics, 3/12/2002
Syrian intellectuals call on Europe to shoulder its responsibilities
Some 60 Syrian intellectuals and writers have called on Europe to shoulder its responsibility towards the Palestinian people and to make greater efforts to halt "the war of extermination against the Palestinians."
Syria-European Union, Politics, 3/12/2002
Changes in the Syrian security forces, airline company
In its Saturday's issue the London- based al-Hayat daily said that changes are continuous in theinternal security forces in Syria and the Syrian airline company just few days after the prime minister Muhammad Mustafa Miro vowed to implement directives made by President Bashar al-Assad in order to revitalize the principle to that "no body is above the law."
Syria, Politics, 3/11/2002
Al-Assad to visit Egypt, King Abdullah today in Damascus
Syria-Regional, Politics, 3/11/2002
French parliament member: Syria has to help us improving her image abroad
Chairman of the French- Syrian Parliamentary friendship society Philip Meirini said on Sunday that Syria has to work for improving its image abroad.
Syria-France, Politics, 3/11/2002
UNICEF's regional director: Syria is a very good partner for UNICEF
In a statement to Arabic News (ArabicNews.com) UNICEF's director of regional office for the Middle East and North Africa Thomas McDermott said that his visit to Syria has two aims. "
Syria, Local, 3/11/2002
Damascus hosts a seminar on e-class concept learning
In an effort to create widespread awareness about its e-class concept, a revolutionary educational system, the Syrian ministry of education in collaboration with DTK Computer recently held a seminar in Damascus under the title "E-classes: The ideal solution for education through computers."
Syria, Education, 3/11/2002
Syria- EU multi-faceted cooperation 1996- 2002
Syria and the European Union have been linked since 1978 by a Cooperation Agreement. Since 1995 relations between the two sides have developed with the framework of the " Euro-Mediterranean Partnership" set up at the Barcelona conference between the EU 15 member states and the 12 Mediterranean partners.
Syria-European Union, Politics, 3/11/2002
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