News

19-11-2001

The National progressive front, the highest executive body in the country, has requested each member party to put forward a list of its executives to fill the ministerial post that each of them is entitled to in the government, reported Al Hayat.

19-11-2001

According to diplomatic sources, president Bashar al-Assad is expected to appoint a new cabinet in the coming few weeks, his first government reshuffle since he succeeded his late father Hafez al-Assad, said CNN.

19-11-2001

Political sources in Damascus said that President Bashar el Assad is expected to re-appoint Mustapha Miro as head of the incoming government, reported Al Hayat.

19-11-2001
The Saudi government is in talks with six Arab and Muslim states to sell off its stake in seven joint-venture companies, including the Saudi-Syria company for industrial and agricultural investment, said Al Mustaqbal.
19-11-2001
Issam al-Zaim, the Minister of Planning, said that Syria had no intention of privatising and had made the strategic choice of holding on to state assets in order to face a potential threat from Israel, reported Al Hayat.
19-11-2001
According to industry sources, Syria's hefty oil export plan for December shows that around 150,000 barrels per day of unauthorised Iraqi crude is still displacing domestic production in refineries, reported Zawya.
12-11-2001

By the end of September, sales of the free markets authority reached USD20 million, reported Al Sharq al Awsat. Kamal al Faqir, head of the authority, said that free markets are present in Damascus as well as Aleppo, Lattakia and Tartous.

12-11-2001

The events of September 11 have opened opportunities that must be grasped to forge better relations with countries such as Iran and Syria, said British Prime Minister Tony Blair.