Bashar Al-Assad (732)

22-09-2002

French President, Jacques Chirac will be visiting Syria in mid-October, according to Sana, the state news agency.

05-04-2002

A Syrian court sentenced yesterday Riad Seif, a dissident MP to five years in jail for violating the constitution and "trying to change it through illegal means" and for setting up a "secret association".

05-04-2002

The Lebanese army announced on Wednesday that Syria and itself had decided to redeploy Syrian troops towards the Lebanese-Syrian border in line with the 1989 Taif accord that ended Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.

01-04-2002

With its former head now a President of the Republic and four of its other members government ministers, the Syrian Computer Society (SCS) can boast of a membership few other organisations in the world can compete with.

27-03-2002

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Arab Summit in Beirut on March 27, 2002.

03-03-2002

The Lebanese state television as well as several news agencies are reporting that Bashar al Assad will be making today a historic visit to Lebanon.

14-02-2002

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Corriere Della Sera on February 14, 2002.

11-02-2002

The Syrian president will be travelling to Italy on February 19, in a three day visit to this country.

04-02-2002
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide loans of more than 165 million euros (USD142 million) to finance projects in Syria.
02-02-2002

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on the occasion of the visit of the Greek President on February 02, 2002.

07-01-2002
Syria's new industry minister, Issam al Zaim, said that his country will keep its state industries although their accumulated losses reached USD1.6 billion in 2001.
24-12-2001

In a message on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, US President George W. Bush said he wanted to work with Syria for a just peace in the Middle East and against terrorism.

10-12-2001

Syria's government resigned Monday, the official SANA news agency said, in a long-awaited move analysts regard as a sign President Bashar al-Assad will try to push reform of the country's command economy.

10-12-2001

A new Syrian government led by Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa Miro was formed on Thursday following a decree issued by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

26-11-2001
Syria's parliament on Thursday passed a 2002 budget projecting expenditure of SYP356 billion (US$7.66 billion), a 10 percent increase on the previous year's spending, reported the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
26-11-2001
Syria's parliament on Thursday passed a 2002 budget projecting expenditure of SYP356 billion (US$7.66 billion), a 10 percent increase on the previous year's spending, reported the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
26-11-2001

A judge trying a lawmaker accused of violating the constitution and defaming the government agreed to a request by defence lawyers Tuesday to summon Interior Minister Mohammed Harba to testify in court, said 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.

01-11-2001

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reshuffled eight government portfolios early October.

31-10-2001

The English transcript of the joint press conference in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and British Prime Minister Tony Blair on October 31, 2001.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on the occasion of the visit of Pope John Paul the Second on May 05, 2001.

15-10-2001

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Arab Summit in Amman on March 27, 2001.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the 9th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on November 13, 2000.

15-10-2001

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Arab Summit in Cairo on October 21, 2000.

15-10-2001

The text of Bashar Al-Assad inauguration speech in 2000. The transcript is by SANA, the state news agency.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of the speech of Bashar Al-Assad at the 9th Conference of the Regional Command of the Baath Party on June 21, 2000.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of Bashar Al-Assad’s first words as president-elect, on June 20, 2000.

15-10-2001
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi is expected in Damascus Sunday for talks with his Syrian counterpart, Mohammad Mustafa Miro, reported Zawya.
09-07-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Der Spiegel on July 09, 2001.

23-06-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Le Figaro on June 23, 2001.

22-06-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with French TV on June 22, 2001.

16-06-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad French media on June 16, 2001.