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2011-12-02 15:24:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the UN Human Rights Council for adopting a strong resolution today that endorsed the striking findings of a new investigative report on human rights conditions in Syria. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO</font>) The report, prepared by an independent Commission of Inquiry established by the council, was released earlier this week. It concluded that the Bashar...

2008-10-14 06:00:13

Text of report by state-run Syrian news agency SANA website ["President Al-Asad issues decree establishing diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon" - SANA headline] Damascus, 14 October: President Bashar al-Asad today issued Decree No 358 for the year 2008 establishing diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon. Following is the text of the decree: Article 1: Diplomatic relations shall be established between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Lebanon. Article 2: A...

2008-09-06 09:00:15

Text of report by state-run Syrian news agency SANA website ["Signing of Seven Agreements and Protocols for Cooperation Between Syria and France" - SANA headline] Damascus (SANA) - Syria and France yesterday evening signed seven agreements, memorandums of understanding, and protocols for cooperation in the fields of oil, gas, electricity, and railways. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the General Establishment for Electrical Power Generation and the company (MAN Diesel...

2008-08-15 00:00:14

By Albert Aji Syria and Lebanon agreed Wednesday to establish full diplomatic relations for the first time, taking a step toward healing tensions that have fueled decades of turmoil in Lebanon. Many Lebanese had long seen Damascus' refusal of ties as proof it had not given up claims that its smaller neighbor is part of Syrian territory and still aimed to dominate Lebanon. The deal is a significant symbolic victory for them, acknowledging Lebanon as an independent state. Syria, however,...

2006-08-15 15:03:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States froze the U.S. assets of two Syrian officials on Tuesday, saying they had played a key role in the country's policies to support terrorism and destabilize the Middle East. The Treasury Department said it had blocked any U.S. assets held by Baath party official Maj. Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar "for significantly contributing to the Syrian government's support for designated terrorist organizations," including the Hizbollah militia in Lebanon. A...

2006-08-15 09:54:32

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday Hizbollah's "victory" in the recent war with Israel had destroyed U.S. plans to reshape the Middle East. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier described Assad's speech as a "negative contribution" and canceled a trip to Syria planned for later in the day. Assad also aimed sharp criticism at Israel and said peace in the Middle East would remain elusive for the foreseeable future....

2006-05-17 13:35:49

Please delete eighth paragraph and read in seventh paragraph ... and establish full diplomatic relations ... instead of ... improve diplomatic relations A corrected story follows: By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A divided U.N. Security Council on Wednesday pressed Syria to improve its diplomatic ties with Lebanon and clarify their shared border to help turn the page on decades of Syrian domination of its neighbor. China and Russia abstained from a 13-0 vote in the...

2006-05-17 10:20:33

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A divided U.N. Security Council on Wednesday pressed Syria and Lebanon to establish formal diplomatic ties and clarify their shared border to help turn the page on decades of Syrian domination of its neighbor. China and Russia abstained from a 13-0 vote in the 15-member Security Council to implement fully a 2004 measure seeking an end to outside interference in Lebanon, which at the time had been under Syrian domination for 29 years. The...

2006-05-17 09:46:14

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A divided U.N. Security Council on Wednesday pressed Syria and Lebanon to establish formal diplomatic ties and clarify their shared border. The 15-nation council approved by a vote of 13-0, with China and Russia abstaining, a resolution broadly seeking full implementation of a 2004 resolution calling for an end to outside interference in Lebanon, which at the time had been under Syrian domination for 29 years.

2005-12-21 09:29:41

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday he was prepared to have a dialogue with Syria but only if Damascus cooperates with the United Nations on an investigation into the killing of a former Lebanese leader. He urged Syria to end "interference" in Lebanon and demanded it stop insurgents crossing the border into Iraq. But he stopped short of threatening sanctions if Syria fails to give full cooperation to the U.N. murder inquiry. Syria is in a standoff...