Thursday, December 29, 2005


Syria, Russia Sign Deal for Oil Refinery (
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria has signed a $2.7 billion memorandum of understanding with a Russian company for construction of a refinery and......
Syria wants ground rules for cooperation in UN probe
Compiled By Daily Star Staff
Syria said Wednesday it wanted to lay fresh ground rules for cooperation with the new chief of a UN team investigating the killing of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Sharaa told politicians from parties allied with the ruling Baath Party: "We want to agree on a protocol for cooperation to identify the meaning of cooperation.
Assad insists Iraq borders under control despite U.S. complaints
Compiled By Daily Star Staff
Syrian President Bashar Assad reiterated his country's support to stability in Iraq, rejecting U.S. and Iraqi claims that Syria was not doing enough to stop cross-border infiltrations, the official Syrian news agency reported Wednesday.
Unintelligent Debate; Is Syria Off the Hook?
Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia,PA,USA... Since the invasion of Iraq, Syria has been put on notice that its support for terrorism and its occupation of Lebanon were no longer acceptable.
New Hariri Probe Head Faces Death Threat (
By ZEINA KARAMBEIRUT, Lebanon -- A pro-Syrian group that claimed it killed a Lebanese editor has threatened to kill the next head of the U.N. commission......
Israelis Attack Militant Base in Lebanon (
By SAM F. GHATTASBEIRUT, Lebanon -- Israeli jets blasted a Palestinian militant group's base a few miles outside the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday, hours......
Lebanese arrest Syrian in Tueni murder
Compiled By Daily Star Staff
A Syrian suspect was formally arrested in Lebanon Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the assassination of anti-Syrian MP and journalist Gebran Tueni. In a move that increased suspicions of Syrian involvement in the string of assassinations targeting Lebanon for the past year.
Deny Ahmadinejad the means to enhance his authority
By Dariush Zahedi and Ali Ezzatyar
The United States has an unlikely ally in its distaste for new Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Iran's own ruling elite. Since Ahmadinejad's inauguration three months ago, he has roiled not just the international community with his bellicose tone but also a significant portion of Iran's own factional groupings.
Syria Achieves Economic Growth In spite of Pressures
The Syrian economy was capable to achieve an increase in the growth and to improve performance despite of circumstances and pressures Syria is exposed to ...
Hamas: True Democracy, Israeli Occupation Can't Coexist
Yedioth Ahronoth
IDF strikes in Lebanon Air Force bombs Popular Front training base south of Beirut; earlier, at least six rockets fired at northern Israel communities, two homes hit, four residents suffer from shock. Locals ordered into bomb shelters
Debka Iran, Hizballah and Palestinians Gang up for a Second Front against Israel
Israeli planes attack in Lebanon Israel bombs what it says is a Palestinian militant base in Lebanon hours after rocket attacks on its towns.

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