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Jeff Hintz

on 26 April 2010

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Syria Syria Land Area: 185,180 km Highest Point: Mt. Hermon: 2,814 Arable Land 24.8% Lowest Point: Near Lake Tiberias :-200m Capital City: Damaascus Republic under Authoritarian Military Regime President is Bashar al-ASAD Population: 21,762,978 Population Density: 117.52 people/km Unemployment: 9.2% Below Poverty Line: 11.9% Life Expectancy: 74.22 years Infant Mortality Rate: 16.69/1000 Literacy: 79.6% Mobile Phones: 7.056 Million Television Broadcast Stations: 44 Largest Ethnic Groups Arabs: 90.3% Kurds Largest Religions Sunni Muslim: 74% Other Muslim: 16% Imports Exports Machinery & Transport Equipment Electric Power Machinery Food and Livestock Crude Oil Minerals Petroleum Products Currency: Syrian Pound Exchange Rate for US Dollar $1=46.8599 Syrian Pounds The United States summoned the senior Syrian diplomat in Washington on Monday to address "provocative behavior" regarding the potential transfer of Scud missiles to Hezbollah that it said could be a threat to both Lebanon and Israel. U.S. warns Syria on weapons transfers US Embassy: Syria allows American school to reopen The U.S. Embassy says Syria has allowed the reopening of an American school in Damascus that was shut down two years ago. The decision is the latest indication of improving ties between the two countries. The school was ordered shut in November 2008 in response to a deadly U.S. cross-border raid on a village near the country's border with Iraq.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/7611258/US-warns-Syria-over-Hizbollah-Scud-missile-deal.html Jeff Hintz
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