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December 5, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A new round of shuttle diplomacy was reported Sunday in a growing campaign to reconcile Syria with Egypt, two key Arab states that have been bitterly divided for a decade about approaches to peace with Israel. Prime Minister Zaid Rifai of Jordan made an unannounced visit to Damascus on Sunday morning and conferred with Syrian President Hafez Assad, reportedly carrying a letter from Jordan's King Hussein to Assad connected with Syrian relations with Egypt, according to Jordanian officials.
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February 14, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jordanian government on Wednesday nailed down Syrian petroleum supplies to replace war-disrupted imports from Iraq and keep its staggering economy fueled, Jordanian officials said. Amman will have to pay world market prices instead of the discount deal provided by Baghdad in recent years, but the supply line should be secure, the officials said. Iraqi oil, brought into Jordan by tanker trucks, will continue to supply most of Jordan's needs.
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February 15, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Zaid Rifai of Jordan traveled to Damascus on Sunday in an apparent effort to persuade Syria to soften its opposition to the latest U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East. Syrian officials said that Rifai held several hours of talks with President Hafez Assad, but no details of their discussions were made public.
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December 5, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A new round of shuttle diplomacy was reported Sunday in a growing campaign to reconcile Syria with Egypt, two key Arab states that have been bitterly divided for a decade about approaches to peace with Israel. Prime Minister Zaid Rifai of Jordan made an unannounced visit to Damascus on Sunday morning and conferred with Syrian President Hafez Assad, reportedly carrying a letter from Jordan's King Hussein to Assad connected with Syrian relations with Egypt, according to Jordanian officials.
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February 14, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jordanian government on Wednesday nailed down Syrian petroleum supplies to replace war-disrupted imports from Iraq and keep its staggering economy fueled, Jordanian officials said. Amman will have to pay world market prices instead of the discount deal provided by Baghdad in recent years, but the supply line should be secure, the officials said. Iraqi oil, brought into Jordan by tanker trucks, will continue to supply most of Jordan's needs.
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April 23, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization, gathered for the first time in years in this capital, spent Friday discussing how to repair their bitter, long-ruptured relations with the Syrian government. They used the mourning period after the funeral here of Khalil Wazir, the assassinated deputy leader of the PLO, to come up with a formula to heal the rift that can satisfy the various factions in the organization as well as the Syrian government.
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June 29, 1987
Syria, aided by the Soviet Union, appears to be engaged in a major project to divert the waters of the Yarmuk River, threatening Jordan's main farming area, Israeli Agriculture Minister Arye Nehemkin said. "If reports . . . are correct, the project poses a grave threat to Jordan because all the agriculture on the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley is based on water from the Yarmuk," a tributary of the Jordan River, he said on state radio.
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April 23, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization, gathered for the first time in years in this capital, spent Friday discussing how to repair their bitter, long-ruptured relations with the Syrian government. They used the mourning period after the funeral here of Khalil Wazir, the assassinated deputy leader of the PLO, to come up with a formula to heal the rift that can satisfy the various factions in the organization as well as the Syrian government.
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February 15, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Zaid Rifai of Jordan traveled to Damascus on Sunday in an apparent effort to persuade Syria to soften its opposition to the latest U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East. Syrian officials said that Rifai held several hours of talks with President Hafez Assad, but no details of their discussions were made public.
NEWS
June 29, 1987
Syria, aided by the Soviet Union, appears to be engaged in a major project to divert the waters of the Yarmuk River, threatening Jordan's main farming area, Israeli Agriculture Minister Arye Nehemkin said. "If reports . . . are correct, the project poses a grave threat to Jordan because all the agriculture on the Jordanian side of the Jordan Valley is based on water from the Yarmuk," a tributary of the Jordan River, he said on state radio.
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