Iran

January 12, 2004

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Syria's Information Minister, Ahmad al-Hassan says "Peace is Syria's strategic option and she is ready to resume the peace process according to the Ar

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Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce and Finance has approved a 60 million dinar ($203 million) medium-term bearer bond issue for the Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) to finance its operations. Issue by the N

January 11, 2004

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Leading Iranian reformist parliament member Mohsen Mirdamadi accused Tehran's "hardliners" of staging a "coup d'etat" by disqualifying large numbers o

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Iran expressed on Sunday its opposition to the US decision to give former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein "prisoner of war" status, the foreign minist

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Iran will attend the regional gathering on democracy and human rights, expected to open Sunday in Yemen.   According to the Iranian embassy in Sana'a,

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A mass grave of Iranian troops was disclosed at Tanumeh area, Iraq near the location where the Iranian army carried out "Karbala five" offensive to re

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A 57-year-old man, who had been pulled out alive after spending 13 days beneath the rubble of the quake-hit city of Bam in southeast Iran, died Saturd

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A tremor measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked an area near Algiers Saturday, reports said. At least five people were wounded.   APS news agency r

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Standard & Poor’s has assigned its B+ rating to the Republic of Turkey's $1.5 billion eight percent 30-year global notes due February 14, 2034. The rating reflects the government's continued commitmen

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The Islamic Development Bank has allocated $500 million to the Iraq Reconstruction Program. The financing was announced by President of IDB, Ahmad Mohamed Ali at a meeting of Arab organizations and fu

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Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House has announced plans to build a $600 million desert spa and resort south of the capital, Manama. Architects Edifice and Jean Michelle Ruols Architectes will design the

January 10, 2004

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Iran rejected a U.S. overture for talks between the two nations, saying Saturday that Washington must first end its hostile policy toward Tehran.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul arrived in Tehran Saturday to discuss ways of expanding relations between the two neighboring heavyweights. The

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Damascus urged Washington on Saturday to use its influence and help revive peace talks with Tel Aviv.

January 9, 2004

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Former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday that the US must stop its previous positions toward Iran if it wants to re-establish