Iran

January 21, 2004

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Ariel Sharon's leadership came under heavy fire Wednesday over the impact of bribery allegations as a legislator from the Labor party called the entir

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The past year had witnessed a general recession in the world of Egyptian singing, and there was a significant retreat in the performance of many stars that used to have a wide base of fans like Amr Di

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Libyan Prime Minister Shukri Ghanem is attending this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ghanem is the Arab state’s first envoy to the forum in over 20 years. He received an invitation

January 20, 2004

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The Iranian political vetting body behind the "blacklisting" of thousands of candidates from next month's elections has thus far approved 200 of them

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An explosion of mines left from the Iraqi war left four people dead and one injured in the Iranian border region of Qasr-e-Shirin, a local municipalit

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Sharjah-based Air Arabia will soon introduce Switzerland’s DUFRY to its passengers, an in-flight duty free service on all its routes. The service will begin in the first quarter of 2004 and passenger

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Batelco officially launched its new Egyptian company Batelco Egypt Communications on January 18, 2004, at Cairo ICT 2004 at the Conrad Hotel. The company was established last August as an Egyptian Joi

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Crude steel production in the Middle East reached 12.9 million metric tons in 2003, up eight percent over 2002, according to the International Iron and Steel Institute. Iran is the largest producer in

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Emirates Bank International launched its second international bond issue on Monday, January 20, 2004. Following positive feedback during the book-building process, with firm orders of some $700 millio

January 19, 2004

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Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday received President Mohammad Khatami on the threshold of the latter's departure for Swit

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Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh region, received Moday the Palestinian Minister of Labor, Dr. Ghassan Al Khateeb. During the meeti

January 18, 2004

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Saudi ambassador to Iran, Dr. Nasir Bin Ahmad Al-Braek met in Tehran Sunday with Mohammad Ali Abtuhi, the Assistant Iranian President for legal and pa

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An earthquake measuring 4.4 degrees on the Richter scale jolted the city of Bandar Abbas in the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan early on Sunday

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The Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) has recorded a 50 percent increase in the number of visitors from the 33 countries that enjoy visa-on-arrival status, according to a press rele

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Fitch has placed Turkish oil refiner Tupras' BB+ Senior Unsecured local currency rating and B foreign currency ratings on Rating Watch Negative. At the same time, the rating agency placed Russia's Tat