Iran

January 18, 2004

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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

January 17, 2004

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Governors of the constituencies in Tehran province resigned on Saturday in protest at the Guardian Council's extensive ban on applicants to run for pa

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Israel's ambassador to Sweden destroyed an artwork depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber in a Stockholm museum on Friday, Swedish radio reported on S

January 16, 2004

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Iran raised the official death toll for the December 26 earthquake in the southeastern city of Bam to 41,000, as a close aide to supreme leader Ayatol

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Israel is expected to resume assassination attampts of senior Hamas leaders, an Israeli security official was quoted by the press.

January 15, 2004

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Iranian President's deputy for legal and parliamentary affairs, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, said President Khatami's visit to the United Arab Emirates has no

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The Islamic Republic of Iran has handed over a number of Al-Qaeda suspects to the Saudi kingdom in recent months and is also providing vital intellige

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Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific affairs Mohsen Aminzadeh, currently on a visit to Pakistan, denied reports claiming Pakistani nuclear

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Senior Egyptian sources told the London-based <i>A Sharq al Awsat</i> newspaper that Cairo is waiting for specific answers from Tehran before announci

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US Senator Bill Nelson, who met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week in Damascus, "came away with the impression that Assad is finding it d

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A long and fierce competition between many Arab channels ended in a victory for Rotana's music channel for the rights to broadcast the events of the “halla febrayer” (Hello February) Festival in Kuwai

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Iraq’s new banknotes have officially replaced the old currency, following a three-month exchange period, which ends today.    More than 10,000 tons of redundant notes bearing the image of former le

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Riyad Bank achieved a 12.4 percent net profit increase in 2003 with earnings reaching 1.59 billion Saudi riyals ($423.9 million) compared to SR 1.4 million in 2002. The bank’s return on equity grew fr

January 14, 2004

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Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday urged the Guardian Council to review the disqualifications of the prospective candida

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Syrian Prime Minister Naji al-Otri on Wednesday said he sees no hope for peace with Israel under the government of Ariel Sharon.  "There is no hope u