Iran

December 17, 2003

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Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden proposed attacking a Turkish military base used by the United States, but activists thwarted by heavy security, bombed

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Iran will sign an agreement Thursday giving unfettered access to its nuclear facilities, Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh said Wednesday.

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Swedish-Swiss power group ABB has won an order worth $31 million to install two power distribution substations in Algeria. The contract, signed with Société Algérienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz, is d

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PC shipments in the Arab Middle East reached 380,438 units in the third quarter of 2003, up 24.5 percent from the same period last year. Desktops, notebooks and PC servers grew at 13.8 percent, 95.8 p

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<b>Date:</b> Dec 15-17, 2003 <b>Location:</b> Bahrain International Exhibition Centre, Bahrain <b>Specifics:</b> A platform for all professionals in the Health Tourism industry from Europe, Middl

December 16, 2003

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Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday that all Iranians were "pleased" at the arrest of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, but said U.S. President Georg

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Fitch Ratings has today placed Moroccan Wafa Gestion's National Asset Manager Rating of aa- on Rating Watch, following the merger between Banque Commerciale du Maroc and Wafabank.

December 15, 2003

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At least two Iranian civilians were killed and 13 wounded when anti-aircraft manoeuvres went wrong near a nuclear power plant being built in southern

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Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh said the crime rate went down significantly after the security deployment that covered large parts of the country

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Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah ‏Al-Sabah told Kuwaitis Monday that "heavenly justice was finally done" as ‏Saddam Hussein was capture

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Moody's Investors Services has upgraded Bahrain's country ceilings for foreign-currency bonds and onshore bank deposits to Baa1/Prime-2 from Baa3/Prime-3 in light of the diminished geopolitical risk f

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Iran’s Daneshvaran Innovation Eng Co has placed an order with Germany’s KHD Humboldt Wedag to upgrade its clinker production facilities its Ardebil cement plant. The upgrade is expected to take 17 mon

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The capture of Saddam Hussein could help US special envoy James Baker convince European leaders to forgive Iraq’s $120 billion foreign debt burden when he meets with Paris Club creditors this week.

December 14, 2003

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As bidders prepare to submit their pre-qualification documents for Iran's second GSM license, the country's true GSM potential is revealed. Expected duopoly competition and full competition after 2006

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The European Commission has adopted a decision to provide €13 million in additional support to vulnerable populations in the Middle East. Activities will include the provision of food, water, emergenc