December 15, 2003
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
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
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
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
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
December 13, 2003
Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said on Saturday that his country would ink the additional protocol of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NP
The BBC reported about a foiled al-Qaeda plot to blow up the British embassy in Yemen, weeks before the bombings in Istanbul.
December 12, 2003
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami gave assurances that lawyer and Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi can work in security despite having received her
Iraqi resistance fired a salvo of mortar shells at US occupation headquarters early Friday in the first attack against this target since the Americans
December 10, 2003
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his Iranian peer Mohammad Khatami held talks in Geneva, the first such high-level meeting in 24 years.
Iran's President Seyyed Mohammad Khatami left Tehran for Geneva Wednesday morning to take part in the "World Summit of the Information Society" to be
The winner of 2003 Noble Peace Prize Shirin Ebadi received her prize from the Norway-based Noble Committee during a ceremony held in Oslo on Wednesday
The Iranian opposition People's Mujahedeen rejected a decision by Iraq's interim leaders to expel thousands of its members.
An official Yemeni source denied on Wednesday an earlier report by the Spanish <i>El Mundo</i> paper, claiming Yemen had allegedly delivered Scud miss
Egyptian belly dancer Dina stressed that belly dancing is the passion of her life and she will continue dancing until her dying day