Algeria

December 30, 2003

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Yemen's Ministry of Public Health and the Population and Public Works Project signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding on financing health servi

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Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Holding has announced the closing of €545 million in debt and equity financing by its mobile services subsidiary in Algeria, Orascom Telecom Algeria. A portion of the proceeds

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Saudi Arabia’s religious police are cracking down on local shops selling gift items for the upcoming Christian New Year’s holiday. Raids will be conducted for the next two days ensure that local retai

December 29, 2003

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Algeria’s National Railroad Transportation Company has selected a consortium of French and Algerian companies to expand the Arab state’s rail network, reported <i>APS</i>. The project has a 48-month c

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Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced Monday that the government would be prepared to eliminate the “vast majority” of its Iraqi debt, if other Paris Club creditors are prepared to do so

December 28, 2003

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Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa left Doha sunday evening, returning to Manama after a visit to Qatar, in response to an invitation from the Am

December 25, 2003

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The Sahara issue will top the agenda of the next Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) summit, to be held after the Algerian presidential elections, said, on Tuesd

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Egyptian actress Nadia Al Jundi has demanded that she receives 1.5 million Egyptian pounds as her wage for her participation in her first television drama series “Qisat Imra’a” (A Woman’s Story)

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Kuwait’s Al-Enma’a Real Estate Company reported an increase in profits from 3.9 million Kuwaiti dinars ($) to KD 5.3 million for the year ending October 31, 2003. Equity per share raised from 12.9 fil

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The Tunisian-Algerian company for White Cement (Sotacib) has been slated for privatization. An international tender was recently launched to select an investment bank to conduction the pre-privatizati

December 22, 2003

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The first summit of five north African leaders in the Arab Maghreb Union in nearly a decade was cancelled at the last moment, apparently because of se

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Algerian singer Fula denied circulating rumors about her being married to Lebanese Christian man after he converted to Islam

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Prominent Lebanese singer Diana Haddad is currently reading a scenario of an Egyptian comedy film, for the possibility of accepting a leading role in it

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Substantial progress has been achieved in stabilizing and restructuring Sudan’s economy, concluded the IMF in the recently published 2003 Article IV Consultation with the Arab State.

December 21, 2003

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Israel has threatened to shoot down Egyptian drones spying on a nuclear facility and a ballistic missile site, <i>The Sunday Times</i> reported.