Algeria

October 26, 2003

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Real estate development company Emaar Properties is to launch its first-ever $50 million Islamic leasing bond (Ijara Sukuk )facility to fund its expanding portfolio of new commercial and residential p

October 22, 2003

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The Algerian Energy Company has selected separations technology company Ionics for a 25-year seawater desalination build-own-operate project. Ionics and AEC will form a joint project company to financ

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The four Pay TV operators in the Arab World will collect an estimated $160 million in subscription revenues for 2003. The major markets for Pay TV remain the richer gulf countries with Saudi Arabia, K

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The US State Department froze the US assets of Algeria-based Islamic resistance movement Dhamat Houmet Daawa Salafia on October 20, 2003. The move is in accordance with an executive order on terrorism

October 21, 2003

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First Calgary Petroleums (FCP) has completed testing on the MLE-3 appraisal well located on Block 405b in Algeria. The MLE-3 well is located 3.7 kilometers east of the MLE-2 appraisal well. The MLE-3

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Desert locust outbreaks in Sudan, Mauritania and Niger may locally threaten crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said Monday, issuing an alert to inform affected governme

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The selection of three Arab GSM operators in Iraq after a stiff battle involving 35 companies will put an end to speculation about the mobile telephone structure in Iraq and pave the way for setting u

October 18, 2003

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Algerian President Abdulaziz Boutaflika arrived in Tehran on Saturday at the head of a political delegation on a  three-day visit to Iran. SPA reporte

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A large crowd of Egyptian actors and actresses gathered at the first art exhibition "Al Wajh Al Akhar" (The Other Face) by Egyptian actress Maali Zayed, which featured 22 oil paintings

October 12, 2003

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An armed Islamic group in Algeria with links to the al-Qaeda network has replaced its founding leader Hassan Hattab, accused of being weak, according

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Lebanese singer Najwa Karam has already begun having working sessions with poets and composers to choose songs for her upcoming album, despite the fact that she has just recently released "Sahirni" (M

October 2, 2003

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Algeria's main political party is to quit from the government in a dispute over the next presidential election.   The National Liberation Front (FLN)

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Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday a new U.S. draft resolution on Iraq does not follow his recommendation for a quick transfer of power to an

October 1, 2003

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Eight Algerian soldiers were killed and three wounded in an ambush by Islamists in the mountainous Medea region, some 90 kilometers south of the capit

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An Arab country has recently arrested Israeli Mossad agents, which were plotting to assassinate high-level Hamas political leaders abroad, including t