Egypt

April 1, 2004

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The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has welcomed the new federal law allowing financial free zones to be established within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The law allows for the establis

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Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, will fly to Christchurch from June 10, marking its second footprint in New Zealand after Auckland, which joined the Emirates route network in August la

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Centurion has reported that the El Wastani-3 Appraisal well spudded on March 29 and is currently drilling ahead. The well is being drilled on Centurion's El Wastani Development Lease situated in the N

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Fitch Ratings has downgraded Bank Aljazira's Individual rating to D from C/D and changed the rating Outlook on the bank's Long-term rating to Negative from Stable. At the same time, the bank's Long-te

March 31, 2004

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Jordan's security forces have arrested a number of suspects planned to carry out "terror" attacks in the Kingdom, a security source told Petra news ag

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Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharrazi, said in Ghana on Tuesday that Iran is prepared to share its experience in various economic sectors

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Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah met in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh Wednesday as Arab leaders strugg

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An Egyptian lawyer was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for spying for Israel.

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Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qurei, also known as Abu Ala, on Wednesday expressed hope for the first time that an Israeli "withdrawal" from Gaza c

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A group of at least 15 settlers invadad an Arab village east Jerusalem early on Wednesday, occupying one Palestinian building and sparking clashes wi

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The World Bank's Executive Board of Directors today approved a loan of $335 million for the Airports Development Project for in Egypt. The project will assist the Government of Egypt in enhancing the

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Spending on advertising in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) increased in 2003 from $2.4 billion in 2002 to $2.8 billion in 2003. This unexpected rise came despite the Iraq crisis, which left a negat

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Egypt's Ain Sokhna port will install transportation security equipment provided by the American Science and Engineering Company. The Sokhna Port Development Company is purchasing the inspection equipm

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United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is awaiting a formal response from the Security Council on his proposal to launch an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption in the UN's former Oil

March 30, 2004

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Thousands of people took part in rallies on Tuesday to mark the 28th Land Day in Sakhnin, Dir Hanna and Kufr Kana ahead of the main event in Arabeh.