Iran

February 16, 2004

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The Iranian government plans to open two billion dollars worth of petrochemical projects to local and foreign investors, said the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO).  ID

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Turkey’s chemical exports increased by 48 percent in January, according to the nation’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Kursad Tuzmen.   According to data published by the Turkish Exporters' Association, t

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The Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) plans to introduce anti-money laundering (AML) regulations for the Kingdom's insurance firms and capital market players.  The agency is also upgrading AML regulations

February 15, 2004

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A total of 607 candidates, qualified for the upcoming Majlis elections, have decided not to run for the February 20 polls, the Interior Ministry annou

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Yemeni community in Ha'il area, kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has held a collective wedding for 32 couples from Yemeni expatriates in the kingdom. Accordin

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Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi who arrived in Kuwait City on Saturday to take part in a meeting of foreign ministers of Iraq's neigh

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Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh region, received on Sunday, Austrian ambassador to the Kingdom, Dr. Harald Wiesner on the occasion

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The Gulf Finance House (GFH) and Bahrain’s Ministry of Finance and National Economy (MOFNE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) stating the roles both parties will play in developing the $600 m

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The state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is in talks with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for future cooperation in an olefin project. IOC officials are expected to visit the Islamic repub

February 14, 2004

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Iran's foreign minister said Saturday Tehran had the capacity to produce nuclear fuel and was ready to sell it to foreign buyers, the official news ag

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American authorities have formally given the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) the nod to visit former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in pr

February 13, 2004

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Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei Friday called on the Iranian nation to massively go to the polls to choose the members of parliame

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Former Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, wanted in Russia for ties with al-Qaeda, killed Friday after an explosion ripped apart his car in the

February 12, 2004

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Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman has received an invitation to attend the 17th International Conference for Isl

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Two of the six wounded workers of a building which collapsed in the UAE Thursday had died in the hospital, while six others were still under treatment