Iran

January 10, 2004

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Iran rejected a U.S. overture for talks between the two nations, saying Saturday that Washington must first end its hostile policy toward Tehran.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul arrived in Tehran Saturday to discuss ways of expanding relations between the two neighboring heavyweights. The

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Damascus urged Washington on Saturday to use its influence and help revive peace talks with Tel Aviv.

January 9, 2004

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Former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday that the US must stop its previous positions toward Iran if it wants to re-establish

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A car rigged with explosives detonated outside a Shiite mosque as worshippers streamed out of Friday prayers, killing six people and wounding 37.

January 8, 2004

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An Israeli undercover unit killed a Palestinian activist from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian securi

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A person was found alive Wednesday after nearly two weeks beneath the Bam quake rubbles in southeastern Iran. The man, 57, was then taken to hospital

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Syria’s banking sector was transformed this week as two private banks opened for business in the capital, ending nearly half a century of state monopoly. The Minister of Finance officially inaugurated

January 7, 2004

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Jordanian Queen Rania arrived Wednesday at the airport of the quake-hit city of Bam, southeast Iran. Queen Rania, accompanied by some officials with J

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Germany’s IMGM Laboratories, which specializes in DNA tests, plans to set up the United Arab Emirates first genetic testing center. IMGM Laboratories says the facility will enable doctors to individua

January 6, 2004

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In another apparent step to improve ties between Iran and Egypt, the Tehran City Council on Tuesday agreed to rename Khaled Islambouli street, called

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صرح مسؤولون بوزارة الزراعة الاميركية الليلة الماضية بأنهم قرروا ذبح 450 عجلا فى قطع بولاية واشنطن يشمل نسلا من البقرة المصابة بمرض جنون البقر والتى تم

January 5, 2004

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Iran's top national security body is to "seriously" consider proposals to shift the political capital out of quake-prone Tehran following last month's

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher said in Cairo Sunday that his country considers the issue of Camp David as belonging to the past, adding that Egy

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Saudi Arabia’s Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) reported a 882.4 million Saudi riyal ($235 million) net income for the third quarter of 2003, up 17.6 percent compared to figures from the same period last yea