Iran

January 15, 2004

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Iraq’s new banknotes have officially replaced the old currency, following a three-month exchange period, which ends today.    More than 10,000 tons of redundant notes bearing the image of former le

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Riyad Bank achieved a 12.4 percent net profit increase in 2003 with earnings reaching 1.59 billion Saudi riyals ($423.9 million) compared to SR 1.4 million in 2002. The bank’s return on equity grew fr

January 14, 2004

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Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday urged the Guardian Council to review the disqualifications of the prospective candida

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Syrian Prime Minister Naji al-Otri on Wednesday said he sees no hope for peace with Israel under the government of Ariel Sharon.  "There is no hope u

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Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has called on reformist parliament members staging a sit-in at the Iranian parliament over the mass disqualificatio

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PC shipments to the Levant countries of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria are forecasted to reach 212,223 units by the end of 2004, estimates <i>IDC</i>. A study indicates a surge in demand for PCs in the reg

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The recent earthquake in the city of Bam, Iran has seriously affected the agricultural sector in the region, according to <i>FAO</i>. Date plantation owners, mostly small-scale farmers, are among the

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Output from the ten OPEC members with quotas rose by a combined 220,000 bpd to 25.85 million bpd, some 1.35 million bpd more than the 24.5 million bpd ceiling which came into effect in November.

January 13, 2004

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The European Union's foreign policy and security chief Javier Solana met in Tehran Monday with head of the Majlis (Parliament) National Security and F

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Iran's deputy president and head of the management  and planning organization (MPO) Mohammad Sattarifar said in Tehran Monday that President Khatami's

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US-based Isbre Holding Corporation has appointed New Bridge Strategies as its Middle East business representative. New Bridge will carry out Isbre’s campaign to establish bulk water sales and bottling

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The United States continues to have an "ongoing discussion" with Russia over alleged sales of proscribed military equipment to Iraq, according to US State Department spokesman, Adam Ereli.

January 12, 2004

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday rejected calls to immediately intervene in a growing political crisis stemming from the mass di

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European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana arrived in Tehran Sunday night for a two-day visit to meet with top Iranian officials and visit th

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Syria's Information Minister, Ahmad al-Hassan says "Peace is Syria's strategic option and she is ready to resume the peace process according to the Ar