Iran

December 14, 2003

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As bidders prepare to submit their pre-qualification documents for Iran's second GSM license, the country's true GSM potential is revealed. Expected duopoly competition and full competition after 2006

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The European Commission has adopted a decision to provide €13 million in additional support to vulnerable populations in the Middle East. Activities will include the provision of food, water, emergenc

December 13, 2003

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Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said on Saturday that his country would ink the additional protocol of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NP

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The BBC reported about a foiled al-Qaeda plot to ‏ ‏blow up the British embassy in Yemen, weeks before the bombings in Istanbul.‏

December 12, 2003

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Iranian President Mohammad Khatami gave assurances that lawyer and Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi can work in security despite having received her

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Iraqi resistance fired a salvo of mortar shells at US occupation headquarters early Friday in the first attack against this target since the Americans

December 10, 2003

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his Iranian peer Mohammad Khatami held talks in Geneva, the first such high-level meeting in 24 years.

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Iran's President Seyyed Mohammad Khatami left Tehran for Geneva Wednesday morning to take part in the "World Summit of the Information Society" to be

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The winner of 2003 Noble Peace Prize Shirin Ebadi received her prize from the Norway-based Noble Committee during a ceremony held in Oslo on Wednesday

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The Iranian opposition People's Mujahedeen rejected a decision by Iraq's interim leaders to expel thousands of its members.

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An official Yemeni source denied on Wednesday an earlier report by the Spanish <i>El Mundo</i> paper, claiming Yemen had allegedly delivered Scud miss

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Egyptian belly dancer Dina stressed that belly dancing is the passion of her life and she will continue dancing until her dying day

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Fitch Ratings UK has revised the Outlook on the Islamic Republic of Iran's Long-term foreign currency and local currency ratings of B+ to Positive from Stable. At the same time, the agency has affirme

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Fitch Ratings has assigned Oman Arab Bank a BBB- Long-term rating, an F3 Short-term rating, a C Individual rating and a 3 Support rating. The rating agency’s Outlook for the bank is Stable. The rating

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The Daman Iraq Fund, a private equity fund focused on investing in Iraq, has reported the completion of its first development project in Baghdad, a residential villa compound that was developed and le