Iran

January 11, 2004

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A mass grave of Iranian troops was disclosed at Tanumeh area, Iraq near the location where the Iranian army carried out "Karbala five" offensive to re

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A 57-year-old man, who had been pulled out alive after spending 13 days beneath the rubble of the quake-hit city of Bam in southeast Iran, died Saturd

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A tremor measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale rocked an area near Algiers Saturday, reports said. At least five people were wounded.   APS news agency r

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Standard & Poor’s has assigned its B+ rating to the Republic of Turkey's $1.5 billion eight percent 30-year global notes due February 14, 2034. The rating reflects the government's continued commitmen

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The Islamic Development Bank has allocated $500 million to the Iraq Reconstruction Program. The financing was announced by President of IDB, Ahmad Mohamed Ali at a meeting of Arab organizations and fu

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Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House has announced plans to build a $600 million desert spa and resort south of the capital, Manama. Architects Edifice and Jean Michelle Ruols Architectes will design the

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