Iraq

January 28, 2004

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Tunisia is well positioned to benefit from the recovery in global economic activity expected for 2004, which may lead to an acceleration of non-agricultural activity, according to concluding comments

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Qatar Telecom (Q-Tel)’s Board of Directors is recommending to the General Assembly a dividend payment of 73 percent of the nominal value, which is equal to 7.3 Qatari riyals (two dollars) per share.  

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Iraq’s US-appointed governing council will investigate claims that dozens of Western and Arab political figures accepted oil bribes in exchange for supporting Saddam Hussein prior to the war.

January 27, 2004

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Two Iraqis, working for the CNN were killed, and a third was lightly injured Tuesday afternoon when the cars they were traveling in came under fire.

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Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom's visit to Jordan was cancelled, it was announced Tuesday. The Israeli official announcement gave no reason fo

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A huge blast west of Baghdad on Tuesday has killed at least three American troops and two Iraqi civilians, the U.S. military said.

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US Secretary of State Colin Powell reiterated that it was an "open question" as to whether stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were hidden

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Iraqi fighters attacked the headquarters of Polish forces in the southern city of Karbala, triggering a gunbattle that killed one Iraqi policeman.

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Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone is scheduled to make a special visit to Lebanon after receiving an invitation from Lebanese Hollywood producer Elie Samaha

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Swiss developer of document security KBA-GIORI has opened a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).  KBA-GIORI is a fully-owned subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer of Germany, the world's t

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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Turkish brewer Anadolu Efes' foreign currency and local currency Senior Unsecured ratings at B and BB respectively. The Outlook is Positive for the foreign currency rating a

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Arotech Corporation’s Israeli subsidiary MDT Protective Industries was awarded a $1.1 million contract for armored vehicles for operations in Iraq. The Land Rover Defender SUVs are being armored for d

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Swicorp, a Swiss-based investment banking firm, and Egypt’s Sigma Capital have entered into a joint-venture agreement to create Swicorp Sigma Egypt. SSE will be 75 percent owned by Swicorp and 25 perc

January 26, 2004

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Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri and his Jordanian counterpart Faisal al-Fayez discussed Monday latest regional developments and the importanc

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British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said on Monday it was "disappointing" that inspectors have not found "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq.