Iraq

January 7, 2004

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The US Agency for International Development has selected US-based Bechtel National for the Iraq Infrastructure II contract, a multi-million dollar infrastructure repair and rehabilitation deal.

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Mitsui OSK Lines has signed an agreement with the Government of Oman giving MOL part ownership in two new building LNG carriers for the transportation of liquefied natural gas for Oman's third LNG liq

January 6, 2004

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Iraqi police opened fire Tuesday on hundreds of stone-throwing former Iraqi soldiers demanding monthly stipends promised by the US-led occupation, and

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A source from the Iraqi National Accord (INA) party conveyed to the <i>Al-Sharq Al-Awsat</i> newspaper details about Saddam Hussein's daily routine in

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected U.S. and British demands for curbs on non-conventional arms, the British <i>Telegraph</i> newspaper reporte

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Palestinian aid groups are refusing US government financial support in protest to the pre-requisite of signing a document stating that funds will not be channeled to “terrorists”.

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The European Commission has allocated its sixth allotment of humanitarian funds to Iraq this week, releasing another €31.75 million in favor of vulnerable populations in the Arab state. EC's total hum

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German clinical chemistry technology provider Erba Diagnostics Mannheim plans to establish a subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates, as part of its expansion plans for the Gulf Cooperation Council, Mi

January 5, 2004

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British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said on Monday that UK forces were likely to stay in Iraq for years, not months - perhaps until 2006 or 2007.

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Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said that Tokyo will do its utmost to help build a "democratic" Iraq.

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In the oil-rich Saudi kingdom, police experts have defused a bomb at an electricity distribution power station in a Riyadh suburb, according to a repo

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Omar El Sherif revealed that he has two grandchildren, one Jewish and the other a Muslim, and that they have the freedom of choosing which religion they want to follow, even if his Muslim grandchild w

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Prominent Egyptian singer Amr Diab expressed his joy at winning two titles one for best singer for 2003, and the second for best musical video for the song “Ana Ayesh” (I am Alive) according to a poll

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US-led occupying forces in Iraq have awarded more than $730,800 in contracts for community projects in the Karbala Province. The projects will employ local people from the region, according to a Coali

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eHosting DataFort (EHDF), a subsidiary of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Computer Associates Middle East (CA-ME) have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling EHDF to provide CA-ME