April 7, 2004
The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, will provide a $65 million loan to Turkey's Opet Petrolcülük, an importer and retail distributor of petroleum pro
April 6, 2004
Shiites and other Iraqi resistance fighters challenged the U.S.-led occupation forces on two fronts Tuesday, in the south and in the city of Fallujah.
Amnesty International on Tuesday called on the Syrian authorities to establish an independent judicial enquiry into the recent clashes between Kurdish
Iraqi resistance fighters shot dead five U.S. Marines in al-Anbar province west of Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military announced on Tuesday. Elsewher
Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim was requested to come to a Cairo police station to give her statements in the case against her father, Abdul sattar Khalil Tamim, after being caught trying to smuggle three
April 5, 2004
The top U.S. administrator in Iraq declared an Anti-American Shiite cleric an "outlaw" Monday after his supporters rioted in Baghdad and four other ci
A lorry ploughed head-on into a bus in eastern Iran on Monday killing over 30 people, state radio reported.
A roadside bomb attack on a U.S. convoy in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Sunday killed one American soldier and injured another, a U.S. military sp
Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram revealed that she will be taking part in the big concert scheduled to take place in Cairo-Egypt featuring international Spanish heartthrob Enrique Iglesias
Marking the start of its next expansion, Sharjah-based Air Arabia made its inaugural flight to Khartoum, Sudan yesterday – its third destination in North Africa. Flights from Sharjah to Khartoum w
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) jointly with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) released a study entitled “Enhancing Agricultural
The occupying Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq has introduced a five percent reconstruction levy on most goods imported into Iraq that will be deferred until April 15, 2004.
April 4, 2004
Saddam Hussein has been “playing with his questioners”, according to a senior official in Washington quoted by the Sunday edition of the <I>Times of L
A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk Sunday. According to reports, the blast took place in the central part of the city.
Israeli forces demolished early Sunday a Palestinian civilian house and inflicted grave damage to nearby houses in the West Bank refugee camp of Tulka