Iraq

April 7, 2004

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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

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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.

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Amnesty International on Tuesday called on the Syrian authorities to establish an independent judicial enquiry into the recent clashes between Kurdish

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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

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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

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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

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A lorry ploughed head-on into a bus in eastern Iran on Monday killing over 30 people, state radio reported.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Israeli forces demolished early Sunday a Palestinian civilian house and inflicted grave damage to nearby houses in the West Bank refugee camp of Tulka