Iraq

January 21, 2004

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The National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority (TANMIA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had exceeded its 2003 targets for its employment drive. In its third year of operations, TA

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Libyan Prime Minister Shukri Ghanem is attending this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ghanem is the Arab state’s first envoy to the forum in over 20 years. He received an invitation

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Italy’s Pirelli has been awarded two major contracts valued at $20 million for the provision of overhead optical cable systems in Algeria. The contracts have been signed with the system integrator Tel

January 20, 2004

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A loud explosion was heard late Tuesday in central Baghdad, and sirens could be heard from the U.S. compound known as the "green zone."

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Israeli warplanes attacked southern Lebanon, according to Israeli TV station reports. They were targeting Hizbullah bases close to the border with Isr

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Thousands of Shiite Muslims marched through the streets of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday, calling for ousted leader Saddam Hussein's executi

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Two Israeli "journalists" have attempted to enter the ‏ ‏headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo as part of a Spanish television ‏delegation, wh

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U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan promised U.S. and Iraqi leaders Monday he would weigh their request to dispatch a U.N. team to study if Iraq could h

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Prominent Egyptian singer Angham has recently completed recording the remix of one of the classical songs by the late Saudi singer Talal Madah "Tusadik Wila Ahliflak"

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Scenarist Faisal Nada has nominated Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi for the leading role in the upcoming comedy television series “Hub Sakhin Jidan” (Real Hot Romance) alongside prominent Syrian actor Dur

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The Jordanian parliament has voted against the proposed increase in prices and value-added tax (VAT) on a series of goods to offset the impact of the war in Iraq on the domestic economy.

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In a bid to boost confidence among international investors, Iraq’s interim administration has agreed to establish an anti-corruption watchdog by the end of the month. Among the office’s first challeng

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Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for Planning and Building Affairs Hussein Nasser Lootah received an Australian delegation headed by Deputy Secretary at the Department of Agriculture,

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US-based Parsons has been awarded a contract from the US Army to restore Northern Iraq’s oil infrastructure to pre-war production levels. The task order contract covers a full range of services with a

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US special envoy James Baker will travel to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia this week to discuss the reduction of Iraq's $120 billion external debt. Baker will also meet with