Iraq

December 24, 2003

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Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum presided over a meeting held today by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology’s (ESMA) B

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Asia-Cell, the consortium lead by Kuwait's Wataniya Telecom, Asia-Cell Telecommunications and United Gulf Bank of Bahrain, have signed its license for mobile operations in Northern Iraq.

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More than 12 percent of Internet users in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are using broadband access, with Kuwait leading the way with 29 percent broadband Internet penetration.  Other countries wi

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The European Commission decided this week to release two further contributions totalling €11 million, for reconstruction in Iraq, as part of the €200 million pledged from the EU budget until the end o

December 23, 2003

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Tuesday night to thank him for the "welcome and the successful meetings"

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Iran on Monday strongly condemned the US overseer in Iraq`s comments on the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) sympathizers in Iraq, IRNA reported. In

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South Korea intends to dispatch 3,000 soldiers, possibly including special operations forces and combat-ready marines, to the northern Iraqi oil town

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher vowed late Monday that his assault by Palestinian youths during a visit to Al Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem earl

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in an exclusive interview with CNN, acknowledged Monday (early Tuesday Middle East time) that the war in Iraq may have

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Arab leaders ended the 24th annual Gulf Cooperation Council Summit yesterday in Kuwait City, agreeing to speed up economic unity among the six affluent states. Leaders reviewed progress in the customs

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Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Board has reviewed a proposal to establish Wataneya, a Telecom Egypt (TE)-Vodafone GSM company.  TE's proposal to the NTRA put forward a 50 percent

December 22, 2003

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A roadside bomb went off near a U.S. military convoy on Monday, killing two troops and an Iraqi translator, the military said.

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"Iraq is not yet prepared to join the Gulf ‏Cooperation Council and needs some time for unity and conciliation with ‏‏its neighbors before being able

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Dr. Saleh Bin Abdullah Bin Humeid, the Chairman of the Saudi Shoura Council, met in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with  Chairman of the National Federal Council

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An Iraqi woman was killed on Sunday in an explosion when US soldiers blew up a door during a raid in a town near Iraq’s border with Syria, the US mili