Iraq

January 6, 2004

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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

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LogicaCMG has been chosen to provide an all-IP Next Generation Messaging architecture, which includes a Short Messaging Service Center to Asia Cell Telecommunications Company, one of the three service

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The Israeli army has decided to market its knowledge of urban warfare by offering training courses to foreign armies. In a bid to improve relations with its allies and increase revenues, the army will

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Aluminium Bahrain has selected local contractor Mohammed Jalal to undertake the construction of its Line 5 Project's Spent Potline Building. The firm will be required to undertake all work necessary t

January 4, 2004

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A voice supposedly belonging to Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden called on Muslims to fight against the US occupation in Iraq, in a new audio-tape aire

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Nearly a year after the ouster of Saddam Hussein's regime and his Mukhabarat [intelligence] officials, Iraq is expected to have a secret police force