Iraq

December 11, 2003

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The United Nations is ready to expand its role in Iraq when the security situation in the country improves, Secretary General Kofi Annan said December 10, 2003 in a new report to the Security Council.

December 10, 2003

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Yasser Arafat on Wednesday dismissed as meaningless Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's reported comments that he would move some Jewish settlements

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The winner of 2003 Noble Peace Prize Shirin Ebadi received her prize from the Norway-based Noble Committee during a ceremony held in Oslo on Wednesday

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Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded in separate attacks Wednesday in the northern city of Mosul, the US military said.

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The crash landing of a U.S. helicopter near the Iraqi city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, was probably the result of ground fire by fighters operating

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Israel's Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom met Wednesday with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Geneva, to review means of reviving the so-called "Roa

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The Iranian opposition People's Mujahedeen rejected a decision by Iraq's interim leaders to expel thousands of its members.

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An official Yemeni source denied on Wednesday an earlier report by the Spanish <i>El Mundo</i> paper, claiming Yemen had allegedly delivered Scud miss

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Jordan on Tuesday moved to sooth a mounting war of words with Syria after a series of attacks in the two countries' press over the past several weeks.

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The United States is working with local business communities in Iraq and surrounding countries to promote private business opportunities and develop Iraq's economic sector.  US Assistant Secretary of

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The Representatives of the Executive Heads of the four member institutions of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB) met in New York on December 5, 2003.   The Board consists of delega

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is organizing a seminar on “Capacity Building regarding Opportunities and Challenges of Tourism” from December 11 to 12, 2003

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The Daman Iraq Fund, a private equity fund focused on investing in Iraq, has reported the completion of its first development project in Baghdad, a residential villa compound that was developed and le

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Rating agency Capital Intelligence has raised the financial strength rating of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank to A- from BBB+. The foreign currency ratings were affirmed at A- for long-term and A2 for short-t

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The US Department of Defense has barred French, Russian and German companies from competing for prime contracts to rebuild Iraq, saying it was acting to protect "the essential security interests of th