Iraq

August 22, 2001

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According to Oil Minister Amer Rashid, Iraq could raise its oil output by more than three-fold to reach 10 million barrels per day (bpd) from its current production of 3 million.

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Yemen and Iraq signed an agreement on Tuesday, August 21, to set up a free trade zone, during a visit to Sanaa by Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, an official said.  Ramadan, who later left S

August 21, 2001

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Yemen and Iraq held talks Monday, August 20, on the setting up of a free trade zone, during a visit to Yemen by Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, an official source said.  "Prime Minister Abdu

August 20, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad left Kuwait Monday after three days of talks on the Middle East crisis, Iraq and bilateral cooperation. But Kuwaiti o

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A Jordanian delegation headed by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Wasef Azar will arrive Friday in Baghdad for talks with top Iraqi officials on

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said Sunday his country "did not know" of a Syrian move to reconcile his country with Kuwait.

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Iraq said Sunday, August 19, it will take delivery of a mobile telephone exchange, ordered from a Chinese company but blocked for more than two years by the UN sanctions committee, in early 2002.  Ira

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The free trade agreement between Iraq and Egypt, which calls for the end to all customs barriers between the two countries, is now in force, Iraqi Trade Minister Muhammad Mahdi Salah stressed Sunday,

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Iraqi vice-president Taha Yassin Ramadan started an official visit to Yemen Sunday, August 19, for talks on sealing cooperation agreements, including a free trade zone between the two countries, the o

August 19, 2001

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad decided Sunday to extend his visit to Kuwait in order to continue talks with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al S

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Syrian President Bashar Al Assad held talks in Kuwait Saturday with Crown Prince Sheikh Saad Abdullah Al Sabah and other top Kuwaiti officials, days a

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China said Friday, August 17, it could find no evidence Chinese companies were helping Iraq to upgrade its air defense systems in violation of United Nations sanctions. But foreign ministry spokesman

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Iraq has pressed anew for the United Nations to authorize aid of one billion euros ($915 million) to the Palestinians, via the UN supervised oil-for-food program, the state INA news agency reported Sa

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The Iraqi Railways Authority has recently begun manufacturing oil-shipping containers for the first time.

August 18, 2001

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Iraq attacked UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Saturday for his “powerlessness” to put an end to US-British air raids on the country.