Iraq

March 16, 2001

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been invited to this year's Arab summit in Jordan, on March 27, for the first time since the 1991 Gulf War.

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A blast that rocked the Iraqi capital, Baghdad overnight killed two Iraqis and injured a number of others.

March 15, 2001

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Morocco’s truck-making firm DAF Industries has concluded a 60-million-dollar contract with Iraq for the delivery of 550 trucks by end 2001.

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Foreign Ministers of Kuwaiti and Iraq will visit Jordan next week separately for talks with Jordanian officials on bilateral and regional issues.

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Nawal will continue her tour for another two months before she leaves to the US to meet with Kathem al-Saher where they will perform in the largest American Concerts

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Iraqi Oil Minister Amer Rachid called Wednesday for an OPEC output cut of at least one million barrels per day, ahead of a meeting of the oil-producing cartel in Vienna.

March 14, 2001

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The US Administration says there is no problem in Turkey's trade with Iraq as long as it did not violate UN sanctions.

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The Iraqi embassy in Beirut, closed since 1994, reopened Tuesday after a decision by Lebanon to re-establish diplomatic ties with Baghdad. Meanwhile,

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Iraq has earned close to $40 billion since the start of the United Nations oil-for-food program in December 1996, said a UN report.

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Iraq plans to resume crude exports from a second Gulf oil terminal under the U.N. oil-for-food program, an Iraqi official said on March 13th.

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Iraq exported a total of 10.2 million barrels of crude last week under UN supervision, far below its capacity, the office administering the oil-for-food programme said Tuesday.

March 13, 2001

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Arab foreign ministers decided overnight Monday to include the issue of Iraq on the March 27 Amman Arab summit agenda.

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Lebanon took the first step this week to restoring relations with Iraq, rescinding a 1994 decision to break off ties with Baghdad, a senior Lebanese official told AFP Saturday, March 10. "The governme

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Syrian President Bashar aA-Assad promulgated a law Saturday on the free trade agreement signed with Iraq in January, the official SANA agency reported.  The deal signed in Damascus on January 31 by Sy

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A summit of Arab leaders in Jordan this month will discuss reactivating the use of boycotts against Israel, Arab foreign ministers decided on Monday, March 12.  The ministers agreed to include the que