Iraq

April 11, 2001

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King Abdullah II of Jordan called for a lifting of sanctions on Iraq and for a quick settlement of differences between Iraq and Kuwait, in an interview published Wednesday, April 11, in the Arabic new

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The United Nations sanctions committee is blocking 2,139 contracts passed under the oil-for-food program worth more than five billion dollars, Iraq's trade ministry said Wednesday, April 11.  "The san

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Royal Jordanian, Jordan's national airline, is preparing to launch regular flights to Iraq, challenging a decade-long international ban, Foreign Minister Abdel Ilah Khatib says.  "Royal Jordanian, whi

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Saudi companies will soon showboat their products at Baghdad's international fairground, a newspaper reported Tuesday, April 10.  "The coming days will see an exhibition dedicated to Saudi firms," exh

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Iraq's oil exports surged to 2.29 million barrels per day (bpd) in the week ending April 6, their highest level since late October, the office of the UN oil-for-food program said Wednesday, April 11. 

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A bilateral economic cooperation agreement was recently signed in Baghdad aiming to increase Iraqi-Moroccan commercial exchanges from last year's $270 million to $500-million worth of trade per annum.

April 10, 2001

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Kuwait said on Monday that an apology from Iraq is no longer sufficient for reconciliation, calling for guarantees from Baghdad that it would never in

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Oil prices skipped higher in London on Monday, April 9, as rumors swept financial markets that Saudi Arabia's King Fahd had died. Riyadh quickly denied the rumors, saying the king of the world's large

April 9, 2001

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Iraq has secured an independent source of oil revenue outside UN control and its exports have returned to normal after three months of turmoil, accord

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Kuwait has launched a diplomatic initiative to explain its position on a failed Arab summit proposal calling for the lifting of UN sanctions on Iraq.

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Egypt is working to seal a contract to sell Iraq 300 buses within the UN oil-for-food program, an Egyptian transport official said Friday, April 6.  "We hope to sign a contract to sell 300 buses withi

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Iraqi assets frozen by Arab countries since Baghdad's 1990 invasion of Kuwait now amount for more than $1.8 billion, Finance Minister Hekmat Al-Azzawi said Friday, April 6.  The top holder of Iraqi as

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has ordered that a freeze on foreign currency funds belonging to Arab organizations based in Baghdad be lifted, a newspaper reported Sunday, April 8.   Al-Nassiriyah , q

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Iraq is holding talks with the United Nations to transfer some of its UN-controlled oil revenues, currently deposited in French bank BNP-Paribas, to five other European banks, a newspaper reported Sun

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Iraq has secured an independent source of oil revenue outside UN control and its exports have returned to normal after three months of turmoil, the Middle East Economic Survey, MEES reported Monday, A