March 1, 2001
Iraq and Syria have agreed to set up a technical committee to study plans to construct a new pipeline between the two neighbours, deputy oil minister Faez Shanin said in comments published Thursday.
Though consensus appears to have emerged in Washington to soften the embargo against Iraq, President George W. Bush has yet to cement his new administration's policy towards Saddam Hussein, analysts s
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan exhorted the Security Council on Wednesday, February 28, to find common ground on Iraqi sanctions before he holds a second round of talks with Iraqi officials.
Iraq and the U.N. wrapped up two days of talks on February 27th without reaching any conclusions, but have agreed to a further meeting in a few weeks, according to Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Saee
Iraq on Wednesday, February 28, lifted a boycott of Polish goods imposed last week, saying Warsaw had "rectified" its stand on the deadly US and British air strikes earlier this month.
February 28, 2001
An excellent album of songs resurrecting Egyptian and Iraqi folklore by the Iraqi singer Ilham Al Midfai, was brought alive at Beirut’s Hard Rock Café
A drop in Iraqi oil exports since the end of last year has caused revenue losses totaling over $2.2 billion for the United Nations oil-for-food programme, the UN office overseeing the effort announced
Tougher sanctions against military shipments to Iraq will be matched by an easing of measures that impact directly on Iraqi civilians, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday. Speaking to repo
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan began a second and final day of talks with an Iraqi government delegation Tuesday, February 27, saying he hoped to be able to raise "all the key issues" by the day's en
US Secretary of State Colin Powell tried to silence Arab anger and seek support to maintain the embargo imposed on Iraq during his whirlwind visit through the Middle East, a high-ranking Iraqi officia
Russian oil company Zarubezhneft has been granted approval to drill 45 oil wells in Iraq, according to U.N. officials on February 26th.
February 27, 2001
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf said Tuesday that he had agreed to a new round of talks with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan "within a
US Secretary of State Colin Powell wound up his seven-country Middle East tour Monday, amid signs of movement over UN sanctions on Iraq. A senior US official said the US hoped to get consensus on modi
Lebanon is working towards a free-trade accord with Iraq, Lebanese Minister of State Beshara Merhej said Monday, February 26, in Baghdad during a Lebanese trade show. The consolidation of economic re
Washington has asked the United Nations to change the way Iraqi crude is sold to cut down on the middlemen who have emerged since Iraq's decision to levy a surcharge, Middle East Economic Survey (MEES