Iraq

February 16, 2001

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Joint US-British air raids around Baghdad killed two Iraqis and left more than 20 others wounded, some in critical condition, including children.

February 15, 2001

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Iraq said Wednesday it wants to import $2 billion of goods from Egypt this year after signing a free trade agreement in January.

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A UN technical team is expected in Baghdad next week for talks on how to manage 600 million euros ($564 million) allocated to rehabilitate Iraq's oil industry, a western diplomatic source said Wednesd

February 14, 2001

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Trade between Iraq and Arab countries reached $6.2 billion in 2000, Iraqi Trade Minister Mohamed Mahdi Saleh said Tuesday, February 13. Saleh, who arrived Tuesday in Cairo for a five-day visit, added

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Iraqi officials received a delegation Monday from Cyprus to discuss ways to expand trade relations between the two countries, the official Iraqi News Agency said.

February 13, 2001

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A million barrels of Iraqi oil were delivered Friday to a reopened Dutch-Romanian refinery in this southeastern town, sources said.

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The US market is snapping up most of Iraq's UN-authorised oil exports while European and Asian end-users are shying away from Iraqi crude, the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) reported on Monday.

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American and Korean contractors signed a $340-million contract in Kuwait Monday to rebuild the Al-Ahmadi refinery, devastated last June by a huge explosion, an insurance executive here said.

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Iraq increased oil production by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January as end users began to accept the surcharge levied by Baghdad that circumvents UN control of its revenues, Middle East Economic

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When Kuwait stages its 10-year celebration of the victory over Saddam Husain this month, most of the original cast will be on hand.

February 12, 2001

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Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf said Sunday that he made a trip to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to boost bilateral trade ties despite the UN sanctions regime imposed on Baghdad in

February 11, 2001

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The U.S. has asked the U.N. sanctions committee to discuss means of preventing Baghdad from demanding illegal surcharges on its oil exports, diplomats said on February 9th. U.S. envoy James Cunningham

February 8, 2001

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Jordan and Iraq have failed to reach a free trade agreement (FTA), says a press report, but the two parties agreed on the outlines of the deal, accord

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The South Korean firm Hyundai faces a blanket boycott in Iraq if it did not pay back the UN's award of almost $30 million in damages for the 1991 Gulf War, an Iraqi newspaper warned Tuesday.

February 7, 2001

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Direct flights between Baghdad and Cairo international airports will be resumed Tuesday for the first time since UN sanctions, which were imposed on I