Iraq

July 17, 2001

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Iraq praised Russia on Monday, July 16, for opposing the US-backed British "smart sanctions" proposal and expressed its desire to boost bilateral cooperation.  Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz told Ru

July 16, 2001

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Iraq accused the US Navy on Sunday of intercepting a cargo ship loaded with sugar, imported under the UN oil-for-food program.

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Iraqi singer Kathem Al Saher’s concert in Tyre on Friday was a smashing success, to say the least. A crowd of over 4,000 filled with high expectations received Saher with a roaring cheer.

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Iraq will give priority to Russia and Syria in import contracts under the UN oil-for-food program rather than France, which has won the lion's share of deals since 1996, an Iraqi official said Sunday,

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Iraq will give priority to Russia and Syria in import contracts under the UN oil-for-food program rather than France which has won the lion's share of deals since 1996, an Iraqi official said Sunday,

July 15, 2001

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Jordan's government is being urged to improve diplomatic relations with Baghdad to ensure access to the Iraqi market.

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Iraq and Turkey have restored regular railway links after a 20-year break with the arrival of a Turkish freight train in Baghdad Saturday.

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Iraqi Oil Minister Amer Rashid called on China Friday, July 13, to rally behind Iraq and reject a US-backed British proposal for "smart" sanctions.  "We urge China to adopt an active position in the U

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Iraqis no longer need visas or prior authority to travel to Syria, Iraqi opposition member Meshaan Juburi said Saturday, July 14.  Juburi, also the editor of the weekly Al-Ittijah Al-Akhar published i

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Iraq and Turkey have restored regular railway links after a 20-year break with the arrival of a Turkish freight train in Baghdad, the official news agency INA reported Saturday, July 14.  The first tr

July 14, 2001

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A final draft of the Lebanese-Iraqi trade accord has been submitted for approval to Iraqi authorities.

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is considering stepping down in September and "leaving" the presidency to his son Qusay, according to the London-based

July 13, 2001

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The executive director of the UN-sponsored oil-for-food program Benon Sevan late Thursday rejected accusations made by Iraqi undersecretary for foreig

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The Iraqi Free Zones Public Authority is presently evaluating a proposal to connect Iraqi ports in Basra with Syrian ports via a new railway line passing through Al-Kaem Free Trade Zone.

July 12, 2001

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An Iraqi dissident group says its guerrillas bombarded President Saddam Hussein's Baghdad palace and other government buildings with rockets early Wed