Iraq

January 31, 2001

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Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustapha Miro and Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan signed an agreement in Damascus Wednesday to set up a free t

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Iraq exported 12.4 million barrels of oil last week -- the highest weekly figure for two months, the office administering the UN oil-for-food programme said Tuesday.

January 30, 2001

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Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday on a ground-breaking trip to Damascus meant to cement trade

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Iraqi Airways reopened its office in Beirut after a 10-year gap, as the state airline pursues its goal of resuming regular commercial links with Lebanon.

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Iraqi oil exports from the Turkish port of Ceyhan were reportedly halted on January 29th, with no tankers waiting in the port.

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Sanctions-hit Iraq has found customers for its oil exports after lowering a surcharge which circumvents UN control of its revenues, the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) reported Monday.

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Iraqi oil exports increased last week, prompting a seasoned observer to tell MEES that Basrah crude loadings are beginning to look “like a real program” after seven weeks of disruption.

January 29, 2001

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Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan began a groundbreaking two-day visit to Damascus Monday, aimed at setting up a free trade zone between Iraq a

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Iraq is to pay some $30 million to debt-stricken Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. (HEC) under United Nations-arranged war damages, the South Korean company said Monday.

January 28, 2001

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Iraq and neighboring Syria plan to build a new oil pipeline because the existing pipeline built in 1953 is no longer usable, Oil Minister Amer Rashid said in an interview published on Saturday.

January 27, 2001

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Norway said on Friday it planned to reopen its embassy in Baghdad as a center for assessing UN sanctions.

January 25, 2001

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Representatives of Russia\'s oil giant Lukoil will visit Iraq on Monday to hold talks on resuming its development of Iraqi oil fields, Lukoil\'s vice president Ravil Maganov said on Wednesday.

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India hopes to boost trade with Iraq under the U.N. oil-for-food program to $1 billion in 2001 from $650 million, the official Iraqi News Agency quoted the Indian ambassador to Baghdad as saying on Ja

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Representatives of Russia\'s oil giant Lukoil will visit Iraq on Monday to hold talks on resuming its development of Iraqi oil fields, Lukoil\'s vice president Ravil Maganov said on Wednesday.

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The United Nations and Iraq are preparing a new aid distribution plan for the latest phase of the oil-for-food program, the UN aid coordinator Tun Myat said Wednesday.