Iraq

April 13, 2001

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Iraq on Friday rejected Kuwait's demand that there must be guarantees from Baghdad that it would never invade again before there could be reconciliati

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Jordan said Thursday that the state-run Royal Jordanian airline would not launch commercial flights to Iraq without UN permission.

April 12, 2001

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Jordan denied Wednesday, April 11, a US State Department announcement that Jordanian and US experts would meet to discuss a US initiative to redesign the international sanctions on Iraq.  "There are n

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An Iraqi pharmaceutical company announced Wednesday, April 11, that its own version of the male anti-impotence drug Viagra, baptised Samagra, will go on sale in May.  Samagra was one of 15 new locally

April 11, 2001

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Kuwaiti State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed al-Sabah accused Baghdad Tuesday of being indifferent to the suffering of the Iraqi people

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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.