Iraq

January 29, 2001

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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.

January 24, 2001

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By Nigel Thorpe  Chief of the English Copy Desk Albawaba.com – Amman  Baghdad’s Arabic language newspaper, Alif Ba’s, r

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A UN technical team will visit Baghdad in mid-February for talks on how to manage 600 million euros ($564 million) allocated for the rehabilitation of Iraq's oil industry, Oil Minister Amer Rashid was

January 23, 2001

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Iraqi crude exports were restarted from the Turkish port of Ceyhan on January 21st, representing the first loadings from the terminal in 2001.

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Iraq is to maintain a surcharge on oil exports despite a plunge in crude sales, storing up trouble for OPEC as a "wild card", the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) reported Monday.

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MEES learns from authoritative sources that the Iraqi political authorities, having decided last November to impose a surcharge on oil exports to be paid outside the UN escrow account, have now decide

January 22, 2001

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Iraq has rebuilt a number of factories the United States has long suspected of producing chemical and biological weapons, a report by The New York Tim

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Iraq and Syria are to sign a trade accord by the end of January, similar to the deal, which Baghdad inked last week with Cairo, Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz announced Sunday.

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As George W. Bush was sworn in on Saturday, as the 43rd president of the US, many in Iraq derived a sense of satisfaction at the irony of the event. For while former President George Herbert Bush watc