Iraq

February 28, 2001

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US Secretary of State Colin Powell tried to silence Arab anger and seek support to maintain the embargo imposed on Iraq during his whirlwind visit through the Middle East, a high-ranking Iraqi officia

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Russian oil company Zarubezhneft has been granted approval to drill 45 oil wells in Iraq, according to U.N. officials on February 26th.

February 27, 2001

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf said Tuesday that he had agreed to a new round of talks with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan "within a

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US Secretary of State Colin Powell wound up his seven-country Middle East tour Monday, amid signs of movement over UN sanctions on Iraq. A senior US official said the US hoped to get consensus on modi

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Lebanon is working towards a free-trade accord with Iraq, Lebanese Minister of State Beshara Merhej said Monday, February 26, in Baghdad during a Lebanese trade show.  The consolidation of economic re

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Washington has asked the United Nations to change the way Iraqi crude is sold to cut down on the middlemen who have emerged since Iraq's decision to levy a surcharge, Middle East Economic Survey (MEES

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With the average price of the OPEC basket of crudes running below $25 a barrel, the cartel may well decide not to cut its production when the group next meets on March 16th, OPEC Secretary of General

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On the same day that Kuwait marked the 10th anniversary of liberation from Iraqi forces, U.N. and Iraqi officials began talks to break a two-year gridlock on disarmament and humanitarian issues.

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After a long stalemate following the Security Council’s approval of resolution 1284 on 17 December 1999 and Iraq’s rejection of it (MEES, 20 December 1999), talks on Iraqi sanctions start once more in

February 26, 2001

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On the eve of a meeting by Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Saeed Sahhaf and UN chief Kofi Annan, Iraq reiterated its demand of a complete lift of the

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US Secretary of State Colin Powell flew into Kuwait on Sunday with tough words for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as he joined celebrations to mark th

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Emirati President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan called Sunday, February 25, for the Arabs to put an end to the decade-old sanctions against Iraq, at the opening of an Arab inter-parliamentary meet

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Tunisia and Iraq have signed a free-trade accord during a visit to Tunis by Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan, Tunisian officials said on Friday.

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Said Al-Sahhaf are to meet Monday, February 26, to discuss the lifting of crippling sanctions placed on the country in 1990 as well

February 25, 2001

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One person was wounded and several homes damaged in a Baghdad bomb blast that the Iraqi authorities blamed on US and Israeli agents.