October 18, 2000
While nearly 10 years of internationally imposed sanctions have suffocated the Iraqi society and inflicted significant suffering on the country's population, foreign corporations continue to be entice
Economic ties between Iraq and Syria resumed only three years ago and commercial factors have definitely contributed to the warming relations. Since 1997, Syria has exported goods and medical supplies
It may have taken an external threat to bring the two together, but Iraq and Syria re-established official contacts after 20 years of frozen relations. In late February, Iraqi diplomats arrived in Dam
The UN "oil-for-food" program in Iraq should be renamed to reflect the wide range of humanitarian needs it could now meet, UN Deputy Secretary General, Louise Frechette, said Tuesday.
October 17, 2000
Iraq will not extradite two Saudis who hijacked a Boeing 777 to Baghdad, Interior Minister Mohammad Zammam Abdel Razzak said Tuesday, urging Riyadh to
The second Egyptian solidarity flight to Iraq in a week touched down on Tuesday at Saddam International Airport carrying a delegation of 100 MPs, doct
October 16, 2000
The passengers of a Saudi jet hijacked and diverted to Baghdad over the weekend were full of praise Monday for Iraqi authorities, unlike the British g
Some 5,000 Iraqis brandishing guns and wearing military fatigues marched through Baghdad on Monday declaring their readiness to wage a holy war or jih
October 15, 2000
Iran and Iraq have agreed to re-open the files on the controversial and unresolved question of POWs from their 1980-1988 war, Iranian state radio said
Iranian state television said Sunday that the international embargo against Iraq was finished following the visit to Baghdad by Tehran's Foreign Minis
The passengers and crew of a Saudi Boeing 777 hijacked to Baghdad had to wait Sunday in a hotel to meet Iraq's Transport Minister Ahmad Murtada before
Iraq could suspend oil exports if the United Nations fails to convert to euros the billions of Iraqi dollars held in a special account, the central bank's deputy governor told.
October 13, 2000
A Lebanese cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid took off Friday for sanctions-hit Iraq, after obtaining United Nations permission.
Kamal Kharazi arrived Friday in Baghdad by plane, the first visit to the Iraqi capital by an Iranian foreign minister in 10 years.
Russian carrier Vnukovo Airlines plans to begin regular passenger flights to Baghdad "by the end of this year," a company spokesman told AFP Thursday.The airline will also send three humanitarian flig