October 31, 2000
UN sanctions committee gave authorization for Iraqi oil exports to be paid for in euros instead of dollars - "the currency of an enemy state." Baghdad had let it be understood that it might interrupt
October 30, 2000
The economics minister for Belgium\'s French-speaking Wallonia region, Serge Kubla, said Monday that a Belgian trade office would be opened shortly in
Hobbling under a decade-old embargo but flush with high oil revenues, Iraq has attracted a record turnout for the Baghdad international trade fair whi
The economics minister for Belgium\'s French-speaking Wallonia region was in Iraq Monday, heading a delegation of business leaders to discuss prospect
Iraq is to resume internal flights on November 5 after a nine-year break since the Gulf War.
Iraq has moved closer to banning the use of US dollars in the country following the Council of Ministers’ economic affairs committee’s decision to prohibit all state institutions from dealing in the U
Iraq will switch to the euro to price UN-authorised oil exports from November 1 as planned, Oil Minister Amer al-Rashid said Sunday, pressuring the United Nations to give its verdict on the move.
October 29, 2000
At least 45 Arab and European countries are set to take part in Baghdad's international fair opening Wednesday.
Iraq will go ahead with its plan to switch to the euro for its UN-authorized oil exports from November 1.
According to diplomats on October 27th, a ten-page UN report detailing the risks of Iraq’s proposal to conduct all oil sales in euros or any other European currency, rather than in dollars, will not p
October 28, 2000
Kuwait's emir said Saturday the regime in Baghdad still shows "aggressive and evil intentions" against the emirate which Iraq invaded in 1990.
Planes from Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine were expected to arrive in Baghdad on Saturday in defiance of a decade-old UN air embargo.
Iraq is witnessing a high rise in patriotic tape sales due to the Al Aqsa Intifada.
October 27, 2000
Diplomats played down fears Friday that Iraq might halt oil exports unless the United Nations agrees to bill purchasers in euros rather than dollars.
Iraq on Friday urged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat not to meet with US President Bill Clinton, whom it accused of wanting to harm the upcoming Isla