Iraq

July 4, 2001

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The United States vowed Tuesday to continue efforts to impose narrower, tighter sanctions on Iraq, after backing away from a showdown with Russia in t

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One of the highest-ranking Iraqi diplomats at the United Nations has asked for asylum in the United States.

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A new passenger ferry service linking the Gulf Arab states and India set sail from Bahrain on Saturday, June 30, for the Iraqi port of Um Qasr, a Bahrain-based shipping line said.  Ibrahim Rajab, a sp

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Iraq will open in July a maritime transport office in the Syrian Mediterranean seaport of Tartous, the official SANA news agency said Tuesday, July 3.  Syrian Transportation Minister Makram Obeid and

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Iraqi and Syrian nationals can now travel between the two countries "without prior authorization" for the first time in almost two decades, an Arab diplomat in Baghdad said Tuesday, July 3.  "National

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Iraqi and Syrian nationals can now travel between the two countries "without prior authorization" for the first time in almost two decades, an Arab diplomat in Baghdad said Tuesday, July 3.  "National

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The Security Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, July 3, o extend the UN's humanitarian program n Iraq for five months, after backing away from a showdown over sanctions reform.  A senior Iraqi offi

July 3, 2001

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Iran on Monday categorically denied an Iraqi diplomat's “baseless accusation” that Tehran has access to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of ma

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The UN Security Council opened the way for Iraq to resume oil exports on Monday by indefinitely postponing a vote on US-backed proposals to modify the

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The price of oil ticked up in London in response to Iraqi determination to maintain an export freeze and OPEC intentions not to raise output to compensate.  A barrel of Brent North Sea crude for Augus

July 2, 2001

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Already suffering from an ailing national economy, residents of Turkish border towns take sanctions on Iraq as a personal matter, according to a featu

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A senior US official met Kuwait's emir to discuss "smart sanctions" in Kuwait on Sunday, and said Iraq must never again be allowed to pose a threat to

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Iraq has authorised US companies to invest in Khor Zubeir free trade zone in the southern region of Basra, the Iraqi customs chief said Sunday, july 1.  "Iraq has authorised investors from the United

July 1, 2001

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Russia will use its UN veto to reject the US-backed "smart" sanctions on Iraq proposed by Britain, Russian ultra-nationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirino

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Trade value between Baghdad and Damascus is expected to climb to more than $1 billion in 2001, Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammad Mehdi Saleh said Saturday