Iraq

July 11, 2001

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Four explosions rocked the Iraqi capital overnight, damaging residential buildings and other properties. One person was injured as a wall collapsed, a

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Iraq started pumping oil to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan on Tuesday and was poised to start exports through its Gulf terminal at Mina Al Bakr

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Iraq started pumping oil to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan Tuesday, July 10, and was poised to start exports through its Gulf terminal at Mina Al-Bakr after a five-week dispute with the United

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Iraqi Transport Minister Ahmed Murtada said Tuesday, July 10, that 35 countries intended to resume regular flights to Iraq, which has been under international sanctions since its 1990 invasion of Kuwa

July 10, 2001

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Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will hold an extraordinary meeting in Jeddah on Wednesday to discuss the uprising in Palestine

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Iraq was poised Tuesday to resume UN-authorized oil exports "within hours" after a break of five weeks, an industry source at the Gulf port of Mina Al

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France will no longer be given priority in trade with Iraq because of its backing for US and British efforts to slap "smart" sanctions on Baghdad, Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammad Mehdi Saleh said Monday

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Iraq inaugurated a free trade zone near the Syrian border on Monday’ July 9, as part of its campaign to recover from more than a decade of UN sanctions.  The Al-Qaem zone opened by Trade Minister Moha

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Iraq may resume oil exports within two days, Iraqi Ambassador Mohammad Al-Douri said Monday, July 9. "Everything will be normalized, I hope as early as possible, maybe tomorrow, maybe in two days," Al

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Embarrassed, the US and Britain found themselves last week being forced to shelve their “smart sanctions” plan for Iraq. However, if for any reason a means becomes available to “persuade” Russia as to

July 9, 2001

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Syrian Foreign Minister Faruq Al-Shara on Thursday, July 5, criticized UN sanctions against Iraq, saying they could cause long-term damage to the country's stability.  Speaking in London during a two-

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The United States and Britain will keep up their efforts to impose "smart" sanctions on Iraq despite the opposition of Russia, official newspapers predicted on Saturday, July 7.  "Despite the failure

July 8, 2001

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President Saddam Hussein is sure Iraq will defeat its enemies' schemes, following the shelving of US and British proposals to impose "smart" sanctions

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US and British aircraft struck an anti-aircraft position in Iraq's southern no-fly zone on Saturday. No casualties were reported.

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Lebanon is keen to sign a free trade deal with Iraq, the head of the Beirut chamber of commerce, Adnan Kassar, told journalists Saturday, July 7.  "Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri has assured us