Iraq

October 18, 2000

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Arab states geared up Wednesday for their first summit in four years, former outcast Iraq backing the others in saying it should be devoted "heart and

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The second Egyptian solidarity flight to Iraq in a week touched down on Tuesday at Saddam International Airport carrying a delegation of 100 MPs, doctors, intellectuals and actors. An EgyptAir flight

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Iraq will not extradite two Saudis who hijacked a Boeing 777 to Baghdad, Interior Minister Mohammad Zammam Abdel Razzak said Tuesday, urging Riyadh to

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Iranian state television said Sunday that the international embargo against Iraq was finished following the visit to Baghdad by Tehran's Foreign Minis

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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

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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

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A Lebanese cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid took off Friday for sanctions-hit Iraq, after obtaining United Nations permission.