Iraq

July 2, 2001

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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

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Saudi Arabia has returned to Baghdad the corpse of an Iraqi soldier killed during a clash along the Saudi border.

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The value of trade between Baghdad and Damascus is expected to climb to more than $1 billion in 2001, Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammad Mehdi Saleh said Saturday, June 30, at the opening of a Syrian fair.

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Lebanese officials on Saturday, June 30, rejected an offer of conditional Iraqi aid, and restated their solidarity with Kuwait, the official Kuwaiti agency reported.  "We do not accept aid which is co

June 30, 2001

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Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said Saturday that Iraq would "examine" any six-month renewal of the UN oil-for-food program that cleared the

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The first ferry service from Qatar to Iraq set sail from Doha port on Friday with 39 passengers aboard, all Iraqi nationals.

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The United States and Britain on Friday increased pressure on Russia after four of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council agreed on key

June 29, 2001

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The UN oil-for-food program could be renewed for a further six months following Russia's rejection of the US-British proposal to revamp the sanctions regime imposed on Baghdad, an Iraqi newspaper said

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Senior sources at the International Monetary Fund recently recommended that Jordan re-assess its fuel prices. According to the Fund, current fuel prices in Jordan are excessively low, and should be in

June 27, 2001

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The UN Security Council has extended a public debate on its Iraqi sanctions policy to Thursday, when a senior Iraqi Foreign Ministry official is expec

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Iraqi Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Hikmat Al-Azawi has praised Egypt’s efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people at a recent meeting in Egypt.

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Iraq is threatening to cease oil exports to Jordan and Turkey if these counties support any new forms of international sanctions against them.

June 26, 2001

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Russia has told its key counterparts on the UN Security Council it will reject a US-British resolution to revamp sanctions on Iraq if the measure is p