Iraq

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

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A senior source in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated the costs of re-structuring the Iraqi telecommunication network at one billion dollars. This much-needed project is to be e

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A private Turkish company has put on hold planned charter flights from Turkey to Iraq, the first since the 1991 Gulf War, due to a delay in UN approval, company officials were quoted as saying Thursda

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Iraq and Turkey are to resume regular rail links on July 20, the director general of Iraqi railways, Ghassan Abdelrazek al-Ani.

June 25, 2001

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Qatar’s Appeals Court upheld on Sunday a five-year jail sentence against Iraqi national Adel Fahd Janeed, who was convicted of hijacking a Qatar Airwa

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Iran on Monday expressed its readiness to take effective measures to eliminate barriers to normalization of ties with Iraq, above all the issue of pri

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The Iraqi minister of commerce recently stated that discussions are currently underway between Iraq and the UAE for the establishment of a joint free trade zone.