Iraq

May 8, 2001

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Turkish police have arrested 65 people for attempting to enter Turkey via Greece.

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Iran's customs officials in the northwestern Mahabad city have destroyed some 14 tons of contraband Iraqi dry milk.

May 7, 2001

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The Iraqi singer Kathem Al Saher has left for Paris to put his final touches on the new Iraqi national anthem, a project he has been working on in complete privacy

May 6, 2001

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The Saudi millionaire, Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, recently announced in Riyadh that he had rejected an invitation to meet the son of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Oudai, to discuss investment p

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President Saddam Hussein called for domestic manufacture of key oil-production equipment to improve crude output by the dilapidated industry, the state news agency INA said on Saturday, May 5.

May 5, 2001

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Syrian Prime Minister Mustafa Miro will pay an official visit to Baghdad in the near future, reported the London- based daily Al Hayat.

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Iraq warned neighbors on Saturday, May 5, not to cooperate with US-sponsored "smart sanctions" — a tighter arms embargo coupled with relaxed controls on civilian good imports — or they would lose trad

May 4, 2001

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has ordered further allocation of financial aid to the Palestinian uprising against the Israeli military occupation.

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North Korea's leader told a visiting European Union delegation that he intends to keep selling missile technology abroad as long as there are willing

May 3, 2001

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Revenue from Iraq's UN-controlled oil exports is expected to reach $5.8 billion in the 180 days ending June 3, the office administering the oil-for-food program said Tuesday, May 1.

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Iraq exported 14.6million barrels of crude oil in the week ended April 27. This marked an average of 2.09 million barrels per day, down from the previous week's exports of 14.9 million barrels, or 2.1

May 2, 2001

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Iraqis will soon be able to watch foreign satellite TV on a subscription basis, more than a year after the government decided to allow satellite programs into Iraqi homes, the information ministry sai

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Iraq and Belarus on Tuesday, April 1, signed an accord on economic cooperation and a protocol to set up air links between the two countries, Iraqi officials announced.  Iraq's Finance Minister Hekmat

May 1, 2001

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Saudi billionaire Prince Al Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz on Monday ruled out investing in sanctions-hit Iraq, but said he would invest in Iran at Pr

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Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz on Monday, April 30, ruled out investing in sanctions-hit Iraq, but said he would invest in Iran at President Mohammad Khatami's behest. "I h