Iraq

April 15, 2001

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The United Nations confirmed Saturday, April 14, that it had postponed a second round of high-level talks with Iraq, but said it was in touch with Baghdad about rescheduling them.  The official Iraqi

April 14, 2001

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Iraq on Saturday accused UN Secretary General Kofi Annan of caving in to US pressure to delay a new round of talks with Baghdad which had been schedul

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Sudan has denied charges that it is producing chemical weapons with Baghdad, and that Iraqi pilots are flying air raids in the Islamic regime's war ag

April 13, 2001

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Iraq on Friday rejected Kuwait's demand that there must be guarantees from Baghdad that it would never invade again before there could be reconciliati

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Jordan said Thursday that the state-run Royal Jordanian airline would not launch commercial flights to Iraq without UN permission.

April 12, 2001

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Jordan denied Wednesday, April 11, a US State Department announcement that Jordanian and US experts would meet to discuss a US initiative to redesign the international sanctions on Iraq.  "There are n

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An Iraqi pharmaceutical company announced Wednesday, April 11, that its own version of the male anti-impotence drug Viagra, baptised Samagra, will go on sale in May.  Samagra was one of 15 new locally

April 11, 2001

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Kuwaiti State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed al-Sabah accused Baghdad Tuesday of being indifferent to the suffering of the Iraqi people

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King Abdullah II of Jordan called for a lifting of sanctions on Iraq and for a quick settlement of differences between Iraq and Kuwait, in an interview published Wednesday, April 11, in the Arabic new

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The United Nations sanctions committee is blocking 2,139 contracts passed under the oil-for-food program worth more than five billion dollars, Iraq's trade ministry said Wednesday, April 11.  "The san

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Royal Jordanian, Jordan's national airline, is preparing to launch regular flights to Iraq, challenging a decade-long international ban, Foreign Minister Abdel Ilah Khatib says.  "Royal Jordanian, whi

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Saudi companies will soon showboat their products at Baghdad's international fairground, a newspaper reported Tuesday, April 10.  "The coming days will see an exhibition dedicated to Saudi firms," exh

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Iraq's oil exports surged to 2.29 million barrels per day (bpd) in the week ending April 6, their highest level since late October, the office of the UN oil-for-food program said Wednesday, April 11. 

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A bilateral economic cooperation agreement was recently signed in Baghdad aiming to increase Iraqi-Moroccan commercial exchanges from last year's $270 million to $500-million worth of trade per annum.

April 10, 2001

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Kuwait said on Monday that an apology from Iraq is no longer sufficient for reconciliation, calling for guarantees from Baghdad that it would never in