Iraq

June 21, 2001

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Jon Pattee Senior English Editor Albawaba.com  Americans, it has been said, are suckers for children. No one knows this better than Kuwait's public re

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Iraq announced on Wednesday that a US-British airstrike killed 23 people, but US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said that any such deaths were l

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Iraqi Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hekmat Ibrahim on Wednesday, June 20, voiced confidence that US-British proposals for "smart" sanctions on Baghdad are not backed by any Arab country. 

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Iraq announced Wednesday, June 20, that construction had started on its second dam on the Tigris river in the north of the country that will hold a reservoir with a capacity of 12 million cubic meters

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A group of French senators visiting Baghdad have called for the 11-year-old UN embargo on Iraq to be lifted, newspapers reported Wednesday, June 20. "The embargo must be lifted, Iraq having fulfilled

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The Security Council on Wednesday, June 20, gave its unanimous backing to the UN coordinator on people and property missing since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Yuli Vorontsov, who has been rejected by

June 20, 2001

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Iraq said Wednesday that 23 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air raid by US-British warplanes guarding the so-called no-fly zone. US Secretary of Sta

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The Security Council's Iraq sanctions committee has approved new contracts to supply human vaccines to the Arab state under the UN-sponsored "oil-for-

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Amman has notified the UN Security Council of its rejection of the British-US proposal for "smart" sanctions on Iraq, Jordan's Information Minister Saleh Kallab said Tuesday, June 19.  "Jordan has inf

June 19, 2001

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Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Hekmat Ibrahim met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo Monday to explain Iraq's position on the "smart" sanctions pr

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Oil prices slid below $28 on Monday, June 18, compounding heavy falls in the previous session, amid prospects of a resolution to a UN-Iraq stand-off that has deprived world markets of Iraqi crude. A b

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Iraqi Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hekmat Ibrahim met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo Monday, June 18, to explain Iraq's position on "smart" sanctions proposed by Britain and t

June 18, 2001

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Five Arab countries are listed among the top debtors of the Czech Republic, whose government is attempting to recover monies owed ever since the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

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An official Iraqi newspaper urged neighboring states on Sunday, June 17, to stand firm against British and US efforts to impose "smart" sanctions on Baghdad, warning that their interests were also at

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Iraq is to open a free trade zone near the Syrian border under the terms of an accord with Damascus launched in April, the Iraqi customs chief said Sunday, June 17.  Hamid Shaker Mahmoud, quoted in Al