Iraq

August 21, 2000

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Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Taha Yassin Ramadan has blasted the United States, describing Americans as "mercenaries" carrying out attacks on Iraq on

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Russian plane flew out from Baghdad airport for Moscow Sunday on the return leg of a round trip to embargo-hit Iraq that was not authorised by the United Nations.

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An official Russian delegation held talks here Sunday with the under-secretary of Iraq's oil ministry, Fayez Shahin, about prospects for Russian companies in developing Iraq's energy resources, the of

August 20, 2000

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A German airplane has landed at Baghdad's Saddam International Airport Sunday to pick up a sick Swedish citizen.

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Baghdad\'s Saddam International Airport officially reopened Thursday, 10 years after it was closed because of sanctions imposed on Iraq following its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. An Iraqi military transpo

August 19, 2000

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A Russian airplane becomes the first foreign flight to land at Baghdad's international airport after the facility was reopened following a 10-year hia

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Russian Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoygu has cancelled a visit he was due to make to Iraq Saturday because of the situation on board the Russian nuc

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Iraqi products are set to be displayed at an exhibition in Beirut in mid-September, despite the UN embargo on trade with Iraq.

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A UN human rights panel appeals for the lifting of some sanctions against Iraq, urging governments and Iraq to "alleviate the suffering."

August 18, 2000

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An Iraqi Kurdish group says that Turkish warplanes have killed 38 civilians in a strike on a camp of Kurdish herdsmen in Iraq.

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A London-based Arabic newspaper says that President Saddam Hussein promised his Vanzuellan counterpart to withdraw Iraqi candidate for OPEC presidency

August 17, 2000

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More than 1,000 people participate in a rally outside the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, demanding an end to the war and sanctions aga

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Baghdad's Saddam International Airport officially reopens Thursday, 10 years after it was closed because of sanctions imposed on Iraq following its 19

August 16, 2000

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Baghdad's international airport will officially reopen Thursday, 10 years after it was closed because of sanctions imposed on Iraq following its 1990

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The director of the UN "oil-for-food" programme in Iraq, Benon Sevan, urges both the organization and the sanctions-hit state to adopt a fresh approach and be more flexible to improve the humanitarian