Iraq

November 9, 2000

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Sanctions-hit Iraq hinted Wednesday it could halt crude exports in protest at delays in the UN approval process for imports and in the release of oil revenues.

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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein appears to be proving his legendary survival skills once again. Taking advantage of a political vacuum in the run-up to US presidential elections, he is chipping away at

November 8, 2000

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Iraq has signed contracts to buy 10,000 Toyota cars and mini-buses, 300-million-dollars worth of Volvo bulldozers and 500 buses from the Egyptian firm

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Iraq temporarily disrupted oil loadings at the Turkish port of Ceyhan on November 7th in protest of the U.N.’s failure to comply with a deadline to process oil payments in Euros instead of dollars.

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Iraq has sold more than $37 billion worth of crude oil, or more than 2.146 billion barrels, since the beginning of the "oil-for-food" program in December 1996, the United Nations said Tuesday.

November 7, 2000

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A private plane chartered by a humanitarian group left Paris for Baghdad Tuesday on the second such flight since an international embargo was imposed

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Al-Iraq newspaper said the winner of Tuesday's US elections, whether it be the Republican George Bush or Democrat Al Gore, will be worse for Baghdad t

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According to a Syrian oil source on November 5th, a pipeline between Syria and Iraq will be reopened as soon as a technical inspection is completed.

November 6, 2000

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The trial of the Iraqi gunman who burst into the offices of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Baghdad June 28, killing two and woundin

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A group of 14 Syrian intellectuals has set up a committee to fight against the 10-year-old embargo on Iraq.

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A Russian delegation headed by a deputy minister for industry, science and technology, Alexander Pivovarov, flew into Baghdad on Monday for talks on b

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In a first for Iraq\'s pharmaceutical sector, a Baghdad-based company has come up with its own version of the male anti-impotence drug Viagra.

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf said in Doha Sunday that his country has granted political asylum to two Saudis who hijacked a Saudi pl

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf vowed after Baghdad launched the first domestic passenger flights in a decade that Iraq will destroy the no-f

November 5, 2000

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Iraq called Sunday on Turkey to stop letting US and British planes carry out air patrols and raids against Iraq from the Incirlik base.