Palestine

October 20, 2003

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Yasser Arafat is very ill and Ariel Sharon prefers an early natural death of the Palestinian president instead of deporting or assassinating him, a Le

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Israeli warplanes launched five air strikes in Gaza Strip on Monday, killing 14 Palestinians and injuring more than 90 others. The fourth attack, carr

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Bahrain is home to a new Islamic financial institution with the formation of the International Investment Bank (IIB). The bank held its General Constituent Assembly followed by its first Board of Dire

October 19, 2003

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Three Israeli soldiers were killed Sunday evening in a shooting attack on a road in the area of the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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A Palestinian fighter was killed and another was seriously injured by Israeli Border Police gunfire in Rafah. With this latest killing, the number of

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The Israeli army began recruiting five reserve battalions Sunday, carrying out a decision made by Israel's Defense Minister Saul Mofaz and approved by

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Moroccan singer Raja Bil Maleeh is currently undergoing intensive medical care in France for the treatment of breast cancer

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“The King” by director Nikos Grammatikos from Greece won first prize at the Cairo International Film Festival while “The Olive Harvest” by Hanna Elias from Palestine came in second place

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The 23rd edition of the GITEX IT exhibition opened today, breaking all records in terms of net area, number of exhibitors and companies and participating countries since its inception.

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Mashreqbank recorded a group net profit of 443.7 million Emirati dirhams ($120 million) in the third quarter of 2003, representing an increase of 18 percent over the same period last year.

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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has raised its long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Turkey to B+ from B. At the same time, the B short-term foreign and l

October 18, 2003

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Four Palestinians, including a senior Hamas activist and a 16-year-old youth, were killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank and Gaza Str

October 17, 2003

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Armed men believed to belong to Hizbullah prevented a U.S. Embassy convoy from visiting an area bordering Israel on Friday, Lebanese security official

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About a month after the Israeli cabinet decided to "remove" Yasser Arafat, Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon admitted in a Sunday interview with <i

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A joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol enforcing a curfew clashed with gunmen guarding the headquarters of a Shiite cleric, setting off a firefight that killed thr