Palestine

July 14, 2003

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Israel must lift the siege of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat if it wants to move quickly to a peace settlement, Palestinian information minister Nab

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his foreign secretary, Jack Straw, will call Monday the visiting Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, to take u

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Doctors have requested Egyptian actress Muna Shalabi to refrain from speaking for at least a week, after a surgical operation she underwent in her vocal cords

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Iranian oil corporations Petropars and PetroIran have stated their intention to merge into a giant oil exploration firm. The move is carried out through the purchase of the compnies' shares by state-o

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Dubai-based Al-Naboodah-Laing Construction Company won a major engineering, procurement and construction contract for Dubai International Airport’s $4.1 billion expansion project. The firm has been co

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Danat Dubai Cruises, a Gulf operator of luxurious cruising vessels, has added another vessel to its expanding portfolio with the introduction of the Arabian Discoverer. A large traditional wooden dhow

July 13, 2003

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Palestinian sources confirmed Sunday that Palestinian Authority security forces were conducting searches for a missing Israeli cab driver in Ramallah

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Israeli forces apprehended Saturday a suspected IRA bomb expert who was believed to arrive in the region in order to train Palestinians in the West Ba

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Activity at the Palestine Securities Exchange (PSE) receded as political tensions mounted once again, despite last week’s efforts to reinitiate peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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The Central Bank of Lebanon has charged the owners of bank Al-Madina of stealing millions of dollars from its Saudi clients. According to local press reports, the bank’s owners transferred the money i

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International law firm Clyde & Co has entered into an exclusive co-operation agreement with one of Iraq's foremost law offices, Numan Shakir Numan of Baghdad. The firms will provide a legal framework

July 12, 2003

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Palestinian Minister for Security Affairs Mohammed Dahlan Saturday called for new elections for the Fatah central committee.

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U.S troops are handing Iraqi officials responsibility for policing the restive city of Fallujah, where American forces have come under increasing atta

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Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Saturday that the fact European leaders were still in contact with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was u

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Former Iraqi information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said Saturday he believes deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein is making plans from his h