Palestine

August 7, 2003

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Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmud Abbas is to visit Saudi Arabia Thursday at the beginning of a Gulf tour that will also take him to the United Arab E

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Israeli Police officers blocked Likud parliament member Yehiel Hazan from going up to the Temple Mount, the third holiest Islamic site, on Thursday mo

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A bookcase toppled down on Egyptian actress Laila Elwi while she was sitting at home one day, forcing her to refrain from acting and stay home for at least a week

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United Real Estate Company (URC), developer of Kuwait’s Marina Mall, has announced net profits of KD3.75 million ($12.375 million) during the first six months of 2003, an increase of 114 percent over

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USAID announced that Bechtel, the recipient of USAID's Iraq Civil Infrastructure Reconstruction contract, has finished its first Iraqi infrastructure project, a four-lane bridge bypass. An Iraqi firm,

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The United States will pledge up to $26 million to the sixth emergency appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near Ea

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United Fisheries of Kuwait (UFK) reported net profits of KD759,404 ($2.5 million) during the first six months of 2003, down nearly 43 percent from the KD1.329 million recorded in the same period last

August 6, 2003

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More than 300 Palestinian prisoners were freed on Wednesday, as part of what Israel described a "a good-will measure" and the Palestinian Authority te

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Earlier this week, Israel claimed that it has decreased the number of Palestinian prisoners it was planning on releasing Wednesday after it has discov

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Buses carrying Palestinian prisoners on their way to freedom began leaving Israeli prisons Wednesday morning bound for West Bank and Gaza checkpoints

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Lebanese diva Sabah and her fiancé Lebanese 24-year-old model Amr Mihio are undergoing extensive preparations for Sabah’s wedding day which has been set to take place on her 90th birthday

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Samsung Electronics and Mashreqbank launched a co-branded credit card for consumers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Samsung Mashreqbank Credit Card targets customers with an affinity towards th

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USAID is working with the Bechtel Corporation to make emergency repairs to Iraq's telecom infrastructure. Baghdad, through which inter-city communications are routed, still has "minimal telecommunicat

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Standard & Poor's upgraded the long-term issuer credit and unsecured debt ratings of the African Development Bank from AA+ to AAA, with a stable outlook. S&P’s had downgraded the long-term issuer cred

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The White House is mulling the possibility of halting distribution of up to $9 billion in loan guarantees to Israel in an attempt to pressure Sharon's government to freeze the construction of a fence