Palestine

October 20, 2003

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Syria's Vice-President Dr. Mohammad Zuhair Masharqa on Monday harshly condemned the Israeli policy towards the Palestinians.

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Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday termed Yasser Arafat as the "greatest obstacle to peace."

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Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmad Qurei, noted on Monday that Israel would exploit any possible means to build the separation barrier and continue set

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Jordanian King Abdullah II is expected to appoint his royal court chief Faisal al-Fayez as Prime Minister this week to lead a streamlined government w

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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