Saudi Arabia

February 5, 2004

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Swedish engineering firm Alfa Laval has received an order to the value of approximately 65 million Swedish krona ($8.8 million) from the Saudi National Contracting Co. The equipment purchased is inte

February 4, 2004

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Saudi Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Interior Minister and President of the Higher Hajj Committee, received in Mecca Tuesday the commanders of the Ha

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Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi concluded his  official visit to Ukraine and returned to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday.   During his Kiev v

February 3, 2004

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US troops searching for Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri found nothing after storming his suspected hiding place in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul as two rocke

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Saudi Arabia earned approximately seven billion Saudi riyals ($1.9 billion) during this year’s Haj season, up SR 1.5 billion compared to profits from last year. According to local economic experts, fo

February 2, 2004

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Saudi Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Interior Minister and Chairman of the Higher Hajj Committee, received in Mecca Monday Sudanese Minister of Guidan

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Saudi King Fahd ordered the holy places of Mecca and Medina to be modernized just hours after 244 Muslims - half of them Asians - died during a ritual

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Iran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport was officially opened on Sunday, some three decades after construction began. The opening marked the 25th anniversary of the return from exile of revolutiona

February 1, 2004

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During the annual Hajj in the Saudi kingdom, many pilgrims fell down Sunday morning as a result of heavy scrambling among pilgrims while they were thr

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In Iran, at least 108 Iranian parliament members extended their resignations on Sunday in protest of the mass disqualification of candidates from stan

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Hilton International has announced its development plans for Saudi Arabia for 2004, with specific reference to the Jeddah Palace and strong Saudization programs.  Hilton International currently employ

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Fitch Ratings has assigned an Individual rating of D to Ziraat Bankasi and affirmed its Long-term foreign and local currency ratings at B. The Outlook is Stable, stated a press release.   At the same

January 29, 2004

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Gunmen exchanged fire with Saudi security forces raiding a house in Riyadh on Thursday, killing several Saudi agents, an Interior Ministry official sa

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Nigerian Vice-President Atiqu Abu Bakr and the accompanying delegation arrived in Jeddah on Thursday from Madinah, SPA reported. Abu Bakr and the acco

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GCC Secretary-General Abdelrahman Al-Attiyah ‏will visit India between February 15 to 18 at the invitation of the Indian government, the ‏Charge d'Aff