Saudi Arabia

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

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The US State Department recently revoked the diplomatic visas of 16 people affiliated with an Islamic institute in Virginia, in the latest step in a j

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Damascus radio stressed that the mission of the US envoys to the Middle East - namely, Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield and John Wolf ai

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Dubai-based Cellucom has signed an agreement with Kenya based Nakumatt and the global mobile phone brand Samsung to launch its branded reseller network Cellucom Xpress in East Africa.

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A consortium led by the Kuwait Food Company (Americana) won the bid to acquire a 43 percent stake in the Egyptian Starch and Glucose Company, part of the Food Industries Holding Company.

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Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has signed agreements with Gulf Farabi Petrochemical Company in Saudi Arabia to execute an n-Paraffin and Linear Alkyl Benzene Plant Project in the Kingdom. The project has a capi