Saudi Arabia

January 28, 2004

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The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation recorded a 136 percent profit increase in 2003 over figures from the previous year, with turnover reaching 6.71 billion Saudi riyals ($1.79 billion).

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China’s Sinopec has been selected by Saudi Aramco for the exploration and development of natural gas and gas condensate deposits in the Kingdom’s Rub' Al-Khali Basin. Dubbed Contract Area B, the deal

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Iraq’s US-appointed governing council will investigate claims that dozens of Western and Arab political figures accepted oil bribes in exchange for supporting Saddam Hussein prior to the war.

January 27, 2004

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Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-al-Sheikh said Islam does not tolerate blood shedding, and subsequently it prohibits random killi

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Egypt's Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmed Maher was expected to arrive in the West Bank city of Ramallah Tuesday accompanied by Omer Suleiman, the Egypti

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Denmark’s FL Smidth has signed a €40 million supply contract with Saudi Arabia’s Qassim Cement. The firm will equip a new cement production line located north of Riyadh. The contract was awarded by th

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Russia’s Lukoil has signed a contract with Saudi Aramco for the exploration and development of natural gas and gas condensate deposits in the Kingdom’s Rub' Al-Khali Basin. Dubbed Contract Area A, the

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The United States and Bahrain are beginning negotiations toward a free trade agreement, which will lower tariff barriers and expand bilateral trade between the two nations. The FTA is scheduled to be

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<b>Date:</b> Jan 25 - 27, 2004 <b>Location:</b> Dubai World Trade Centre <b>Specifics:</b> More than 200 exhibitors from around the world are expected to take part in the exhibition and will put

January 26, 2004

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Morocco's King Mohammad VI, who arrived in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah Sunday evening performed in Mecca on Monday Umrah [Minor Hajj], accor

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George Bush has lost half his support in the Arab American community. While in the elections of 2000, he won 45.5% of Arab American votes (Gore won on

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King Mohammad VI of Morocco who arrived in Jeddah on late Sunday performed on Monday Umrah (the Minor Hajj). According to SPA, he was welcomed at the

January 25, 2004

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An official Saudi source on Sunday denied news published by the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassah on January 24 that there is a new Saudi initiative to solve

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An official source at the Saudi Hajj Ministry said Sunday an agreement was recently reached between the Hajj Ministry and Ibrahim Al-Esheikir Al-Jaffa

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Egyptian television had started a new series of corrective action in a move to change their policy on what is appropriate and inappropriate for its viewers by banning and deleting scenes from music vi