Saudi Arabia

January 18, 2004

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Tunisian singer Latifa has made a special and private visit to internationally-known Nobel Prize Winner Tunisian novelist Najib Mahfouz at his home in Tunisia to celebrate his birthday, which was orig

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The Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) has recorded a 50 percent increase in the number of visitors from the 33 countries that enjoy visa-on-arrival status, according to a press rele

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Biometrics 2000 Corporation, a US developer of access control devices, has entered into an international distribution agreement with Saudi Operations and Maintenance Company.

January 15, 2004

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The Islamic Republic of Iran has handed over a number of Al-Qaeda suspects to the Saudi kingdom in recent months and is also providing vital intellige

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Palestinian president Yasser Arafat said a British peace activist who died of wounds inflicted by an Israeli soldier last April should be considered a

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In remarks on the recently-concluded 2nd National Dialogue, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz described the conference held in the holy city o

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of southern Iraq's largest city of Basra Thursday in support of a call by Iraq's top Sh

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Arabia reported a 118 percent increase in gross revenue sales for 2003 compared to the previous year. The company attributes the positive results to their deployment of cruisin

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Tunisian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohamed Nejib Hachana and the Director of the Tunisian Trade Office in Dubai, Mohamed Ali Hasni visited the Director General of the Dubai Chamber

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Riyad Bank achieved a 12.4 percent net profit increase in 2003 with earnings reaching 1.59 billion Saudi riyals ($423.9 million) compared to SR 1.4 million in 2002. The bank’s return on equity grew fr

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The Bahrain Monetary Agency has granted a license to Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank and Germany’s FWU to establish an Islamic insurance firm. Al-Ahli Takaful will have a paid up capital of on

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The US Senate Finance Committee has asked the Internal Revenue Service for its records on more than two-dozen Muslim charities and organizations as part of an investigation into possible links between

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The Management Committee of the Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds Funds has endorsed an allocation of $20 million to finance educational, health and water supply projects for West Bank and Gaza residents affected b

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Saudi Refining (SRI), an affiliate of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), and Shell Oil Products US have reported that their Motiva Enterprises (Motiva) joint venture has signed a letter of

January 14, 2004

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As many as 335,000 pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia until Tuesday evening to perform this year's Hajj. Out of this number, 120,000 pilgrims have alrea