Saudi Arabia

December 30, 2003

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Washington is open to restoring a dialogue with Tehran after "encouraging" moves by Iran in recent months, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was quot

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Syrian company SES International has denied allegations that it was involved in illicit arms trade dealings with Iraq. The US-based <i>LA Times</i> accused the firm of signing more than 50 contracts t

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The US Agency for International Development (USAID) dispatched a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Bam, Iran along with accompanying technical specialists. The team is providing emergency hu

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Saudi Arabia’s religious police are cracking down on local shops selling gift items for the upcoming Christian New Year’s holiday. Raids will be conducted for the next two days ensure that local retai

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Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group’s European branch has signed an $8.3 million contract to develop the Al-Amar gold mine in Saudi Arabia. The contract was signed with the Saudi Arabian Mining Company with co

December 29, 2003

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A car exploded in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Monday night, but there was no report of casualties, witnesses said.

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Bulldozers sent by the Israeli Interior Ministry, on Monday destroyed eight structures and a mosque in a Bedouin village located in the Naqab (Negev).

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Syria's Petroleum and Mineral Resources minister, Ibrahim Haddad discussed Monday in Cairo with the Director General of the Arab Organization for Admi

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Saudi Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh region, received in Riyadh Monday the Jordanian ambassador designate to the oil-rich kingdom

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The UN nuclear chief said Monday that his visits to four previously secret sites related to Libya's nuclear weapons program, on the second day of a tr

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The Executive Committee for Pilgrims' Transportation held its 68th meeting in Mecca Sunday night.   The committee issued permissions for 13,772 buses

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US-based Jacobs Engineering Group has reported that a subsidiary company, in consortium with SNC Lavalin of Canada, received a bankable feasibility study for the Al-Jalamid Phosphate project, located

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Saudi Arabia sent more than 150 tons of relief supplies to help earthquake victims in Iran. Five Saudi relief planes have arrived in Iran so far carrying food, medical supplies, tents, and blankets.

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The Bahrain Monetary Agency is launching a major project to create a first-rate insurance market. The Bahrain International Insurance Centre will be located within the $1.3 billion Bahrain Financial H

December 28, 2003

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Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Interior Minister, received on Sunday Major General Abdul-hai Abdul-Waheed, the Head of the Palestinian Civil Def