Saudi Arabia

December 18, 2003

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The Saudi government has banned imports of female dolls and stuffed animals, giving storeowners three months to clear out any remaining merchandise. Imposed by interior minister Prince Nayef, the rest

December 17, 2003

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Morocco's King Mohammed VI received in the royal palace of Marrakesh former Palestinian information minister, Yasser Abed Rabbo, and former Israeli Ju

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Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Premier and Commander of the National Guard, has received a telephone call from Bahrain King Ham

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Iran will sign an agreement Thursday giving unfettered access to its nuclear facilities, Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh said Wednesday.

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A report released this week by the US intelligence predicts that the demise of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat would set in place a series of events

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Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon paid a brief visit Sunday to Baghdad to secretly meet former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, a Qatari newspaper r

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The Arab World Chamber of Commerce (AWCC) is negotiating with a high-profile sponsor team to set-up world headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by February 1, 2004.  One of the significant characterist

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Following the announcement of the Dubai Mal, Emaar Properties has announced that it has been overwhelmed by over 1,000 enquiries from the region’s retailers, as well as international marquee brands, e

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HP lead the Middle East PC market in the third quarter of 2003, holding a 23.7 percent share, according to <i>IDC</i> figures. The company has been able to hold strong positions in the desktop market

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PC shipments in the Arab Middle East reached 380,438 units in the third quarter of 2003, up 24.5 percent from the same period last year. Desktops, notebooks and PC servers grew at 13.8 percent, 95.8 p

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Siemens Mobile has won a $8.6 million contract to provide equipment to mobile operator Asia-Cell to expand its GSM network in northern Iraq and enhance the mobile infrastructure with new installations

December 16, 2003

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Captured former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein already has at least two lawyers who are prepared to defend him.

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American occupation soldiers shot dead 11 Iraqi fighters, who tried to ambush their force in a town north of Baghdad Monday, the U.S. military said Tu

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The Saudi Finance Ministry has announced a 230 billion Saudi riyal ($61.3 billion) budget for next year, up SR 21 billion compared to spending targeted for 2003. Approved at a recent cabinet session,

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Saudi Aramco was ranked as the world's top oil company in an annual survey released this week by energy trade publication <i> Petroleum Intelligence Weekly </i>. The rankings of the world's 50 largest