Saudi Arabia

December 17, 2003

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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

December 15, 2003

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Young consumers in the Middle East are prepared to invest their money in well-marketed IT brand, particularly on laptops, digital cameras and DVD writers, revealed a research survey by ACNielsen . Co

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The Bahrain Monetary Agency has granted a license to Gulf Finance House to establish a full commercial banking subsidiary, which will conduct real estate related transactions. The new subsidiary will

December 14, 2003

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Sheikh Ahmad Bin Hamoud Al-Khalidi has recanted and withdrawn his earlier "fatwa", describing it as "a grave mistake" in an interview telecast Saturda

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US-based Law Enforcement Associates Corporation, a surveillance and security technology company, has received contracts for its Under Vehicle Inspection systems from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.