UAE

May 27, 2000

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Iran's new parliament, dominated by reformists close to President Mohammad Khatami, was officially inaugurated on Saturday with the start of its first

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The Egyptian United Eastern Company for investment received initial consent from the Algerian currency council, equivalent to the central bank, for es

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A Syrian delegation representing officials from the ministries of oil, industry and economics, began a visit to Baghdad Friday aimed at developing bil

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Israel and the Palestinian Authority will finalize a framework agreement within one month, sources closely involved in the Stockholm talks believe, ac

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Turkish Justice Minister Hikmet Sami Turk played down Friday reports that the health of condemned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan was deteriorati

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The toll of war and years of sanctions on the health of Iraq's children has been revealed by new research, according to BBC.online Friday.  In the par

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Regional and world leaders were voicing cautious optimism over the Middle East peace process as the fiery rhetoric was toned down and threats to attac

May 26, 2000

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More than 2,000 Palestinians demonstrated in two towns after Friday prayers to demand the release of detainees held by Israel and show support for Leb

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Oil prices reinforced the gains they made last week as crude continued to trade at the highest levels since March on sustained fears that supplies wil

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Demand is rising for Egyptian brews of alcohol-free beer both here and across the Arab world where Islam, the dominant religion, prohibits the consump

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The two top-ranked players in the world, Martina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport, will face Belgian opponents in the first round of the women's singles w

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Brazil head for Wembley on Saturday to face an England team eager to impress coach Kevin Keegan ahead of this summer's Euro 2000 championships. "We kn

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Ray Bourque scored in the second period before setting up Chris Drury's game-winner with 3:51 remaining as the Colorado Avalanche forced a decisive se

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Four "hostages" and six "terrorists" were "killed" during a mock three-day siege at Sydney's Olympic baseball complex this week, New South Wales Polic

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The Group of Seven industrialized nations and four other countries have released a league table of the world's tax havens, classifying them according