UAE

May 11, 2000

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Microsoft Wednesday called on a federal judge to reject a government proposal to dismantle the company and offered instead to modify some of its busin

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More than 200 Iranian clergymen have come out in support of reforms by President Mohammad Khatami, which are under increasing attack by hard-line cler

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Hizbollah guerrillas set at least one Israeli military vehicle on fire Wednesday evening when they pounded the position of Blat just inside the wester

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Mahmoud al-Zu’bi, who occupied the post of prime minister in Syria for 13 years, is to face trial on corruption charges, a move unprecedented since Pr

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Libya may finally be able to close the chapter that began with the downing of Pan Am flight 103. In the meantime US firms are missing out on lucrative forbidden to them due to the government trade ban

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Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri recently held talks with senior officials in Lebanon, Syria and Malaysia. It seems as if he has not retired yet, neither from politics nor from business. B

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The "price war crisis" in the Saudi milk market, which has spanned four months, appears to be nearing its end. In their 15th meeting yesterday, the 24 market players reached a two-year agreement reg

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Saks Fifth Avenue Group, the US-based retail giant of fashion apparel, accessories, cosmetics and home furnishings, has announced the inauguration of its regional office in Dubai. The office will pro

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Compaq Computers, the world's largest computer supplier, signed a strategic agreement with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC).  The agreement, signed between Joseph Hanania, Compaq Manager for the

May 10, 2000

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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat briefed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the continuing stumbling blocks in negotiations with Israel, Foreign M

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Israeli President Ezer Weizman was taken ill during a diplomatic corps reception Wednesday to mark the country's independence day, public radio report

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The Iranian parliament has approved an emergency aid package worth over $180m for farmers hit by the serious drought in central and eastern parts of t

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Turkish soldiers killed nine illegal immigrants and wounded five when they opened fire on a group trying to cross into Turkey from Iran, the interior

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Challenging the notion that the Internet isolates people, a US study released Wednesday found the World Wide Web strengthens ties with family and frie

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Egypt's state security court Wednesday confirmed the death sentence on an Islamist after its decision was approved by Egypt's Mufti, and sentenced 13