UAE

April 27, 2000

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Despite adversity in past years, several positive market indicators forecast a boost in Qatar's insurance sector. Insurance market analysts anticipate and await a new boom in the local insurance marke

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Chairman of the Board of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Ahmed Al-Madfa, last week opened the 'Gulf Furniture and Furnishings Exhibition' at the Sharjah Expo Center. Several local an

April 26, 2000

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei proclaimed Wednesday his full support for beleaguered reformist President Mohammad Khatami, state radio r

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Saudi Defense Minister Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz on Wednesday ruled out signing any kind of defense agreement with Iran.  "Any direct cooperation

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A symposium of some 300 Arab scholars on Wednesday announced the creation of a fund to promote scientific research in the Arab world.  Sheikh Sultan

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 Asian soccer finalists may spend a restless night in Beirut, awaiting the finals draw that will put them in three groups by Peter Philaban, the Sec

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Saudi Arabia will announce Sunday the results of negotiations with 12 foreign oil firms on multi-billion-dollar investment opportunities in its energy

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Iraq will be ready to cooperate with the UN Security Council once the decade-old embargo has been lifted, Ath-Thawra Iraqi newspaper said Wednesday. 

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Inter Milan's revolving door could see Argentina's Gabriel Batistuta arriving at the club as fellow striker Roberto Baggio makes his exit, the Italian

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After years of loud rock music, many people in their mid-forties are noticing hearing loss, sometime severe enough to require a hearing aid.  In an ar

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Jordan has launched an emergency plan to deal with its summer water shortage, the country's water minister Kamel Mahadin said Wednesday.  The emerge

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The second round of parliamentary elections in Iran will be held on May 5, state radio said Wednesday, quoting an official announcement by the interio

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The US government will raise its financial aid to Yemen to reach 30-40 million dollars, US ambassador to Yemen Barbara Boudin said on Tuesday.   "Th

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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat will hold talks with French leaders in Paris later Wednesday to discuss the ongoing problems in the Middle East pe

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With star forward Tim Duncan sitting injured on the bench, center David Robinson came through with 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead reigning champion