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2008-07-17 15:00:22

Text of report in English by Kuwaiti government-owned news agency Kuna website BAGHDAD, July 17 (KUNA) - Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Thursday [17 July] welcomed the proclamation of the state of Kuwait for the appointment of retired Lieut. Gen Ali Al Mu'min as an ambassador in Baghdad. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Muhammad al-Haj Humud told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) here "We welcome the naming of Al-Mu'min as Kuwat's ambassador to Iraq and it is a good step in the right direction". "We...

2008-07-07 12:00:33

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/aa7253/united_arab_emirat) has announced the addition of the "United Arab Emirates Food and Drink Report Q2 2008" report to their offering. This report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on United Arab Emirates' food and drink industry. Inflation continues to be a major concern in the UAE economy, and the food and drink sector in particular, as discussed in BMI's recently published UAE Food...

2008-07-06 18:00:29

By A Saleh, Kuwait Times Jul. 6--KUWAIT -- The Public Utility Committee (PUC) will be a holding a meeting this week in order to discuss the Ministry of Electricity and Water's plan regarding power cuts. PUC Chairman MP Abdul Aziz Al-Shayjie noted that the MEW's plan must focus on how to avoid electricity cuts in a several areas in the state as they have been happening quite frequently this summer. Al-Shayjie pointed out that the PUC will call upon Minister of Electricity and Water...

2008-07-06 18:00:03

Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah TV highlighted in its 1500 gmt and 1700 gmt newscasts on 6 July Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's visit to the United Arab Emirates, his meeting with the UAE president and vice-president, and the UAE's decision to write off the entire debt owned to it by Iraq. - "Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met with UAE President Shaykh Khalifah Bin-Zayid Al Nuhayyan and his counterpart Shaykh Muhammad Bin-Rashid Al Maktum in Abu Dhabi today. During the meetings, the two sides...

2008-07-06 18:00:02

UAE's President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said the UAE has written off the Iraqi debts and interest worth US$4 billion. The debts were offered to Iraq in different periods. The gesture was made Sunday at the reception given by Sheikh Khalifa to the visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, at Al Buteen Palace. According to WAM, Sheikh Khalifa said the UAE's decision to write off the Iraqi debts was "genuine expression of brotherhood and solidarity between the two countries....

2008-07-02 15:00:24

Text of report in English by Kuwaiti government-owned news agency Kuna website Doha, July 2 (kuna) - Meetings of the 12th round of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Ministerial Committee for Environment Affairs ended here on Wednesday [2 July] with issuance of recommendations aimed at preserving the marine environment. The GCC officials recommended the declaration of the Arab Gulf as "special marine zone" starting 1 August 2008. They underlined significance of certain regulations to ban...

2006-09-06 03:23:41

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Any economic sanctions adopted against Iran over its nuclear program must rule out the use of force, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. Lavrov, speaking to reporters on a visit to South Africa, said any sanctions would be governed by the United Nations charter which "states unequivocally that economic measures exclude the use of force."

2006-07-20 14:19:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved a free trade pact with the Gulf Arab state of Oman, after a debate focused on the safety of U.S. ports and protections for Omani workers. The House voted 221-205 to strengthen trade and investment ties with the Middle East non-OPEC oil and natural gas producer which has a population of about 3 million. The Senate approved the deal last month 60-34. Most Democrats voted against the...

2006-07-18 17:28:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional opponents of a free-trade pact with Oman raised concerns on Tuesday about provisions they said could jeopardize U.S. port security, but other lawmakers said they were misstating the facts. The exchange came as the House of Representatives was set to vote on Thursday on the agreement. The Senate approved the trade pact with the Gulf Arab state last month 60-34. Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat who serves on the House...

2006-07-03 09:19:12

By Stefano Ambrogi LONDON (Reuters) - The United States would ensure the free flow of oil and trade through the Strait of Hormuz if passage was threatened, its top navy commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday. Iran has a commanding position on the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic channel at the mouth of the Gulf that is a conduit for close to two-fifths of globally traded oil. "What you are looking for here is confidence and relying on us to provide clearance of the straits, to...


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