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Jordan buys back $2.4 bn of debts
Amman, March 30 (DPA) The Jordanian government Sunday signed agreements with 10 member states of the Paris Club for creditor countries under which it bought back $2.4 billion of its debts at a discount rate of 11 percent.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:24:57 PM

UAE gas company to drill 19 wells in Egypt in 2008
Abu Dhabi, March 30 (Xinhua) Dana Gas of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the largest private-sector natural gas company in the Middle East, announced Sunday an exploration and development program, which involve the drilling of 19 new wells in Egypt in 2008.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:24:35 PM

Cleric asks his militia to cease fire in Iraq
Baghdad, March 30 (Xinhua) Iraq's radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered Sunday his Mahdi militia to withdraw from the street battle with Iraqi army in all Iraqi cities, including Baghdad and Basra.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 8:13:28 PM

Iraq objects to final statement of Arab summit
Damascus, March 30 (DPA) Iraqi Vice-President Adel Abdel-Mahdi objected to the final declaration issued by the Arab summit in Damascus Sunday because it failed to condemn terrorism in Iraq and did not acknowledge Baghdad's efforts to foster national reconciliation.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:58:04 PM

Syrian president to follow up on Palestinian dialogue
Damascus, March 30 (DPA) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will follow up on the dialogue between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Sunday.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:56:57 PM

Arab leaders wrap up Damascus summit
Damascus, March 30 (Xinhua) The 20th Arab League (AL) summit in the Syrian capital wrapped up Sunday with a call to boost solidarity and unity among the Arab countries.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:12:17 PM

Indefinite curfew in Baghdad
Baghdad, March 30 (Xinhua) A curfew, promulgated in the Iraqi capital Thursday till Sunday morning, has been extended indefinitely, state television Al-Iraqiya reported.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:11:00 PM

UAE condemns Dutch anti-Islam film
Abu Dhabi, March 30 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has condemned launching of the Dutch film 'Fitna' criticising the Koran and insulting Prophet Mohammed.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:10:36 PM

Private wealth in Gulf to soar by 81 percent in next four years
Dubai, March 30 (IANS) Private wealth in the Gulf is estimated to swell by a whopping 81 percent to $3.8 trillion by 2012 from an estimated $2.1 trillion in 2007, according to a new study.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:09:58 PM

$201 mn windfall for Gulf petrochem firm shareholders
Dubai, March 30 (IANS) The Manama, Bahrain-based Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co (GPIC) has announced that it would distribute the entire $201 million profits it posted in 2007 among its shareholders in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:09:15 PM

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