Saturday 31 January 2004
January 29, 2004
Iraqi Paper Lists Companies And Organizations Hussein Allegedly Bribed With Oil
The Iraqi daily newspaper "Al-Mada" in its 25 January edition published a sensational list of companies, organizations, and individuals who allegedly were allocated crude oil in return for political support for the regime of Saddam Hussein.
January 27, 2004
COE Urges Investigation Of 'Vanished' Belarusians
Brussels, 27 January 2004 (RFE/RL) -- The human-rights body Council of Europe (COE) is calling for a criminal investigation into the possible involvement of senior Belarus officials in the disappearances of four prominent men in Belarus in 1999 and 2000.
January 26, 2004
Belarus: Minsk Seeks Independence And Affordable Russian Gas -- But Can It Have Both?
Russia has agreed to supply Belarus with subsidized natural gas for a few more days. The move is a short-term solution to a potential long-term crisis in Minsk, which faces higher rates it can't afford -- or a supply cut-off in the middle of winter.
January 21, 2004
Russia: Relations Cooling With Other OSCE States
Diplomats at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe say relations have cooled between Russia and several other member states because of differences over how to resolve several international problems. RFE/RL correspondent Roland Eggleston reports from the OSCE's headquarters in Vienna.