Middle East

Commerce Dept. Opens 18-Nation Aluminum Trade Probe

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that it has opened a probe in response to petitions from U.S.-based metal producers that alleged potentially unfair practices in the aluminum trade involving 18 countries from across the globe…

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Israeli-Owned Co. To Pay $2.8M Over US Military Contract

An American subsidiary of an Israeli construction company will pay the U.S. government $2.8 million and abandon $16 million in potential administrative claims, ending False Claims Act allegations that its Israeli parent actually did the work on a military port contract meant for U.S.-based companies…

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Afghan Co. Blasts US Contractor’s 9th Circ. Fee Bid

An Afghan construction company urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to dump a U.S. contractor’s bid for nearly $92,000 in attorney fees, arguing the appeals court’s January decision overturning the Afghan company’s $1.07 million arbitral award isn’t the end of the case…

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