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El-Bashir visits Emirates today
Sudanese President Omar Hasan El-Bashir headed today to the United Arab Emirates in an official visit, during which he will meet with Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan to discuss the developments in the Middle East, the situation in the Gulf and developments in Sudan.
United Arab Emirates-Sudan, Politics, 1/22/2000
Matutes' statement on Sebta and Melillia, a surprise for Rabat
Morocco said Spanish foreign minister Abel Matutes' statement on the occupied presidios Sebta and Melillia during his visit to Tunisia came as a total surprise.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 1/22/2000
Eritrea reopens its embassy in Sudan
Eritrea reopened its embassy in Khartoum as Eritrean Foreign Minister Haile Weldensae raised his country's flag over the headquarters of the embassy on Thursday in the attendance of his Sudanese counterpart, Mustafa Othman Ismael.
Sudan-Eritrea, Politics, 1/22/2000
Moroccan FM in Tunis after Bamako
Minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Mohamed Benaissa arrived Friday in Tunis where he is to hand in a message from King Mohammed VI to president Zine El Abidine Bin Ali.
Tunisia-Morocco, Politics, 1/22/2000
Report: Russia, US assert pressure on Damascus
The Kuwaiti daily al-Watan on Friday quoted well-informed sources in the Russian capital, Moscow, as saying that Moscow and Washington are increasing their pressure on Damascus to take part in the multilateral talks concerning the Middle East due to be held in Russia on February 1.
Syria-Russia, Politics, 1/22/2000
Mubarak - Cook discussions
President Hosni Mubarak met with British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook on regional and international issues and the Egyptian-British ties.
Egypt-UK, Politics, 1/22/2000
Mubarak's Directives to promote Egypt's tourism
President Hosni Mubarak, when following up government strategies and policies in several sectors starting with the tourism today, presented a future vision of these sectors in the coming stages.
Egypt, Politics, 1/22/2000
Mousa receives Merghani
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa is receiving today the chairman of the Sudanese Democratic National Alliance opposition coalition Muhammad Othman al-Merghani.
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 1/22/2000
Mugabi concludes visit to Libya
The president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabi, has concluded a visit to Libya during which he held talks with Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gaddafi dealing with bilateral relations and several African and regional issues of mutual concern.
Libya-Zimbabwe, Politics, 1/22/2000
Sudan, UAE sign memorandum of understanding
Sudan and the United Arab Emirates have signed a memorandum of cooperation and coordination in the area of establishing free zones, providing for exchanging information and data, developing natural resources, marketing, exchanging technical consultancy and qualifying national cadres.
Sudan-United Arab Emirates, Economics, 1/22/2000
Forming a joint business council between Jordan and Syria
Preparations are currently being made in Amman and Damascus to form a joint business council between Jordan and Syria in implementation of the agreements signed in the framework of the joint high committee between the two states last year.
Jordan-Syria, Economics, 1/22/2000
E.U. ministers to meet with Arafat Monday
European Union ministers of foreign affairs and European affairs will meet in Brussels on Monday with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, the French Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.
Palestine-European Union, Politics, 1/22/2000
Morocco announces creation of fund to list enterprises on stock market
Morocco's Industry, Trade and Handicraft Ministry is planning to create a capital development fund with a capital of $10 million to help industrial enterprises be listed on the stock market.
Morocco, Economics, 1/22/2000
Egyptian neglect in promoting exports to affluent Japan
The Japanese foreign trade organization, Jetro, said that it is still waiting for a plan to be presented by Egypt to develop Egyptian exports to the Japanese market despite of the passage of three months since the two sides' agreement on implementing a campaign.
Egypt-Japan, Economics, 1/22/2000
Palestinian Central Council to convene on February 2
Informed Palestinian sources stated that the Palestinian leadership determined February 2 as the date for convening the Palestinian Central Council and that the council's chairmanship has already started to address invitations to the council's 60 members to attend the meeting.
Palestine, Politics, 1/22/2000
Saeb Salaam died at 95
Lebanon, People, 1/22/2000
Asia Connect conference commences in the Emirates
More than 100 airline companies and trip organizers as well as airport authorities from all over the world are participating in the Asia Connect conference 2000 which started in the United Arab Emirates.
Regional-United Arab Emirates, Business, 1/22/2000
Japan asks Lebanon to deliver five persons seeking right of asylum
A Japanese security delegation arrived in Lebanon and discussed with Lebanese judicial officials handing over five Japanese suspects in Lebanon, as Tokyo strongly pushes on Beirut to hand over the five Japanese suspects by the use of economic pressure.
Lebanon-Japan, Politics, 1/22/2000
Egyptian Diplomatic Missions to bypass Kosheh incidents
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has supplied its embassies abroad with all information on the recent incidents in the upper Egyptian village of Kosheh.
Egypt, Politics, 1/22/2000
French chamber of trade and industry discloses 6 month program
The French chamber of trade and industry in Morocco (CFCIM) disclosed in Casablanca Thursday its six-month back-up program to benefit enterprises including missions in the Middle East, Germany and Canada.
Morocco-France, Economics, 1/22/2000
Malaysia announces plans to open embassy in Algeria
Malaysia is planning to open an embassy in Algeria, to reciprocate Algeria's move, reports Malaysian news agency "BERNAMA" quoting Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar.
Algeria-Malaysia, Politics, 1/22/2000
Barak sends expert delegation to Washington
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Friday decided to send experts to Washington to present the US administration Israel's observations on the US working document connected to the Syrian-Israeli negotiations.
Syria-Israel-USA, Politics, 1/22/2000
Developing UAE international airport
The civil aviation department in Abu Dhabi is implementing a comprehensive development plan for the Abu Dhabi International Airport at a total cost $650 million.
United Arab Emirates, Business, 1/22/2000
International Gulf conference for electronic trade in Dubai in April
An international Gulf conference for electronic trade will be held on April 22 - 26. It will be organized by the trade chambers union of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states, the Gulf organization for industrial consultations and industry and trade chambers.
Gulf, Economics, 1/22/2000
Riyadh celebrates nomination as 2000 Arab Culture Capital
The Saudi capital hosts this Saturday official celebrations for its nomination as an Arab cultural capital for the year 2000 with the attendance of the director general of the U.N. Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Kotchiro Matsora.
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Culture, 1/22/2000
Storms and damage in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq
Lebanon expects a new cycle of storms coming from northern Europe. The storm cycle is the third within one week and temperatures have fallen under the annual average. It rains heavily and snows on areas of 700 meters height and above.
Regional, Local, 1/22/2000
EgyptAir crash investigation continues
A statement yesterday from US National Transportation Safety Board chairman Jim Hall said the NTSB and the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority agreed this week to continue their study of the October 31, 1999 crash of EgyptAir flight 990.
Egypt-USA, Local, 1/22/2000
Iran participates in 33rd Cairo International Fair
Iran will participate in the 33rd session of the Cairo International Fair, which will be opened on March 1 and last for 10 days, after an absence of more than 20 years.
Egypt-Iran, Economics, 1/22/2000
Israel has arrested 12,000 Lebanese since 1978
Mohammed Safa, secretary general of the Khiam Center for the rehabilitation of torture victims said that Israel has arrested 12,000 Lebanese persons since 1978.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 1/22/2000
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On the 6th anniversary of the death of Bassel al-Assad, son of Syrian President President Hafez al-Assad, the president and his family visited on Friday the tomb of the late Bassel in the city of al-Qurdaha (birthplace of the president). The tomb was also visited by all high-ranking Syrian officials and prominent Lebanese parliamentary and political figures.
Moroccan premier and first secretary of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), Abderrahmane Youssoufi, attends Saturday in Lisbon the first meeting of the International-Socialist (IS) Presidium. The Lisbon meeting will help enforce decisions and recommendations adopted by the IS Congress held in November in Paris and elect governing bodies.
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has asserted in a telephone call with her Egyptian counterpart, Amr Moussa, the fundamental importance placed by Washington on resuming the multilateral discussions on the Middle East in February in Moscow.
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz on Friday in Riyadh received former US President George Bush and the former British Prime Minister John Major, currently visiting Saudi Arabia.
The Egyptian committee for solidarity expressed its deep optimism toward the decision of the Algerian Islamic Salvation Army and several groups which practiced terrorism in Algeria to dissolve and abide by the civil rapport law in return for the pardon of their members and permission to practice peaceful political activity in Algeria.
The director of the media committee for the international investment forum which Kuwait will host on March 4 through 9 in Kuwait, Mrs. Hessah Majid al-Shahin, stressed that Kuwait will not stand against dealing with Israel, as several Arab states have the Israeli flags hoisted in their countries.
The chamber of advisors (upper chamber of the parliament) wound up Friday the works of its fall session.
The Swiss career diplomat Daniel Von Muralt will, by end of march 2000, take over ambassador Henri Cuennet at the head of the helvetian mission in Rabat, official sources in Bern announced.
The UN group of geographic names experts opened Friday the works of their 20th session with the participation of a Moroccan toponymy experts delegation.
Moroccan tennisman Karim Alami was defeated Saturday in the third round of Melbourne's international tennis tournament by the German Nicolas Kiefer (6-3, 6-4, 6-2).