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Arab FMs meet today in Beirut
Lebanese Premier and Foreign Minister Salim al-Hoss met on Friday in Beirut with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara.
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 3/11/2000
Lebanese premier confers with Iraqi FM
Lebanese Premier and Foreign Minister Salim al-Hoss met on Friday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Said al-Sahaf, the chairman of the current session of the Arab League council.
Lebanon-Iraq, Politics, 3/11/2000
Saudi FM hold Israel responsible for obstructing Middle East peace
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Friday warned Israel against the consequences of the results of its intransigence and behaviors concerning Middle East peace in the region and held it responsible for the suspension of talks on the Syrian and Lebanese tracks.
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Politics, 3/11/2000
Religious parties threaten to withdraw from Barak's coalition
The religious parties in Israel threatened yesterday to withdraw from the ruling coalition in case Israeli Prime Minsiter Ehud Barak abandons three Arab villages adjacent to Jerusalem and moves the authority over them to the Palestinians.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/11/2000
Italian Professor highlights ancient Syrian cultural heritage
"We want to cooperate with Syria, as a Mediterranean state to establish a peaceful future in which we highlight our cultural heritage," said former Italian director general of cultural properties Francesco Sisinni in a statement to ArabicNews.com.
Syria-Italy, Culture, 3/11/2000
Turabi attacks constitutional court, expects early presidential elections
Hassan Turabi, secretary general of the ruling party in Sudan, launched a strong attack yesterday on the constitutional court and accused it indirectly of being partial to President Omar El-Bashir.
Sudan, Politics, 3/11/2000
Leaders of Somali factions to meet with Gaddafi
Somali factions on Friday announced that the leaders of the Somali groups will meet in the coming days in Tripoli with Libyan leader Moammar al-Gaddafi.
Libya-Somalia, Politics, 3/11/2000
Two Kurdish factions asked to resume negotiations with the central government in Baghdad
Baghdad on Friday called on the two main Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, to resume dialogue with the central authority in Iraq.
Iraq, Politics, 3/11/2000
Afghan factions hold reconciliation meetings in Riyadh
The second phase of negotiations between the delegation of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and each of the Afghan Taleban movement and the delegation of the Afghan opposition front will be resumed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia after the vacation of Eid al-Adha.
Regional-Afghanistan, Politics, 3/11/2000
Saudi aid to Mozambique
A Saudi shipping plane left on Friday for Mozambique which was hit by the floods loaded with foodstuffs. The planes carried some 55.259 tons of foodstuffs, medicines and tents.
Saudi Arabia-Mozambique, Economics, 3/11/2000
Israel refuses to receive members of Lahd militias after its withdrawal from Lebanon
Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephriam Sneh has announced Israel's refusal to receive members of the Israeli-allied militias in Israel after the withdrawal of the Israeli forces from the occupied part of south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 3/11/2000
Research funds increase significantly in five-year plan
Morocco, Economics, 3/11/2000
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Mohammed Bassiouni, Egypt's ambassador in Tel Aviv, said the aim of the peace process is to reach agreements on all tracks to achieve and implement a comprehensive solution, adding that progress in the negotiations on any track should not be at the cost of the others, saying that Egypt is concerned with reaching a real settlement on all the negotiation tracks.
El-Zobair Taher Bashir, minister of higher education and scientific research in Sudan, stated that an agreement was reached with Egypt to bringing back Cairo University's Khartoum branch to Egypt to be specifically for teaching modern technology and science, as well as research related to development needs. He said that, "The actual delivery agreement will be signed during the anticipated visit of Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir to Egypt during the month," clarifying that the time schedule for the delivery was discussed with Mufied Shehab, Egyptian minister of higher education and scientific research.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed assured before heading to Beirut yesterday that Kuwait will not have normalization with Israel as long as there are occupied lands in Lebanon and Syria, asserting in statements to journalists at Kuwaiti airport that the Beirut meetings assure the Arabs' support to Lebanon.
An opinion poll made by the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University on Friday said the majority of the Israeli Jews back complete withdrawal from the Golan for a peace agreement with Syria and what it called security arrangements.
It was announced in London on Friday that British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Peter Hain will visit Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel at the end of this month in order to strengthen the British role in the Middle East peace process.
King Mohammed VI has sent messages to the presidents of Seychelles, France Albert Rene, and of Niger, Mamadou Tandjo. The message to President Albert rene was handed by Moroccan minister in charge of human rights, Mohamed Aujjar. Aujjar previously conferred with Seychelles' foreign affairs minister, Jeremy Bonnelame on ways to enhance bilateral relations.