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Al-Shara: the line of June 4 is on the north of east bank of Tiberis lake and not anywhere else
Syria's foreign minister Farouk al-Shara on Friday evening addressed the Group of 77 south summit in a statement stressing Syria's unwavering positions towards major issues facing the Arab states.
Syria, Politics, 4/15/2000
Zayed to Mubarak message on cooperation and support
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received a message from United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan that was conveyed by Manea Saeed El-Otaibi, the special advisor of Sheik Zayed who arrived in Cairo the day before yesterday on a five day visit to Egypt.
Egypt-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 4/15/2000
Saudi Arabia negates signing new weapons deals
Saudi defense and aviation minister Prince Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz said that his country does not intend to sign new weapons transactions at the current time.
Saudi Arabia, Military, 4/15/2000
Oman negates signing an agreement for the joint defense with Iran
Sultan Qabus Bin Saeed of Oman negated yesterday that his country signed an agreement for joint defense with Iran, clarifying that his country signed an agreement for the security cooperation only with Iran.
Oman-USA, Politics, 4/15/2000
Chirac and the war in the Middle East
Syria-France, Politics, 4/15/2000
Italy says it will act as Morocco's spokesman with Europe
Italy said it will act as Morocco's spokesman with the European Union (EU).
Morocco-Italy, Politics, 4/15/2000
Labor code, interim finance bill, development plan: major issues on MPs spring agenda
The labor and customs codes, the draft interim appropriation bill and the five-year development plan are the major issues to be discussed by Morocco's MPs during their spring session, opened on Friday.
Morocco, Economics, 4/15/2000
Morocco scored remarkable human rights progress, Robinson
Morocco has scored remarkable progress in matters of human rights defense and promotion, Ms. Mary Robinson, United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner, said.
Morocco, Culture, 4/15/2000
Morocco's tourism activity increased in 1999
Morocco's tourism activity increased by 18 % in 1999 and tourism receipts reached $ 1.93 billion.
Morocco, Economics, 4/15/2000
Canadian committee calls for halting the sufferings of the Iraqi people
The permanent committee for foreign affairs and international committee at the Canadian parliament has asked the government to put an end to the sanctions imposed on Iraq because it inflict great damages on the Iraqi people.
Iraq-Canada, Politics, 4/15/2000
Gaddafi confers with Chad's counterpart
Libyan leader Col. Muaammar al-Gaddafi discussed with the President of Chad Idris Debi African issues.
Libya-Chad, Politics, 4/15/2000
Erekat: continuing disputes between Palestinians and Israelis
Palestinian top negotiator Saeb Erekat said that "there are (continuing) disputes between Israel and Palestine in the negotiations which took place in Washington."
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 4/15/2000
On the Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon
The London-based al-Hayat daily said on Friday quoting high ranking diplomatic sources as saying that the UN secretary general Kofi Annan and the coordinator of the UN activities in the Middle East Terry Larson have asked the UN official in Gaza Andrew Gilmore to follow up the issue of Israel's determination to withdraw from South Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 4/15/2000
Egyptian men of letters against normalization with Israel
Men of letters and intellectuals taking part in the 7th conference of Dumyat's men of letters have expressed their total rejection to normalization with Israel.
Egypt, Culture, 4/15/2000
Lebanese cultural week in Cairo
Egypt-Lebanon, Culture, 4/15/2000
Abd El-Maguid meets with Bin Alawi tomorrow
Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abd El-Maguid is meeting tomorrow with the Omani Foreign Minister Moussa Bin Alawi that is currently visiting Cairo.
Regional, Politics, 4/15/2000
World Bank denies issuing report on tax corruption in Egypt
Prime Minister Atef Ebeid said the World Bank has denied issuing a report on the corruption of some tax officials in Egypt.
Egypt, Economics, 4/15/2000
Gaddafi calls for establishing a new African - Arab union
The participants in an Arab and African conference that is currently held in Libya - expressed their support for the call of the Libyan president Muaammar al-Gaddafi to form a union between the Arab - and African countries.
Libya, Politics, 4/15/2000
Talented Students Conference recommends setting up talented care centers
The National Conference for Talented Students held under the chairmanship of Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak called on NGOs to support the Ministry of Education's efforts for talented students.
Egypt, Education, 4/15/2000
Group of 77 calls for lifting sanctions against Libya
The South Summit called on the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution lifting the sanctions imposed on Libya.
Libya, Politics, 4/15/2000
G-77 summit calls for Jerusalem as Palestine's capital
The leaders of 42 developing nations, who met in Havana -Cuba this week part of the Group of 77 (G-77) summit, called for recognizing the independent Palestinian state with Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as capital.
Regional, Politics, 4/15/2000
G-77: Morocco calls for new international financial regulations
Morocco on Friday called for new international financial regulations that will take into account the strategic interests of the nations of the south.
Regional, Politics, 4/15/2000
Arab states demand Israel's joining to the non-proliferation treaty
UN Conference on reviewing the non-proliferation treaty NPT, due to be held in New York April 24,2000, will discuss President Mubarak's initiative for freeing the Middle East from the weapons of mass destruction including nuclear ones.
Egypt, Politics, 4/15/2000
UNESCO says education is vital for development
UNESCO is collaborating with governments to identify solutions to crises, which hinder the progress of Africa's education systems, the organization's director general, Koichiro Matsuura, said Friday.
Regional, Education, 4/15/2000
Moussa denies Israeli request on Iran's detained Jews
Foreign Minister Amr Moussa dismissed media reports that Israel had asked Egypt to intervene in the issue of 13 Jews being tried in Iran on espionage charges.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 4/15/2000
Egypt, Israel discuss natural gas deal
President Hosni Mubarak met Israel's infrastructure Minister Eli Suissa, who delivered a Message from Shas movement, a key partner in Israel's ruling coalition of Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Egypt-Israel, Economics, 4/15/2000
Morocco contributes 10% to Sahara mission budget
Morocco contributes 10 % to the budget of the United Nations mission for the referendum in the Sahara (MINURSO), said a U.N. Secretary-General report.
Morocco, Politics, 4/15/2000
Ancient Egyptian lived in south-western Sahara
The Egyptian-German archeological mission has realized an important discovery which proves that the ancient Egyptian had lived in the area currently known as the "Great Sea of Sands" in the southwest of Egypt, in the prehistoric period, or five thousands years ago; it had been a rainy area.
Egypt, History, 4/15/2000
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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud starts today an official visit to Saudi Arabia which is the first since he was elected a President to Lebanon. President Lahoud visit to Saudi Arabia is part of his tour on several Arab states which will cover Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Iran.
Cairo is witnessing in the current week intensive political activity as head of the Pakistan executive authority, King of Jordan, the Chinese President, and the Lebanese president are to arrive in Egypt in the coming days. Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Ebeid said that these visits highlight Egypt's role at the regional and international level, saying that the two visits paid by the Jordanian king Abdullah and the Lebanese President Emil Lahud come in the framework of continuos coordination with the Egyptian leadership concerning the positions in the area and the Arab - Israeli peace process.
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz on Friday in al-Riyadh received a telephone call from the ruler of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al-Khaleifa.
King Mohammed VI will chair next May 4 the opening session of the Higher Council of National Promotion and Planning. The three-day meeting will examine a draft economic and social development plan for 2000-2004.
Abdelouahed Radi was re-elected Friday speaker of the house of representatives (lower house of parliament) for the remaining three years of the legislative term. Radi, from the Socialist Union of Popular Forces of Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi, gleaned 117 votes out of 149.
Tunis and India signed a cooperation agreement in fields of industry, technology investment and exchanging experience among representatives of the private sector in the two countries. The agreement will be carried out through the Tunisian union of industry, trade, traditional industries and the Indian union for industry in concluding meetings concluded its works yesterday in the Tunisian capital.
Jordanian sources stated on Friday that all hotels in the Jordanian capital Amman including five-star hotels refused recently to host the reception the Israeli embassy intends to hold in Amman to mark the 52nd anniversary for the establishment of Israel on May 15, 1948, following the UN resolution no. 181 to partition Palestine, released by the UN in 1947. The sources added that the Israeli embassy high ranking officials exerted intensive efforts in an attempt to penetrate any of the main hotels in Amman but in vain as the answer to them has been always that all halls " are reserved for several months to come."
The leaders of the four political parties gathered in the Koutla (Arabic name for bloc) start today a two-day visit to the southern province of Sakia Hamra. The delegation is composed of the leaders of the Popular Forces of the Socialist Union (USFP), the Istiqlal Party, the Party for Progress and Socialism, and the Organization for Democratic and Popular Action (OADP). The visit will climax with a popular rally in the city of Laayoune Sunday.
The Lebanese Middle East airlines revealed a three stage privatization operation that is about to be carried out by the corporation. The first stage will be carried out during two years during which the Lebanese government completely keeps the corporation's ownership to reform the corporation structure which suffers losses due to neglect in the past years and 30% of the company's shares will be sold to a strategic investor.
55 countries agreed on participating in the world championship for under water photography in Hurghada that will be held between 1st - 16th of coming June under the auspices of First Lady Suzanne Mubarak. The championship will held in (Suma Bay).
A delegation of Canadian businessmen is expected in Morocco Monday on a one-week visit to explore with Moroccan peers partnership opportunities. Managers of Canadian small and medium enterprises will discuss with Moroccan employers ways to promote bilateral cooperation and the potentialities offered by the Moroccan and Canadian markets.