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Final statement of tripartite agreement stresses agreement on various debated issues
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara, Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Thursday afternoon concluded their three-way meeting in Palmyra.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 5/5/2000
El-Baz assures continuing the peace process despite of the current hardships
Osama El-Baz, the political advisor to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak asserted to ArabicNews.com that the peace process in the Middle East is continuous despite the hardships confronting it currently.
Egypt, Politics, 5/5/2000
King Mohammed lashes out at red tape
King Mohammed VI on Thursday lashed out at red tape and called for levelling down obstacles hampering the flow of investments in Morocco.
Morocco, Economics, 5/5/2000
Baath Party congress in Syria will be in June, Bashar to be elected a member at the RL
Well-informed sources in Damascus told the London-based al-Hayat daily issued on Friday that the regional congress of the Baath Party will be held on June 17 in Damascus after elections are to have been completed at the level of Baath Party branches on June 14.
Syria, Politics, 5/5/2000
Bashar al-Assad leads campaign to spread the Internet in Syria
Bashar al-Assad, son of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, started the executive steps to spread the Internet in Syria in his plan to convey advanced technology to his country, as the number of Internet subscribers in Syria is nearly 2,000 while the population is 17 million citizens.
Syria, Economics, 5/5/2000
Arab League to meet over situation in Lebanon
The Arab League will hold on Saturday a meeting of member states' ambassadors to look into the situation in Lebanon following the Israeli raids against civilian targets in south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Regional-UN, Politics, 5/5/2000
Lebanese president, premier meet with UN envoy Larsen
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss told the UN secretary general's delegate, Terje Larsen, on Thursday during their meeting at the Baabda palace about Lebanon's position concerning the Israeli withdrawal.
Lebanon-UN, Politics, 5/5/2000
Israel kills two civilians, destroys five houses in south Lebanon
One Lebanese citizen and her daughter were killed as a result of the Israeli bombardment of al-Qatrani town on Thursday morning. The Israeli bombardment also targeted Jabal al-Daher, Meimas crossing, the road leading to al-Qatrani town.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 5/5/2000
Morocco signs partnership agreements with Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai
The Casablanca commerce and industry chamber on Wednesday concluded partnership accords with peers of Bahrain, Qatar and Dubai.
Morocco-Gulf, Politics, 5/5/2000
Former senior UN officials denounce Iraq sanctions at congressional briefing
Three former senior UN officials denounced economic sanctions against Iraq and called for their lifting at a congressional briefing on Wednesday, May 3, said the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 5/5/2000
Algerian official starts visit to Morocco Saturday
Speaker of the Algerian senate (Nation Council) Bachir Boumaaza will pay this May 6-9 a working visit in Morocco "to establish parliamentary dialogue, likely to consolidate relations between the two peoples."
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 5/5/2000
Unilateral withdrawal from South Lebanon won't corner Syria
In pre-departure statements, Presidential Political Advisor Osama Al-Baz said he would deliver a lecture at the Strategic Studies Institute in the Algerian capital on the Arab world and the challenges it faces in this stage.
Egypt-Syria, Politics, 5/5/2000
King Abdullah confers with speaker of Syrian parliament, voices backing for Syria
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Thursday in Amman received the speaker of the Syrian Parliament, Abdul Qader Qaddoura. The meeting was attended by the speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Abdul Hadi al-Majali, and the Syrian charge de affairs in Amman Youssef Jum'aa.
Jordan-Syria, Politics, 5/5/2000
Egypt calls for promoting culture of peace
Speaker of the People's Assembly Ahmed Fathi Sorour said just and comprehensive peace will not prevail in the area without the restoration of occupied Arab lands, and Israel's withdrawal from the Syrian Golan Heights, South Lebanon and Palestinian territories.
Egypt, Politics, 5/5/2000
Paraguay freezes diplomatic relations with so-called Sahrawi republic
The government of Paraguay has decided to freeze diplomatic relations with the so-called Sahrawi republic, pending the final outcome of the projected referendum in the Sahara, an official note of the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry said.
Morocco-Paraguay, Politics, 5/5/2000
Private sector plays key role in spurring economy on, king says
King Mohammed VI on Thursday stressed the major role that the private sector plays in spurring the economy on and accelerating growth.
Morocco, Economics, 5/5/2000
King Abdullah of Jordan receives Moroccan vice-speaker
King Abdullah of Jordan met in Amman Abdelaziz Alaoui Hafidi, first vice-speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, who led Morocco's delegation to the 103rd session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Amman.
Jordan-Morocco, Politics, 5/5/2000
Verbal Iraqi- Kuwaiti row at Inter-Parliamentary Union conference
The row started when Kuwaiti parliament member Mubarak al-Kharbik said in his intervention that there are more than "4 million Iraqi refugees who fled from their country from fears of the ruling regime."
Kuwait-Iraq, Politics, 5/5/2000
Polish premier arrives in Morocco
Polish Premier Jerzy Karol Buzek arrived in Rabat Thursday for a two-day official visit to Morocco.
Morocco-Poland, Politics, 5/5/2000
Jordan: No increase in commodity prices
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdul Raouf al-Rawabdeh has announced that his government will keep prices for basic commodities and services at their current level for this year.
Jordan, Economics, 5/5/2000
Japan's Prince Takamado to visit Egypt and Morocco
The Japanese embassy in Cairo said that Prince Takamado and his wife, Princess Hisako, will pay formal visits to Egypt and Morocco at the end of the current month to discuss increasing aspects of cooperation between Tokyo and Cairo and Ribat.
Egypt-Japan, Politics, 5/5/2000
Palestinian people's front denies involvement in Lockerbie incident
Talal Naji, the assistant secretary general of the People's Front- General Command, led by Ahmad Jibril, expressed the readiness of the front to send a lawyer to give his testimony in the trial of the two Libyans who are accused of exploding a Pan Am passenger jet over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
Regional-Palestine, Politics, 5/5/2000
Iran releases 480 Iraqi prisoners
Some 480 Iraqi prisoners arrived in Iraq on Thursday after they were released by the Iranian government.
Iraq-Iran, Politics, 5/5/2000
An agreement between Garang and a Sudanese organization to release 400 prisoners
The Sudanese human rights group, a non-governmental organization led by prominent Sudanese opposition figure Ghazi Suleiman, has announced that it had reached an agreement with the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army led by John Garang to release 400 prisoners from the government's forces and the irregular people's defense forces.
Sudan, Politics, 5/5/2000
King Mohammed calls for rational policy to fight drought
Opening Thursday the National Promotion and Planning Council, King Mohammed VI called for a rational policy to deal with recurrent drought hitting the kingdom and urged government for substitute strategies to methods used so far.
Morocco, Economics, 5/5/2000
Abdul Meguid calls for reconciliation from Somali leaders
Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abdul Meguid expressed his hope that Somalia would benefit from the sincere efforts exerted by Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh, which aim at helping achieve Somali reconciliation on a comprehensive basis that maintains Somalia's unity and regional safety and puts an end to the useless fight.
Somalia-Regional, Politics, 5/5/2000
Egypt¹s economy strong enough to stand international volatility
Mohamed el-Erian, a former IMF senior executive and world economic expert affirmed that Egypt's economy is strong enough to cope with all situations.
Egypt-IMF, Economics, 5/5/2000
Egyptian - US agreement in field of data technology
Egyptian Minister of Communication and Data Ahmed Nazeef signed yesterday a cooperation agreement in the training field with US company Cisco Systems for communications and data.
Egypt-USA, Business, 5/5/2000
Egyptian businessmen meet to discuss investment opportunities
The Egyptian businessmen abroad are convening their eighth conference on Monday in the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry with an invitation from Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa to discuss the available investment opportunities and facilities the government could present to support and prepare the atmosphere for these investments.
Egypt, Business, 5/5/2000
Maghreban newsmen, human rights activists meet on peace culture
A Maghreban seminar on the promotion of human rights and peace culture opened in Rabat Wednesday to mark the world press freedom day.
Maghreb, Politics, 5/5/2000
Egypt asks Israel to join non-proliferation treaty
Sayed Kasem El-Masri, the advisor of the Egyptian foreign minister, said the revision conference of the non-proliferation treaty in 1995 issued a decision and three resolutions concerning the Middle East, the first of which extended the treaty period indefinitely, the second related to goals and disarmament and non-proliferation principles
Egypt, Politics, 5/5/2000
A Sahrawi returnee swears allegiance to King Mohammed VI
King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by Prince Moulay Rachid, received on Thursday at the Royal palace in the northern city of Tangier Sheikh Ghaoutah Ould Mohamed Ould Ahmed Baba, a Sahrawi returnee who swore allegiance to the sovereign.
Morocco, Politics, 5/5/2000
Algeria holds drug addition, AIDS, hepatitis colloquium
The second African colloquium on drug addiction, AIDS and Hepatitis opens Saturday in Algiers to discuss how to deal with the AIDS pandemic in the region, reports the Pan-African news agency "PANA."
Regional-Algeria-Africa, Health, 5/5/2000
100 companies in Index Cairo 2000
Cairo will host on May 17- 20 the index international fair for furniture and designs that will be held for the first time in Cairo, Egypt after moving from Dubai to Cairo.
Egypt-International, Business, 5/5/2000
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Egyptian diplomatic sources asserted that Syrian President Hafez al-Assad is expected to visit Egypt during the coming week to resume consultations with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to push forward the peace process in the Middle East.
King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by Prince Moulay Rachid, met on Thursday in the northern city of Tangier several Arab officials having participated in the Morocco-Gulf Countries forum on investment and partnership, held in Casablanca May 2-3.
The meetings of the Egyptian - Kuwaiti business council started yesterday evening with the participation of 40 businessmen from the two states to discuss revitalizing joint investment among the different business organizations and benefiting from the commercial agreements signed between Cairo and Kuwait. The meeting will also study revitalizing Arab business organizations to push forward steps to establish the Arab free trade zone in addition to establishing the Arab common market. These meetings are to last for two days.
Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni will open at the end of May Abu Sair archeological area for tourism visitation for the first time after finishing an integral project carried out by the Egyptian Supreme Council for Archeology to develop and repair the archeological locations which took three years.
Italian Agriculture Minister Pecoraro Scanio will visit Morocco on May 22 to participate in a Mediterranean meeting of agriculture ministers. Pecoraro said that the meeting will seek to relaunch alliances between Mediterranean countries in agricultural production.
Many Japanese companies are studying a project to establish a Japanese tourism city in Hurghada in cooperation with the Egyptian side in the Egyptian - Japanese business council. ArabicNews.com learned that the project aims at being a pattern for Japanese technology and culture in Egypt and a way to attract Japanese tourists to Egypt, especially as Japan lifted the tourism embargo on visiting Egypt which coincides with the Japanese trend to develop its economic relations with Egypt which took place after the visit of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to Japan last year.
US Space Com SA firm won a bid for the exploitation of public telecom networks via VSAT "Very Small Aperture Terminal Satellite." The US firm offered $4.5 million for the contract.
Morocco was elected to the UNICEF governing board for a three-year term. The board is UNICEF's leading body, supervising the conformity of the fund's activities with the general policy of the General Assembly and the directives of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Morocco's Younes Al-Aynaoui qualified Thursday for the quarterfinals of the $400,000 BMW Open ATP Tour clay-court tournament of Munich.
ArabicDirectory.com has launched its Arabic Directory site that targets listings of internet sites that are related to the Arab states, a statement said.