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Mubarak, Assad discuss progress of talks on peace tracks
The Egyptian-Syrian summit held in Cairo yesterday between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad tackled the progress of the peace process on the three Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian tracks, and latest Arab developments.
Egypt-Syria, Politics, 5/9/2000
Moroccan, Algerian senates set up cooperation groups
Morocco and Algeria on Monday agreed to set up brotherhood and cooperation groups at their respective upper houses.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 5/9/2000
Arab parliamentarians call for lifting sanctions on Iraq
A delegation of Arab parliamentarians that started Sunday a visit to Baghdad called the U.N secretary general to immediately lift the sanctions imposed on Iraq.
Iraq, Politics, 5/9/2000
Al-Shara: Outlet of current unstable situation is achievement of a just and comprehensive peace
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and members of the accompanying delegation on Monday evening arrived in Syria from Cairo following a short visit to Egypt.
Syria-Egypt, Politics, 5/9/2000
Convening a Maghreb summit soon in Tunis
Tunis is currently making an intensive diplomatic effort for convening a summit of the Arab Maghreb states in the Tunisian capital to be the 7 summit in history of the Arab Maghreb states.
Maghreb, Politics, 5/9/2000
Egypt asserts difficulty of establishing joint Arab market
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said in press statements today that reaching a joint Arab market is currently difficult regarding the different trends among the Arab states.
Egypt-Regional, Economics, 5/9/2000
Syrian -Turkish joint committee meets on economic trade cooperation
Under the chairmanship of Syrian Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade Muhammad al-Imadi and Turkish Minister of State for Economic Affairs Recep Onal, the joint Syrian- Turkish committee on trade, technical, scientific and economic cooperation started on Monday in Damascus its deliberations at the central bank.
Syria-Turkey, Economics, 5/9/2000
Israel cannot impose anything on Arabs
"Israel has no power to impose a de facto or a position from its side due to the surrounding international situation," said Foreign Minister Amr Moussa.
Egypt, Politics, 5/9/2000
Moussa meets with Annan's envoy
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa discussed today with Terje Larsen, the envoy of the United Nations Secretary General, the role of UN troops in south Lebanon after the intended Israeli withdrawal from the area.
Egypt-UN, Politics, 5/9/2000
Aznar calls for more Spanish investments in Morocco
Spanish Premier Jose Maria Aznar, who is currently on an official visit to Morocco, on Monday called his country's businessmen to invest more in Morocco.
Morocco-Spain, Economics, 5/9/2000
US assistant secretary of state says this is a crucial time for peace
The next six to eight weeks "could be crucial to the [Middle East] peace process," says Edward S. Walker, Jr., assistant secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
Regional, Politics, 5/9/2000
Egyptian - European partnership agreement to be signed soon
Mahdi Fath Allah, manager of the Europe department at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, stated that the European - Egyptian partnership agreement will be signed soon.
Egypt-European Union, Politics, 5/9/2000
Garang, in Cairo, discusses coordination between initiatives to solve southern Sudan's problems
John Garang, chief of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement arrived in Cairo on Monday evening
Sudan, Politics, 5/9/2000
Arab League boycotts seminar on archives in occupied Jerusalem
Participants in the Cairo conference discussed new techniques for using Arab archives and underlined the importance of Arab archives in preserving the Arab identity amidst attempts to distort Arab history.
Regional, Politics, 5/9/2000
Spain says it respects UN Sahara settlement plan
Spain said it "strictly and scrupulously" respects the United Nations settlement plan for the Sahara.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 5/9/2000
Amnesty International meets with families of victims in Algeria
A delegation from the Amnesty International organization that is currently visiting Algeria convened with the victims of terrorist operations in Helizian city, 300 kilometers west of Algiers.
Algeria, Politics, 5/9/2000
Visiting Portuguese minister Coelho meets Cabinet members
The visiting Portuguese minister to the presidency and social equipment, Jorge Coelho, met in Rabat Monday Moroccan peer Bouamour Taghouane and several other Cabinet members.
Morocco-Portugal, Economics, 5/9/2000
700 million FF debt-swap set in motion
The Moroccan and French governments have started implementation of the March 21st agreement swapping a third batch of Moroccan debt worth 700 million FF into private investments in the kingdom.
Morocco-France, Economics, 5/9/2000
On the Syrian - Turkish talks
The BBC's correspondent in Damascus said on Monday that with the arrival of Turkish Minister of State Recep Onal to Damascus leading a large economic delegation, Syrian- Turkish relations enter a new phase, signifying at least a phase of good neighborly relations.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 5/9/2000
UAE invests in Djibouti port
An agreement was signed in Dubai on Monday, giving the Dubai Port Authority the right to administrate and invest in the international Port of Djibouti for 20 years.
Djibouti-United Arab Emirates, Economics, 5/9/2000
European fisheries official in Morocco next week
European fisheries commissioner, Franz Fishler, will visit Morocco next week to start a dialogue process between the European Union (EU) and Morocco on fisheries, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Pique, announced in Tangiers Monday.
Morocco-European Union, Politics, 5/9/2000
International Finance Corporation approves investment in Jordanian bank
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) aims to spur modernization of domestic commercial banking services in Jordan and foster regional banking relationships throughout the Middle East with an investment in Middle East Investment Bank (MEIB).
Jordan-International, Business, 5/9/2000
Palestinians and Israelis deny approach of reaching final status agreement
Palestinian and the Israeli officials denied a report by the French newspaper "Le Monde" that said the two sides reached detailed solutions concerning the main issues in the negotiations between them.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 5/9/2000
Barak speaks on the telephone with Mubarak
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Monday made a telephone call to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 5/9/2000
Moratinos: Europe exerts intensive efforts to stop escalation against Lebanon
The Arab League and the European Union assured yesterday their complete opposition to the Israeli aggressions against Lebanon, demanding a halt to these aggressions and a return to the April Understanding agreement of 1996.
Regional-European Union, Politics, 5/9/2000
Iraq protests at the UN against Kuwait
The Iraqi government on Monday called on the UN to intervene in order to prevent Kuwaiti violations, represented in entering Iraqi territorial waters and attacking Iraqi fishermen, according to the Iraqi News Agency.
Iraq-Kuwait-UN, Politics, 5/9/2000
Lahd asks for pardon for his militia members from President Lahoud
The commander of the militias collaborating with Israel, Antoine Lahd, on Monday in Marjyoun, occupied south Lebanon, called on Lebanese President Emile Lahoud to enact a general pardon for his militia members.
Lebanon, Politics, 5/9/2000
Expected Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon
The Monte Carlo Radio correspondent in occupied Jerusalem quoted Israeli security sources as saying that they do not rule out Israel maintaining an early withdrawal from south Lebanon and evacuate it before July 7.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 5/9/2000
Egyptian message to world at Holy Family's Journey Anniversary
Ministry of Tourism will deliver a human message from Egypt to the whole world , in a celebration at Virgin Mary Church in Maadi on the occasion of Holy Family's Journey to Egypt according to the Coptic Calendar.
Egypt, Culture, 5/9/2000
Confrontations continue in south Lebanon
The Israeli occupation forces on Monday bombarded, using heavy artillery, the surroundings of Shaqra, Majdal Zoune, Dhour al-Azeib and Jib Sweid towns as well as the al-Salawqi valley in southern Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 5/9/2000
Moroccan culture minister winds up visit to Nouakchott
Moroccan minister of cultural affairs, Mohamed Achaari, on Sunday wound up a visit to Nouakchott where he chaired the opening of Moroccan cultural days.
Mauritania-Morocco, Politics, 5/9/2000
Al Azhar students demonstrate against 'A Banquet for Seaweed'
Scores of Al Azhar students yesterday demonstrated in the Campus of Al Azhar University and demanded the controversial novel "A Banquet for Seaweed", by Syrian writer Haider Haider, be banned in Egypt. They said that the book is defaming Islam
Egypt, Religion, 5/9/2000
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Egyptian Minister of Public Business Sector Mokhar Khattab stated that the privatization program continues without slowness in this process, telling ArabicNews.com that 92 companies will be raised for sale during the current year in the Egyptian government's program to privatize all the economic and financial corporations and companies which started five years ago. He added that the privatization will include the banking sector, but in a scientific way, and that the government has started getting rid of its shares in the joint banks.
Iran's ambassador to Lebanon said that Iran is prepared to help repair two power plants damaged in Israeli raids last week on the Lebanese infrastructure, IRNA reported. Ambassador Mohammad Ali Sobhani also discussed bilateral "economic, commercial, industrial, financial and banking" cooperation today in a meeting with Lebanese Minister of Finance George Corm, adding that Iran is currently working to repair damage caused by previous Israeli attacks against the Lebanese infrastructure.
A high-ranking Jordanian official said that King Abdullah II of Jordan will start on Saturday a visit to Saudi Arabia that will last for several days, during which he will meet with Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.
Safwan El Kosdi, a member of the central leadership of the Progressive National Front in Syria, said that the current Arab efforts and the meetings that take place between Cairo and Damascus are rapidly and positively reflecting on the Arab states. He said the situation is now serious and the Arab states stand together to revitalize Arab solidarity to confront Israeli arrogance. He added that there is an Arab effort forming an important development regarding peace, yet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's policy shows that Israel has not made up its mind on the peace process.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Illah al-Khatib discussed with his Mauritanian counterpart, Ahmad Ould Sedi Ahmad, on Monday in Amman means of strengthening areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in economic and health areas, and the establishment of a joint higher committee to meet alternatively in the two countries' capitals.
Qatari Minister of State Abdallah Ben Khalifa El Atia arrived in Rabat Monday evening bearing a message from Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Al Khalifa Al Thani destined to King Mohammed VI.
A group of inhabitants of Lepe (Huelva, southern Spain) on motorbikes attacked fifteen Moroccan immigrants after one of them injured a young Spaniard.
The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Sheikh Jamil al-Hujeilan, met on Monday in Riyadh with the chairman of the Romanian Senate and members of the accompanying delegations, currently visiting Saudi Arabia.
Egypt is carefully following up the latest developments in Sudan. "Egypt sees these developments as internal affairs," Moussa said answering questions on the Egypt`s assessment to the showdown between Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and Ousted Parliament Speaker Hassan al-Turabi.
Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery near Bashiqah fired today on aircraft patrolling the northern Iraq "no-fly zone," the US European Command said, adding that "Coalition aircraft responded to the Iraqi attacks by dropping ordnance on elements of the Iraqi integrated air defense system."