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News on suspending former Syrian deputy premier
Syria, Politics, 5/31/2000
Mubarak, Aznar hold joint press conference
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak yesterday had intensive talks with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. The talks focused on ways of boosting political and economic relations binding the two countries.
Egypt-Spain, Politics, 5/31/2000
Al-Assad received a message from Tunisian counterpart, phone call from Canada's prime minister
Syria's President Hafez al-Assad on Tuesday received a message from President Zein al-Abidin Bin Ali of Tunisia in which he praised President Hafez al-Assad's backing to joint Arab action. He stressed Tunisia's full backing and firm stand in support of both Syria and Lebanon to restore their occupied territories.
Syria-Tunisia-Canada, Politics, 5/31/2000
President Wade and Premier Youssoufi probe cooperation
Visiting Senegalese head of state Abdoulaye Wade and Moroccan premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi probed bilateral cooperation and drew the balance-sheet for one-year exchanges since the visit of the Moroccan Premier to Dakar last year.
Morocco-Senegal, Politics, 5/31/2000
Bahrain: we will not give up an inch of our lands
Bahrain's Prime Minister Sheikh Khaleifa Bin Salman al-Khaleifa announced on Tuesday that his country will not give up one inch of its lands, on the eve of the beginning of the sessions of the International court for Justice to consider the border disputes between his country and Qatar.
Bahrain-Qatar, Politics, 5/31/2000
Damascus sees a possibility for resuming negotiations
Syria-Israel, Politics, 5/31/2000
Arab document for specifying on products' origin and content to increase Arab inter-trade
A document has been drafted to facilitate Arab inter-trade and that can be used in specifying Arab common market content specifications in agreements for goods being made in the Arab states or manufactured with only partial content from the Arab states.
Regional, Economics, 5/31/2000
Moussa: Cairo and Sanaa seek a periodic Arab summit
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa asserted that Egypt and Yemen support the convening of an Arab summit periodically - saying that the two states are working together to materialize this idea.
Egypt-Yemen, Politics, 5/31/2000
Russian Duma members for boosting ties with Arab states
The Russian parliamentary, diplomatic and social figures have called for boosting relations between Russia and the Arab states and reactivating Russia's role in the Middle East peace process.
Regional-Russia, Politics, 5/31/2000
Terry Larsen returns to Beirut for demarcation talks
For the second time, Terry Larson the special envoy of the U.N secretary general returned to Beirut after discussions he held in Syria and Israel concerning the UN certification of a complete Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 5/31/2000
Kuwaiti - Saudi - Iranian negotiations for solving borders problems
Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Sabah El-Ahmed El-Sabah said "official talks will be held with Saudi Arabia and Iran during the coming month concerning the Dorra oil field
Kuwait-Saudi, Economics, 5/31/2000
Zurich businessmen invited to invest in Morocco
Moroccan ambassador to Switzerland, Abdelmajid Alem, invited businessmen and economic operators of Zurich to seize the investment opportunities offered by Morocco.
Morocco-Switzerland, Economics, 5/31/2000
Syrian information minister meets with Indian official on cooperation
Syrian Information Minister Adnan Omran on Tuesday received an Indian delegation led by professor Bahim Singh, who is the chairman of the Tigers National Party for Jamu and Kashmir
Syria-India, Politics, 5/31/2000
Inter-cultural dialogue, only alternative to violence
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak Tuesday took part in a celebration marking the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Egyptian Institute for Islamic studies in Madrid.
Egypt, Culture, 5/31/2000
Information day on substances depleting ozone layer in Casablanca
An information day will be held in Casablanca on June 6 to sensitize cold chains industrialists to the danger of the ozone layer depleting substances and to inform them on new substitution technologies.
Morocco, Environment, 5/31/2000
Morocco gets international water prize
Minister of higher education, vocational training and scientific research, Najib Zerouali, who led the Moroccan delegation to the symposium -- cosponsored by the UNESCO and the Mediterranean Water Resources Network -- called the international community to seriously consider the void in international regulations concerning water, at a time the resource is becoming a source of conflicts between countries. He stressed the need to adopt international laws on water and on water-related conflicts.
Morocco, Economics, 5/31/2000
Jerusalem fund needs money
Palestine's ambassador in Morocco Wagih El-Kasem who heads the Jerusalem Fund asserted that Jerusalem needs to house 50,000 citizens urgently and building 4 schools and hospital as well as doing repair work to the holly city.
Palestine, Politics, 5/31/2000
Railway office signs partnership agreement with UNICEF
The Moroccan railway office "ONCF" and the United Nations Children Fund "UNICEF" signed on Tuesday a partnership convention to channel their efforts and create new dynamics for children rights.
Morocco, Culture, 5/31/2000
Morocco, France pass police and security agreements
Moroccan Interior Minister Ahmed El Midaoui and French peer Jean-Pierre Chevenement signed in Paris Tuesday two cooperation agreements in matters of police, civilian protection and security.
Morocco-France, Judicial, 5/31/2000
Killing an officer in the Iranian revolutionary guard
Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander General Abdullah Rodki was killed after being shot on Monday in south Iran.
Iran, Politics, 5/31/2000
Yemeni students take Sanaa university officials to court over serial killer
The general Union of Yemeni Students announced on Tuesday in Sanaa that its has filed a lawsuit against officials at Sanaa university accusing them of "negligence." A situation which permitted Sanaa's " killer" who killed 16 women in Yemen including 8 women students.
Yemen, Local, 5/31/2000
Military agreement between Romania, Israel
Romania's defense minister Surin Verdi and the Israeli deputy defense minister Afream Seneh on Monday in Bucharest signed a military cooperation agreement.
Israel-Romania, Military, 5/31/2000
Virgin Mary Church in Maadi overlooking River Nile
Egypt, History, 5/31/2000
No more than 500 cardiologists in Morocco
The number of cardiologists practicing in Morocco does not exceed 500 practitioners, including 200 working in state hospitals, said chairman of the Moroccan cardiology association, Abdellatif Lakhssasi.
Morocco, Health, 5/31/2000
Oman attacks women and child nutritional deficiency through awareness
Omanšs Ministry of Health last week organized its fifth annual symposium in the national plan for woman and child care dealing with food and nutrition.
Oman, Health, 5/31/2000
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Captain Mustapha Adib of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) will appear on June 7 before the Supreme Court In Rabat, well-informed sources in Rabat disclosed. The Rabat standing military tribunal sentenced last February Captain Adib to five years in jail for violating military orders and offense to the army.
The 9th Tunisian-Mauritanian high joint commission session wound up in Tunis Tuesday with the signing of a package of cooperation agreements. The agreements provides for cooperation in tourism, culture transport of goods and passengers, training, water, shipping, and insurance.
The Kuwaiti Council was urged to contribute in the campaign of reconstructing south Lebanon and have a public campaign for collecting donations. Deputy Ahmad El-Saedoun said "liberating the south is a strong message to the regimes which spent billions on the weapons -- not for liberation but for reaching surrender treaties -- adding that Lebanon does not need statements of support or visits, but it needs the financial support." He asked the government to establish a fund for reconstructing Lebanon saying that the Lebanese ran to regain their lands and liberated it while the Arabs run to normalize relations with Israel.
President of the United Arab Emirates UAE Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan on Tuesday received a message from Sultan Qabous bin Saaed of Oman relating to bilateral relations and joint issues between the two states.
The Kuwaiti government and the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab economic development have decided to offer an urgent donation to Lebanon estimated at US $ 20 million to finance urgently needed projects in South Lebanon and the Western Bekaa.
The chairman of South Lebanon's council Qabalan Qabalan on Tuesday in Beirut discussed with the delegation of the European Union (EU) living conditions in South Lebanon and the Western Bekaa and aids that the EU can provide in the process of building up and development, following the Israeli withdrawal from South Lebanon and the damages in houses and properties inflected by the Israeli occupation.
The peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis are to resume today. Shlomo Bin Ami, the Israeli minister of internal security minister who led the Israeli delegation in Stockholm talks said that the final status talks will be resumed in the M.E. area without specifying the location.
Libyan President col. Muammar al-Qaddafi on Tuesday in Tripoli discussed with Chad's President Idrees Debi means of fostering cooperation relations between the two countries,current issues in the African continent especially means of halting the battles between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The Moroccan Human Rights Association (AMDH) and the Human Rights Association in Andalusia (southern Spain) staged over the week end a sit-in in front of the Spanish consulate in Tetuan (northern Morocco) to protest the violation of immigrants rights.
Spanish MPS turned down Tuesday a motion by the socialist labor party (PSOE) urging the government to adopt all necessary political measures to secure a new fishing agreement between Morocco and the European Union, EFE reports.
US President Bill Clinton and the Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak will meet on Thursday in Europe a US statement said.
An Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday that two Iraqi civilians were killed on Monday evening in bombardment carried out by US and British planes against civilian establishments in Northern Iraq.
The US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk said on Tuesday that his country will provide military aids to Israel at a cost of US $ 50 million in order to increase Israeli military aids along its northern borders with Israel. Indyk statement was made during a tour he made on Israel's northern borders with Lebanon on Tuesday.
Palestinian sources revealed that there are Palestinian - Algerian talks to reach an agreement with Algeria to accept hosting 4 Palestinian detainees in Kuwaiti prisons since the gulf war - saying that Algeria agreed on receiving them after being released and expatriated. The Palestinian government is working on issuing Palestinian passports to them after having their document being found invalid so that they could leave the country.
"After successfully achieving their mission, the heroic Ethiopian defense forces that had been controlling western Eritrea since May 12 have now withdrawn" an Ethiopian statement said yesterday adding that no fighting has occurred yesterday and that "As the Ethiopian government has reiterated on numerous occasions, it has no interest in occupying sovereign Eritrean territory." Settlement talks between the two sides started in Algeria.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision by one of regional groupings of Member States at the United Nations - the Western European and Others Group -- to admit Israel as a temporary member, a UN statement said today.