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Yemeni president to visit Saudi Arabia for boost relations
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will on Monday start an official visit to Saudi Arabia which will last for several days during which he will hold talks with King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and the Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah dealing with means of strengthening and deepening bilateral relations between the two states
Yemen-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 6/9/2000
High growth in Tunisian human development program
The middle class circle in Tunisia expanded to reach at the meantime some 80% of the society, thanks to the good distribution of the national wealth and improvement of people's living conditions.
Tunisia, Culture, 6/9/2000
Moroccan- Algerian talks on territory planning, environment in Algiers
Moroccan and Algerian ministers in charge of territory development, environment, and urbanism, Mohamed El Yazghi and Mohamed Boughazi, exchanged viewpoints on Thursday in Algiers on the two countries' experience in matters of territory planning and environment protection.
Algeria-Morocco, Politics, 6/9/2000
Nouakchott University President and Schools Deans in Rabat
The president of the university of Nouakchott and the deans of the university schools are currently visiting Morocco to further cooperation between the two states' universities.
Morocco-Mauritania, Education, 6/9/2000
Canada resumes relations with Sudan
Canada on Wednesday decided to open a diplomatic representation office in Sudan before the end of July. This office will be an extension to the Canadian embassy in Addis Ababa.
Sudan-Canada, Economics, 6/9/2000
Qatar's initiative towards Iraq collapses before it has started
Qatari officials said that Qatari proposal of a regional proposal to lift the sanctions imposed on Iraq has collapsed due to the fact it lacked the backing of other Gulf states.
Iraq-Qatar, Politics, 6/9/2000
Morocco, Gabon to Activate Cooperation in Handicraft
Morocco and Gabon agreed to activate bilateral cooperation in handicraft and small and medium sized enterprises.
Morocco-Gabon, Economics, 6/9/2000
Moroccan- Hungarian working session in Rabat
A Moroccan-Hungarian working session was held on Thursday in Rabat under the co-chairmanship of the two countries Prime Ministers, Abderrahmane Youssoufi and Viktor Orban.
Morocco-Hungary, Politics, 6/9/2000
Gulf states tackle development issues tomorrow
The development and planning ministers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are convening tomorrow their 9th meeting at the headquarters of the council's general trusteeship in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
Gulf, Economics, 6/9/2000
Arab economic integration meeting in Damascus
The first economic meeting for Arab economists and businessmen that is organized by the international Maemoun Center -- under auspices of the Arab League's general trusteeship -- will be held at the premises of the Damascus international fair on June 20 - 27.
Regional-Syria, Economics, 6/9/2000
Abu Mousa: It is not time for military action from Lebanon
The secretary of the Fatah-uprising movement (pro Syria) Abu Mousa stressed the "stand of the Palestinian people beside our brothers in Lebanon." He congratulated the Lebanese "over this great victory and all who helped and worked and struggled for liberating south Lebanon"
Lebanon-Palestine, Politics, 6/9/2000
Israel annexes tens of dunnums from South Lebanon
Lebanon has asserted its inalienable right to Shebaa farms and the three border points in Ramish, al-malta and al-Adesah which are still under Israeli occupation.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 6/9/2000
Egyptian natural gas complex on the Mediterranean coast developed by BP Amoco
Egypt¹s Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmi said: "Signing this letter confirms the commitment of the government to pursue exports for Egyptian natural gas, reduce LPG imports and produce important NGLs. Gas exports are expected to lead to further growth in the gas industry and attract more foreign investment to Egypt.
Egypt, Business, 6/9/2000
Bahrain stressed intention to keep the islands under conflict
Bahrain has asserted its determination to keep Hawar islands despite Qatar's demands to have this island back. This was during the first day of sessions before the International Court for Justice held on Thursday in the Hague.
Bahrain-Qatar, Politics, 6/9/2000
Torabi starts a new party in Sudan
Hassan al Torabi - the frozen secretary general of the National Conference which is the ruling party in Sudan - started the process to form a new political party.
Sudan, Politics, 6/9/2000
Baioumi:Europe did not refuse any potato shipment
Europe did not refuse any Egyptian potato shipment that was exported during the current season - referring that nearly 109,000 tons of potato's were exported to the European market this season without any problems.
Egypt-European Union, Economics, 6/9/2000
Human rights chairman says socio-economic rights are not guaranteed
The Moroccan Human Rights Association "AMDH" chairman Abderrahmane Benamar said none of the Moroccan administration or institutions do guarantee social and economic rights of Moroccans.
Morocco, Culture, 6/9/2000
Japan extends $ 110 million loan to Morocco
Japan has extended Morocco a $ 110 Million loan (11,359 Billion Yen) destined to finance infrastructure projects.
Morocco-Japan, Economics, 6/9/2000
Morocco, Nigeria call for more efforts to solve political and armed conflicts
Morocco and Nigeria called for intensifying efforts to solve political and armed conflicts and promote development and solidarity throughout the African continent.
Morocco-Nigeria, Politics, 6/9/2000
Elder son of the Yemeni President treated in Germany
Diplomatic sources in Dubai said the elder son of the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who assumes the post of leading the special units in the Yemeni army, has been treating in Germany after being wounded in a car accident in Yemen.
Yemen, Politics, 6/9/2000
Moroccan mosques open to faithful non-stop from dawn to night-prayer
The Moroccan Endowments and Islamic Affairs department announced Thursday mosques throughout the kingdom will, henceforth, be open to the faithful from the "Sobh," early morning prayer to one hour after the last night-prayer "Al Ichaa."
Morocco, Religion, 6/9/2000
Egypt embraces religious teachings on women issues
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak Wednesday affirmed that Egypt embraces religious teachings, traditions, and norms on women-related issues, such as inheritance.
Egypt, Culture, 6/9/2000
Anniversary of Naguib El-Rihani, the Egyptian theater's philosopher (1890-1949)
Naguib El-Rihani is one of the most celebrated, popular and highly-acclaimed figures of the Egyptian theater. Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, he rendered great contributions to the development of the Egyptian theater movement. He introduced a new trend of a sublime comedy that uses words, phrases and situations to make people aware of the social issues around them and not only to make them laugh.
Egypt, People, 6/9/2000
Security Council approves 6-month extension of oil-for-food program for Iraq
The UN Security Council has extended the United Nations "oil-food-program" for Iraq for another six months, a UN statement said.
Iraq, Politics, 6/9/2000
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Morocco's King Mohammed VI and the Emir of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa Al Khalifa had Thursday evening a telephone conversation on bilateral relations, reported the Gulf news agency.
Lebanese Premier and foreign minister Salim al-Hoss on Thursday received a telephone call from the Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al- Shara. Lebanese official sources said during the telephone call the two sides reviewed results of the meetings of the foreign ministers of the Damascus Declaration signatory states, recently held in Cairo.
Medical sources in Damascus told the London-based al-Hayat daily that the chairman of the University Military Training department ( in Syria all university male students should undergo military training as a weekly subject in the curricula) Lt. Gen. Khalil Khudr was found killed in his flat on Monday after being knifed by 16 stabs and that investigations carried out by the military intelligence indicated no " political intention behind this crime." The sources remarked to al-Hayat that Khudr's car was missing from the front of his house at al-Qazzazin quarters, southern Damascus, where he is guarded by the security forces.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI arrived in Agadir Thursday evening coming from Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast. In the wind-city, the king had launched the construction works of 11,000 flat housing project dubbed "Essaouira Al Jadida" and toured completed and under-construction facilities in the city harbor.
Vice-President of the Japanese Bank for international Cooperation, Yasuo Hayashi, is currently visiting Morocco for talks with Moroccan officials on cooperation prospects between the kingdom and the Japanese financial institution. The bank's vice-president held a meeting in Rabat Thursday with secretary of state for foreign affairs, Taieb Fassi Fihri, on the various sectors where this financial institution is intervening.
Well-informed sources told the London- based al-Hayat daily that Israel's Foreign Minister David levy received an official invitation from Mauritania's President and his foreign minister to visit Mauritania in order " to strengthen bilateral relations between the two sides. It stated that two Tunisian delegation including high ranking officials at the Tunisian foreign ministry are preparing to visit Israel by the beginning of July.