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Saudi- Kuwaiti sea border agreement signed
The governments of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on Sunday signed an agreement on sea borders demarcation. This agreement would open the door before reaching an agreement with Iran to divide the storage of natural gas and oil under the waters of the Gulf among the three countries, Kuwait, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia-Kuwait, Politics, 7/3/2000
Egypt - Libya air trips to resume in days
Egyptian air company decided running a new airline among Cairo and Tripoli and Beni Ghazi within the coming few day.
Egypt-Libya, Politics, 7/3/2000
Lt. Gen. Bashar confers with Iraqi FM, Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation
Lt. Gen. Bashar al-Assad, the commander general of the army and armed forces in Syria on Saturday in Damascus received Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahaf and members of the accompanying delegation.
Syria-Kuwait, Politics, 7/3/2000
Abu dhabi, Iraq restore diplomatic relations
The United Arab Emirates and Iraq have restored diplomatic relations after a ten-year break up following the 1990 Gulf war.
United Arab Emirates-Iraq, Politics, 7/3/2000
King Mohammed inquires about return of Moroccan expatriates
Morocco's King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Princess Lalla Meriem, on Sunday made a surprise visit to the port of Tangiers to inquire about return conditions of Moroccan expatriates for summer holidays.
Morocco, Culture, 7/3/2000
Sudan president's call for reconciliation forum positive
The Sudanese opposition has in principle accepted convening of a preliminary meeting with the Sudanese government to prepare for the national reconciliation conference but under the condition that the conference will be limited to the two sides and to be held abroad.
Sudan, Politics, 7/3/2000
Syria for developing relations with neighboring states
The London-based al-Hayat daily said Sunday that during the 9th regional congress of the Baath Arab socialist Party, Syria's Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara debated an intervention which was only dedicated to develop relations with the neighboring states, including Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 7/3/2000
Moussa: Egyptian - Iranian relations are improving
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa assured that the Egyptian - Iranian relations are currently at their best, yet he did not assure that the diplomatic representation level between the two countries will be raised soon.
Egypt-Iran, Politics, 7/3/2000
Promotions in the Syrian army
Lt. Gen. Bashar al-Assad on Saturday issued the list of military promotion in the army and security forces.
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 7/3/2000
Calls to unite Moroccan left-wing parties
Two Moroccan leftist political parties have called for the unification of the country's left-wing parties. The Party for Progress and Socialism (PPS) and the Socialist Democrat Party (PSD) created over the weekend a "unity pole" that will be a first step towards the unification of all the country's left-wing parties, the two organizations said.
Morocco, Politics, 7/3/2000
Charges of foreign funds use against more activist Egyptians
The U.S embassy in Cairo said that it has not yet been allowed to meet Saad El-Din Ibrahim the prominent Egyptian academic who has the U.S citizenship and was arrested last Friday.
Egypt, Politics, 7/3/2000
Sudanese flexibility with US in order to have sanctions removed
Sudan Foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael has announced that his country has showed great flexibility towards discussions on lifting the sanctions imposed on Sudan at the UN security council until November.
Sudan-Mali-USA, Politics, 7/3/2000
GCC - French relations reviewed
The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Sheikh Jamil al-Hujeilan on Sunday at the premises of the GCC in al-Riyadh received the chairman of the foreign relations and defense committee as well as armed forces at the French Senate, Senator Kravie Du Vilban, currently visiting Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia-France, Politics, 7/3/2000
USA to give Morocco 110,000 tons of wheat and barley
The United States will provide Morocco an additional food aid, worth $ 6 million, of 110,000 metric tons of wheat and barley and a concessional financing for the purchase of 40,000 metric tons of wheat and 40,000 metric tons of barley, worth $10 million, says a statement of the US embassy in Rabat.
Morocco-USA, Economics, 7/3/2000
Draft law on private TV channels to be tabled before parliament, minister
The Moroccan communication minister announced that the government will submit shortly to the parliament a draft law on the creation of private TV channels and radio stations.
Morocco, Politics, 7/3/2000
Egypt and Israel try to resolve Gaza air flight problem
Egyptian sources stated that Egypt and Israel set a period of time to reach a solution for the dispute on an air passage that threatens ending air trips between Cairo and Gaza.
Egypt-Israel, Economics, 7/3/2000
Nasrullah heads for Iran
The secretary general of the Hizbullah party Hassan Nasrullah left for Iran in his first visit following the liberation of South Lebanon.
Lebanon-Iran, Politics, 7/3/2000
Israel renews rejection of Palestinian state
The legal advisor for the Israeli government Eliakim Robinshtine has renewed the rejections of the Israeli government to recognize UN Security Council resolutions 242 and implementing it on the Palestinian territories in the west Bank and Gaza strip.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 7/3/2000
Member of Knesset: Israel expands in Nasr City
Abd El-Malek El-Dahashma, member of the Arabs of 1948 in the Israeli Keenest assured that Israel is expanding now Nasr City to comprise Palestinian lands and areas that surround the city.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 7/3/2000
Egypt,US keen on pushing forward ME peace
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa on Sunday met with US Ambassador in Cairo Daniel Kurtzer who kept him posted on the outcome of US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's recent visit to the region .
Egypt-USA, Politics, 7/3/2000
Some 1.3 million Iraqi children died because of UN sanctions
The Iraqi ministry of health said on Saturday that victims of the sanctions imposed on Iraq since 1990 until the end of May 2000 increased to 1,351,535.
Iraq, Politics, 7/3/2000
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has asserted their complete backing to Lt. Gen. Bashar al-Assad and to Syria's unwavering policy which is based on serving Arab interests and strengthening joint Arab work. In their meeting held in Sharm esh Sheikh on Saturday, the two sides stressed the need of Israel's total withdrawal from the Golan up to June 4, 1967 border line so as to reach a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa arrived back in Cairo on Sunday after a foreign tour which lasted for ten days during which he took part in the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic conference held in Kuala Lumpur. The visit also covered several other countries during which bilateral relations were discussed.
The UN Security Council on Thursday welcomed the agreement reached between Saudi Arabia and Yemen which ended the two countries border disputes which lasted for tens of years.
Lt. Gen. Bashar al-Assad commander in chief of the army and armed forces received in Damascus on Sunday, the Saudi Prince Mashaal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud who offered condolences on the demise of the late President Hafez al-Assad.
The Association of the Amnesty International Groups in Morocco held Saturday its first general assembly in Tetouan, northern Morocco. Participants called on countries and governments to include human rights culture in their school syllabi and in their economic planning in accordance with international resolutions. The meeting also called for waging a struggle against all forms of gender discrimination.
Iraq's Foreign Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahaf has categorically denied any contacts between his country and Israel. In statements he made on Saturday and quoted by the BBC correspondent in Damascus on Sunday al-Sahaf also denied any intention to settle Palestinians in Iraq. He commented on that saying "this is mere clowning."