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Mubarak, Saleh, Hamad Summit in Sharm el Sheikh
President Mubarak held talks Monday afternoon with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Bahraini Emir Sheikh Hamad Ben Al Khalifa.
Egypt, Politics, 10/24/2000
Lahoud assigns al-Hariri to form the new Lebanese government
Lebanese President Emil Lahoud has assigned Rafik al-Hariri to form the new Lebanese government in succession to the prime minister Salim al-Hoss which, according to the constitutions has resigned following the Lebanese parliamentary elections.
Lebanon, Politics, 10/24/2000
On Butaflika's visit to Libya
The Algerian President Abd El-Aziz Bu Taflika visited the night before last Tripoli where he held talks with the Libyan President Moammar El-Ghaddafi following his participation in the Arab summit in Cairo on last Saturday and Sunday.
Algeria-Libya, Politics, 10/24/2000
Situation in Middle East very dangerous
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa warned that the situation in the Middle East is very dangerous and thus requires extreme caution, accurate analysis and the adoption and implementation of the appropriate decision.
Egypt, Politics, 10/24/2000
Qatari foreign minister meets Moroccan ambassador
Qatari foreign minister, Ahmed Ben Abdellah Al-Mahmoud, met this Tuesday with Morocco's ambassador to Doha, Mohamed Larbi Dilai, who has just resumed his office in the Arab capital.
Morocco-Qatar, Politics, 10/24/2000
Remains of the missing Saudi pilot found?
The joint Iraqi- Saudi team which is carrying out a research operation in a border area between the two states found parts of the plane and remains of a person mostly expected to be for the missing Saudi Pilot.
Iraq-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 10/24/2000
Jordanians project to march to borders with Palestine
Jordanian trade unions are projecting to hold this Tuesday a march from Amman and other cities to the border with occupied Palestine.
Jordan-Palestine, Politics, 10/24/2000
Arab organization to implement projects in Palestine
The Rabat-based Arab Organization for Industrial and Mining Development announced that it will carry out development projects in Palestine.
Palestine-Regional, Economics, 10/24/2000
Israel closes Gaza airport once again
Israel escalated its procedures against the Palestinians after the end of the exceptional Arab summit in Cairo the day before yesterday.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 10/24/2000
Lebanese mufti renews his call for Jihad
Lebanese mufti Sheik Mohammed Rashid Kabani focused in a message yesterday at the anniversary of prophet Mohammed's midnight journey to the seven heavens that Jerusalem is a holy city for it stands for a religious tradition for the Muslims long before the "Belfore promise" concerning establishing a national home for the Jews in the Arab Palestine.
Lebanon-Palestine, Politics, 10/24/2000
Al-Aqsa uprising continues strongly
The 26th day of the Palestinian uprising witnessed strong confrontations amid great escalation of the Israeli violence against the Palestinians especially in the Beit Jala village near Jerusalem.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 10/24/2000
King Abdullah heads for the USA
Jordanian King Abdullah II headed for the US on Monday in a visit which will last for several days during which he will attend, together with the US President Bill Clinton the free trade area signing agreement to be held today in Washington.
Jordan-USA, Economics, 10/24/2000
Arab states to liberalize air transport
The Arab Civil Aviation Organization will start as of next November implementing the first phase of an air-transportation liberalization program in the Arab world.
Regional, Economics, 10/24/2000
Morocco, Turkey hold joint economic commission
Morocco and Turkey opened on Monday works of their 7th joint commission to try to increase bilateral trade exchanges from $ 156 Mln posted in 1999.
Morocco-Turkey, Economics, 10/24/2000
Libya protests on Berri and withdraws its ambassador from Lebanon
Libya's ambassador at Lebanon Mohammed Ali Maria' is getting ready to leave Beirut within days after his government's decision to withdraw him to protest on his being excempted from the invitation of the heads of the Arab and foreign diplomatic missions and its members to attend the parliamentary session held on last Tuesday for electing the head of the parliament, his deputy and members of the council bureau front.
Lebanon-Libya, Politics, 10/24/2000
Observers on the Sudanese borders
Sudanese minister of foreign affairs Abdul Rahman Numeiri on Monday announced that contacts are underway between Sudan and Uganda to send Egyptian and Libyan observers to monitor the moves of the rebels at the borders between the two countries.
Sudan-Uganda, Politics, 10/24/2000
Morocco ready for dialog on a solution to Sahara issue, says ambassador
Morocco which initiated the Sahara referendum in 1982 to put an end to the artificial dispute kindled around its territorial integrity is "still ready to take part in a dialog in search for a solution," said Morocco's permanent representative to UN, Ambassador Ahmed Snoussi.
Morocco, Politics, 10/24/2000
Investigation of the kidnapping of the three Israeli soldiers
An Israeli investigation on the way in which the three Israeli soldiers were kidnapped in South Lebanon revealed that the three soldiers arrived in the Israeli military point no. 590 in Shebaa area, according to instructions ordered to them.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 10/24/2000
Car explosion in al-Dale
A booby-trapped car exploded on Monday in al-Dale city located to the north of Sanaa. No human casualties were reported.
Yemen, Local, 10/24/2000
European free-trade association delegation in parliament
The visiting delegation of the European Free-trade association held in Rabat Monday a work session with Moroccan MPS on means to consolidate cooperation between the kingdom and member countries.
Morocco-European Union, Economics, 10/24/2000
Iraqi demonstrations against the results of the Arab summit
Baghdad and several other Iraqi cities have witnessed demonstrations of protest against the resolutions of the urgent Arab summit which concluded its works in Cairo on Sunday.
Iraq, Politics, 10/24/2000
US ambassador calls for reducing deadlines for investment files handling
US ambassador to Morocco, Edward Gabriel, called for reducing the deadlines for handling investment requests in Morocco.
Morocco-USA, Economics, 10/24/2000
Khalq strugglers newely shell Tehran
The Iranian television said that opposition Mujahidin Khalq group shells fell in north of Tehran yesterday evening near Hemt road revealed no losses or damages.
Iran-Iraq, Politics, 10/24/2000
Morocco acts to protect historic manuscripts
Moroccan culture and communication minister, Mohamed Achaari, announced on Monday his department will allocate part of the culture-support fund budget to purchase old manuscripts.
Morocco, History, 10/24/2000
Morocco sees $ 14.99 bln in receipts in 2001
Morocco said Monday the state receipts will reach $ 14.99 billion (164.9 billion DH) under the 2001 appropriation bill, representing a 10 % jump compared to 2000.
Morocco, Economics, 10/24/2000
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The London-based al-Wasat magazine said on Monday that Iran had proposed during the visit held by the Iranian foreign minister Kamal Kharazi recently to Baghdad that Iraq to open its borders and airspace to Iran so as Tehran can send weapons and even fighters to Syria in order to back it together with Lebanon and the Palestinian uprising.
The ministers of the Interior for the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC will hold their 19th meeting in al-Riyadh today to discuss several issues which strengthen the march of joint work in the security areas.
Saudi Arabia's minister of finance and the national economy Ibrahim al-Assaf on Monday in al-Riyadh met with the secretary of the ministry of finance and the national economy and the director of customs in Iran Mahdi karbesyan, currently visiting the Kingdom. The two officials reviewed aspects for developing and verifying custom cooperation between the two countries.
George Habash, the former secretary general of the public front for liberating Palestine urged the Palestinians to go on in their uprising to topple Oslo's accords and to achieve freedom and independence. In a statement in Damascus, he said that it is time to renew the revolution and the uprising speaking to the Palestinian people "Here you are assuring today with all the determination and and insistence on the strength of our people's will and their struggle to achieve their goals in the return (of refugees), the self determination and establishing the independent Palestinian country with its capital Jerusalem, go ahead to bury the humiliation accords."
Mali's employment and vocational training minister Makan Moussa Sissoko is expected in Rabat Wednesday on three-day visit to Morocco for talks with peer Abbas El Fassi. A release of the Moroccan department says the visit will be crowned by the signing of a cooperation agreement to regulate bilateral exchange in employment and vocational training.
The al-Quds paper issued in the occupied Arab territories said on Monday quoting the Israeli daily Yadhout Ahronout said that Barak's decision to temporarily halt the peace process was based on a secret report submitted by the chairman of the CIA George Tenet to the US President Bill Clinton and reached Barak later. The paper added that according to this report, Yasser Arafat had decided to pave the way for the establishing of the Palestinian state through confrontation with Israel and giving up the march of negotiations.
Iran urged the Arab states which established relations with Israel to boycott it while the Iranian reaction toward the decisions of the Arab summit was disappointment at the official level.
A group of thirty Canadian senators and representatives have set up a Moroccan-Canadian parliamentary group meant to be a new frame for the development of relations between the two countries' legislative bodies.
Princesses Lalla Meryem, Lalla Hasnae and Lalla Asmae attended Monday night at the Rabat Mohammed V Theatre Hall the national premiere of Spain's National Ballet led by ballerina Aida Gomez. In a world-class performance dancers performed before a spellbound closed-doors audience ontology pieces "Mensaje," "Neireidas," "Luz De Alma," "Oripando" and "Silencio Rasgado."
Egyptian security sources said on Monday that acts of violence between Muslims and Christians erupted in Samlout city to the South of Cairo by the beginning of this week due to differences over making some renovations in a local church. A matter which resulted in wounding three persons. An official at the Egyptian ministry of the Interior said that the judicial sides is investigating the reasons behind this incident.
A source at the Israeli embassy in Ankara said on Monday that the Israeli deputy foreign minister Allon Leil will arrive in Ankara today to discuss with the Turkish officials the developments in the region following the Cairo summit conference. The sources explained that the visit of the new second man in the Israeli diplomacy would contribute to " inform the Turkish side with negative events taking place in the Middle east especially after the Cairo summit."
This week's floods in Taza province (northern Morocco) left 123 household out in the cold and crippled traffic on several regional roads. Reporting Monday night on last week's rainfalls in the area, TVM television channel said of the 75.08 mm recorded, 42 mm fell on Sunday alone. The heavy rainfalls drove Larbaa river out of its bed flooding the surrounding area destroying property and leaving some of the populations homeless.
The US General Electric and the German Siemens have presented the best bids for the construction of the Tahddart power plant in Tangiers, the Moroccan power utility (ONE/state-owned) said. ONE will start negotiations with the two companies to determine the winner.
Israeli economic sources said yesterday that the financial markets have retreated yesterday while investors feared that the formation of a national unity government comprising Likud leadr Ariel Sharon may lead to an end to the peace process in Middle East.