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The first Saudi women to assume a high post at the UN
The UN secretary general Kofi Annan has appointed Mrs. Thuraya Ahmad Obeid as an executive director for the UNDP, as an unprecedented choice for a Saudi women for such a remarkable post at the UN organization.
Saudi Arabia, Culture, 10/26/2000
Seven Islamists win in the Egyptian elections
Tens of independent candidates who won the first stage of the parliamentary elections which ended on Tuesday, have joined the lines of the ruling Democratic National Party in Egypt so as to keep its control so far on the Egyptian People's Assembly ( parliament).
Egypt, Politics, 10/26/2000
Uprising continues, 40 Palestinians wounded
The confrontations which were violent on Wednesday between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces in all parts of the West Bank and the Gaza strip resulted in wounding more than 40 Palestinians and the wounding of two Israeli soldiers.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 10/26/2000
Syria, Egypt to sign an agreement on scientific, technological cooperation
Syria and Egypt are preparing to sign an understanding agreement on scientific and technological agreement between the two states especially in the area of information technology.
Syria-Egypt, Economics, 10/26/2000
Jordan, US sign a free trade agreement
The US and Jordan on Tuesday at the White House signed a bilateral agreement on free trade provides for, for the first time, items on protecting workers rights, the environment and electronic trade.
Jordan-USA, Economics, 10/26/2000
Algeria:The municiple guard will turn to an administrative police
Nour El-Din Zerhouni, the Algerian state minister for internal affairs and local groups, said "the municiple guard units will become an adminstrative police in the future to serve the local groups to apply the law and to solve the daily problems of these groups," referring that the municiple guard will assume special assignments especially in the shadow of restoring internal peace and guaranteeing the adminstration security as well as its development.
Algeria, Politics, 10/26/2000
Syrian and Egyptian planes arrive in Baghdad today
The general secretariat of the international federation of the Arab workers trade union organizes a flight from Damascus to Baghdad today with the aim to alleviate the sufferings of the people of Iraq and make efforts to enabling it restoring its Arab status.
Iraq-Regional, Politics, 10/26/2000
Lebanese delegation in Baghdad
A civilian plane rented by a Lebanese delegation of 130 members led by the chairman of the Arab forum Maan Bashour on Tuesday landed at Baghdad's international airport carrying humanitarian aids to the Iraqi people.
Iraq-Lebanon, Politics, 10/26/2000
Saudi readiness to sign a security agreement with Iran
Saudi Arabia's interior minister Prince Nayef Bin Abd El-Aziz said yesterday that his country is now ready to sign an agreement for security coopenation with Iran.
Saudi Arabia-Iran, Politics, 10/26/2000
Slanderous propaganda against Egypt, unacceptable
Egypt's Minister of Information Safwat El-Sherif lashed at Qatari Satellite Channel Al-Jazira, saying its slanderous campaign against Egypt is a "grave mistake" that poisons and splits the Arab nation.
Egypt-Qatar, Politics, 10/26/2000
Schroeder's visit asserts mutual understanding and cooperation
German Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder will pay a two-day visit to Cairo next Saturday during which he will hold meetings with President Hosni Mubarak, Prime Minister Atef Ebeid, Secretary-General of Arab League Esmat Abdul- Maguid and members of Arab-German chamber of commerce.
Egypt-Germany, Politics, 10/26/2000
Palestinian presonalities and Arab unions criticize Cairo summit
Palestinian personalities accused the statement of the exceptional Arab summit in Cairo of ignoring the "Zionist policy of racism" which dictates these daily criminal practices against the Palestinian people.
Palestine-Regional, Politics, 10/26/2000
Egyptian girl tries to cross to Palestine to participate in uprising
In a desire to help the people in the occupied Palestine with their uprising against the Israeli occupation forces, an Egyptian girl crossed the tunnel of the martyr Ahmed Hamdi to Sinai on her way to the Palestinian lands.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 10/26/2000
Arab League calls on Arab states to sever relations with Israel according to summit resolutions
The Secretary general of the Arab League Arab League Ismat Abdul Miguid has called on all Arab states which have relations with Israel to cut these relations and confront the Israeli attempts to infiltrate into the Arab lands.
Regional-Israel, Politics, 10/26/2000
No Middle East peace without Jerusalem
"Egypt voiced astonishment over the voting by some European countries, members of the Geneva-based on human rights commission, against a resolution adopted by the Arab and Islamic group strongly condemning Israel for committing war crimes," said an Egyptian official.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 10/26/2000
U.S interference stops Israeli strike against Lebanon and Syria
Jordanian official sources in Amman revealed that Israel was intending to have a military operation against the Lebanese - Syrian front and that U.S communications held with the Israeli prime minister Ihud Barak stopped the plan.
Israel-Lebanon, Politics, 10/26/2000
Youssoufi hails Paraguay's stand on Moroccan territorial integrity
Morocco's Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi hailed Wednesday Paraguay's stand on Moroccan territorial integrity while meeting a visiting delegation of MPS led by second vice-chairman of the Paraguayan House of Representatives Juan Carlos Caballero.
Morocco-Paraguay, Politics, 10/26/2000
Qatar refuses a Syrian, Saudi request to close Israeli trade office
The London- based al-Zamaan daily said on Tuesday that the state of Qatar has refused a request proposed by Syria and Saudi Arabia to close down the Israeli trade office in Doha.
Qatar-Israel, Politics, 10/26/2000
Hamas warns Arafat from going to Washington to meet Clinton
The Islamic resistance movement Hamas warned the Palestinian president Yasser Arafat from going to Washington to meet the U.S president Clinton considering the meeting proposed by Clinton a new conspiracy to frustrate the al-Aqsa uprising.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 10/26/2000
Turkish president denounces violence in the holy lands
the Turkish President Ahmed Necdet Sezer denounced the Israeli violence in the Palestinian lands assuring that Sharon's visit to al-Aqsa mosque was unjustifiable and depicted it of being irresponsible provocation, adding "we can accept what is happening for our Palestinian brothers in the holy lands."
Turkey-Israel, Politics, 10/26/2000
Yemeni president: An Egyptian person behind U.S destroyer bombing
The Yemeni president Ali Abdu Allah Salleh said that the primary results of the investigation in exploding the U.S destroyer "USS Cole" confirm that the doer is Egyptian and it is believed that he had another person with him.
Yemen, Local, 10/26/2000
Israel asks the US for US $ 800 million as urgent aid
Israel has asked the US urgent aids estimated at US $ 800 million to finance a special missile- station for anti- missiles in Israel.
Israel, Military, 10/26/2000
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Morocco's King Mohammed VI, who was accompanied by his brother Prince Moulay Rachid, met Wednesday evening at his residence in Casablanca Crown prince Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, arrived in Morocco Tuesday on a three-day visit to Morocco.
The Israeli soldiers broke yesterday into a children school at the borders of Kefrat Derawm settlement in Gaza strip and burnt its classes as well as destroying its wall located on the settlement's borders.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa is currently working on a vision for implementing the resolutions adopted by the Arab Summit, concluded Sunday in Cairo, before presenting it to President Hosni Mubarak in his capacity as the summit's chairman, Ambassador Soliman Awad, Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral International Affairs said.
"The US Dollar bonds that Egypt intends to market abroad are not for containing off the country's budget deficit," a top official stressed. "The bonds will be used to enhance the national economy and strengthen strategic industries likely to generate foreign currency," Minister of Finance Medhat Hassanein said following a meeting with 19 leading world banks representatives.