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A new intellectual forum in Damascus
al-Jebaei accused the authority of monopolizing the power and the wealth as well " the nationalism" and reduced the level of citizenship to the level of the narrow party level and personal clinging and loyalty to certain sides, so as this power has become the owner of the state
Syria, Politics, 1/18/2001
Egyptian - Iraqi relations beyond diplomatic representation
Egypt's President Mubarak yesterday received Iraqi Vice President and member of the Iraqi Revolution Command Council Taha Yassin Ramadan, who said following the meeting that they touched on Arab reconciliation.
Egypt-Iraq, Politics, 1/18/2001
Moroccan premier holds talks with Iranian officials
Moroccan prime minister, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, held on Wednesday a second round of political talks with Iranian first vice-president, Hassan Habibi, who hosted a dinner banquet in honor of Youssoufi.
Morocco-Iran, Politics, 1/18/2001
Sudan: seven opposition members face death penalty
The Sudanese News agency said on Wednesday that seven Sudanese opposition members, accused of leaking military information to foreign sides and the use of violence against the authorities are facing death penalty.
Sudan, Politics, 1/18/2001
Rabat Arab conference calls for study on forms of children ill-treatments
A three-day Arab colloquy on "Children ill-treatments and exploitation" wound up in Rabat Wednesday calling for a study on forms of ill-treatment against children in the Arab states.
Regional, Culture, 1/18/2001
Syria reiterates its backing to Kuwait's unity and sovereignty
Syria-Kuwait, Politics, 1/18/2001
US proposals, peace process discussed
In statements following the meeting Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said the main principles in the US proposals that have been rejected by the Palestinians and ways to move forward under certain rules and conditions have been addressed.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 1/18/2001
Egypt, home of all Arabs
Egypt's President Mubarak yesterday received Jassem Khorafi, the speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly and his accompanying delegation.
Egypt-Kuwait, Politics, 1/18/2001
U.S. delegation rallies Baghdad demonstration on ten year anniversary of war on iraq
The Iraq Sanctions Challenge, a delegation of 50 activists led by former U.S. Attorney General and founder of the International Action Center (IAC) joined a demonstration in downtown Baghdad on Wednesday marking the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led war on Iraq.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 1/18/2001
Gaza barrier negotiations attain no results
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 1/18/2001
Iraqi - Jordanian oil pipeline to be erected
Governmental sources in Amman said on Wednesday that the Jordanian Government gave the signals to start the implementation of the project to erect a crude oil pipeline to the Jordanian oil refinery of al-Zarqa.
Jordan-Iraq, Economics, 1/18/2001
Egypt-Israel negotiations, complete ideas, good intentions
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 1/18/2001
Economic axis under Arab umbrella
Egypt's Minister of Information Safwat A1-Sherif said that Egypt moves on the economic axis under the Arab umbrella and in accordance with the resolutions of the Arab Summit and the Arab League.
Egypt-Regional, Economics, 1/18/2001
Egyptian industry credit to all Arabs
Iraqi Vice-President Taha Yassin Ramadan hailed progress of the Egyptian-industry, which he described as a credit to all Arabs, expressing his country's hope for boosting cooperation with Egypt in various fields.
Egypt-Iraq, Economics, 1/18/2001
Moroccan - Chinese commission meets in Beijing
An expert meeting will be meeting on Jan.18-20 to finalize draft agreements in tourism, infrastructure, and environment and review other projects in fiscal, railway and health sectors. The two countries will also be exploring new area for cooperation in trade, finance, agriculture, equipment, transportation, energy, mining, fish culture, youth and sports.
Morocco-China, Economics, 1/18/2001
Turkish daily highlights Syrian - Turkish relations
The Turkish daily radical has stated that despite the difficulties impeding political relations between Syria and Turkey and the postponement of signing the declaration of principles to normalize bilateral relations because of Hattai ( Al- Iskandaroun Sanjak), however, the two countries have decided to maintain cooperation and carry out joint projects in the fields of gas and oil industry.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 1/18/2001
Palestinian state must be proclaimed before end 2001, says Zaanoun
The Palestinian National Council (parliament) is working hard to hold a meeting in order to proclaim a Palestinian state, with Al-Quds as its capital before 2001 ends, said Salim Zaanoun, speaker of the Palestinian National Council (parliament).
Palestine, Politics, 1/18/2001
Saddam Hussein threatens to strike Israel
Iraq's President Saddam Hussein stressed that Iraq is ready to bombard Israel for six continuous months and this is in the first place to liberate the Arab lands, occupied by Israel in 1967.
Iraq-israel, Politics, 1/18/2001
Iraq tries to escape Ode Saddam Hussein's statements on Kuwait
Iraq's deputy premier Tareq Aziz said that the request addressed by Ode Saddam Hussein, the elder son of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to the Iraqi national council to draw a map for Iraq including Kuwait, represents " a personal view point."
Iraq-Kuwait, Politics, 1/18/2001
UN chief criticizes not implementing Eritrea, Ethiopia agreement
The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has criticized both Eritrea and Ethiopia because they bargain details of the both agreement they signed in December 2000 instead of implementing it.
Eritrea-Ethiopia, Politics, 1/18/2001
More people flee Tindouf sequestration camps
A new 21-member group of Moroccan sahrawis who were sequestered in the polisario-controlled camps in Tindouf (south-western Algeria) and who returned to their motherland Tuesday denounced "the lies used by the mercenaries to mislead them."
Morocco, Politics, 1/18/2001
A German oil expert kidnapped in Yemen
The Yemeni police said on Wednesday that a German oil expert was kidnapped on Wednesday by unidentified persons in Shabwa area, 300 Km to the east of Sanaa.
Yemen, Local, 1/18/2001
World Bank extends Morocco $ 2.2 million loan
The World Bank has extended Morocco a $ 2.2 million loan destined to finance a sustainable coastal tourism development project, estimated to cost $2.6 million.
Morocco, Economics, 1/18/2001
Egypt to observe Toshka's fourth anniversary
Egypt, Economics, 1/18/2001
Valley of golden mummies, unearthed
Egyptian archaeologists ended monopolization of foreign archaeologists by discovering lately what came to be called "the valley of golden mummies" at the area of Giza pyramids.
Egypt, History, 1/18/2001
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Libya hopes that the France-Africa summit would be enlarged to become a European Union-France summit.
The Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz on Wednesday released a decision provides for appointing retired lt. Gen prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz as a deputy for the minister of defence and aviation for military affairs at the grade of a minister. This new appointment coincides with the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the war to liberate Kuwait, when prince Khaled was the commander of the joint forces and the theatre of military operations.
Joint naval exercises started on Wednesday, as a third of its kind, between Israel, the US and Turkey, off the coasts of Israel. It will last for one day. Taking part in these exercises were two Turkish frigates, one American frigate and to Israeli warships carrying Saar missiles, as well as helicopters belong to the naval forces of the three countries.
It was announced in Ankara on Wednesday that the Israeli foreign minister Shloumo Bin Ami will pay a short work visit to Turkey on Friday aiming at briefing the Turkish officials with the situation in the Middle east region and promotion for his government's stances to this effect.