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Al-Assad visits Tehran today
The Iranian official daily "Tehran" said on Tuesday that President Bashar al-Assad will today pay an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran which is his first since he assumed power in Syria in July, 2000.
Syria-Iran, Politics, 1/24/2001
Syria new comprehensive amnesty, and implementation of amnesty
The London based al-Zamaan daily said that a high ranking committee in Syria, including the ministry of justice and other security sides is preparing lists with the names of who are in custody and to dissolve their conditions either by releasing them or bringing them before the court.
Syria, Politics, 1/24/2001
The minimum rate for wages in Syria is 300% bellow minimum living standards
The question of increasing wages and linking the minimum rates of wages to the minimum standard of living is considered one of the main issues debated in Syria.
Syria, Economics, 1/24/2001
Moussa embarks on European tour
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa on Wednesday embarks on a weeklong European tour which will take him to Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France and Spain.
Egypt-European Union, Politics, 1/24/2001
Barak withdraws his negotiating team from Taba after two Israeli soldiers were killed
As the Israeli radio declared the killing of two soldiers of the Israeli forces in Toulkarem, the Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak immediately declared the withdrawal of his negotiating delegation from Taba and the suspension of the negotiations with the Palestinians.
Palestine-Syria, Politics, 1/24/2001
Sudanese delegate to IGAD' s member states
The advisor for the Sudanese President for peace affairs Ahmad Ibrahim al-Taher has revealed that an official delegation from the peace consultant department will during the few coming days make a tour of several IGAD member countries to discuss the peace process between the Sudanese government and the rebellion movement led by John Garang.
Sudan, Politics, 1/24/2001
Sudan denies conflict over constitutional posts
A Sudanese high-ranking governmental source has denied a conflict between the military and the civilians in the al-Inqaz ( salvation) government over the constitutional posts in the country, stressing continued alliance among these sides.
Sudan, Politics, 1/24/2001
First Lady Mubarak highlights efforts to secure women's rights
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak affirmed the commitment of various groups to securing the rights of Egyptian girls and women within a comprehensive national plan.
Egypt, Culture, 1/24/2001
Rabat, Riyadh eye creation of free trade area
Morocco and Saudi Arabia agreed on the need to reach an adequate formula for the creation of a bilateral free trade area.
Morocco-Saudi Arabia, Economics, 1/24/2001
Iran for boosting relations with the Arab states
Regional-Iran, Politics, 1/24/2001
Morocco, Spain to enhance security cooperation
Morocco and Spain on Tuesday voiced determination to enhance their security cooperation and described the consolidation of security mechanisms as a normal measure.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 1/24/2001
Iran - Jordan cooperation talks cover all areas
As for the Iranian- Jordanian parliamentary relations, karoubi stressed his determination to follow up all issues aiming at developing cooperation between the two countries in all trade, industrial, agricultural and investment areas as well as to work for implementing the water project of al-Deisi basin waters to the Jordanian capital Amman. This project is proposed by the Iranian side.
Jordan-Iran, Politics, 1/24/2001
Arafat confers with prince Salman
The chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat on Tuesday met with the ruler of Riyadh district prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz.
Saudi Arabia-Palestine, Politics, 1/24/2001
Al-Assad sends congratulations to President Bush on election
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on Tuesday urged new US President George W Bush to work for the realization of a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle east.
Syria-USA, Politics, 1/24/2001
Egypt follows up Taba negotiations
Egypt is following up the negotiations taking place at the moment in Taba resort between the Paleatinians and Israelis through the reports coming from there, Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said in statements on Tuesday," I will not voice my assessment (of the negotiations) now," he said.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 1/24/2001
Taba negotiations discuss modified version of Clinton's proposals
"The peace proposals of former US President Bill Clinton are being examined during the negotiations taking place at present between the Palestinians and Israelis after introducing some amendments to them," said Osama Al Baz, Political Advisor of President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 1/24/2001
Specific Programs for carrying out government policy statement
Ebeid set priorities for the projects contributing to confronting unemployment, providing job opportunities and improving economic performance in order to back up national economy, to maintain balance between the exchange rates of foreign currencies, determining volume of foreign exchange spending, commitment to timetables for carrying essential services in villages, cities and providing low cost housing for the limited income brackets.
Egypt, Politics, 1/24/2001
Morocco's GDP to post 8.1 per cent growth in 2001, minister
Morocco's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by 8.1 per cent in 2001, Moroccan economy, finance, privatization and tourism minister, Fathallah Oualalou said on Monday.
Morocco, Economics, 1/24/2001
US military official visits Algiers
It was announced in Algiers on Tuesday that Gen. Gregory Martin, the commander of the American air force is currently visiting Algeria, leading a high level delegation.
Algeria-USA, Military, 1/24/2001
Egyptian European partnership agreement signing soon
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said Egypt will soon sign the partnership agreement with Europe, adding he gave instructions to the Egyptian embassy in Brussels to set a date for the signing in the next few days.
Egypt-European Union, Economics, 1/24/2001
Indonesia denies lifting trade restrictions with Israel
Indonesia on Tuesday denied news that it had lifted restriction imposed on the trade with Israel.
Israel-Indonesia, Politics, 1/24/2001
Morocco, China set up business council
Morocco and China have agreed to set up a business council that will contribute to the consolidation of cooperation and partnership between the two countries.
Morocco-China, Business, 1/24/2001
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The Bahraini authorities on Tuesday lifted the house- arrest imposed since one and a half years on the Bahraini opposition Sheikh Abdul Ameer al-Jabri Mansour al-Jabri, the son of Sheikh Abdul Ameer told reporter in al- Manama on Tuesday that the Bahraini authorities lifted the house- arrest measure imposed on his father without any prior notification.
King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in al-Riyadh received the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat and members of the accompanying delegation.
Sources have stated that President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt will by the beginning of next week visit Saudi Arabia to discuss the stumbled Middle East peace process and the situation in the region after the new US President George Bush assumed his post officially.
The Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri on Tuesday in Beirut discussed with the personal envoy of the secretary general of the UN in South Lebanon developments of conditions in South Lebanon.
The new head of state of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Josef Kabila, received on Tuesday Moroccan secretary of state for foreign affairs and cooperation, Taieb Fassi Fihri.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed that his country is interested in the success of the ME peace and that it will help sides concerned to solve issues complicating this matter.
The secretary general of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine Nayef Hawatemah said in the course of his statement to the Jordanian paper al-Aswaq that Palestinian- Syrian relations might witness during the few coming weeks a correction and revival process.
Iranian vice- President Hassan Habibi said in a statement to the Saudi daily al-Watan issued on Tuesday that the persistence of the Arab states to open the file of the United Arab Emirates UAE islands is just a waste of time.