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Egypt has the might to face warmongers' nuclear threats
Egypt's Presidential Political Adviser Osama Al-Baz Sunday said the Arab common market, which President Hosni Mubarak is calling for, is a must and a necessity amid the current economic blocs rife worldwide.
Egypt, Politics, 1/29/2001
Natural Gas agreement propels Arab Common market
In an unprecedented move which represents a qualitative step towards achieving Arab economic integration, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon signed an executive agreement for transporting and distributing Egyptian natural gas to Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon.
Regional, Economics, 1/29/2001
Syrian- Iraqi talks on waters, housing issues
Deputy chairman of the revolution's leadership council in Iraq, Izzat Ibrahim has stressed " Baghdad's care to develop and strengthen relations " with Damascus in all fields. He explained that Iraq wants to make use, especially " from the Syrian efforts" in the areas of agriculture and irrigation.
Iraq-Syria, Economics, 1/29/2001
Iraqi refugees return back home from Saudi Arabia
Some 38 Iraq refugees returned back last week to their country in the framework of the voluntary return back program supervised by the UNHCR for the Iraqi refugees affairs in Saudi Arabia.
Iraq-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 1/29/2001
The Yemeni elections and a Jewish candidate
Sources at the higher committee for elections in Yemen said on Sunday that a Jew has submitted documents for the membership of the local councils at the directorate of Reidah, Omran province to the north of the capital Sanaa.
Yemen, Politics, 1/29/2001
Peace process tops Davos Summit Agenda
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa Sunday said the current situation in the Middle East region and the peace process were among the most important issues discussed on the sidelines of Davos forum.
Egypt, Politics, 1/29/2001
Sudan regrets statements from Uganda
Sudan has expressed regret over statements made by the Ugandan President Usi Mousiveni in which he threatened to send his forces into the Sudanese territories to chase the Ugandan " The God's army " rebellions.
Sudan-Uganda, Politics, 1/29/2001
Kidnapping in Yemen over local elections rows
Two Yemeni armed men on Sunday kidnapped the police director of Jubn directorate in al- Dale' province to the North of Aden over a dispute concerning registering the nominees for the local elections which are presumed to be held on February 30.
Yemen, Politics, 1/29/2001
On arresting a member of the Jordanian anti- normalization committee
The news on detaining one member of the anti- normalization committee on Saturday has provoked Jordanian trade union and party reaction.
Jordan, Politics, 1/29/2001
Syria, Turkey, and Iraq and the water issue still a problem
The officials in Syria, and Iraq are to hold talks to arrange the distribution of the waters of the Euphrates among them.
Syria-Iraq, Economics, 1/29/2001
Morocco reaps fruits of participation at Berlin Green week
Argan oil, an ecological product, is highly appreciated in European markets, worried by the mad-cow disease, and growing increasingly attracted by biological products. Morocco is the sole producer of products derived from Argan, a tree that only grows in southern Morocco.
Morocco, Economics, 1/29/2001
Mubarak and purifying the Arab atmospheres
Arab political sources told the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat daily on Sunday that the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak did not propose during the summit he held with the Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz on Saturday at al-Thamaneyah area ( Northern East of al-Riyadh) any Egyptian initiative to purify the atmospheres between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Egypt-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 1/29/2001
Syrian source denies Ross statements
A Syrian official source has categorically denied statements made by US former US ME co-ordinator Dennis Ross and the US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk published recently in which they claimed the readiness of the late President Hafez al-Assad after the Oslo agreement to sign the peace agreement with the Israelis without waiting a settlement for the question of Jerusalem.
Syria-USA, Politics, 1/29/2001
Morocco, Mauritania to Launch 14 Km Long Stretch of Trans-Saharan Road
Morocco-Mauritania, Economics, 1/29/2001
German auto-parts manufacturer to build unit in Morocco
Morocco-Germany, Business, 1/29/2001
Cheney, Powel to visit Saudi Arabia
The Saudi daily al-Watan said that the US vice President Dick Cheney and the secretary of state Colen Powel will visit Saudi Arabia in the last third of February in the framework of their tour in the region which will cover besides Saudi Arabia, each of Egypt and Israel.
Saudi Arabia-USA, Politics, 1/29/2001
IMF new loan for Mauritania
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a loan for Mauritania at a cost of US $ 8 million to be added to a similar loan in the framework of the initiative to help the most indebted countries.
Mauritania, Economics, 1/29/2001
Sudan denies links to convicted in US embassy explosion in Kenya
Sudanese foreign relations minister Mustafa Othman Ismael has stated that his country told the Kenyan government that the 6 persons who are suspected to be involved in exploding the US embassy in Nairobi are not Sudanese.
Sudan, Politics, 1/29/2001
Human rights center reveals Israeli police torture against Palestinians
A Palestinian human rights organization on Saturday revealed Israeli means in torturing Palestinian detainees, including psychological and physical torture.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 1/29/2001
Malaysia to participate in Bahrain's port project
A Malaysia-Bahrain Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has paved the way for Malaysian companies to participate in Bahrain's new $ 500 million Salman Port project
Bahrain-Malaysia, Economics, 1/29/2001
Egyptian Social Security improves
The recent World Bankıs report ³Social Security Networks, the Starting Point² said that Egypt has, within economic reform, paid great attention to applying professional training programs for qualifying cadres of banking system. This has been concomitant with amending pension and social security system.
Egypt, Economics, 1/29/2001
Symposium on translation of holy Quran meanings ends
Regional, Religion, 1/29/2001
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at al-Shaab palace met with the chairman of the foreign relations committee at the Kuwaiti nation council ( parliament) Muhammad Jasem al-Saqer. Talks dealt with conditions in the region, inter- Arab relations and relations between Syria and Kuwait.Earlier in the day, the speaker of the Syrian people's Assembly ( PA) Abdul Qader Qaddoura held talks with the Kuwaiti parliamentary delegation.
Moroccan minister of human rights, Mohamed Aujjar, is paying a work visit to Sweden this January 28-31. Aujar will meet Swedish foreign minister, Ms Anna Lindh, and minister of democracy and public administration, Ms Brita Lejon, a statement by the Human Rights ministry said.
Morocco and French Club-Med signed on Saturday two agreements for the extension of existing tourism villages and the opening of six new ones. Under the agreement, initialed by finance and economy minister Fathallah Oualalou, Club-Med will double its guest capacity.
Kuwait's first deputy premier and the foreign minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on Sunday in Kuwaiti received a telephone call from the Indonesian foreign minister Alawi Shehab, during which he stressed his country's stand with the state of Kuwait to preserve its security and sovereignty.
The israeli warplanes on Sunday violated the Lebanese airspace and broke the sound barrier over vast areas of South Lebanon until the capital Beirut.
Morocco's Hassan Kasrioui retained his professional world kick-boxing title (- 70 kg) after he beat Czech Zbynek Zubers on Saturday in Rabat. The contest brought together several world champs representing Morocco, France, the Netherlands, Byelorussia, China, the USA and Italy.