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Al-Assad receives Belgian FM, US medical team
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday at the Damascus al-Shaab palace received the Belgium foreign minister and deputy premier Lewis Michael and members of the accompanying delegation.
Syria-Belgium, Politics, 4/26/2001
Saudi crown prince confers with the emir of Qatar
The Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz on Tuesday late night met in Jeddah with the ruler of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al-Thani.
Saudi Arabia-Qatar, Politics, 4/26/2001
Al-Hariri encourages US President to strengthen relations with Syria
The Israeli radio on Wednesday quoted a US source to the meeting of the US President George Bush with the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in Washington on Tuesday said that al-Hariri had encouraged the US President to strengthen the US relations with Syria for the interests of the two countries.
Lebanon-USA, Politics, 4/26/2001
Morocco does not shoulder failure of fishery negotiations with EU
Morocco does not shoulder the failure of fishery negotiations with the European Union, said Moroccan minister of maritime fisheries, Saed Chbaatou.
Morocco-European Union, Economics, 4/26/2001
King Abdullah criticizes Arafat
The Israeli daily Yadhout Ahronout said on Wednesday that the Jordanian King Abdullah II has strongly criticized the behaviors of the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat, noting that if Arafat continues his current behavior, he will find himself again in Tunisia ( where Arafat used to live before the Oslo agreements).
Jordan-Palestine, Politics, 4/26/2001
Al-Shara holds talks with Spanish counterpart
The Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Shara on Wednesday discussed with his Spanish counterpart Josep Pique the latest developments in the region and the policy of escalation and aggression being followed by iIrael.
Syria-Spain, Politics, 4/26/2001
The 6th round of negotiations for a Euro-Syrian Partnership
The Syrian Minister said "we are happy to announce that we have achieved a genuine progress in the issues we have already discussed during our 6th round", noting that the next round of negotiations will be held in Brussels on 10 and 11 July.
Syria-European Union, Economics, 4/26/2001
Yemen, Russia for boosting relations
The Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov has announced that his talks with his Yemeni counterpart Abu Baker Abdullah al-Qurabi dealt with basic issues for bilateral relations in the areas of foreign policy and economic cooperation in the service of strengthening relations between Federal Russia and Yemen.
Yemen-Russia, Politics, 4/26/2001
Sudanese government welcomes Carter's initiative to end the war in Southern Sudan
The Sudanese government has welcomed the joint initiative to be proposed by former US President Jimmy Carter together with the deputy premier in the United Arab Emirates UAE Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan to end the war in Southern Sudan and to contribute into an international aids program to relieve those who are damaged by the war.
Sudan, Politics, 4/26/2001
Bin Aleazer: no negotiations before halting the Intifada
Four Palestinians were killed on Wednesday by the Israeli tanks fire opened by the Israeli forces at Bawabet ( Gate ) Salah eddine in Rafah to the south of Gaza and the bombardment also resulted in a fire in one house.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 4/26/2001
French FM in Damascus tomorrow
France's foreign minister Hubert Vedrine arrives in Damascus tomorrow evening in a visit to the country. Vedrine will be holding talks on bilateral relations, the situation in the ME and the Israeli practices in the occupied Arab territories.
Syria-France, Politics, 4/26/2001
Morocco to enforce IT strategy, PM says
Morocco will continue efforts to reform its IT sector and open it for more competition, pending the generalization of the IT use, Youssoufi said.
Morocco, Economics, 4/26/2001
Chinese CPPCC leader starts visit to Morocco
Li Ruihuan, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) arrived in Rabat Wednesday evening on an official visit to Morocco at the invitation of Prime Minister, Abderrahmane Youssoufi.
Morocco-China, Politics, 4/26/2001
Arab-Sat board meets in Nouakchott, Syria is absent
The board of the Arab Satellite company ( Arab-Sat.) has been holding its meeting since Tuesday in Nouakchott without the presence of Syria, who apologized for not attending, as said the organizers of this event.
Regional, Business, 4/26/2001
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Morocco's King Mohammed VI received Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Fez Greek foreign minister, Georges Papandreou, who is currently on an official visit to Morocco. The audience was attended by foreign affairs and cooperation minister, Mohamed Benaissa, and head of the Royal office, Mohamed Rochdi Chraibi.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI received Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Fez Al-Saadi Kaddafi, son of Libyan leader, Moammar Qaddafi. Al-Saadi, an engineer, is also head of the Libyan football federation.
The Palestinian Authority official for information and culture Yasser Abd Rabbu said on Wednesday that there are US- Palestinian contacts to arrange the visit of the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat to the White House by the end of this month or the beginning of May ( next month).
Ethiopia's prime minister Meles Zenawi on Wednesday concluded a visit to Saudi Arabia which lasted for three days during which he held talks with high ranking Saudi officials dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries and means of strengthening them and current conditions on the Arab and international arenas.
The ruler of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khaleifa al-Thani on Wednesday received a message from the French President Jacques Chirac dealt with bilateral relations and latest developments on the regional and international levels.
Chief of staff of the Saudi armed forces Lt. Gen. Saleh al-Mahya on Wednesday in al-Riyadh met with the deputy chief of staff of the US joint forces Lt. Gen. Richard Mayors and members of the accompanying delegation, currently visiting Saudi Arabia. The two sides reviewed issues of mutual concern.
President Jacques Chirac of France received in Paris on Tuesday Prince Moulay Rachid, younger brother of King Mohammed VI. The French head of state offered a luncheon in honor of Prince Moulay Rachid who is on a private visit to Paris.
The London- based al-Hayat daily said on Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al- Assad will take part, together with the Spanish King Juan Carlos in the inauguration of the rule of the Ummayyads in Span on May 3rd during the visit the Syrian President will hold to Madrid.
The Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon said on Wednesday that the foreign minister Shemon Peres and the minister of the Infrastructure Ivigdore Liberman met this week with an official at the Palestinian Authority and discussed with him means of providing water to al-Khalil (Hebron) district and the neighboring " Kreyat Arbaa" settlement, at the request of the settlers in Hebron.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI received Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Fez members of the executive council of the conference of Islamic endowments ministers. The council is currently holding its 7th session in Rabat.