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Al-Qaddafi today in Sudan
The Sudanese official news agency said on Wednesday that the Libyan president Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi will visit Khartoum today ( Thursday) to hold talks with the Sudanese president.
Sudan-Libya, Politics, 5/10/2001
Executive agreements to be implemented
Egyptian Minister of Information Safwat Al-Sherif set the number of agreements signed by Libya and Egypt so far at 23.
Egypt-Libya, Politics, 5/10/2001
Paris welcomes the release of Nizar Nayouf
France on Wednesday welcomed the release of the Syrian journalists Nizar Nayouf, after nine years in the Syrian prisons, but without clarifications from him whether it will accept to receive him to undergo medical tests there, at his own request.
Syria, Politics, 5/10/2001
Israel destroys a position for the PA, bulldozed hundreds of dunnums
Palestinian sources said on Wednesday that the Israeli forced on Wednesday entered " A" areas which belong to the Palestinian Authorities to the east of Beit hanoun and incurred 150 meters, bulldozed large areas of lands and broke into a position for the Palestinian security forces.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 5/10/2001
Ahmad Jibril and the weapon ship
The commander of the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine ( General Command) Ahmad Jibril said that his front was behind sending the weapons shipment seized by Israel and threatened to send more weapons to help the Palestinians defending themselves.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 5/10/2001
Damascus: al-Thawra chief editor exempted from his post
Syria, Politics, 5/10/2001
Free trade pact heralds Arab common market
After the meeting, Moussa said the meeting dealt with bilateral relations and Tuesday's signing of a Free Trade Area (FIA) agreement between Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia with the attendance of King Mohammad VI.
Morocco-Egypt, Politics, 5/10/2001
On relations between Syria and each of France, the US
Syria-USA, Politics, 5/10/2001
Sudan: 60 persons killed in tribal confrontations
Tribal clashes took place in the west of Sudan resulted in killing 60 persons, at a time when the International Committee of the Red Cross announced the suspension of air flights to the Southern of Sudan after the killing of a Danish pilot after his plane was exposed to fire over the areas of Southern Sudan.
Sudan, Politics, 5/10/2001
Mrs. Mubarak inaugurates first conference on mentally retarded children
Mrs. Mubarak said the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood was interested in giving suggestions to counter the problems of the disabled children, including those mentally retarded, up to 4 per cent of the total children number and 73 per cent of the disabled in Egypt.
Egypt, Culture, 5/10/2001
Moroccan tv to air fund-raising telethon for children heart diseases
The Moroccan second tv channel (2M) will air next May 18 a telethon to raise funds for children suffering heart diseases.
Morocco, Culture, 5/10/2001
Algerian refuses an international committee on fact finding
The Algerian foreign minister Abdul Aziz Balkhadem on Wednesday in Madrid refused a request made by the leaders of the European socialist parties to form an international committee for facts finding concerning the events taking place in al-Qabayel ( Tribes) area.
Algeria, Politics, 5/10/2001
Gulf economic and financial ministers to meet in Manama
Gulf, Economics, 5/10/2001
Elections in Morocco shall take place as scheduled
El Midaoui recalled at the parliament question time that electoral schedules are set by the Constitution and relevant laws and that "neither the government, the minister of the interior, or any other person has the right to set dates for the elections."
Morocco, Politics, 5/10/2001
UN seeks funds for Palestine refugees facing unprecedented economic collapse
The head of the main United Nations agency providing relief to Palestine refugees appealed Wednesday for emergency funds needed to cope with an unprecedented economic collapse in the West Bank and Gaza.
Palestine, Economics, 5/10/2001
Egypt, Libya slam Israeli settlements activities
They reiterated demands' to declare the Middle East free of all weapons of mass destruction and Israel's accession to Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
Libya-Egypt, Politics, 5/10/2001
Developed strong armed forces capable of preserving peace
Egyptian Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense and Military Production, referred in statements Wednesday to the distinguished relations and cooperation between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the United States.
Egypt, Politics, 5/10/2001
Egypt, Libya to promote bilateral relations
At the end of the seventh closing session of the joint higher Egyptian -Libyan Committee, Egypt and Libya signed 11 agreements, executive programs and protocols on cooperation in the commercial, economic and investment fields.
Egypt-Libya, Economics, 5/10/2001
China backs Egyptian -Jordanian initiative
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister expressed China's support for the Egyptian-Jordanian initiative that aimed at ending violence and resuming Palestinian-Israeli talks.
Egypt-China, Politics, 5/10/2001
Paris cannot play a mediation role in the fisheries dossier, minister
French minister of agriculture and fisheries, Jean Glavany, said Paris cannot play a mediation role in the fisheries dossier between Morocco and the European Union as it is a party to the negotiations.
Morocco-France, Politics, 5/10/2001
Morocco's culture, history, major attraction for tourists, poll
Morocco's culture and history represent the major attraction for 72 percent of French tourists polled by the Moroccan tourism authority (ONMT).
Morocco, Economics, 5/10/2001
On Eritrea and Ethiopia
The UN Security Council in New York has expressed its concern over the restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement of the UN forces which observe the area separating between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Eritrea-Ethiopia, Politics, 5/10/2001
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President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday received Lebanon's Deputy prime minister Issam Fares. Discussions dealt with the latest developments in the region and issues of common interests to Syria and lebanon. Later in the day, the President also received in Aleppo at the Guest Palace, Lebanese former prime minister Omar Karami. Talks dealt with the situations in the region and bilateral relations.
Israeli troops continued attacks on the unarmed Palestinians in Rafah refugee camp. A three-month-old Palestinian baby and her mother were wounded in the Israel shelling.
Morocco and Oman pledged to encourage and protect investments. The pledge is made under an accord, initialed in Rabat Tuesday by Moroccan economy, finance, privatization and tourism minister, Fathallah Oualalou, and visiting Omanese national economy minister, Ahmed Ben Abdenebi Mekki.
Means to upgrade the privileged cooperation ties binding Morocco and Tunisia topped talks held in Rabat Wednesday between Moroccan foreign affairs and cooperation minister, Mohamed Benaissa, and Tunisian peer, Habib Benyahia. The Moroccan official voiced hope to see relations between the two Maghreban nations further enhanced. He noted the steps covered, in this regard, by the two countries is a "model."
Saudi information minister, Fouad Ben Abdessalam El Farrissi, is currently visiting Morocco for talks with Moroccan officials on means to upgrade bilateral cooperation in the sector.
The delegate of the UN Secretary general to the region Terry Larsen has expressed his shock over the killing of the Palestinian baby Iman Hejjo by the Israeli bullets. Larsen stressed in a statement quoted by the Qatari al-Jazira space station that the UN still clings to its position in considering the Palestinian territories as occupied areas.
First ladies from several west and central African states have strongly condemned the ongoing violence and humiliation against Palestinians particularly women, children and the elderly.
The Higher Committee on follow-up, emanating from the Arab League will meet in Cairo at the end of May. The Committee, headed by Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdel Ellah Al-Khattib will center on the Egyptian-Jordanian Committee means to enforce the Arab Summits' resolutions on setting up two funds for backing Palestinian Intifada and protecting Jerusalem and the outcome of efforts exerted by King Abdullah II of Jordan and Arab-League Secretary General Esmat Abdul Maguid to settle "the state of affairs" between Kuwait and Iraq.
The secretary general of the ruling national congress in Sudan Ibrahim Ahmad Omar announced that the advisor of the president for peace affairs Mekke Balayal and Matraf saddiq and Joseph Laso, the two ministers at the consultation were exempted from their posts.
The chairman of the Jordanian workers Union Mazin al-Ma'etah has announced the formation of a new Jordanian party under the name of the Jordanian workers party.
The Sudanese authorities on Tuesday released three persons from the leadership of the People's Congress party led by Hassan al-Turabi, who has been held in Coper prison in Khartoum since February this year.
The Saudi deputy foreign minister Nizar Bin Obeid al-Madani on Wednesday in al-Riyadh met with his Vietnamese counterpart Twin Van Jan, currently visiting Saudi Arabia.
The third consultation summit for the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC will be held on Monday in al-Manama. A source at the GCC in al-Riyadh said that the leaders will concentrate during their summit on the resolutions already adopted by the previous summit.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI will pay an official visit to Senegal as of May 22, it was officially announced in Rabat this Thursday. This will be the king's first official visit to Senegal since his enthronement in July 1999.
Spanish Coviran food operator said it intends to open two new branches in Morocco and Portugal. Coviran, which is mainly active in southern Spain, wishes to develop partnership with Moroccan firms, specializing in food distribution and marketing.