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Sudanese opposition accepts amended formula of the peace plan
The Sudanese opposition has unanimously approved an amended formula for the Egyptian- Libyan initiative to establish peace in Sudan which states to form a provisional government.
Sudan, Politics, 7/3/2001
US smart sanctions on Iraq fail to pass
The US on Monday said it approves temporarily to postpone the sanctions against Iraq and to extend working with the "oil for food agreement" without any change.
Iraq, Politics, 7/3/2001
Israel continues assassinating Palestinians
The Israeli forces on Monday assassinated three palestinians by firing six missiles from a helicopter on their car to the East of Jenin. The three killed Palestinians were Muhammad Basharat, Samih Nouri Abu Hmeish and Walid Sidqi Besharat.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 7/3/2001
Jordanian King confers with Yemeni prime minister
The Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday in Amman received the Yemeni prime minister Abdul Qader bajmal and members of the accompanying delegation at a lunch banquet, attended by Prince Faisal, the prime minister, the chairman of the royal court and several cabinet ministers.
Jordan-Yemen, Politics, 7/3/2001
Al-Assad gets a telephone call from Khatami, confers with Berri
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday in Damascus received the speaker of the Lebanese parliament Nabih berri. Talks dealt with current conditions in the region and the continued Israeli threats against Syria and Lebanon as well as the fraternal relations linking the two " sisterly countries."
Syria, Politics, 7/3/2001
Jordanian- Yemeni higher joint committee winds up deliberations
Meetings of the joint Jordanian- Yemeni committee were concluded on Monday in Amman under the chairmanship of the Jordanian prime minister Ali Abu al-Ragheb and the Yemeni prime minister Abdul Qader Bajmal.
Jordan-Yemen, Politics, 7/3/2001
One Iraqi soldier killed in a border clash with Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that its border guards killed one Iraqi soldier last week during confrontations with an Iraqi on foot patrol leaked into the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Politics, 7/3/2001
Some 11 Yemenis killed in clashes between soldiers and tribal men
An official in Sanaa said on Saturday that some 11 persons were killed and 18 wounded on Friday evening in confrontation between military forces and tribal members in the province of Maareb to the east of Sanaa.
Yemen, Local, 7/3/2001
Lebanon protests to the UN against Israel
Lebanon has protested to the UN against Israel for committing an air aggression against the Lebanese territories on Sunday
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 7/3/2001
Maghreban equipment and public works ministers wind up session
The Maghreban ministerial council of equipment and public works wound up in Tripoli on Monday their 8th session with the adoption of a package of resolutions meant to develop and carry out environment, road, irrigation and water projects.
Maghreb, Economics, 7/3/2001
Sharon cancels visit to Brussels after Belgian attorney general studies the case against him
The Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has decided not to visit Belgium, on the ground that the Belgian law decided to release an order to arrest him for his involvement in the Sabra and Chatilla Palestinian massacres that took place in Lebanon.
Israel-Belgium, Politics, 7/3/2001
Yemeni- Iranian joint committee meets
The fifth session of the Yemeni- Iranian joint committee started its meetings on Sunday in Tehran under the chairmanship of the Yemeni ministe of planing and development Ahmad Muhammad Soufman and the Iranian minister of agriculture Mahmoud Hijati.
Yemen-Iran, Economics, 7/3/2001
Turkish assertion to develop relations with Syria
The chairman of the Turkish Ghazi Intab province chamber of commerce Muhammad Aslan has underlined the importance of the relations and links between Turkey and Syria. He called for developing and strengthening relations between the two countries at all levels.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 7/3/2001
Britain will give up financing the Turkish Eleiso dam
The British daily the " Observer" said on Sunday that the British government will give up its plan to finance the project of the Turkish Eleiso dam on the Tigris river because of the report which shows of the negative consequences which the project will leave on the life of thousands of people.
Turkey, Local, 7/3/2001
Maghreb Trade Unions Hold Congress in Tunis
The Arab Maghreb labor union opened in Tunis on Monday its congress under the theme "trade union activities, training, top priorities."
Maghreb, Politics, 7/3/2001
Morocco, Saudi group sign memo of entente
Morocco and the Saudi investment group Abdellah Dahlan signed Monday a memorandum of entente pertaining to investment in Morocco.
Morocco-Saudi Arabia, Business, 7/3/2001
Somalia celebrates its national day
Thousands of Somalis in Makadishu have celebrated their national day for the first time since 11 years during which the country witnessed rounds of civil wars snce tolling the regime of the former President Seyad Berri in 1991.
Somalia, Local, 7/3/2001
Obstacles still impede the Eritrean- Ethiopian agreement
A report by the UN secretary general has unveiled that there are still obstacles which are impeding the implementation of the peace process between Eritrea and Ethiopia, noting that Addis Ababa's reservations relate to the volume of the Eritrean militias inside the isolated security zone and other reservations on the fact that Ethiopia has not completed the wihdrawal of its forces from the south of the region.
Eritrea-Ethiopia, Politics, 7/3/2001
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Libyan President Muammar al-Qaddafi on Sunday received a message from the Tunisian President Zein al-Abidin Bin Ali in which Bin Ali exprssed deep satisfaction over the positive results concluded from his recent visit to Libya in deepening bilateral relations between the two states and stressing boosting activities of the Arab Maghreb federation.
Oman has signed the joint defense agreement signed by leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states in its recent summit in al-Manama in December. The Sultan of Oman, Qabous, approved the agreement which states that any aggression against any GCC member state is but an aggression on them as whole and that the GCC states have to take necessary measures to repel any aggression or threats, including the use of military force to repel this aggression and restore back legitimacy, security and peace.
The Moroccan government has decided to exempt barley imports from customs duties and the Value Added Tax between July 2nd and December 31. Minister of agriculture, rural development, water and forests, Moulay Ismail Alaoui, announced that the decision seeks to ensure normal barley supply to stock breeders in this drought season.
Kuwait's deputy premier and the defense minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al- Hamad arrives today in Cairo on top of a high ranking military delegation in a visit to Egypt which lasts for seveal days at the invitation of the Egyptian minister of defense and minister of military production Lt. Gen. Hussein Tantawi.
Morocco's athlete Zhor El Kamch won on Monday the gold medal in the 5,000 m women race at the 39th world military athletics championship held here. El Kamch, who is miltray world champion of the short cross (4 km) covered the distance in 15 mn, 34 sec, 88/1000, ahead of Italian Ria Alessa and Belgian Ania Smolder.
Moroccan athlete Nezha Bidouane achieved on Monday her second victory in a row in the 400m/hurdles races during the Zaghreb athletics meet, part of the IAAF Grand Prize.