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Nayouf travels for medical treatment in France
Journalist Nizar Nayouf said he will leave for France on Sunday for medical treatment at the expense of the " Sans frontier journalists" after he had several days ago received an entry visa to France from the French embassy in Damascus.
Syria, Politics, 7/17/2001
An explosion in Tel Aviv killing three Israelis, wounding 10
The Israeli radio on Monday announced the killing of three Israelis and wounding of 10 of them and are in critical conditions in a new " suicide" attack carried out at Benjamina train station near Tel Aviv.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 7/17/2001
A Tunisian- Moroccan summit tomorrow
The Tunisian President Zein al-Abidin Bin Ali starts tomorrow a visit to Morocco, which is the first of its kind under the rule of the Moroccan King Muhammad 6th who visited Tunisia Twice.
Tunisia-Morocco, Politics, 7/17/2001
Jordanian, Qatari crisis continues
The Jordanian weekly al-Majd said in its recent issue published on Monday that the Jordanian- Qatari crisis which erupted because of the official spokesman for the Hamas Movement Ibrahim Ghoushe and the Qatari plane which took him to Amman's airport has been calmed, yet still flaring under the ashes despite Ghoushe's return to Jordan and the return of the plane to Qatar.
Jordan-Qatar, Politics, 7/17/2001
European Union calls for deploying neutral observers in the occupied territories
The foreign ministers of the European Union EU on Monday expressed their deep concern over the situation in the occupied Arab territories.
Palestine-European Union, Politics, 7/17/2001
Sharon's war plan
The Jordanian weekly al-Jazira disclosed in its Monday's issue a plan set by the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to declare a war against Syria and to assassinate Yasser Arafat and Hussein Nasrullah.
Regional-Israel, Politics, 7/17/2001
New infrastructure projects to put market in high gear
The government today provides new infrastructure projects for execution in many fields that include building schools, drinking water, health and roads with investments up to LE 15 billion, with the aim of reactivating, contracting, construction and building.
Egypt, Economics, 7/17/2001
Egypt warns against 'grave' Mideast situation
Palestinians say the measure is collective punishment and contrast it to the treatment of Jewish settlers who are punished individually if they attack Palestinians.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 7/17/2001
Halting violence without ending Israeli occupation, impossible
Egypt's Ambassador to France Ali Maher Monday said halting violence without ending the Israeli occupation or opening the door for negotiations is impossible.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 7/17/2001
Israeli military source and the Hizbullah party
An Israeli military source said that four members of the Hizbullah party on Sunday approached to a distance of two meters from the border strip in Raas al-Naqoura and pictured an Israeli military position in the area by video cameras.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 7/17/2001
Abu Nidal may try to leave Iraq
The Jordanian weekly al-Majd said in its Monday's issue that certain Arab countries adjoining Iraq have taken tough security measures along their borders and airports and crossing of fears that the secretary general of the Fatah movement
Iraq-Regional, Politics, 7/17/2001
Four Arab Gulf states agree on the Qatari candidate for the GCC secretary post
Press sources said that the Qatari candidate for the post of the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdul Rahman al-Ateyah, the secretary of the Qatari foreign ministry got the consent of four Arab Gulf states to this post.
Gulf-Qatar, Politics, 7/17/2001
Butaflika for restoring back Arab rights
The Algerian President Abdul Aziz Butaflika has stressed that his country backs and supports the Arab efforts to achieve the just and comprehensive peace in the region.
Algeria-Regional, Politics, 7/17/2001
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia review implementation of demarcating the continental rift
The Saudi crown province Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has received a message from the first deputy of the Kuwaiti premier and the foreign minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah giving to detailed explanations of the executive steps taken concerning the border demarcation
Saudi Arabia-Kuwait, Politics, 7/17/2001
Egyptian-Libyan initiative last-ditch bid to solve Sudanese problem
"Recent proposals of the Egyptian-Libyan initiative on Sudan is the last-ditch bid to solve the Sudanese problem," said Mahmoud Othman Al-Merghani, Leader of the Sudanese Opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Sudan, Politics, 7/17/2001
Tunisia, Iranian FM s discuss relations
Meetings of the Tunisian- Iranian joint economic committee started on Sunday evening in Tehran in its fourth session under the chairmanship of the foreign ministers of the two countries al-Habib Bin Yahya and Kamal Kharazi, respectively.
Tunisia-Iran, Politics, 7/17/2001
Peres to visit Britain today
The Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres today will pay a visit to Britain during which he will meet with the British prime minister Tony Blair.
Israel-UK, Politics, 7/17/2001
Egypt is able to face challenges, merge into global economy
"The Egyptian-Japanese current cooperation reflects the strong economic relation binding the two countries, "said Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Youssef Boutros Ghali at the opening of the conference on "Japanese Finance Lines and Aid Mechanisms" which was co-organized last week by the Egyptian-Japanese Business Council and the Japanese International Development Bank.
Egypt-Japan, Politics, 7/17/2001
Belgian lawyer in conference on Israeli apartheid
Belgian lawyer, L. Wallin, who filed a case on behalf of Sabra and Shatilla massacres' victims, will hold a press conference in Cairo Centre for Human Rights Studies next Friday. A number of officials in Arab and international human rights organizations will attend the press conference.
Israel-Belgium, Politics, 7/17/2001
Morocco calls for IT Maghreban strategy
Morocco has called on Maghreban countries to adopt a joint strategy to take up the challenge of new information technologies.
Maghreb-Morocco, Economics, 7/17/2001
Privatization program progressing on schedule
he noted that there are other companies in the final stages of privatization whether by examining purchasing offers or by opening closed tenders. He said a program has been carried out for rehabilitating the public business sector labor which is currently put at 496,000 workers compared to 1,700,000 in the year 1991/1992
Egypt, Economics, 7/17/2001
Africans ready to develop continent, but need support, Annan
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday called for greater international backing for Africa and stressed that the UN system had a crucial role to play in mobilizing and delivering that support.
Regional, Economics, 7/17/2001
Remains of ancient church unearthed in Matrouh
The archaeological team in Matrouh unearthed the remains of a Church that dates back to the Byzantine era in the 4th and 5th centuries AD.
Egypt, History, 7/17/2001
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday sent a cable of congratulations to President Saddam Hussein of the Republic of Iraq on the occasion of Iraq's national day. The cable reads:" On Iraq's national day, in the name of the Syrian people and my own name I convey most sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and to the brotherly people of Iraq."
Morocco's King Mohammed VI sent President Saddam Hussein of Iraq a congratulations message on the occasion of his country's national day. "I avail myself to this opportunity to recall the civilizational capital of your brave people, its faith in its Arab identity, in its rights and in its dignity that time will only reinvigorate," King Mohammed VI said.
Means to consolidate cooperation ties between Morocco and Mauritania topped talks held in Rabat Monday between Moroccan Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi and visiting speaker of the Mauritanian parliament, Dieng Boubou Farba. The two sides surveyed cooperation in the realms of fisheries, higher education and a project to construct a road linking the Moroccan northern city of Tangiers and Lagos in Nigeria.
A minute of meetings on security cooperation was signed on Sunday evening between Libya and Malta.
The ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Monday in Kuwait met with the secretary general of the Arab League Amr Moussa and members of the accompanying delegation, on the occasion of Mousa's visiting of Kuwait.
It was announced in Sanaa on Monday that the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left on Monday for Germany to undergo medical tests because of fatigue. News reports quoted a Yemeni official as saying that the Yemeni president felt little fatigue on Sunday and was admitted to the military hospital in Sanaa to make the necessary medical tests. No more details were given on this matter.