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Israeli forces were forced to leave Jenin, confrontations continued
Amid more Israeli escalation, the Israeli forces broke into the city of Jenin amid people's resistance which resulted in an important victory embodied in deterring the invading Israeli forces. The Arab Intifada Teenagers clashes with the Israeli soldiers in several areas in Gaza and the West Bank.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 8/15/2001
On President al-Assad's visit to Kuwait
The London- based al-Hayat daily said on Tuesday that the Kuwaitis are looking forward to the visit to be made by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Kuwait on August 18 in order to get from him a clearer picture about the extent Damascus will proceed in boosting relations with Baghdad.
Kuwait-Syria, Politics, 8/15/2001
Syrian- Kuwaiti ministerial committee stresses the revitalization of economic cooperation, investment
Meetings of the joint Syrian- Kuwaiti ministerial committee took place chaired by the deputy premier for economic affairs Khaled Raad and the Kuwaiti minister of finance, planning and administrative development Youssef Hamad al-Ibrahim.
Syria-Kuwait, Politics, 8/15/2001
Israel's withdrawal from Arab land, a must
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher Tuesday underlined that the United Nations resolutions clearly stipulated Israel's pullout from all the occupied Arab lands that were seized in 1967.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 8/15/2001
Egypt urges US to move for ending deterioration
The Egyptian political delegation started talks with senior officials in the state department following its arrival in Washington yesterday under an assignment from President Mubarak with the aim of breaking the current deadlock in the Middle East.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 8/15/2001
Al-Assad gets a message from Khatami
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday morning received a telephone call from President of Iran Muhammad Khatami during which discussions dealt with "latest developments in the region and the crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinian people and means of supporting the heroic Palestinian Intifada."
Syria-Iran, Politics, 8/15/2001
Egypt for backing Syrian position
The Egyptian foreign minister Ahmad Maher has stressed Egypt's full support to Syria in its legitimate struggle in order to restore back the whole of the Golan until June 4, 1967 border lines, noting the importance of continued cooperation and consultation between Syria and Egypt in the service of the supreme Arab causes.
Egypt-Syria, Politics, 8/15/2001
Israeli aggressions jeopardize US interests in Mideast
"We are not asking Washington to do something beyond its capacity, but rather we are asking it to take a decisive stance, especially with regard to the implementation of US-sponsored agreements," Baz said.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 8/15/2001
Palestinian, AL representative at UN urge return back of Palestinian sovereignty on Orient House
The Palestinian Observer at the UN Naser al-Qidawa has announced that the Palestinian side launched a diplomatic campaign that aims at forcing the UN Security Council to pressure Israel to force it to end its occupation of Beit al-Sharq (Orient House) and other Palestinian establishments.
Palestine-Regional, Politics, 8/15/2001
Jordan holds the West responsible for the deterioration of conditions in the region
Jordan has warned against the danger of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and of being extended to the countries of the region, stressing that there is no alternative for the peace process terms of reference which are the land for peace.
Jordan-Regional, Politics, 8/15/2001
$ 250 billion needed for Arab investments
An economic study prepared by former central bank governor and board chairman of the International Delta Bank Ali Najm has estimated value of needed investments to finance infrastructure projects in the Arab states during the current decade at $ 250 billion.
Regional, Economics, 8/15/2001
Egypt and S. Korea signed cooperation agreement for peaceful uses of nuclear power
The Israeli government has gone beyond all red lines, he said, accusing Israel of taking the wrong road towards peace and stability.
Egypt-South Korea, Politics, 8/15/2001
The first Arab conference for agricultural industry
The Arab federation for engineering industries, in collaboration with the economic unity council will organize the first Arab conference for manufacturing agricultural machinery and equipment on September 9- 12.
Regional, Agriculture, 8/15/2001
Several development projects launched in Oued Eddahab province
Several development projects were launched Tuesday in the Moroccan southern province of Oued Eddahab on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the recovery by Morocco of this province that was formerly Under Spanish rule.
Morocco, Politics, 8/15/2001
UN launches emergency operation to help more than a quarter million Palestinians
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has launched an emergency operation to help 270,000 Palestinians no longer able to meet their food needs because of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Palestine, Economics, 8/15/2001
Turkey prepared to expand trade co-operation with Syria, Iraq
The Turkish NTF TV channel said that Turkey has been preparing to expand its trade cooperation with each of Syria and Iraq during the coming phase.
Turkey-Regional, Economics, 8/15/2001
Ebeid, Moussa discuss AL's structural reform
Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Ebeid discussed with Secretary-General of the Arab League (AL) Amr Moussa the aspects of AL's structural reform and the role played by Arab Socio-Economic Council.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 8/15/2001
Libya, EU for boosting relations
The assistant secretary for cooperation affairs in the people's general committee for foreign relations and international cooperation ( foreign ministry) Saeed Mujber on Monday evening in Tripoli discussed with the delegation representing the European parliament cooperation relations between Libya and the European parliament and means of supporting and developing them.
Libya-European Union, Politics, 8/15/2001
Amnesty International calls on Denmark to extradite Israel's ambassador
Amnesty International asked the Danish government to arrest or extradite Israel's new ambassador Carmi Gillon, former head of the Israel's General Security Services (GSS), a notorious torturer.
Israel-Denmark, Politics, 8/15/2001
France: Israel's incursion into Jenin will complicate situation
France warned of attempts to weaken the Palestinian Authority (PA) and said that the attempted storming of Jenin at dawn, Tuesday, would render indispensable dialogue more inaccessible.
Palestine-France, Politics, 8/15/2001
UNIFIL's patrols against expected Israeli aggressions in South Lebanon
The personal representative of the UN secretary general in South Lebanon Stevan De Mistora has announced that the UN forces working in South Lebanon ( UNIFIL) have started on foot patrol intensive sessions along the line separates the Lebanese territories from Israel because of the recent Israeli threats.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 8/15/2001
Arab information ministers meet in presence of Palestinian president
The Arab information ministers council holds an emergency meeting, Wednesday, under the chairmanship of Lebanese information minister Ghazi Aridi Arab league secretary general, Amr Moussa, and Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, will take part in the meeting.
Regional, Politics, 8/15/2001
Oman first, Morocco holds 17th rank in health system efficiency
A World Health Organization study ranked Morocco as 17th in terms of its health system efficiency, ahead of advanced countries like the UK (24th), Canada (35th) and the US (72nd).
Regional, Health, 8/15/2001
Eritreans for joining the Arab league
In a step which is the first of its kind in Eritrea after getting independence, Eritrean press personalities, lawyers, judges and intellectuals criticized their country's policy towards the Arab states. They considered this relation as swinging and many of them described it as foggy and of not being clear.
Eritrea-Regional, Politics, 8/15/2001
Israel refuses to settle Lahd hirelings, because they are not Jews
The Israeli deputy minister of settlement Yuli Olshtine has announced that his ministry deliberately refuses to give the Israeli identity to more than 5,000 hirelings who fled to Israel during the retreat of the Israeli army from South Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 8/15/2001
Asilah Cultural Festival: Tchicaya U Tam'Si Prize awarded to Cape Verde Poet Vera Duarte
The Tchicaya U Tam'Si Prize was awarded to Cape Verde Poet Vera Duarte at a ceremony in Asilah Monday, on the sidelines of the twenty-third international cultural festival of Asilah.
Morocco, Culture, 8/15/2001
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An Iraqi military spokesman announced that several " enemy" formations which came from the Turkish airspace supported by AWACS planes on Monday held 10 armed sorties over areas in Dahouk and Ninoa provinces in the north of Iraq and then left back for their bases in Turkey.
US President George W. Bush slammed late Tuesday the Israeli forces' incursion in the Palestinian West Bank town of Jenin. Bush branded as "provocative" the Israeli military operations against Jenin, reported the BBC.
The Jordanian prime minister Ali Abu al-Ragheb in a statement to the London based daily al-Quds al-Arabi defended his country's distinguished relations with the Iraqi government. He ridiculed any talks speaking about Amman's being affected by the open relations currently taking place between Baghdad and Damascus.
The Egyptian foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned the Israeli ambassador in Cairo Tseifi Mazaeil to inform him Egypt's rejection to the attack against the team of the Egyptian TV during its visit to the occupied Palestinian territories.
Sudan has expressed regret over the incidents that recently took place in Kesmayu district in central Joba and Osaso city, Bnout Land and Bedawa in Somalia and called on all sides to abide by the principle of dialogue and to keep apart from fighting and settle differences by peaceful means.
Egyptian Prime minister Atef Ebeid said yesterday that the daily reports he receives confirm that the exchange market is stable and both banks and bureaux de change are cooperating to render the new system a success.
The 15th edition of the Africa Nations handball championship will be held in Rabat in April 2002 in the Moroccan capital city of Rabat.
Two Moroccans cruised on Tuesday to the second round of the Indianapolis tournament: Younes El Aynaoui beat American qualifier Vincent Spadea, 6-4, 6-4 while 13th Arazi beat Czech Ota Fukarek 7-6, 6-2.