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Al-Qaddafi discusses with Mubarak, Sheikh Zayed, Arafat deteriorate conditions in the occupied territories
Libyan President Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi has discussed with each of the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the United Arab Emirates UAE Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan in telephone calls on Monday "the conditions in the occupied Arab territories and the acts of killing and extermination against the Palestinians."
Libya-Regional, Politics, 12/18/2001
The American military campaign, Syria, Iran and Iraq
News reports in Washington said that Israel's supporters in the American administration want the US President George Bush to exert pressure on Syria in order to halt the activities of the groups supported by Iran by suspending the support of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to the Syrian economy.
Regional-USA, Politics, 12/18/2001
King Mohammed, officials meets Spanish socialist leader
Morocco's King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Prince Moulay Rachid, received here Tuesday secretary general of the Spanish labor socialist party (PSOE), Jose Rodriguez Zapatero.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 12/18/2001
Three Palestinians were shot, Israeli tanks break into Gaza
Three Palestinians were killed and many others wounded as the Israeli tanks incurred into Gaza.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 12/18/2001
Jordanians to change their IDs
Civil status offices in Jordan have been witnessing great turnout by the Jordanians to change their personal IDs by elections cards in preparation to take part in the legislative elections due to be held in July 2002.
Jordan, Local, 12/18/2001
A general referendum in Comoros on the new constitution project
Authorities in Comoros have concluded all arrangements for the first general referendum on the proposed new draft constitution which offers local authorities in the four islands ( Comoros) vast administrative authorities together with changing the name of the country to a federal state instead of the ( Islamic state), as well as changing the color of the official flag.
Comoros, Politics, 12/18/2001
No Kuwaiti Afghani returned back to Kuwait
The Kuwaiti minister of the Interior Sheikh Muhammad Khaled stressed on Sunday that none of the Kuwaiti Afghan Arabs has returned to Kuwait, noting that those ( Kuwaiti- Afghans) are much less than stated in the press reports and the Kuwaiti ministry of the Interior.
Kuwait-Afghanistan, Politics, 12/18/2001
Arab League nominates its candidate for post of commissioner general for civilizations dialogue
Well-informed sources at the general secretariat of the Arab League (AL) said that the secretary general of the Arab league Amr Moussa will announce during the few coming days the name of the candidate who will occupy the post of the general commissioner for the dialogue of civilizations.
Regional, Culture, 12/18/2001
British fears of having differences with the US over the ME
Sources close to the British government disclosed strong fears of the British prime minister Tony Blair of the occurrence of great difference with the US because of the Middle East crisis.
Regional-UK, Politics, 12/18/2001
A message from the Russian President to Arafat
Palestine-Russia, Politics, 12/18/2001
Kuwait is determined to have US F18 warplanes and Apatchi helicopters
Kuwait on Sunday announced its determination to be provided with F-18 warplanes and US-made Apatchi helicopters.
Kuwait, Military, 12/18/2001
Egyptian contacts to set dates concerning joint committees with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar
Contacts are underway to set a date for convening the Egyptian- Yemeni joint committee under the chairmanship of the two states. Similar contacts are also being made to convene the meetings of the Egyptian- Libyan joint committee suspended since 4 years. The last meeting for this committee was in Tubroq, Libya in 1997, chaired then by the Libyan President Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi and President Mubarak of Egypt.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 12/18/2001
The US will not strike Somalia
The prime minister of the provisional government in Somalia Hassan Absheer Farah has announced that the US will not carry out any military operation against Somalia.
Somalia-USA, Politics, 12/18/2001
An Arab project for developing Arab child culture
The secretary general of the Arab council for childhood and development Hamad Oqla al-Oqla has announced that the council will start the implementation of an Arab project to develop Arab child culture. This project will be held in collaboration with the Arab governments and civil societies and regional and international organizations concerned with child's culture and education.
Regional, Culture, 12/18/2001
Israel detains Serri Nuseibah
The Israeli forces on Monday detained Serri Nuseibah, the Palestinian official in charge of Jerusalem file in the Palestinian territories and other three under the pretext that they tried to celebrate Eid al-Fiter in one of the hotels of occupied Jerusalem The Israeli radio said that the detained persons will be investigated and then released.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 12/18/2001
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In a telephone call on Sunday evening President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and his Libyan peer Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi reviewed developments of conditions in Palestine in the framework of the efforts exerted to reach a united Arab position to take the Palestinian people out of the current bottleneck and avert them more terrorist acts conducted by Israel.
The Egyptian Foreign minister Ahmad Maher has called on the US to interfere promptly and effectively to make Israel halt its aggressive and inhuman practices committed against the Palestinian people. Maher conveyed this attitude to the US ambassador to Egypt David Welsh during their meeting on Monday in Cairo.
The Sudanese banks have started to settle their conditions and prepare for dealing with the united European Currency ( the EURO) by the beginning of 2002 and converting its assets in 12 European states will start dealing with EURO instead of national currencies amid expectations of the increase of the value of the EURO for the US dollars when the EURO will be actually dealt with.
Muhammad al-Sherazi one of the most important Iraqi clergy references died on Monday morning in Qum, Iran at 79 by a stroke.
Member of the Australian parliament Ross Cameroon has announced that a formed member in the personal guard of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was detained on Monday after he illegally entered Australia on board of a boat for asylum seekers.