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Talks between Mubarak and Zemin deal with regional and international issues
Egyptian President Mubarak Wednesday starts an official visit to Beijing, the first one after signing the strategic cooperation agreement with China in 1999 during Mubarak's previous visit.
Egypt-China, Politics, 1/22/2002
Iraq proposes a summit of reconciliation with Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
Diplomatic sources in Baghdad has proposed that the proposals of the Iraqi leadership carried by the Secretary general of the Arab league Amre Mousa include the convening of a tripartite reconciliation summit having Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia..
Iraq-Regional, Politics, 1/22/2002
Maher warns Israel against banning Arafat from attending Arab Summit
"Banning Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat from attending the Arab summit will create a very critical situation", Foreign Minister Ahmad Maher warned.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 1/22/2002
USD 12 billion, annual Arab food deficit
The secretary general of the federation of the Arab chambers of commerce and industry in the United Arab Emirates Abdullah Sultan Abdullah al-Ameen said that the Arab states, including the Arab Gulf state suffer a growing food discrepancy of a total cost of USD 13 billion annually during the few past years.
Regional, Economics, 1/22/2002
Palestinian envoy with message from Arafat to al-Assad
the Palestinian official in charge of the Palestinian parliamentary issues will arrive in Damascus carrying a message to President Bashar al-Assad from Arafat concerning the current Palestinian condition in light of the Israeli siege imposed on the Palestinian territories.
Palestine-Syria, Politics, 1/22/2002
Arab customs director meet in Cairo
Heads and directors of customs departments in the Arab states will discuss during their meeting which started on Monday at the headquarters of the Arab League issues relating to following up the implementation of the greater Arab free trade area measures and the stand of the Arab states towards the actual implementation of this area.
Regional, Economics, 1/22/2002
A 6th Jordanian killed in Afghanistan
A Jordanian at 27 year old was killed in Afghanistan so as number of Jordanians killed there tolled 6.
Jordan-Afghanistan, Local, 1/22/2002
Al-Shara confers with US permanent representative at the UN
Discussions during the meeting dealt with regional and international developments in the region. Stress was laid on co-operation between the Syrian and American delegations at the UN security council in order to enhance the role played by the UN in dealing with basic issues in the world
Syria-USA, Politics, 1/22/2002
British daily: A secret deal between US, Britain, Libya; compensating Lockerbie victims
A secret deal was reached between Britain, the US and Libya according to which Libya will be obliged to pay financial compensations for the victims of the Lockerbie incident.
Libya, Politics, 1/22/2002
UAE deputy premier condemned the Israeli military escalation
Deputy prime minister in the United Arab Emirates UAE Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Monday in Abu Dhabi received Yasser Abd Rabbu, the Palestinian official in charge of information and culture in the Palestinian Authority who handed him a message from Yasser Arafat to UAE President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan.
United Arab Emirates-Palestine, Politics, 1/22/2002
Children observatory sets up commission to investigate death of raped girl
Morocco's Princess Lalla Meryem, chiarwoman of the national observatory of children rights, has issued instructions to set up a commission made of members of the observatory to investigate the death of a girl after being raped.
Morocco, Local, 1/22/2002
Oman's sultan Qabous sends message to king Mohammed vi
the Omani envoy informed King Mohammed VI on the outcome of the latest summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), held in Omani capital city of Muscat.
Morocco-Oman, Politics, 1/22/2002
Al- Shara discusses with Sheikh al-Salem, Hammoud the question of the summit, Israeli aggression
The deputy premier and foreign minister Farouk al-Shara on Monday evening in Damascus received the delegation representing the state of Kuwait led by Sheikh Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, the minister of state for foreign affairs and members of the accompanying delegation.
Syria-Kuwait, Politics, 1/22/2002
OIC for maintaining solidarity to unify Muslim ranks
Balqaziz called on member states at the OIC to strengthen their trade and economic cooperation and to found the Common Islamic market.
Regional, Economics, 1/22/2002
Butaflika: no peace without Israel's pullout
Algeria's President Abdul Aziz Butaflika has stressed that peace in the Middle East will only be attained by Israel's full evacuation from the occupied Arab territories unconditionally in Syria, south Lebanon and Palestine.
Algeria-Palestine, Politics, 1/22/2002
Continued Israeli attacks against the Palestinians
The Israeli forces on Monday incurred into the city of Toulkarem and the Israeli tanks took the streets of the city from all sides. Soldiers of the special units positioned in several buildings after expelling families living in them. The Palestinians hurried to defend their city and houses and clashes with the invading forces. Two Palestinians were killed and tens wounded.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 1/22/2002
Former Algerian president says Maghreb union a common destiny
Former Algerian president Ahmed Ben Bella, who started on Monday a visit to Morocco said the Arab Maghreb Union is a common destiny that needs to see the light of the day.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 1/22/2002
Qatar strengthens measures on money laundry, financing terrorism
The governor of the central bank of Qatar Abdullah Bin Khaled al-Ateyah has circulated a new order to all banks and banking exchange establishments and finance and investment companies in the country with the aim to strengthen measures to fighting illegal and suspected operations and fighting money laundry and financing terrorism.
Qatar, Local, 1/22/2002
Religious leaders reach unprecedented joint accord on Holy Land
More than a dozen of senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders from the Holy Land concluded late Monday an unprecedented joint declaration pledging themselves to work together for a just and lasting peace.
Regional, Religion, 1/22/2002
European official deplores persistence of Morocco-Spain crisis
European Union High representative for foreign policy and security, Javier Solana, deplored on the persistence of the Moroccan-Spanish crisis and said he is ready to act for reconciliation between the two countries.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 1/22/2002
Agreement for joint cooperation between Egypt and Sudan
Egyptian Deputy Premier, Minister of Agriculture Youssef Wali Signed an agreement with the Sudanese National Congress Party Secretary General Ibrahim Ahmed Omar to push cooperation between the two states in political, economic, media and intellectual fields.
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 1/22/2002
Moussa briefs Mubarak on outcome of his visit to Iraq
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa Monday said that he briefed President Hosni Mubarak on the outcome of his visit to Iraq, the latest developments on the Arab arena, preparations for the Arab summit and developments in the occupied territories.
Regional-Egypt, Politics, 1/22/2002
EIB to increase its investments in Egypt
The European Investment Bank (EIB) communications official Helen Kavvadia said that the EIB has provided Egypt with 186 million euros in the fields of electricity, production, wastewater management and development of small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs).
Egypt-European Union, Economics, 1/22/2002
Syrian student arrested in the US
Regional-USA, Local, 1/22/2002
Shell new investments in Egypt risen by $ 1.7 billion
"The Dutch-British Shell companiy will increase its investments in implementing number of new projects in Egypt whose production at present exceeds 600 million cubic feet of natural gas and 45,000 barrels of oil per day,obtained from Badr El-Din and A1-Obayed fields in the western desert," said Andrew Vaughn, Shell Representative in Egypt.
Egypt-Holland, Business, 1/22/2002
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The Lebanese daily al-Deyar issued on Monday quoted well-informed sources as saying that a Syrian- Egyptian summit will be held as a sort of arranging the papers prior to the Arab summit in Beirut and this summit is to be held wither in Damascus or in Cairo. The sources also expected this summit to be followed by a tripartite Syria, Egyptian and Saudi summit within the same context.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI received in Tangiers on Tuesday, Hakam Belaoui, member of the central committee of the Fatah movement, of the Palestinian Legislative Council and envoy of Palestinian president Yasser Arafat to the sovereign. The king expressed deep worries and concerns over the critical development in the Palestinian issue. The sovereign also renewed the Moroccan people's full and strong solidarity with the Palestinian people and their national leadership, chaired by Yasser Arafat.
The Secretary General of the Arab League Amre Mousa has stated he will visit New York on January 30th and he will be meeting with the secretary general of the UN Kofi Annan to inform him with the Iraqi ideas he had discussed with the Iraqi officials during his recent visit to Baghdad concerning the relation between Iraq and the UN.
Abu Dhabi's crown prince who is also the deputy commander general of the armed forces in the United Arab Emirates UAE on Monday in Abu Dhabi met with the chief of staff of the joint American forces Richard Mayors prospects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and current issues at the international arena.
The chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat has stressed the deployment of the Israeli occupation forces on Monday into the city of Toulkarem is a very critical matter and is but, a materialization to the Israeli aggressive scheme against the Palestinian people.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI, chairman of Al-Quds committee, will convene a meeting of the committee on January 25 in Marrakesh. The meeting will look into latest developments in the Palestinian issue and the dangerous evolution of events, caused by the Israeli occupation forces' arbitrary practices.
The European union has decided to grant Egypt 20 million euros as part of the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program (meda-2) to promote commerce and exports and attract foreign investments. A source at the program told reporters the grant would support the Egyptian private sector and increase its capacities to boost exports and attract investments.
The first official meeting for negotiating EU-Morocco protocols on trade in agricultural products will take place on 23 January in Brussels at Senior officials? and experts' levels.