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Zayed receives Mubarak's message on peace, relations
the premier spoke about President Mubarak's orders to render all services possible to UAE land reclamation investments in Egypt and to put Emirati nationals on an equal footing with Egyptians as regards land ownership and registration.
United Arab Emirates-Egypt, Politics, 2/27/2002
King Mohammed holds work session with Presidents of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone
Morocco's King Mohammed VI held this Wednesday at the Royal office in Rabat a work session with the presidents of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, respectively Charles Taylor, Lansana Conte and Ahmed Tejan Kabbah.
Morocco-Regional, Politics, 2/27/2002
Arab states tourism revenues are 8.2% of world total
A recent report by the Egyptian federation of the chambers of tourism has stressed the need of drawing an executive strategy to support inter- Arab tourism and strengthen inter- Arab movement as well as forming a joint Arab insurance company for tourism or setting up an emergency fund for tourism only specialized in insurance.
Regional, Economics, 2/27/2002
Khartoum: the American decision to halt peaceful efforts is hasty
A Sudanese daily said on Monday that the ruling party in Khartoum has criticized Washington's decision to halt its peaceful efforts in Sudan after the killing of 17 civilians in the south during an air raid despite the fact that a committee was formed to investigate in this incident.
Sudan-USA, Politics, 2/27/2002
Who is Azmi Beshara
Azmi Beshara was born in al-Nasera city in 1956 of a state - employee father (Antoine Beshara) and a mother from al- Nasera, of al-Ramah village. He was brought up in al-Nasera and is still living there.
Palestine, People, 2/27/2002
Solidarity sit in with Beshara Azmi in Damascus
The statement also " called for an Arab and international move to restore back the UN resolution 3379 which considered Zionism as a form of racism
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 2/27/2002
Saudi Arabia for sending UN forces to the Palestinian territories
The Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has stressed the need of sending peace keeping forces to the occupied Palestinian territories to separate between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Politics, 2/27/2002
US praises Saudi idea on peace
US President Bush called Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah yesterday to praise the Crown Prince's ideas regarding full Arab-Israeli normalization once a comprehensive peace agreement can be achieved, White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer said in Washington February 26.
Saudi Arabia-USA, Politics, 2/27/2002
Maher, Danish FM probe situation in middle east
Israel's government is looking for excuses to keep on adopting anti-Palestinian and peace policies which harm the Israeli people themselves with the numbers of victims from both sides on the rise, said Foreign Minister Ahmad Maher, who was speaking in a joint press conference with his Danish counterpart Peter Miller
Egypt-Denmark, Politics, 2/27/2002
Iraq, the UN hold talks on lifting the sanctions
An official source at the Iraqi foreign ministry said that the Iraqi foreign minister Naji Sabri al-Hadeithi will head by the beginning of March to New York, leading an Iraqi delegation in order to resume the dialogue with the UN.
Iraq, Politics, 2/27/2002
Seven Palestinians wounded, new incursion for Israeli forces in Gaza
Seven Palestinians were wounded during the confrontation with the Israeli forces which on Tuesday continued its aggression and incurred in Deir al-Balah area in Gaza and arrested several Palestinian youths.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 2/27/2002
Nasrullah denies reaching agreement with Israel on prisoners issue
The secretary general of the Hizbullah party Hussein Nasrullah has denied news which talked about reaching partial agreement though one of the German mediators concerning the exchange of the Lebanese prisoners and detainees in the Israeli occupation jails.
Lebanon-Palestine, Politics, 2/27/2002
Mubarak-Bush summit draws optimism in Washington
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is due in Washington on Saturday on a five-day visit to the US during which he is to meet with President Bush along with other senior officials.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 2/27/2002
Europe considers taxation of Israeli settlement goods
The European Union's (EU) Origin Committee, which consists of customs experts and commissioners, is to discuss imposing taxes on all Israeli goods produced in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Israel-European Union, Economics, 2/27/2002
Cultural cooperation between Qatar, Ethiopia
The two sides discussed cultural relations between the state of Qatar and Ethiopia and studying the signing of a cultural cooperation agreement between the two friendly countries.
Qatar-Ethiopia, Politics, 2/27/2002
Muslim countries view the United States as ruthless and arrogant
A poll done in nine Muslim countries shows the US to be viewed as "ruthless, aggressive, conceited, arrogant, easily provoked and biased [in its foreign policy]" and that Britain, "America's closest ally in the war against terrorism, comes off only slightly better than the US," a Financial Times report said today.
Regional-USA, Politics, 2/27/2002
Security Council expresses concern over humanitarian situation of Moroccan prisoners in Algeria
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday expressed concern over the situation of Moroccan prisoners in Algeria and urged for their immediate release.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 2/27/2002
Kuwait welcomes Saudi peace initiative for the middle east
The initiative of Saudi crown prince Abdullah came in the right time and Kuwaiti fully supports it, said Kuwaiti minister of state for foreign affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al-Sabah
Kuwait-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 2/27/2002
Yemen: An increase in oil byproducts
The Yemeni government is intending to execute the decision of increasing the price of oil and its byproducts during April.
Yemen, Economics, 2/27/2002
European Union, Gulf states meet over free trade agreement
Member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and of the European Union (EU) are meeting in the Spanish city of Granada this February 27-28 to discuss a projected free trade agreement between the two groupings now that the GCC has decided to enforce, as of next year, a customs union and a single currency by 2010.
Gulf-European Union, Economics, 2/27/2002
An Israeli spy network arrested in Lebanon
The intelligence directorate in the Lebanese army following a series of investigations announced the discovery and arrest of a network working for the interests of Israel.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 2/27/2002
Some 49 ministers in the government of Salad Hassan
In a step in which he was obliged to submit to tribal pressures to get posts in the formation of the new ministry, the Somali prime minister Hassan Abshar Fareh appointed some 49 ministers of state for various ministries
Somalia, Politics, 2/27/2002
Sharm El-Sheikh Conference, donors agree on more financial streamline
The European Central Bank noted that Egypt needs other financial reforms in order to have enough level of competition and ease the control of public banks over the financial sector.
Egypt, Economics, 2/27/2002
$900 million available from World Bank to Egypt
"The most prominent of these measures is to curb the overpopulation problem, carrying out some monetary amendments, realizing growth rates so as to improve the trade balance, as well as expand the implementation of social programmes mainly designed to reduce the problem of poverty," Sarbib said.
Egypt, Economics, 2/27/2002
UN secretary general paints grim picture of Palestinian women plight
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan deplored that "many women were killed or wounded and/or lost their husbands, children or other family members" during the conflict.
Palestine, Politics, 2/27/2002
Volume of trade between Egypt and US is 4 billion dollars
Egypt-USA, Economics, 2/27/2002
Conference to evaluate restoration operations at Islamic Cairo
Upon an initiative from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture a conference for assessing ongoing restoration at Islamic Cairo has been held with a view to determining work system in the forthcoming phase.
Egypt, History, 2/27/2002
IMF lauds government's policies to maintain market stability
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently lauded the financial and monetary policies undertaken by the Egyptian government to maintain confidence in the Egyptian market.
Egypt, Economics, 2/27/2002
Intifada causes heavy losses to Israeli communication sector
The escalated Palestinian Intifada against the Israeli occupation resulted in heavy loses to the communication sector that exceeded 2.2 billion Israeli Shekels in this sector until the end of January, 2002.
Israel, Economics, 2/27/2002
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The israeli occupation forces have refused to release the Syrian detainee from Majdal Shams in the occupied Golan, who is held together with four of her friends just more than one month ago under the pretext of resisting the occupation.
Algerian parliamentary general election has been fixed to May 30th, announced Monday President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bouteflika reaffirmed his "determination to enforce the sincerity of the polls and to guarantee the freedom of choice to voters," the official statement underlined, APS reported Monday.
The secretary general of the Arab League Amr Moussa has stressed that he intends to visit several Arab summits within the few coming days during which he will be holding intensive talks with the Arab leaders in order to prepare for the forthcoming Arab Summit.
It was announced in Cairo on Monday the death of 3 Egyptian pilgrims. All of them were buried in the holy lands. Among the dead pilgrims are two of the Egyptian pilgrims who work in the Arab states. Two elderly Egyptian pilgrims were killed under the feet while other 100 were wounded because of the crowded jam at al- Jamarat bridge at Mouna mountain.
Steven De Mistora, the personal envoy for the UN secretary general in Lebanon said that the UN chief Kofi Annan will attend the Arab summit to be held in Beirut on March 27 and 28.