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Additional three private publications licensed in Syria
News reports in Damascus said that the Syrian Cabinet licensed the Syrian specialist in insurance affairs Abdul Latif Abboud to issue what will be considered the third private periodical in Syria while the ministry of information submitted the request proposed for licensing two additional private periodicals for approval.
Syria, Politics, 3/16/2002
Saudi crown prince explainsnormalization idea, will tell Cheney the mistake of attacking Iraq
The Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has announced he will propose his peace initiative which include the questions of Jerusalem and the refugees and full normalization of Arab- Israeli relations after the pullout to 1967 border during the next Arab summit in Beirut but he said that the US did not officially support the initiative in full, noting that the details of "the negotiations on the refugees are left for the Israelis and the Palestinians."
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Politics, 3/16/2002
Mubarak: Israeli policy fuels hatred
"Asking about the decision, Clinton told me that the proposal was an Israeli sovereignty over Al Haram Al Sharif," Mubarak said. "Let us be more frank, the Islamic world would never accept an Israeli sovereignty over Al Haram Al Sharif," Mubarak reiterated.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 3/16/2002
Syrian: The Iraqi pipeline is just for a test, to be canceled
The Syrian oil minister Ibrahim Haddad said on Friday in Vienna that Syria is still testing the oil pipeline which is extended from Iraq since 20 years, but it will work to cancel this line for using a new line to be used in the framework of the oil-for-food agreement between Iraq and the UN.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 3/16/2002
Mubarak receives Iraqi official
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received on Thursday Iraqi Vice Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Ezzat Ibrahim and Foreign Minister Nagui Sabri.
Egypt-Iraq, Politics, 3/16/2002
Arabs prepare for first economic congress
Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa, is currently preparing for the holding of the first Arab economic congress next June 16-18, the League's spokesman announced.
Regional, Economics, 3/16/2002
Morocco, Algeria convene to maintain contact over cooperation
Morocco and Algeria on Friday convened to maintain permanent contact with a view to promoting fruitful bilateral cooperation.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 3/16/2002
Egyptian- Yemeni security cooperation
The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has stressed that Egypt's security is of concern to Yemen and vice versa. This was expressed during the meeting between President Saleh and the Egyptian minister of the interior Habib al- Adili.
Yemen-Egypt, Politics, 3/16/2002
Confiscated smuggled goods worth 166 million Syrian pounds
The meeting was attended by specialists representing the two sides and discussions dealt with the phenomenon of smuggling between the two states and means of fighting it both via land and sea.
Syria-Lebanon, Economics, 3/16/2002
Arafat confers with Zinni
The chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat met with the US envoy Anthony Zinni. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Oreikat said that what is required is an integrated plan that starts from the implementation of Tenet understandings and ends with mechanism to end the occupation and complete Israeli withdrawal until June 4, 1967 border lines.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/16/2002
Most Israeli support unilateral pullout from settlements
An opinion poll conducted by the Israeli daily Maareve said that that most of the Israelis have become supporters for a unilateral withdrawal without peace agreement from the settlements in Gaza and that 36% of the Israelis demand total Israeli pullout until June 4, 1967 border lines.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/16/2002
British churches condemn Israeli occupation
Heads of the British churches on Friday expressed their support to the calls which demand Israel end its occupation of the Arab territories it occupied since 1967.
Palestine-UK, Politics, 3/16/2002
Partial withdrawal for Israeli forces, 8 Palestinians killed by Israel
The Israeli occupation forces took positions in the surrounding of the Palestinian cities and tightened the military siege, while the US delegate Anthony Zinni started his contacts amid Palestinian and International calls for an actual Israeli pullout from all occupied Arab territories and halting operations of siege and incursion so as to resume the negotiations.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 3/16/2002
Lebanon denies the Israeli claims
Lebanon has denied what was said by Israel that the gunmen who killed 6 Israelis in the north of Israel this week sneaked through Lebanese borders into Israel.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 3/16/2002
Verbal message from Mubarak to Ethiopian President
Maher said that the 75th meeting of the Ministerial Council of the OAU is an important and historical occasion in view of the vistas it will open for pan-African action.
Egypt-Ethiopia, Politics, 3/16/2002
Arab Maghreb finance ministers discuss the free zone
Ministers of economy and finance in the Arab Maghreb states unanimously said that the regional and international economic conditions following the incidents of September 11 makes it imperative for the Maghreb Union to implement projects pertaining to the foundation of a free Maghreb trade area, to establish a Maghreb Bank for trade and foreign investment.
Maghreb, Economics, 3/16/2002
On the Sudanese opposition
The Sudanese minister of the interior Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahim Hussein has announced that the government will not permit any political organization or an opposition party of a military wing the right to practice political activity inside Sudan.
Sudan, Politics, 3/16/2002
Maher to deliver a message from President Mubarak to Blair
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher visits Britain on March 19-21 to convey a verbal message from President Hosni Mubarak to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Maher was giving press statements in which he said that Mubarak has met with Blair more than once.
Egypt, Politics, 3/16/2002
International Parliamentary Union to issue historic recommendation, official
The International Parliamentary Union (IPU) will make historic recommendations during its 107th session, to open Monday in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, speaker of the Moroccan house of representatives (lower chamber), Abdelouahed Radi, said.
Regional, Politics, 3/16/2002
Powell meets south Sudan rebel leader
Both the Secretary and Mr. Garang noted the momentum that seems to be starting up in the process of resolving the issues in Sudan
Sudan-USA, Politics, 3/16/2002
Youssoufi at Monterrey economic development conference
"It will be looking at all types of resources: the internal resources that developing countries can generate themselves; and the resources that can come from trade, from foreign direct investment, from official development assistance (ODA), from debt relief," she said.
Morocco, Economics, 3/16/2002
Bombs thrown at the American embassy in Sanaa
The building of the American embassy in Sanaa was attacked by bombs. The attack was carried out by a Yemeni citizen who was arrested immediately and before he could flee away.
Yemen, Local, 3/16/2002
Minister of Interior: No one away from terrorism
In an exclusive interview with Al-Ahram reporter at Sanaa, Minister of Interior Habib El-Adli confirmed the existence of full security cooperation and exchange of information between Egypt and the USA in combating terrorism.
Egypt, Politics, 3/16/2002
OPEC stress importance of stability in oil market
''The equilibrium of the crude market and the stability of prices around 25 dollars the barrel have been determining elements in the decision to maintain restrictions of production (2mbj starting from January 1st2002) taken prises in Cairo on December 28, decisions to which adhere more and more out of OPEC producers '', Algerian minister of energy and mines Chakib Khelil commented.
Regional-Algeria, Economics, 3/16/2002
Mrs. Mubarak inaugurates 'woman and modernizing society' conference Saturday
Head of National Council for Women Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak will inaugurate tomorrow the 3rd National Council conference under the slogan of "woman and modernizing society".
Egypt, Culture, 3/16/2002
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