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Mubarak to ask Bush to help establish final peace between Israel, Palestinians
President Mubarak said in an interview with Los Angeles Times published Friday that a US plan is pivotal at this troubled juncture of the peace process because Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon are so at odds that they are unable to agree on either the process for starting negotiations or the substance of talks.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 6/8/2002
Egypt's efforts for realizing peace in ME never ceased
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak confirmed that Egypt will not stop efforts aiming at achieving peace in the Middle East because peace is vital for Egypt and the peoples of the region.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 6/8/2002
Mubarak and Bush discuss Egyptian proposals and US move for solving the crisis
At their meeting in Camp David, yesterday Presidents Mubarak and George Bush examined ways of reactivating the peace process in the Middle East in the light of the proposals made by President Mubarak for breaking the current deadlock mainly the need for setting up an independent Palestinian state by early 2003
Egypt-USA, Politics, 6/8/2002
Libya's people's committee did not discuss pullout from Arab League
Media sources that the agenda of the 23rd meeting held by the people's general committee for the Libyan cabinet held on Thursday had no discussions a draft resolution relating to Libya's relations with the Arab League.
Libya-Regional, Politics, 6/8/2002
Qatari - Morocco relations stronger because of King's visit
Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Hamad Ben Jassem Ben Jaber Al-Thani, said the friendship visit paid by King Mohammed VI to Qatar this June 5-6 will have a direct impact on development and consolidation of relations between the two countries in various fields.
Qatar-Morocco, Politics, 6/8/2002
On the collapse of Zeizoun dam
The London- based al-Hayat daily said in it Friday's issue that the possibility that persons are involved in wasting the public funds in Syria as a result of the collapse of Zeizoun dam has increased after 8 former Syrian officials were arrested for investigation and the fleeing of the chairman of al-Ghab branch in the Orentos basin Hussein Alloush and his family since the collapse of the dam.
Syria, Local, 6/8/2002
On the Shebaa farms and the Golan
The Kuwaiti daily al-Anbaa issued on Friday quoted well-informed diplomatic sources in Beirut as saying that there was German consultation with Syria and Lebanon on an American proposal carrying an Israeli signature and deals with the intermingled region between the Golan and the Shebaa farms.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 6/8/2002
Israel's concern over Syrian- Turkish closeness
The Turkish daily al-Zamaan ( Times) said that the Syrian - Turkish closeness has become a source for Israeli concern on the ground of the visit to be held by the Syrian army chief of staff Hassan al-Turkmani to Turkey next week.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 6/8/2002
People's Assembly to review new budget
The debates cover the plan and Budget Committee's reports on the new budget, and means to increase the standard of living.
Egypt, Economics, 6/8/2002
Cairo seeks to resume leading role in the ME
The British Financial Times daily said that Cairo seeks once again, to resume its leading role in the Middle East region through a peace initiative carried out by President Hosni Mubarak in his visit to Washington.
Egypt-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 6/8/2002
Canary Islands party criticizes government's policy towards Morocco
The Independents of Lanzarote Party (PIL) accused Wednesday the Canary Islands local Government of following an "ambiguous" and "erroneous" foreign policy towards Morocco, and of adopting an "unfriendly," if not "openly hostile" attitude vis-a-vis the African neighbor.
Morocco-Canary Islands, Politics, 6/8/2002
Program to deal with unhealthy housing standards; cost 30 billion dirhams
The Moroccan anti-unhealthy housing program needs a budget of 28.8 billion DH (US$ 2.5 billion), including 17.21 billions (US$ 1.5 billion) for unauthorized housing and 11.6 billion DH (US$ 1 billion) for shanty towns.
Morocco, Economics, 6/8/2002
Peres: The Arabs should forget the return back of Palestinian refugees
Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres said that he had explained to all Arabs who held talks with him that the Palestinians have to forget about the right of return because its implementation means taking over Israel.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 6/8/2002
Israeli forces break into Jenin, Toulkarem
The Israeli forces broke again into Jenin by tanks and opened fire on the Palestinians and also carried out a campaign of arrest and detention. The Palestinians confronted the Israeli campaign and detonated several explosives.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 6/8/2002
Morocco extends humanitarian assistance to Syria following dam collapse
Morocco has extended humanitarian assistance to Syria following the collapse of the Zeyzoun dam that killed twenty-two persons, left hundreds homeless and caused serious material damage.
Morocco-Syria, Local, 6/8/2002
US peace corps general manager in Morocco next week
The first peace corps volunteers came to Morocco in 1963, in accordance with a Morocco-US agreement. Since then, over 4,000 volunteers served in Morocco teaching English, giving various vocational training courses and extending other social services.
Morocco-USA, Culture, 6/8/2002
Arab festival opens in Addis Ababa
The Ethiopian Arab Festival opened in Addis Ababa Friday, with the participation of culture and arts representatives from Qatar, Morocco, Kuwait, Yemen and Sudan.
Regional-Ethiopia, Culture, 6/8/2002
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The Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri will on June 16 pay a three- day visit to London during which he will hold talks with his British counterpart Tony Blair on bilateral relations and the situation in the region on the ground of achieving a peaceful solution.
Morocco and Iraq are projecting to set up a business council on the sidelines of the high joint commission that will be convening in Rabat next week. The council will work to promote cooperation and partnership between the two states' economic operators in the realms of trade, industry, technology and investments, a release by the Moroccan employers' association (CGEM) said.
Moroccan prime minister, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, met in Rabat Wednesday Ethiopian minister of foreign affairs, Seyoum Mesfin, who is currently visiting Morocco. The two officials discussed the set up of a joint commission of consultation and the signing of a convention in the economic, social, technical and scientific realms, the prime minister's office said.
Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinian minister of culture and communication, Yasser Abed Rabbou, from attending the international forum on protection of Islamic and Christian shrines in Palestine, held in Rabat this June 7-8.