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Public companies sales up to 32.8 billion, profits hit 2460 million; 47 companies for privatization
"Improved market conditions and the greater competitiveness of Egyptian products led to increase revenues," Khattab said at a press conference.
Egypt, Economics, 8/17/2002
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Jordanian lawyers to defend those accused in smuggling weapons to Palestinians
The Jordanian bar association has decided to form a defendant commission to defend 10 Jordanians detained after the Jordanian authorities had arrested them for having weapons they planned to smuggle to the Palestinian territories to enable the Palestinians to escalate their resistance against Israel.
Jordan-Palestine, Politics, 8/17/2002
Al- Lewa': Syrian efforts to prevent striking Iraq
The Lebanese daily al- Lewa' quoted well-informed diplomatic sources in Damascus as saying that the Syrian leadership is making intensive efforts with international parties in order to urge the US to stop the possible launch of a military attack against Iraq.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 8/17/2002
Alexander the Great epic to be shot at Morocco studio
The production director Baz Luhrmann and producer Dino De Laurentiis' historical epic about Alexander the Great for Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox will begin in first-quarter 2003 in Morocco, the Hollywood Reporter said.
Morocco, Economics, 8/17/2002
Maher underscores Egypt's keenness on Sudan's territorial integrity
Regarding worries by some African countries that splitting Sudan would lead to disturbances in some African countries that suffer from similar problems, Maher said: "This is why everybody is calling for the unity of Sudan."
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 8/17/2002
Sudan's foreign debts talks with IMF and WB
The Sudanese minister of finance and the national economy al-Zubeir Ahmad al-Hassan has unveiled talks held between the government and each of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World bank (WB) on the issue of Sudan's debts in the framework of preparation for the period after the peace agreement phase.
Sudan, Economics, 8/17/2002
The US and Masoud al-Barazani
Sources at the US President George Bush administration has attributed the reason for the absence of Kurdish leader Masoud al-Barazani from attending a meeting for the Iraqi opposition, held in the White House last week, to problems relating to travel.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 8/17/2002
The Independent: Assassination attempt on Qusi Saddam Hussein
Iraqi opposition sources in London said that one of its members inside Iraq had opened fire at Qusi, the son of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and wounded him in an attempt carried out by a resistance group aiming to assassinate the younger son of the Iraqi president who is speculated to be the likely successor for his father.
Iraq, Politics, 8/17/2002
Nelson Mandella will not attend Barghouthi's trial
South Africa's militant leader and ex-president Nelson Mandella said on Friday he will not attend the trial to be held for the secretary of the Fatah movement in the West Bank and member of the Palestinian Legislative council Marwan Barghouthi. But Mandella called for fair judicial measures by Israel against him.
Palestine-South Africa, Politics, 8/17/2002
Funeral for three Palestinians killed by Israel, two houses demolished
While the Palestinians eulogized three persons killed by the Israeli bullets, two in Gaza and one child in Khan Younis, the Israeli army destroyed two houses in Toulkarem area.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 8/17/2002
Calls for international action in favor of Moroccans jailed in Algeria
A group of Moroccan NGOs, attending in Geneva the meetings of the United Nations Human Rights sub-commission, on Friday renewed calls for an urgent international action to put an end to the ordeal of Moroccan nationals, sequestered in the Algerian south-western camps of Tindouf.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 8/17/2002
Nile Basin water quota agreements to remain intact
Egypt's Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mahmoud Abu Zeid said there are close and strong ties binding the 10 Nile Basin countries.
Egypt, Economics, 8/17/2002
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Jordanian prime minister Ali Abul Ragheb will next Monday pay a visit to Damascus in an official visit to Syria which will last for several hours during which he will meet with President Bashar al-Assad and hand him a message from the Jordanian King Abdullah II.
Asked about Israeli President Moshe Katzav's call for holding an Arab-Israeli peace meeting, Egypt's PM Ahmed Maher said: "There are many good intentions announced by some people who want to help solve problems. But not all good intentions can be translated into facts on the ground." He asserted that it was more important right now for Israel to stop its hostile policy towards the Palestinian people and towards the peace process.
The Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael has described the visit by the US Congress delegation to Khartoum which starts today as important because it will be able to acquaint members of the delegation with facts relating directly to the situation in Sudan.
The commission of the leadership of the Sudanese opposition coalition has agreed to meet and hold discussions with a delegation representing the Sudanese government chaired by Qutbi al-Mahdi, the advisor of the Sudanese President for political affairs.
Uri Avnery, leader of the Israeli Peace Organization Gosh Shalom told the French Liberation newspaper yesterday that the organization is sending messages to the Israeli officers and soldiers warning them that many of their acts in the Palestinian territories could be considered war crimes.
The German military spokesman said on Friday that a new contingent from the German Naval forces arrived in Kenya in order to help in monitoring the arriving and departing ships to Somalia, as part of the war led by the US against terrorism.
An opinion poll whose results issued on Friday by the Israeli daily Maareve said that the majority of the Israelis support launching of a US attack against Iraq.
Morocco's energy imports went down by 14.5% with 9.34 billion Dirhams (US$ 0.93 billion) during the first half of 2002, compared to 10.92 billion Dirhams (US$ 1.09 billion) during the same period last year, the exchange office said.
A Finnish ministerial source said on Friday that the Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres will visit each of Finland and Norway next week.
A low sulfur gasoline (0.035%) started to be sold in Morocco as of this Friday. The low sulfur gasoline was introduced to meet the growing number of (TDI, HDIÉ) engine users, especially Moroccan expatriates and tourists.
Enzo Montellioni's "Al Alamayne: the Fire Line" was shot in the Moroccan southern areas of Merzouga and Erfoud, with the participation of several Moroccan comedians. The movie relates the Al Alamayn battle dating back to World War II, which remained etched in Italy's memory.