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Outgoing governmental coalition obtains parliamentary majority
While the parties of the opposition have lost a great deal in the Friday Poll, the Party of Justice and Development (PJD/moderate Islamist) scored a significant rise totaling 38 seats, pending other results covering seats reserved for women in the future house.
Morocco, Politics, 10/1/2002
Al-Assad, Mubarak review formulating integrated Arab vision
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Monday held a short visit to Cairo during which he met with President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt-Syria, Politics, 10/1/2002
The Jordanian king in Kuwait; debt cancellation
The Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday paid a visit to Kuwait during which he discussed with Kuwait's Amir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah latest developments in the Palestinian territories and the American threats to direct a military attack against Iraq.
Kuwait-Jordan, Politics, 10/1/2002
After summoning the Saudi ambassador, Riyadh and Doha not to cut relations
Both Saudi Arabia and Qatar tried on Monday to play down their differences, just one day after Riyadh's angry decision to summon the Saudi ambassador for Doha for consultation.
Saudi Arabia-Qatar, Politics, 10/1/2002
Malawi withdraws recognition of sahrawi republic
Malawi on Monday announced the withdrawal of its recognition of the Sahrawi Republic (SADR/self-proclaimed by the Polisario), the Malawian foreign affairs and international cooperation ministry said.
Morocco-Malawi, Politics, 10/1/2002
Hamas denies halting political, media activity in Syria
The Jordanian weekly al-Majd reported Monday that high leading sources in the Hamas movement have denied press reports which claimed that Syria has recently asked the movement's leadership in Damascus to halt its political and media activities on the Syrian arena.
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 10/1/2002
Khartoum expects negotiations resumption with the rebels
The Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael said he expects the resumption of negotiations between the government and the southern rebels, due to the escalated international pressures on the two sides.
Sudan, Politics, 10/1/2002
Daily News: Syrian, Iran, Turkish and the Kurdish issue
The Turkish daily, Daily News, said that Syria, Turkey and Iran are sharing the same concern relating to the possibility that Kurdish residents in these countries will ask for a self rule similar to the current situation prevailing in North Iraq.
Iraq-Syria, Politics, 10/1/2002
Saudi prince: No political motives behind Riyadh explosion
Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz, the deputy prince of Riyadh district, has denied the existence of political motives behind the explosion which claimed the life of one German in Riyadh, Saud Arabia, on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia, Local, 10/1/2002
Continued Israeli acts of killing in the occupied Palestinian territories
Eye witnesses said that a Palestinian teenager ( 13 year old) could not be identified because his skull was distorted by the Israeli bullets which also beat other ten. The Israeli forces, on the other hand carried out a campaign of arrest that covered several Palestinians in al-Khalil Aznah, Hazmeh and Rafah, where clashes took place between Palestinian resistance fighters and two Israeli positions.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 10/1/2002
Al-Walid Bin Talal to build hotel in Sudan; exclusive cattle sales
The Saudi Prince al-Walid Bin Talal left Khartoum on Sunday following a visit to Sudan which lasted for one day during which he signed with the Sudanese officials two agreements.
Saudi Arabia-Sudan, Business, 10/1/2002
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Al-Azhar Grand Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Sayed Tantawi, has announced that it is forbidden for any Muslim country to utilize its lands for the US or others to attack Iraq, or to facilitate aggression against a Muslim people.
The ministers of social affairs and labor in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states will discuss in their meeting which will be held today in Muscat means of increasing opportunities to investing and facilitating the transfer of national labor among the member states.
Egypt and Kuwait have stressed the need for inter- Arab solidarity based on commitment to the Arab League charter, joint defense and international resolutions. They stressed the need of honoring Iraq's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and called for lifting the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi people and reaching a political solution for the Iraqi issue based on international resolutions.
President Mouaouya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya of Mauritania met in Nouakchott on Monday William Lacy Swing, special representative of the United Nation Secretary General for the Sahara. "I had an exchange of view with the Mauritanian President, Sing told the press after the meeting, adding "I expressed my intention to the President and to the parties concerned in the Western Sahara issue that I will pay them regular visits to exchange views on the issue."
Egypt's President Mubarak inaugurated the first stage of the second underground line in Greater Cairo. This project is the first-ever in Africa and the Middle East and aims to link the different areas of the capital and its suburbs with a quick and regular means of transportation which also preserves the environment. This subway was initiated in 1987 and would consist eventually of three lines with a length of 68.2 kilometers
Sources of the Russian foreign ministry announced on Monday that the secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization PLO Mahmoud Abbas ( Abu Mazin) will pay a work visit to Russia tomorrow.