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Clashes continue, the opposition mediates, the army has not settled the fighting in Maan
Eye witnesses in the city of Maan, in the south of Jordan, said that clashes which continued yesterday are taking place in a mountainous area on the eastern side of the desert city where the extremist Islamists Muhammad Shalabi known as Abu Sayyaf is hiding with his armed fighters.
Jordan, Politics, 11/13/2002
Afourki in Cairo to discuss the conflict with Sudan
The Egyptian foreign minister Ahmad Maher has announced, hours after the arrival of Eritrea's President Asyas Afourki to Cairo, that Egypt is interested in solving the differences exited between Sudan and Eritrea, while the Sudanese foreign minister called on Eritrea not to interfere in Sudan's affairs.
Egypt-Eritrea, Politics, 11/13/2002
Sudan FM confers with AL chief
The Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael said yesterday following his talks with the secretary general of the Arab League Amr Moussa that Sudan had officially asked the Arab League to inform Eritrea not to interfere in the Sudanese affairs.
Sudan-Regional, Politics, 11/13/2002
King Mohammed receives US secretary of commerce
Morocco's King Mohammed VI received in Rabat on Monday US secretary of trade, Donald L. Evans, who was on a 24-hour "courtesy and working visit."
Morocco-USA, Politics, 11/13/2002
Ode Saddam Hussein urges the Iraqi parliament to accept UN resolution 1441
Son of the Iraqi President, Ode Saddam Hussein, yesterday urged the Iraqi national council ( the parliament ) to accept the new UN resolution concerning dismantling the Iraqi weapons.
Iraq, Politics, 11/13/2002
Los Angeles Times: CIA officials cooperate with the Kurds in northern Iraq
The Los Angeles Times said yesterday that officials at the CIA are currently in northern Iraq to collaborate with the Kurds in preparation to launch a military attack against Baghdad.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 11/13/2002
Rolin Wavre: The ICRC is in Syria to restore family links broken because of occupation of the Golan;
on "Exploring the Humanitarian Law ( EHL)." A program which is module of 30 hours containing basic ideals and ideas about humanitarian values that would be introduced in the courses of secondary and preparatory school to which Wavre said the Syrian ministry of education was very supportive and showed remarked interest.
Syria, Politics, 11/13/2002
Thirty Israeli tanks broke into Toulkarem, eulogy for two Palestinian children in Deir Abu Mashaal, PA accepts road map initially
Meantime, thousands of Palestinian held an eulogy yesterday for the two Palestinian children nafid Mashaal ( 2 year old) and Muhammad Abu al-Naja ( 8 year old) in Rafah amid calls to continue resistance.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 11/13/2002
Egypt's TV news sector chairman sentenced 18 year imprisonment
The Egyptian supreme state security council yesterday sentenced the chairman of the former news sector in the Egyptian TV Muhmmad al-Wakeel was sentenced of 18 years imprisonment under the charges of having taken bribes and having drugs.
Egypt, Local, 11/13/2002
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The Iraqi National Council yesterday submitted a recommendation for the Iraqi political leadership provides for rejecting UN security council no. 1441.
The Jordanian king Abdullah II arrived in Jeddah yesterday in a short visit to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with the Saudi King and with the crown prince dealing with developments in the occupied Palestinian territories and Iraq in light of the recent UN Security Council resolution.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI visited in Temara on Monday an education and schooling institute for blind people, which the sovereign has baptized Mohammed VI Education and Schooling Institute for Blind people. The Institute has been refurbished and endowed with new equipments for a cost of 1.24 million Dirhams (US$ 117,420) allocated by Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity.
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on Monday evening in a telephone call he made with the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat discussed current conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad yesterday received in Damascus member of the Lebanese parliament Nasser Qindil. Later in the day, he received former secretary general of the Arab League al-Chazli al-Qlibi.
The chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat yesterday met with the Russian ME peace envoy Andre Vadovin.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI was to chair this Tuesday the first Ramadan's religious lectures. The first lecture will be given by minister of Habous (Islamic endowments) and Islamic affairs Ahmed Toufiq who will talk about "the Prophet's descendence and the Sufi referential in Morocco."
Saudi Arabia's ministry of commerce on Sunday seized in one warehouse in Riyadh more than Israeli- made 4000 utensils. In its yesterday's issue, the Saudi daily al-Watan said that the Israeli goods were deployed to the Saudi market through importing them from the USA.
The US assistant secretary of state David Satter Field yesterday met in Jerusalem with the acting director of the Israeli foreign ministry and the advisor of the prime minister for political affairs. Discussions dealt with condition on the northern borders of Israel and Lebanon's pumping of waters from al-Wazzani river spring.
Remittances of Moroccans expatriates have reached dhs 26.69 billion (US$ 2.5 Mln) from January through September 2002, said the Moroccan Exchange Office.