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Khartoum exempts Egyptians from getting visas to Sudan
Sudan decided Wednesday to exempt Egyptian from getting visas to enter the country in accordance with the four freedoms agreement concluded between the two countries.
Sudan-Egypt, Politics, 9/3/2004
Annan's envoy report commends the role of the Sudanese government in Darfur
The representative of the UN secretary general to Darfur, Yan Brunik, admitted in a decisive report before the UN Security Council the improvement of the security situation there. A matter which removed the sword of sanctions on the government of Khartoum, while the African Union, on the other hand indicated the renewal of the ceasefire violations in the area.
Sudan-UN, Politics, 9/3/2004
Syria rejects the Israeli threats, Hamas deplores
Damascus has strongly rejected the language of threats in which Israel is talking. The Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Shara said that launching the Israeli threats "lacks the minimum degrees of credibility and the evidence, and increase the pace of the deteriorated conditions in the region."
Syria-Israel, Politics, 9/3/2004
Washington may announce shortly Libya's commitment to its promises
A high ranking US official announced that the US hopes to announce this month, September, that Libya has fulfilled its promise to give up mass destruction weapons.
Libya-USA, Politics, 9/3/2004
France confirms that two hostages are given to a group supporting their release
France announced that the Islamic Army group in Iraq handed over the two kidnapped journalists to an Iraqi group supporting their release.
Iraq-France, Politics, 9/3/2004
In remarks to Syria, UN Security Council demands withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon
With a majority of nine votes, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling for honoring Lebanon's sovereignty and withdrawing all foreign forces from it.
Syria-UN, Politics, 9/3/2004
Lebanon debates foreign interventions
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud Thursday conferred with Lebanese Defense Minister Mahmoud Hammoud and Lebanese State Minister Karam Karam, separately, on the Lebanese foreign diplomatic move to confront foreign interventions in the internal affairs and in the Syrian-Lebanese relation.
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 9/3/2004
King Mohammed resolved to carry on concerted action for Maghreb building
King Mohammed VI of Morocco affirmed resolve to carry on concerted efforts with other Maghreban leaders to reinforce concord, complementarity, solidarity and unity.
Libya-Morocco, Politics, 9/3/2004
One of the master minds of al-Khober explosion surrender to the Saudi authorities
Saudi Arabia's ministry of the interior announced on Thursday that one of the masterminds of the hostages seizing operation in Khober at the end of May surrendered to the Saudi authorities.
Saudi Arabia, Local, 9/3/2004
Jordan returns back most frozen assets to Iraq
Jordanian official sources disclosed yesterday that it had returned back the main part of official assets deposited by the former Iraqi regime to the interim Iraqi government in response to a restoration request of almost half billion dollars frozen in Jordan following the collapse of the former regime in Iraq in April 2003.
Jordan-Iraq, Politics, 9/3/2004
A strategic oil pipeline between Karkouk, Jeihan port was blown up
An official in the Iraqi North Oil company said that a strategic oil pipeline linking Karkouk oil city and the Turkish Jeihan port was exposed yesterday to a large attack that resulted in halting oil exports from the northern part of the country.
Iraq, Economics, 9/3/2004
Egypt signs three oil agreements with Britain, Switzerland
Egypt's Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmi signed three agreements for oil and natural gas excavation with British and Swiss companies on Thursday.
Egypt-Regional, Economics, 9/3/2004
Seven gunmen killed in clashes with the Iraqi national guards
Frequent military confrontations continued between the Iraqi gunmen and the American forces and the Iraqi national guards in various parts of Iraq where the confrontations resulted during the 24 hours in killing and injuring scores.
Iraq, Military, 9/3/2004
Iraq to increase soil exports to two million barrels daily within days
The Iraqi South Oil company announced on Thursday it is planning to increase its oil exports from the southern ports to two million barrels daily within the five coming days.
Iraq, Economics, 9/3/2004
Palestinian prisoners suspend their strike, occupation displaced hundreds in Gaza
Most of the Palestinian prisoners who were in a food strike, suspended their food strike which they had started in the mid of August following negotiations that lasted for two days between the strike's leadership and the Israeli jails administration.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 9/3/2004
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