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Breaking News: Emergency meeting between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar yields positive results
ArabicNews.com has obtained exclusive information, that prior to the meeting, President Mubarak had told King Fahd, that he would not meet with Qatar's Emir, unless there was a formal apology by the Emir
Regional, Breaking News, 12/3/1997
In aftermath of Luxor massacre: doubtful initiative to stop violence
In the aftermath of the massacre that spilled much blood on the Luxor Plateau, and after many changes among Egyptian security officials, the fundamentalist groups in Britain declared an initiative to stop the violence.
Egypt, Politics, 12/3/1997
Guerrillas wound three Israeli soldiers
Despite last week's violence and recent Israeli threats to bomb public utilities and infrastructure in the Lebanese capital Beirut, U.S. Ambassador Richard Jones said he did not believe the region was headed towards a major confrontation.
Lebanon, Military, 12/3/1997
Major blast averted
We are still investigating if the explosives we found at the start of the week were meant to be used in a massive suicide attack on Israelis.. we think that a major explosion has been averted
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 12/3/1997
John Garang confirms adherence to Sudan unity
John Garang confirmed that he will adhere to maintaining the unity of Sudan and to the decisions of Asmara Conference. He added that the strategic agreement to which the movement is committed is the one signed in Asmara.
Sudan, Politics, 12/3/1997
Syrian economy booms
Until recently, the economy had been largely managed through a central planning system, but one which kept a role for the private sector particularly in agriculture, small industries, tourism and domestic trade.
Syria, Economics, 12/3/1997
Iraqi crisis disturbs black gold markets
The US initiated efforts a long time ago to depend more on Venezuelan oil within its strategy to vary its sources of oil. But soon the US discovered that this strategy was not feasible as it is difficult to ignore the Gulf oil, especially that from Saudi Arabia.
Gulf Region, Analysis, 12/3/1997
Victims of occupation need psychiatric treatment
The Palestinian society needs not only medical aid but also psychiatric treatment
Palestine-Israel, Medicine, 12/3/1997
Tunisia full steam ahead with privatization
The privatization plan that started in 1986 is proceeding side-by-side with reforms in the country's economic structure that will provide the economy with 350 million dinars.
Tunisia, Economics, 12/3/1997
Sudanese governor calls for stopping deterioration of external relations
Dr. Abdel Nabi Aly Hakim, stated that the deteriorating security situation is due to a number of factors: mainly the instability of the regimes in neighboring countries and the availability of arms at cheap prices in addition to tribal disputes.
Sudan, Politics, 12/3/1997
Turkish president visits Emirates
Diplomatic sources said that Sheikh Zayed, UAE president, will hold wide-ranging talks with the Turkish president concerning bilateral relationships and the various issues in Middle East.
United Arab Emirates-Turkey, Politics, 12/3/1997
Availability of fresh water sources in the Lebanese marine environment
A Lebanese paper to the eighth International Symposium on Remote Sensing Applications said that an airborne infrared thermal survey was carried out along the coast of Lebanon to detect differential temperature anomalies.
Lebanon, Science, 12/3/1997
Strike-struck Israel paralyzed
Israeli minister of finance, Ya'acov Ne'man, who said workers in Israel were bombs that │explode and don╣t only tick.▓
Israel, Local, 12/3/1997
Middle East newspaper case about to end
The dispute between the two sons of the Egyptian President, Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, and the Saudi Company for Marketing and Research is approaching its end.
Egypt, Local, 12/3/1997
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Jordanian Prime Minister Abdul Salam Majali said that final status talks between Palestine and Israel should address all of Jerusalem, Jordan Times reported.
Chief UN weapons inspector Richard Butler will visit Iraq this weekend, Fox News reported. Bulter will discuss inspector access to contested sites during the visit, the report said.
A witness for the state in the trial of four suspects 1986 bombing of a disco in Berlin recanted an alleged confession and said that neither the defendants nor Libya were involved in the attack, CNN reported.
UAE President Sheikh Zayed sent a message to Qatar dealing with bilateral realtions, the Bahrain Tribune reported. Last week Sheikh Zayed was critical of Qatar during a visit to Egypt.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet separately with US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Europe on Friday and Saturday, CNN reported.
The United Arab Emirates' ambassador in Damascus, Ali Bin Seif Sultan, noted his country's relations with Syria, especially as regards achieving maximum Arab solidarity so as to enable the Arab nation to face challenges.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat called on the United Nations to give his self-rule authority full membership in the international body, Al Gomhoria daily reported. "Such complete participation will reinforce our sincere efforts to establish a comprehensive and just peace in the Middle East," Arafat said.