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Will Jewish settlers shoot Palestinian police in Hebron
Senior police officers in Israel warned recently that the Jewish settlers are very likely to open fire on Palestinian policemen in response to what the settlers claim is harassment from the Palestinian police force serving in the city.
Palestine, Local, 1/12/1998
Principal convict in the explosions in Eden is a Syrian outlaw
After the disappearance of the leader of the Fighting Pioneers, most of his followers scattered in Europe while a few remained in Jordan.
Yemen-Syria, Politics, 1/12/1998
Syrian-Turkish trade relations booming
Despite the high tension in relations between Syria and Turkey, due to the military cooperation between Ankara and Tel Aviv and the current tripartite marine maneuvers, economic relations between the two countries are proceeding in the opposite direction, as value of trade between the two countries reached US $1.1 billion.
Syria-Turkey, Economics, 1/12/1998
Hizbullah leader turns down Israeli offer
"There will be no negotiations, no discussion of strategies, arrangements or security guarantees" until Israel withdraws its troops from the south, Nasrallah said Sunday.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 1/12/1998
Sudanese opposition leader ready for reconciliation
Sadiq Mahdi, the former Sudanese prime minister, told reporters he was supporting dialogue to forge national reconciliation in this country.
Sudan-Egypt, Politics, 1/12/1998
Lebanon hit by severe snowstorm
A rare snowstorm hit Lebanon over the weekend, holding up hundreds of people in the snow-covered mountains, keeping children away from schools and killing at least one person.
Lebanon, Local, 1/12/1998
Baghdad starts pumping petroleum
The Iraqi oil minister said there are intensive communications underway with petroleum companies all over the world and that there is a great is demand for Iraqi oil.
Iraq, Economics, 1/12/1998
Interesting data for researchers: Gap between Palestinians is still there
The poll showed that the majority on both sides support the peace process while the Israelis blame themselves more for missing a number of peace chances in the past. Both sides reflected a considerable amount of hope that peace will eventually be achieved in the region.
Palestine-Israel, Culture, 1/12/1998
Foreign financial institutions open branches in Algeria
Algeria, Economics, 1/12/1998
Spain restores the tombs of its soldiers in Morocco
Spanish sources said that the Madrid government allocated millions of pesos for the restoration of the tombs of Spanish soldiers in a number of northern cities in Morocco.
Morocco, History, 1/12/1998
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In a 54-54 vote with two abstentions, Prime Minister Netanyahu's government survived a no-confidence vote in Israel's Knesset, Nando Times reported. The measure needed 61 votes to carry, the report said.
Four Iraqis have been arrested in Jordan in connection with an unsuccessful assassination attempt against Abdul Rahim Taher, who heads Baghdad's trade mission in Amman, Nando Times reported.
Libya accused the US of having a double standard for not handing over a Rwandan war crimes suspect due to the lack of an extradition treaty, CNN reported.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan urges that a peaceful solution be found to a dispute between the Comoros government and the breakaway island of Anjouan, CNN reported.
Iraq, unhappy over the composition of UN inspection teams, said it would block access to American inspector Scott Ritter, whom the Iraqis have claimed in the past is a spy, Fox News reported.
Exiled Islamic Salvation Front leaders have called for an inquiry into recent massacres in Algeria, BBC News reported. The massacres have occurred in areas where the FIS won heavy support in canceled 1992 elections, the report said.
Jordan and Japan signed an agreement to reschedule payment of a portion of Jordanian debts to Japan, worth $65 million.