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Saudi Arabia refutes British claims on human rights
The Saudi ambassador in London, Ghazi al-Quseibi, said Saudi Arabia will never allow foreign governments to interfere in its internal affairs.
Saudi Arabia, International, 1/22/1998
Islamic group's lawyer: initiatives against violence in Egypt could have worked
The lawyer of the Islamic Group in Cairo, Montaser Al Zayat, said he does not want Egypt to turn into another Algeria.
Egypt, Local, 1/22/1998
Violent attacks continue in Algeria
A terrorist group killed 13 Algerians and injured 4 in an ambush on one of the roads of the Boyera province. Another group killed 3 Algerians in the village of Beni Wlban in the same province.
Algeria, Military, 1/22/1998
European Union economic threat convinced Algeria
Well-informed sources in Algeria said the main reason Algeria accepted the visit of the European Union troika was a direct warning raised by the Union to the Algerian authorities.
Algeria, Politics, 1/22/1998
Sudan proceeds towards reconciliation
Taha called on the US to lift economic sanctions imposed on Sudan in November 1997 as an expression of good will to create the proper atmosphere for reconciliation in Nairobi.
Sudan, Politics, 1/22/1998
Egyptian officials unhappy with Iranian statement on Algeria
Last week Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri, the speaker of Iran's parliament, accused the Algerian army of involvement in massacres against Algerian civilians and working to prevent Islamic rule.
Egypt-Algeria, Politics, 1/22/1998
Libyan and other initiatives for Sudanese reconciliation
Egypt and Libya are communicating with Sudan concerning a peaceful solution to the Sudanese struggle for power.
Sudan-Libya, Politics, 1/22/1998
Christian peacemakers under threat in Hebron
A Christian volunteer team operating in Hebron on the West Bank said it has recently received threats from active members of the ultra right-wing Kach movement for their role in support of the Palestinian struggle.
Palestine, Local, 1/22/1998
Al Hakim criticizes UN, rules out attack on Iraq
Al Hakim stressed the need of the Iraqi people for more assistance and the importance of having a strong UN inspection to stop the unfair distribution of those supplies which is done according to political persuasions.
Iraq, Politics, 1/22/1998
Egyptian-Russian discussions over Iraqi crisis
The two officials discussed a Russian proposal to assign a Russian reconnaissance plane to replace the US-owned U-2 plane the UN is currently using and to which Iraq has objected.
Egypt, International, 1/22/1998
International arbitration for Henish island
Yemeni Foreign Minister Dr. Abdel Karim Al Eriany will head his country's delegation to international arbitration sessions regarding the Yemeni-Eritrean conflict over the greater island of Henesh.
Yemen, Politics, 1/22/1998
Jordanian Armed Forces receive US military aid
Jordanian armed forces yesterday in Aqaba received the third and final shipment of military assistance and equipment which was promised by the US to Jordan in 1996.
Jordan, Military, 1/22/1998
Palestinian aviation Arish airport
The Palestinian national airline has started operating regular flights from Al-Arish airport in north Sinai, company sources said yesterday.
Palestine, Business, 1/22/1998
More gold to the worlds largest distribution center
A responsible official in Dubai customs said this is the biggest annual increase in 28 years, and Dubai is the biggest center for redistributing gold in the world.
United Arab Emirates, Business, 1/22/1998
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President Arafat accused Netanyahu of "saying things that are not accurate" referring to the demonstration Netanyahu put on at the US National Press Club where two individuals on his entourage stated that the Palestinians have let go of the killers of their family members. "We asked the CIA representative to go and see for himself" said Arafat, "these individuals are in prison."
Three Israeli border policemen were indicted on charges that they attacked two Palestinians last August, Haaretz reported.
Iraqi officials complained that UN weapons inspectors who made unannounced visits to universities disrupted exams, Fox News reported.
Discussions over the Lebanese budget continued in parliament today and are expected to continue until Saturday, news wires reported.
Khemais Ksila, a Tunisian human rights activist was put on trial yesterday for spreading false information, CNN reported.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat is meeting today with US President Bill Clinton on the peace process. The meeting follows a Tuesday meeting between Clinton and Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu.
Algerian authorities for the first time announced an official death toll for over more than five years of violence that has racked the country, Fox News reported. The officials put the count at 26,536 Algerians killed, the report said.
In an effort to reduce the danger of food poisoning, Dubai has instituted safety measures for imported foodstuffs, Khaleej Times reported.
Work of the Algerian nation's council chaired by Bashir Bu Ma'za, who was elected during the council's first session, started on Wednesday to deal with the draft constitutional law.
The Saudi daily al-Riyadh on Wednesday said Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, will visit Saudi Arabia during al-Fitr Feast (Eid).
Algerian President Liamine Zaroual on Wednesday received a communique from the President of the United Arab Emirates. No details were reported.
Ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday received a communique from the US President Bill Clinton that deals with means of strengthening and developing cooperation between the two countries.