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Libyan sanctions come under review at UN Security Council
He also cited conflicts over payment of compensation to the families of victims of the bombing and demands that Libya turn over evidence regarding the two suspects saying, "Libya did neither accuse or suspect the two Libyan citizens. It was the United States and the United Kingdom who accused the two Libyan citizens and therefore, they themselves must provide the evidence and not Libya."
Libya, International, 3/21/1998
The Asian crisis and its effects on the Egyptian economy
Short-term debts total $1.5 billion in Egypt. That amount is offset by Egyptian reserves of foreign currency, which total anout $20 billion -- 12 times the volume of these debts.
Egypt, Economics, 3/21/1998
Kuwait's royal family continues discussions to establish new government
According to the sources, Crown Prince Sheikh Saad El-Abdallah El-Sabah, who is assigned to head the new government, took steps to set up the new ministerial assignments, expected to be announced before the end of next week.
Kuwait, Politics, 3/21/1998
UN chief: talks with Lebanese FM fruitful
Boueiz said his talks with Annan dealt with the situation of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and the conditions of Lebanese detainees in Israeli jails, following the decision of the approved by the Supreme Court in Israel in this respect.
Lebanon, Politics, 3/21/1998
4000 women are victims of violence in Algeria
The sources said that a number of the raped women were found pregnant and said that there is a need to discuss the issuance of an advisory opinion allowing abortion for raped women.
Algeria, Local, 3/21/1998
Iraq rejects conditioned reconciliation with neighbor states
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Said al-Sahaf said his country refuses conditional reconciliation with the countries in the area and renewed Iraq's interest in the revival of the Arab Union.
Iraq, Politics, 3/21/1998
Cem in Egypt: No Turkey-Israel agreements against Syria
Egyptian Preseident Hosni Mubarak will receive today Turkish Foreign Minister Ismial Cem, who carries a written communique from Turkish President Suleyman Demirel to President Mubark.
Egypt-Turkey, Politics, 3/21/1998
Qatar's prince in Cairo Monday to meet Mubarak
The meeting will address "the insults" directed by Qatari newspaper El-Watani, owned by Qatar's Foreign Minister Hamad Bin Jasim al-Thani, against the head of El-Azhar.
Qatar-Egypt, Politics, 3/21/1998
Spanish prime minister to visit Morocco in April
Moroccan sources said the discussions will focus on such regional issues as the Western Sahara and criticisms toward non-governmental organizations' attitudes, and examining the future of Septa and Melilla that are occupied by Spain in northern Morocco.
Morocco, Politics, 3/21/1998
Iraqi children still face deadly food, medicine shortages
A mass funeral for 40 Iraqi children who died due to shortage in food and medicine in Iraq was held in Baghdad.
Iraq, Local, 3/21/1998
Moroccan opposition delegation meets with United Nations officials
The secretary-general of the Democratic Party said they discussed some of the obstacles preventing the Western Saharan people from registering on identity lists to be eligible to vote in the upcoming self-rule referendum.
Morocco-West Sahara, Politics, 3/21/1998
A charity Bazaar for Syrian artisan community
"My aim," Mrs Robert Wener who attended the event explained, "is to help as many local charities as possible but also to support the Syrian artisan community."
Syria, Culture, 3/21/1998
Al-Hayat daily banned from distribution because of Adonis article
Several Kuwaiti parliamentarian attacked Adonis, while Islamists in the Kuwaiti parliament said they considered him more dangerous than Salman Rushdie against the Islamic faith.
Kuwait, Politics, 3/21/1998
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Three Israeli soldiers were wounded yesterday as a result of an attack waged by the Lebanese resistance against an Israeli radar station in al-Bayyada village in south Lebanon.
18 million signatures from school classes of Egyptians called for the lifting of UN sanctions against Iraq and Libya were received by Kofi Anan, the UN's secretary-general, who is currently visiting the region.
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