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Industry in the Arab world
In a seminar recently held in Damascus under the title "The Arab Common Market: Problems and Pprospects," well-known Syrian industrialist Riad Seif talked about industry in the Arab world.
Regional, Economics, 5/1/1998
Memories of a veteran Palestinian fighter in 1948
"It is a day of persistent determination to return to my homeland," said Hassan Jibril Manna' of Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem, as Israelis were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of their Israel.
Palestine-Israel, History, 5/1/1998
Explosion near Israeli embassy in Amman
A big explosion took place inside a car parking lot in Amman, Jordan on Thursday night as the Israeli embassy held a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of its statehood. The explosion resulted in damage to seven cars.
Jordan, Local, 5/1/1998
Kuwaiti court affirms sentences for al-Neibari attackers
The Kuwaiti court of appeals on Thursday endorsed prison sentences handed down in December 1997 against people accused of attacking the opposition liberal parliamentarian Abdullah al-Neibari.
Kuwait, Judicial, 5/1/1998
Italian group calls for busting the sanctions on Libya
An Italian parliamentary source said on Thursday that a 43-member group representing various parties in the Italian Senate on Wednesday signed a memorandum calling on the government to resume relations with Libya and end the UN embargo imposed on it.
Libya-Italy, Politics, 5/1/1998
Morocco denies cross-border terrorist infiltration
Morocco's minister of the Interior Idris al-Basri on Thursday denied reports of confrontations between the Moroccan security forces and terrorist groups in Morocco, particularly in Wajda district on the border with Algeria.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 5/1/1998
Mubarak calls for united Arab stand to counter onslaughts
In a speech he delivered on Thursday on the occasion of Egypt's celebration of May Day, the Egyptian President reiterated the stand advocated by Egypt and the Arabs providing for the establishment of just and comprehensive peace to which Israel should commit itself by implementing UN resolutions 242, 338 and 425 and the principle of trading land for peace.
Egypt, Politics, 5/1/1998
France reiterates land for peace principle
France on Thursday asserted the need to fulfill the land for peace principle and to achieve a genuine progress in the negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Regional-France, Politics, 5/1/1998
Algerian President reiterates rejection of foreign intervention
Meanwhile, an Algerian governmental source said a Chinese company is building a five-star "international hotel" in al-Sanawber club
Algeria, Politics, 5/1/1998
Nouri: Iran wants foreign forces out of Gulf
Nouri accused the US of continuously conspiring against Iran, stating that it "is a matter of distrust between the two countries."
Iran, Economics, 5/1/1998
EU Middle East envoy: 425 is clear, needs no amendment
Lebanese President Elias Hrawi on Thursday received the European Union Middle East peace process envoy Miguel Moratinos.
Lebanon-European Union, Politics, 5/1/1998
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Egypt imported US products worth LE 39 million during January. A report made by the statistics department said that Egypt exported products worth LE 25 million to the US during the same month.
At the request of the government, a special closed-door session on Saturday of the Kuwaiti Nation Council will discuss the state's financial situation in light of the drastic deterioration in world oil prices. The Kuwaiti general budget for the fiscal year 1998 is under a deficit of 1.337 billion Kuwaiti dinars, (approximately US $5.718 billion).
German Foreign Ministry commissioner Helmut Schafer stressed his country's wish to improve relations with Libya.
Lebanese security sources Israeli occupation forces and the allied South Lebanon Army carried out mopping up operations with heavy artillery at Litani river bed, the outskirts of Qelya town and the surrounding valleys in the western Bekaa from its positions on al-Ahmadeyah hill.