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The Gordian Knot of US-Middle East policy
This is not about First Lady Clinton, or Journalist Robert Novak, or President Bush or others who dare to speak their mind. This is about the need to unravel this "Gordian Knot" that is corrupting U.S. policy at a fundamental level, that insists that U.S. policy decisions go through "Israel's" filter first rather than that of the U.S.
Regional-USA, Analysis, 5/11/1998
Palestine urged to continue beyond latest failure of US efforts
Amr, a political advisor to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, said the Palestinian government should stress on the fact that there were agreements singed with Israel under the auspices of the US. Therefore, he said, the US "is requested to do more in order to make sure that Israel stands up to its commitments in the agreements."
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 5/11/1998
Moussa: Netanyahu's refusal to attend Washington talks endangers peace
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa confirmed this morning that the refusal of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to attend Washington meetings concerning the peace process is a negative development for all sides, and he emphasized that Netanyahu gave a clear message to top U.S.officials.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 5/11/1998
Bomb attackers captured in Jordan
One week after a series of minor bomb attacks that shocked part of theJordanian capital, Amman, acting Minister of Information Naser Lawzi announced the capture of a group targeting Jordanian internal security and stability.
Jordan, Local, 5/11/1998
Iranian FM visits U.A.E. on May 23
The United Arab Emirates news agency on Sunday said that Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi will visit the UAE on May 23 to discuss relations between Iran and the Arab Gulf states.
United Arab Emirates-Iran, Politics, 5/11/1998
Al-Sahaf discusses Iraqi situation with King Hussein
During the meeting Sahaf delivered a message from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to King Hussein. The king stressed that Jordan would continue to, "exert maximum efforts to lift the sanctions imposed on Iraqi people," after the Gulf war.
Iraq-Jordan, Politics, 5/11/1998
Arab Energy Conference opens in Damascus
collective Arab efforts should be made to set up industries and promote investments conducive to diversifying sources of national income and materializing integration between oil and gas industries and between petrochemical and convertible industries with a view to finding new sources of alternative energy.
Regional, Economics, 5/11/1998
Yemeni minister: No safe havens for Bin Laden in Yemen
Yemeni Minister of Interior Hussein Arab ridiculed rumors that Saudi billionaire Osama Bin Laden, wanted by both Saudi Arabia and the United States for charges of sponsoring terrorism, is heading for Yemen.
Yemen, Politics, 5/11/1998
Palestinians prepare for mourning day on May 14
Next Thursday, according to the schedule, approximately one Million Palestinians will take part in the largest ever march the Palestinians have held since the loss of their country in 1948.
Palestine, History, 5/11/1998
Sudanese rebels say Wednesday's peace agreement is not conclusive
Sudanese Minister for Cabinet Affairs Brigadier Mohammed Alamin Khalifa said yesterday in Khartoum that his government's relentless efforts to bring about peace and stability to his war stricken Afro-Arab country are finally coming to fruition.
Sudan, Politics, 5/11/1998
Moroccan privatization program takes in $2 billion
So far the Moroccan privatization program has taken in more than $2 billion, including the profits from selling the state's shares in 52 of 114 companies that are taking part in the privatization program.
Morocco, Business, 5/11/1998
UAE group to divest stakes
Al-Fahim group sources said it would invite national private investors to buy between 60 and 20% of its U.A.E. Crown plaza hotels, worth nearly 1.4 billion dirhams ($361 million).
United Arab Emirates, Business, 5/11/1998
Arab caricature manifests social and political issues
As troubles grew in the Arab homeland, satire and caricature took on different forms in the past few years, and new generations of caricaturists entered the arena. But this abundance does not mean that the space of freedom has expanded before the Arab caricaturist.
Regional, Culture, 5/11/1998
Football: Saudi Arabia and Syria have wins
Syria's youth soccer team defeated Jordan's soccer team 2-0 at the opening tournament of the second group of the 31st Asian Nations Cup playoffs, which opened on Sunday in Beirut.
Syria-Jordan, Sports, 5/11/1998
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Jordanian Prime Minister Abdul Salam al-Majali on Sunday reviewed with an Arab-Chinese trade delegation, Arab-Chinese prospects for commercial cooperation.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa on Sunday met with his Kenyan counterpart in Cairo.
Ali Soleiman, the first undersecretary for the international Egyptian cooperation said on Sunday in Damascus that the meetings of the high joint Syrian - Egyptian committee will be convene in Damascus soon, clarifying that the committee's convening date will be determined by the prime ministers of the two countries.