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Moussa: Egypt-Syria summit next, to go to France for peace discussions
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa is going to visit France on Monday to hold talks with his French counterpart, Hubert Vedrine on reviewing the French Egyptian initiative for holding an international conference on the deadlocked peace process between Israel and the Palestinian government.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 7/20/1998
Nuclear energy agreement between Syria and Russia
The Syrian center will be provided with a 25 Megawatt nuclear reactor. Syrian students will arrive in Moscow to study in these fields in the centers and the Engineering and Physics Institute in Moscow for a period not to exceed next August.
Syria-Russia, Science, 7/20/1998
Kuwait denies relations to US plan to topple Saddam Hussein
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has asserted that his country has no connections to the US plan to topple the Iraqi government led by President Saddam Hussein.
Iraq-Kuwait-USA, Politics, 7/20/1998
El Guerrouj misses world record in 2000 m by half a second
Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj missed by less than half a second the 2,000 meters world record at the Gateshead athletics meet in northern England on Sunday.
Morocco, Sports, 7/20/1998
Jordan cancels decision to boycott exports from Syria
The paper added that the decision to stop granting import licenses to Syria, issued by Minister Hani al-Malqi especially in regard to Syrian textiles and the underwear, served the Israeli garments factory in al-Hassan city in Irbid
Jordan-Syria, Economics, 7/20/1998
Destroyer of books on Islam needs more punishment says group
The Movement Against Racism and for Friendship Between Peoples (MRAP) deemed the suspension imposed against the French librarian who used to deliberately destroy books on Islam and the Arab world in a municipal library in Paris, as insufficient and not "up to this serious mistake."
Regional-France, Religion, 7/20/1998
France fully supports Morocco, says French prime minister
French prime minister, Lionel Jospin, voiced his country's full support for Morocco in a spirit of "renewed partnership," in a message he sent to his Moroccan peer, Abderrahmane Youssoufi.
Morocco-France, Politics, 7/20/1998
Iraq sanctions cause Jordan $3 billion in losses
The Jordanian charge d'affairs in Baghdad, Awad El-Sarhan, stated that Jordan's losses because of the sanctions imposed on Iraq reached nearly $3 billion.
Jordan-Iraq, Economics, 7/20/1998
Fire in Sudanese weapons warehouse causes shells to explode
The spokesman of the Sudanese Army, Abdul Rahman Ser El-Khatem said that a fire broke out in a warehouse for storing ammunition in south Khartoum, which led to munitions exploding causing material damage.
Sudan, Local, 7/20/1998
Eleven massacred fifteen from army dead in Algeria
Gunmen in Algeria on Saturday night committed killed 11 citizens in Rabayeha town in al- Medea province, 90 km south of the capital, Algiers.
Algeria, Military, 7/20/1998
Meguid to tour European states
The secretary-general of the Arab League, Esmat Abdul Meguid, today starts a six-day European tour. The tour will cover current European Union president Austria and Poland.
Regional-European Union, Politics, 7/20/1998
A satellite channel for Palestine
A Palestinian official announced that the Palestinian government has approved a project to create a Palestinian satellite channel, which expected to begin broadcasting at the beginning of the coming year on the Egyptian satellite, Nile Sat, that was launched in April.
Palestine, Economics, 7/20/1998
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Abu Dhabi's hospitals treated 80 people for heat-related illnesses on Sunday as the temperature reached 47 Celsius, Khaleej Times reported.
Qatar sentenced four persons, three Qataris and an Egyptian, to terms ranging between 1 to 20 on drug-related charges, Gulf Times reported.
Bahrain's oil minister said that a $400 million improvement project on a Bapco refinery will begin soon, Gulf Daily News reported.
The establishment of a center for the development of Gulf industries will be discussed during next meeting of the GCC countries' chambers of commerce and industry due to he held in September in Riyadh, Shaikh Salem bin Hilal Khalili, president of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.
Morocco won the second edition of the Arab women's championships, held over the weekend in Rabat. Morocco topped the seven participating Arab states with six gold medals and two silver, ahead of Jordan, Kuwait, Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine.
The high criminal court in Qatar decided to postpone its judgment in a case in which seven supects, six Qataris and one Omani, are charged with attempting to blow up a Passport Department building in Doha.
Iranian President Muhammad Khatami has expressed satisfaction over the relations between Iran and Kuwait and called upon the countries of the region to take practical steps to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all fields.
The General Secretariat of the Arab League has received a memorandum submitted by the United Arab Emirates [UAE] asking for documentation pertaining to the three disputed Gulf islands Greater Tanb, Lesser Tanb and Abu Mousa, in the final statement of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] Ministerial Council at the Arab League.
President of Libya Col. Moammar Gaddafi has received a cable from the president of India, in which the latter voiced solidarity in confronting the sanctions imposed on Libya.