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Sudan opposition meeting starts today
The Sudanese government criticized Egypt in protest against the meeting of the Sudanese opposition factions in Cairo.
Sudan-Egypt, Politics, 8/15/1998
Iraq: Butler is an agent of US policy
The United Nations secretary-general's envoy to Iraq, Prakash Shah, is to hold more talks today with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 8/15/1998
Islamic Group to announce stance toward US embassies attacks
Sources close to the Islamic Group in Egypt said yesterday that the group will soon announce its position towards the two bomb attacks last week against the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
Egypt, Politics, 8/15/1998
Arafat says recent negotiations with Israel were fruitless
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat informed on Friday members of his government and the PLO executive committee that the recent negotiations with Israel were fruitless.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 8/15/1998
Iraqi - Syrian cooperation to confront Turkey
Iraqi Minister of Irrigation Mohammed Diab El-Ahmed today told ArabicNews.com that a Syrian delegation will visit Iraq next month to discuss the crisis over Euphrates water with Turkey, coordination between Syria and Iraq in addressing the water issue before the Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in September.
Iraq-Turkey, Politics, 8/15/1998
France and Italy team up to keep dumping charges against Egypt
The crisis between Egypt and the countries of the European Union escalated yesterday due to the threat of further dumping fees against Egyptian textile exports.
Egypt-European Union, Economics, 8/15/1998
Iran calls on Jordan to close Mojahidin Khalq bureau
Jordanian official sources told ArabicNews.com today that the Iranian Foreign Ministry called on Jordan to close the bureau of the Iranian opposition Mojahidin Khalq movement in Amman, to help develop the relations between the two countries.
Jordan-Iran, Politics, 8/15/1998
First group of Iranian pilgrims to Iraq since 1980
A group of 750 Iranian pilgrims arrived Saturday to the borders with Iraq, for the first time since the 1980-1988 war broke out between the two countries.
Iraq-Iran, Religion, 8/15/1998
AL condemns Israeli settlement expansion in the Golan
The Arab League has strongly condemned the decision of the Israeli government to expand settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 8/15/1998
Syria, Iraq boost bilateral trade relations
A correspondent for the Jordanian daily al-Doustour in Damascus, Fuad Humera, quoted well informed sources as saying that a Syrian trade delegation, led by chairman of the Syrian chambers of trade and industry, Rateb al-Shallah, will visit Baghdad within the coming days to open the first Syrian trade center in Baghdad.
Syria-Iraq, Economics, 8/15/1998
External trade improves in first three months
At the end of the first three months of 1998, indicators of Morocco's external trade showed a significant improvement at the levels of both exports and imports while private investments and loans slowed down in comparison with the same period last year.
Morocco, Economics, 8/15/1998
The Last is the new film for Yousef Chahine
Egyptian director Yousef Chahine will start at the beginning of the coming month shooting his new film "The Last" in which he tackles the effects of the 1990 Gulf War on the Arab area and what is called the "New World Order."
Egypt-France, Entertainment, 8/15/1998
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The Egyptian opposition Liberal Party has announced that its leader, Mustafa Kamal Murad, who is also member of the Shoura Council, died this morning at the age of 71, following a year-long illness.
The German Defense Ministry yesterday announced that a reconnaissance team from the ministry will head for Sudan in preparation for the arrival of two Trinsal C-160 planes in a context of an air bridge to transport humanitarian aid under the auspices of the UN.
Susan Mubarak, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's wife, will receive today a prize for international tolerance at a celebration at which the European Academic Prize of Science and Arts is granted to one of the international prominent personalities.
The weekly economic report of the Egyptian Cabinet issued today, refers to the reduction in the average price of the dollar during the last week in Egyptian banks. The dollar's price amounted to 238.80 piasters, down from 329 piasters during the previous week.
King Hassan II received in Tangiers Friday Felipe Gonzalez, former prime minister of Spain. The former Spanish official is on a private visit to Morocco.