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Sudan asks Egypt to send scientific delegation to bombed medicine factory
Sudan asked Cairo to send a specialized Egyptian scientific delegation to visit the location of the medicine factory hit by a US military strike to investigate US claims that "precursor chemicals" used in the making of chemical weapons were produced there.
Sudan-Egypt-USA, Politics, 8/25/1998
Oslo anniversary: no reason to celebrate
At least twenty thousand Palestinians living in the heart of Hebron had to mark the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords while confined to their homes. The Israeli troops clamped a curfew on the city center following last Thursday night stabbing to death of a leading settler in Hebron.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 8/25/1998
Arab League upbeat over US-Britain approval to try Libyans in Hague
The Arab League on Monday described the American and British approval to try the two Libyans suspected of bombing a Pan Am plane over Scotland in 1988 in the Hague, Holland, under Scottish law as "a positive step."
Libya-Regional, Politics, 8/25/1998
Damascus: Riyadh, Cairo want Baghdad to attend forthcoming summit
Syrian Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Mustafa Tlass has asserted that Syria, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia want Iraq to take part in the forthcoming Arab summit.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 8/25/1998
Report: Bin Laden knew of coming US strike
Spokesman for Islamist billionaire Osama Bin Laden said that the US strikes prevented the former from convening a summit in Afghanistan scheduled to be held by leaders of extremist Islamic movements.
Regional-Afghanistan, Politics, 8/25/1998
Baghdad: No more cooperation with UNSCOM
Iraq informed the Arab League of its continued refusal to cooperate with members of UNSCOM weapons inspection teams who are looking for weapons of mass destruction, adding that Iraq presented all cooperation through seven-and-a-half years and it has nothing more to present.
Iraq, Politics, 8/25/1998
Gulf States FMs to meet in Jeddah on completing integration
Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states will hold meetings of their 68th ministerial session on Thursday in Jeddah to discuss developments in the Gulf, Arab and international arenas.
Gulf, Politics, 8/25/1998
Yemen to lift support for wheat prices, continues reform
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh today announced his intention to lift support for wheat. He added this is the last price increase taking place in the context of the economic reforms Yemen had started since 1995, at the recommendations of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Yemen, Economics, 8/25/1998
Ten opposition members jailed in Sudan
A court in Khartoum sentenced ten Sudanese to prison terms ranging to 10 years under charges of attempting to topple the government.
Sudan, Judicial, 8/25/1998
Egypt FM confers with al-Mahdi
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa discussed developments in Sudan as a result of the US recent strikes against Khartoum with former Sudanese prime minister and Nation's Party leader al-Sadeq al-Mahdi.
Egypt-Sudan-USA, Politics, 8/25/1998
Syrian official delegation for inaugurating commercial center in Baghdad
Syrian economic sources told ArabicNews.com today that "the Syrian government is currently studying forming a high level economic delegation from ministry of economy and the chambers of industry and trade to travel to Baghdad to inaugurate the Syrian commercial center.
Syria-Iraq, Economics, 8/25/1998
Fact-finding committee on water pollution in Jordan
The Jordanian Cabinet had decided to submit the water pollution case to the attorney general who will take necessary judicial measures against those behind the water crisis Amman suffers.
Jordan, Politics, 8/25/1998
Afghan women freedom plight to be addressed UN Committee
The UN Human Rights Sub-Committee has adopted in Geneva a resolution presented by a Moroccan expert on the difficult situation Afghan women are undergoing.
Morocco-UN, International, 8/25/1998
Tunis begins receiving seven new air bus airplanes.
The Tunisian airlines received yesterday the first airplane of "Airbus 319 A" type, within a transaction for purchasing seven airplanes of this kind, that was agreed upon last October.
Tunisia, Business, 8/25/1998
Jordan: exporting the first gas shipment in the year 2000
Amman company for gas will start exporting the first gas shipment of its production in April of 2000.
Jordan, Economics, 8/25/1998
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Ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah today received a message from the president of Gambia, delivered by the Gambia's foreign minister during their meeting today in Kuwait.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince, deputy premier and chairman of the national guard, Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, received a message today from the secretary-general of the people's general committee in Libya, Muhammad al-Maqoush.
Monte Carlo radio today quoted British parliament member for the Labor party Donald Anderson as saying that the British immigration department should reconsider the situation of Syrian extremist Omar Bakri who was given political asylum in Britain.
The UN Security Council insisted that the Iraqi decision not to cooperate with UNSCOM weapons inspectors was "totally unacceptable and contravened the resolutions of the Security Council."
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said yesterday that his government did not accuse Egypt of allowing US airplanes to launch strikes against a Sudanese medicine factory outside Khartoum from its lands.
The Americaan actor Lenonardo Di Caprio sent his approval on attending the 22nd Cairo International Cinema Festival, which will he held from November 25 - December 8, on a condition that the administration of the festival pays him $1 million, in addition to residency costs. Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmi, chairman of the festival, told ArabicNews.com that the companies sponsoring this session refused to pay such a huge amount to Di Caprio, in spite of the previous agreement between Hussein Fahmy and Di Caprio reached during the Cannes cinema festival in May.
Algerian security officials said on Monday that bodies of five Algerian youth were found in a woods near the capital Algiers.
The president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan, received a message today from Indonesian President Hassan Habibi pertaining to bilateral conditions between the two countries and economic conditions in Indonesia.
An official statement issued on Saturday in Sanaa said that number of flood victims in Yemeni since the beginning of August because of heavy rainfall reached 58, and another 25 were reported as wounded. The report said the most vulnerable areas are al-Hudida, 226 km west of Sanaa where 25 persons were killed and App province 160 km suth of Sanaa where 20 persons were killed. The floods destroyed 60 houses and damaged another 247 in the country's central and western areas.
Libyan television on Sunday reported that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi on Saturday received Chad's President Idris Debi, who arrived in Tripoli directly from Njamina. Debi did not elaborate whether he violated the air embargo imposed on Libya or if he had permission from the UN to make this journey.
Spokesman for the Algerian Foreign Ministry, Abdul Aziz al-Sebaa, dismissed as groundless and void the report published by a Spanish daily on Saturday quoting a report by the Spanish intelligence that Algeria continues with a nuclear program that would enable it within two years to produce Plutonium.