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US: Developing conflict with Iraq 'indisputable'
US State Department Deputy Spokesman James Foley said that it is "indisputable" that another confrontation with Iraq is in its early stages, stressing US support for UNSCOM, but declining to say what measures the US might take in the current dispute.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/1/1998
Palestinians: Molcho secret agreement document insignificant
Palestinian sources played down the significance of reports coming from Israel saying that a secret document was drafted between Palestine Legislative Council Speaker Ahmed Qurei' and Yitzhak Molcho, the special advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 9/1/1998
Israeli official admits Syrian-Israeli peace agreement in August 1993
Israeli army radio today made the following interview with a reserve Israeli general and former chief of the Israeli intelligence. It stated that Israel and Syria were about to reach a bilateral peace agreement in August 1993 which would have provided for Israel's withdrawal from the Golan Heights, peace with diplomatic relations, security arrangements and normalization of relations.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 9/1/1998
Russia asks Annan to support Libya in Lockerbie case
Russia confirmed the importance that the United Nations' secretary general and the concerned parties with Lockerbie case reply to the questions presented by Libya concerning the British - American initiative to try two Libyan suspects in the Netherlands by a Scottish court.
Regional-Libya-Russia, Politics, 9/1/1998
Arab foreign ministers discuss Libyan proposal asking Britain to deliver terrorists
Egyptian sources confirmed to ArabicNews.com today that the Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi informed Egypt of the details of a failed British attempt to kill him in 1996 and his intention to take legal and political action toward Britain.
Libya, Politics, 9/1/1998
More than 55,000 persons displaced in eastern Sudan
The International Red Cross organization has announced that exchanged bombardment between Eritrea and Sudan led to evacuating some 55,000 persons from their houses in east Sudan.
Sudan-Eritrea, Military, 9/1/1998
Sudan adheres to inspection call for US-raided factory
Sudan permanent representative at the UN, al-Fateh Bin Orwa, reiterated his country's continued desire to dispatch a UN fact-finding commission to Khartoum in order to get acquainted with the US claims, which say the pharmaceutical factory hit by the US produced medicines for Sudanese citizens.
Sudan, Politics, 9/1/1998
A message for Yemeni interior minister from his Saudi counterpart
Yemeni Minister of the Interior Lt. Gen. Hussein Arab on Monday received a message from his Saudi counterpart, Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz, concerning security relations between the two countries.
Yemen-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 9/1/1998
Lebanese, Bahraini trade relations highlighted
Lebanese President Elias Hrawi today received Bahrain's minister of trade, Ali Saleh al-Saleh, and members of his accompanying delegation currently visiting Lebanon.
Lebanon-Bahrain, Economics, 9/1/1998
147,112 persons identified as potential voters in referendum
The U.N. mission for the referendum in the Sahara (Minurso) has so far identified 147,112 potential voters in the referendum that the U.N. plans to hold in the area.
Morocco, Politics, 9/1/1998
Iraqi message to Annan
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said in a message directed to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to the Security Council's chairman that UNSCOM is under the control of the U.S.A.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 9/1/1998
Arab states discuss Arab League financial problems
The works of the 54th session of the permanent committee for financial and the administrative affairs started today at the headquarter of the Arab League under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdul Aziz El-Nasrallah, the undersecretary of ministry of economy and finance in Saudi Arabia.
Regional, Economics, 9/1/1998
Moroccan singer wins first prize at Cairo festival
Moroccan woman singer Nadia Ayoub has won the first Arab song prize at the Cairo International Song Festival.
Regional, Culture, 9/1/1998
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A United Arab Emirates court yesterday sentenced to death an Omani citizen over drug trafficking charges. His partner was sentenced to three years' imprisonment.
A bomb explosion in the Algerian capital yesterday resulted in the killing of 10 persons and another 15 were reported to be wounded. Algerian security forces said the bomb exploded near a market in the popular Bab al-Wad suburb in the Algerian capital.
Chief of staff of the Saudi Army Lt. Gen. Saleh al-Mahya met yesterday in Riyadh with the commander-general of the joint leadership of Bosnian Army, Gen. Wasem Delitch, currently visiting Saudi Arabia. The two sides discussed issues of concern to developing cooperation between the Saudi armed forces and Bosnia's armed groups.
President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan yesterday received a message which pertains to bilateral relations from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.
US army troops started today military maneuvers for land forces in Kuwait. Some 1,500 US troops will take part in the three-month maneuvers.
The Palestinian Hamas movement has denied any relation with Saudi billionaire Osama Bin Laden. Hamas leader Ismael Abu Shanab said the movement supports all movements which seek independence.
Jordanian Minister of Information Nasser Joudeh today denied to have known about a Jordanian invitation extended to Syria to attend the meetings of the joint committee between Jordan and Syria. During his meeting today with reporters in Amman he was confined to saying, "I do not have information about that. There may be something of the sort."
Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Ali Abdul Karim said on Monday that agreements have been made with Libya, Kuwait and Algeria to refund US $25 million accumulated sums borne by the said countries for the AL budget.
Sale of Viagra by prescription has begun today in the UAE, Khaleej Times reported.
Oman is preparing to implement a new Basic System of Education in 17 of its schools, Oman Daily Observer reported.
Jordan's former water minister Munther Haddadin is appealing a court decision that Amman Peace Court can try ministers, Jordan Times reported.
Abdul Qader Bajamal, Yemen's deputy prime minister and foreign minister, sent messages to Arab League Secretary-General Esmat Abdul Meguid and Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa concerning the mediation efforts exerted by Yemen to achieve Somali reconciliation. The message directed to the Arab League asked it to play its role in presenting financial and spiritual support as well as the support of the fund established by the AL in order to help Somalia achieve security.
The Egyptian Businessmen's Association is making intensive communications during the coming days to follow on the resolutions taken by the European Union against Egyptian exports and the EU's attempts to impose dumping fees on Egypt which will harm Egyptian industry.
The Israeli police intensified their presence around Al Aqsa Mosque in anticipation of a possible Jewish terrorist attack on the mosque according to the reports of the Israeli external intelligence body, while procedures were taken to protect high-ranking Israeli officials from any possible assassination attempts by Jewish extremists.
A Saudi statistic says that more than two hundred million Saudi Riyals worth of cigarettes are burnt annually in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, by consumers who buy some 170,000 cigarette packets of various types.
The number of flood victims in Yemen on Monday amounted to 70 persons. The Yemeni authorities on Monday elaborated that floods caused the killing of 12 persons in Abin province, four in Lahj, another four in Hejje and one in al-Hudidah.