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Netanyahu invites Arafat, Assad to resume negotiations with Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the Palestinians and Syria to resume peace negotiation with Israel.
Regional, Politics, 9/3/1998
Largest trial in France for 138 persons under links to Algerian Islamists
The largest collective trial for al-Shalabi networking started on Tuesday in Paris. The networking comprises 138 persons suspected to have links with Algerian armed Islamist group.
Algeria, Judicial, 9/3/1998
UN: Iraq's oil revenues insufficient for people's needs
Iraq's oil revenues are inferior to the needs of the population which is suffering from the effects of international embargo, said UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 9/3/1998
Arafat urges U.S administration to make its initiative public
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has urged the U.S. administration to announce its undeclared initiative, saying that the Palestinians have accepted such initiative though it did not fully satisfy Palestinian expectations.
Palestine, Politics, 9/3/1998
Libyan president meets Moroccan delegation, strengthening relations
Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi met with a visiting Moroccan official delegation representing King Hassan II in the festivities marking Libya's national day, it was officially announced in Rabat.
Libya-Morocco, Politics, 9/3/1998
Moroccan fund to fight poverty
Morocco is planning to set up a social fund to combat poverty with the participation of the World Bank, Moroccan Al-Alam daily reported today.
Morocco, Economics, 9/3/1998
Algeria temporarily freezes creation of industrial areas
The Algerian government decided to temporarily freeze the creation of any industrial areas and economic and trade activity areas in order to focus on healing the situation of existing ones.
Algeria, Economics, 9/3/1998
Jordanian circles: Wadi Araba failed to win popular support in Jordan
Former Jordanian Information Minister Ibrahim Ezzeddine stressed that the Wadi Araba treaty between the Jordanian government and Israel has failed to win over the Jordanian people.
Jordan-Israel, Economics, 9/3/1998
Baghdad seeks to lift UN trade embargo rather than extending oil-for-food
Iraqi Oil Minister Amer Muhammad Rashid on Tuesday said his country does not seek to extend validity of the oil-for-food program, rather to lift the trade embargo imposed on it.
Iraq, Politics, 9/3/1998
India's ambassador in Cairo notes investment opportunities with Egypt
Shief Shankar Makargi, India's new ambassador in Cairo, expressed his country's hope to realize the anticipated visit by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to India, adding that communications are currently being made to determine the date of the visit.
Egypt-India, Economics, 9/3/1998
Aramco to reduce oil exports
The Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) issued in Nicosia said that the Saudi Aramco intends to reduce its oil exports in October but less than the reduction made in September.
Saudi Arabia, Business, 9/3/1998
AL delegation to arrive in Libya on Lockerbie crisis
A delegation representing the Arab League will arrive in Tripoli today. It comprises the AL chief assistant secretaries, and chairman of his office.
Libya-Regional, Politics, 9/3/1998
China agrees to participate in Egyptian free zone, exports to US up 15 percent
The Chinese government agreed yesterday on Egypt's participation in establishing a free trade zone west of Suez city.
Egypt-China, Economics, 9/3/1998
Russia stresses Madrid Middle East peace conference's formula
Spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov has discussed with the Israeli Minister of Trade and Industry Natan Sharansky in Moscow on Wednesday the situation in the Middle East peace process.
Regional-Russia, Politics, 9/3/1998
Switzerland urges Libya to accept to accept British - US demands on Lockerbie
Switzerland's Foreign Ministry announced that Switzerland has urged Libya to accept US and British demands in delivering the two suspected Libyans for trial in Holland.
Libya-Switzerland, Politics, 9/3/1998
Scott Ritter alleges US interfered to hamper Iraqi inspection efforts
Scott Ritter, the former US Marine and now former chief inspector of the concealment unit with the UN Special Commission On Iraq (UNSCOM) testified before the US Senate today on the surprising claims that the Untied States has obstructed the inspection process of his team in Iraq.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/3/1998
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"We had absolutely 100 percent cooperation from the Saudis" regarding the investigation of the Khobar tower bombing, FBI Director Louis Freeh said today. He added that Saudi laws however prevent the sharing of certain information that the US had requested and access to certain witnesses.
The president of Niger, Ibrahim Mainassari Bare, arrived Wednesday in Rabat on a three-day working visit to Morocco. The Nigerien head of state told reporters that his visit is part of the regular contacts and sound cooperation binding the two African countries.
The third session of the Lebanese - Egyptian higher committee will start on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Kamal El-Ganzouri and Rafik Hariri, the two countries' prime ministers.
The number of Tunisians living abroad reached 650,000 citizens by the end of 1997. According to statistics released by the Tunisian Cabinet today, announced by the representative of the Tunisian information bureau in Cairo said that number constitutes 7% of the Tunisian people, nearly 57% of whom live in France.
The establishment of a Yemeni public organization for combating terrorism was announced in Sanaa yesterday, bringing together more than 300 personalities from different political and intellectual movements in Yemen.
Claud Young, the spokesman of the US embassy in Kuwait, announced yesterday that the US government received information about the possibility of an attack on the embassy's headquarters, but the spokesman did not refer to the way in which this information was received.
Sudan described floods which struck Kasla city in the eastern part of the country and affected 80,000 persons, as the worst in 50 years. Minister of social affairs in Kasla province, Arefah Awad al-Karim, said that about 15,000 families (78,000 persons) were harmed as a result a flood of al-Qash river along one kilometer.
A source at the Yemeni Ministry of the Interior said that two persons were slightly wounded on Wednesday as a result of bomb explosion in Abin province, southern Yemen. The source added that the police arrested five suspects.
Official data in Bahrain showed today that the prices of shares in the stock market fell by nearly 5.9% in only three days, within the brokers' confirmation that the market may view more losses during the coming days, especially within the violent changes that are currently destabilizing the international financial markets.
Hamed Torin, the Sudanese aviation minister, said that the ministry is about to establish companies to work in the civil aviation field, adding that privatization is also underway in the fields of insurance.
28 Egyptian companies will participate in the 45th session of the Damascus international exhibition, which will last until September 10. Mohammed El-Said, the head of the Egyptian exhibition group, said today that the exhibited product types include engineering, the metals sector, food and chemical industries.
Egypt will participate in the fourth annual conference of the International Federation of Businessmen in Istanbul, Turkey from November 19 - 22.