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El-Baz: We oppose non-Arab military alliances in the region
Osama El-Baz, President Mubarak's political advisor, commented yesterday on an Israeli call for Jordan and Egypt to participate in upcoming Israeli - Turkish military exercises and Egypt's attitude towards that call.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 9/10/1998
Moussa: Israeli-Turkish maneuvers a negative development
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa described yesterday the upcoming Turkish - Israeli military maneuvers as a negative development in the Middle East in light of the efforts exerted to revive the peace process.
Egypt, Politics, 9/10/1998
Israel, Turkey: No air maneuvers
Ankara and Tel Aviv on Wednesday night denied news reports about joint air maneuvers between the two countries' air forces said to be held on the sidelines of the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Mesout Yilmaz to Israel concluded on Wednesday.
Israel-Turkey, Military, 9/10/1998
Algeria supports referendum in the Sahara to end regional problems
Algeria said it supports holding a "global" and "transparent" referendum in the Sahara and backs the United Nations settlement plan.
Algeria, Politics, 9/10/1998
Palestinian government rejects changes to security understanding with Israel
High-ranking Palestinian sources asserted that Palestinian security bodies refused any amendment in the security understanding reached by Palestinian and Israeli security officials under US supervision at the end of the last year
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 9/10/1998
Chadian plane breaks Libya air embargo according to African countries' resolution
A Chadian airplane flew into Tripoli International Airport yesterday afternoon, penetrating the air embargo imposed on Libya in implementation of the last resolution of the Organization of African Unity summit in Ouagadougou , capital of Burkina Faso.
Libya-Chad, Politics, 9/10/1998
Sudan and Egypt want better relations, foreign ministers to meet
The Sudanese ambassador to Cairo, Ahmed Abdul Halim, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa is going to meet with his Sudanese counterpart, Mustafa Othman Ismael, during the coming week, confirming that there is an insistence that relations between the two countries would return to normal.
Sudan-Egypt, Politics, 9/10/1998
King Hassan II meets Sudanese president
President Bashir announced in this regard that Sudan is prepared to export oil by next year, affirming that this move will constitute a major development in Sudan's economy.
Sudan-Morocco, Politics, 9/10/1998
Tunisia witness large increase in visiting Tourists
During the first 6 months of this year, the number of tourists visiting Tunis has reached nearly 1.44 million, an increase of 6.3% compared to the same period at last year.
Tunisia, Economics, 9/10/1998
Iraq inter - Arab trade up 50 percent
Arriving at Cairo airport yesterday to attend the meetings of the economic and social council of the Arab trade ministers today, Iraqi Minister of Trade Muhammed Mahdi Saleh confirmed that the volume of trade between Iraq and the Arab states has increased by 50% during the current year.
Iraq-Regional, Economics, 9/10/1998
Syria's economic ties with Saudi Arabia, Tunisia highlighted
Director of the Tunisian pavilion at the 45th Damascus International Fair, Muhammad Darbash, stressed his country's interest in the Syrian market to maintain economic integration between the two countries.
Syria-Regional, Economics, 9/10/1998
Several pro-Israeli militia killed in south Lebanon
Several houses and trade establishments were demolished and more than 200 bombs were dropped in the districts of the western sector, Lebanese security sources reported. The sources added that Israeli warplanes flew over the western Bekaa and launched four missiles at the area between al-Dulfa and Zallya.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 9/10/1998
Cairo denies pressure to obstruct Israeli - Palestinian agreement
President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on Wednesday received the secretary of the Israeli Cabinet, Danny Naveh, who informed him the US efforts made to revive peace negotiations on the Palestinian-Israeli track. This is Naveh's first visit to Cairo since May.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 9/10/1998
Morocco and Sudan sign cooperation accords
Morocco and Sudan signed here Wednesday several accords destined to foster further cooperation between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, economy, diplomacy training, and media.
Sudan-Morocco, Politics, 9/10/1998
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Kuwait's Interior Ministry said that expatriates in Kuwait illegally can leave the Gulf state without penalty between September 9 and October 15, 1998, Kuwait Times reported.
Oman's oil minister said that oil prices are likely to stay low for another two years, Oman Daily Observer reported.
17-year old Aisha Mohammad Al Hamily has become the first-ever female pilot in the United Arab Emirates after completing a private training course, Khaleej Times reported.
Jordan said a new port at Aqaba will be built in cooperation between Jordanian Phosphates Mining Company and an affiliated Norwegian company to facilitate exports, Jordan Times reported.
UNICEF said that it is taking further measures to ensure that famine-relief efforts in Sudan benefit those who need it the most.
Saudi Justice Minister Abdellah Ben Mohamed Ben Ibrahim Al-Sheikh arrived Wednesday in Rabat on a several-day work visit to enhance partnership between the two states in the fields of justice and related sectors.
Al-Sayed Rashid, the chairman of the Egyptian Trade Unions Federation, agreed on forming a delegation from the union to participate in the international laborers conference that will be held tomorrow in Sudan to discuss the US attack on a medicine factory outside Khartoum, due to which some workers were killed.
The UN Security Council voted to suspend the sanctions lifting review process for Iraq until Iraq cooperates with UNSCOM.
Daniel Fasilinski, Poland's ambassador in Cairo, stated today that his country supports the initiative of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for convening an international conference to combat terrorism.
Osama El-Baz, the political advisor for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, stated today that Egypt did not receive information indicating that the United States is considering directing a military strike at Yemen like the one directed at Sudan and Afghanistan.
Algerian dailies on Wednesday reported that extremist Islamists killed three pro-government Algerian militia men in two separate incidents.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Fares Boueiz on Wednesday met with his Sri Lankan counterpart, who arrived in Beirut earlier in the day in a five-day official visit. Talks dealt with the situation of the Sri Lankan community in Lebanon and bilateral relations.
Ibrahim Shah Zada was appointed as director general for the television and radio establishment in Jordan. Zada succeeds Nasser Joudah, who has become the information minister in the government of Fayez Tarawneh.