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Arab foreign ministers call for sanctions on Israel, Libya unhappy
At the conclusion of the Arab League council's meetings, the Arab foreign ministers called on the international community to impose sanctions on Israel
Regional, Politics, 9/17/1998
Saudi-French talks to strengthen political, security, economic relations
French President Jacques Chirac on Wednesday held a round of talks with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. The talks lasted for more than one hour and were followed by a working supper in which French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine and his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal took part.
Saudi Arabia-Regional-France, Politics, 9/17/1998
Syrian FM: Our region does not need alliances, rather just peace
In an inaugural speech, al-Sharaa said the AL council is meeting while general Arab conditions are getting worse, especially toward main Arab issues. He added that the peace process, which was launched in Madrid in 1991, has lost credibility due to the current Israeli position which has changed the concept of peace.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 9/17/1998
Zeroual resumes consultations to appoint a new prime minister
Algerian President Liamine Zeroual is resuming consultations he started Tuesday with important Algerian political figures.
Algeria, Politics, 9/17/1998
Baghdad approves halting cooperation with UNSCOM
The Iraqi leadership on Wednesday approved the recommendation of the Nations Council (parliament) providing for halting cooperation with the UN committee in charge of eliminating weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (UNSCOM) and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 9/17/1998
UN report supports Algerian government's efforts to fight violence
"Terrorism has been condemned outright by the international community and is illegal under international law. Algeria deserves the support of the international community in its efforts to combat this phenomenon," the report said. However, it cautioned that, "Efforts to combat terrorism must take place within the framework of legality, proportionality, and respect for the fundamental human rights of the Algerian population."
Algeria, Politics, 9/17/1998
Al-Assad confers with Berri, Lebanese elections at center of talks
The Lebanese political sources expected an invitation to be extended to Lebanese President Elias Hrawi for a summit meeting with President al-Assad within two days on the one hand and to prepare the atmosphere to amend article 49 of the Lebanese constitution in its third item
Lebanon, Politics, 9/17/1998
Two Moroccan parties to merge
Two Moroccan Political parties, the Party for Progress and Socialism (PPS) and the Socialist Democratic Party (PSD) will become one party shortly, PPS Secretary General, Smail Alaoui announced.
Morocco, Politics, 9/17/1998
PM Ganzouri: Egyptian foreign debts constant, bank deposits up 41 billion
Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzoury emphasized today that Egypt's foreign debts are constant, and no new debts were added since 1992.
Egypt, Economics, 9/17/1998
Largest Iraqi bank to become semi-private company
The Iraqi revolutionary leadership council decided to transfer the Pioneers Bank, the largest official bank in Iraq, into a public company as a preliminary step for transferring it into a mixed private and public company instead of public company.
Iraq, Business, 9/17/1998
France will not extradite Shayler to Libya
The French Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said France would not turn former British intelligence agent David Shayler over to Libya or allow him to be questioned by Libyan officials.
Libya-France, Politics, 9/17/1998
Government ready to hire protesting jobless graduates in private sector
The Moroccan government on Wednesday voiced readiness to employ in the private sector, the jobless graduates staging a sit-in before the parliament headquarters.
Morocco, Education, 9/17/1998
Israeli troops bomb UN Norwegian unit, Israeli soldier injured by resistance
The Israeli occupations forces on Wednesday afternoon bombarded the western sector of south Lebanon, while Israeli warplanes carried out mock raids in the airspace of main cities in south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 9/17/1998
Babylon civilization conference in Baghdad
Archaeologists from some 30 countries including France are taking part in a conference dedicated to the Babylon civilization (604-538 BC).
Regional, Culture, 9/17/1998
Egyptian FM: Alliance between Turkey and Israel is harmful
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa highlighted the importance of the meetings of the 110th session of the Arab League council regarding the critical subjects raised in the meeting that affect peace and the stability in the area.
Egypt, Politics, 9/17/1998
Morocco-US relations rich in historic moments, says US Congressman Collins
Collins added that in addition to Rabat, he also visited Marrakesh, the city where the American Republic signed in 1786 its first treaty ever concluded with another nation that is still in force.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 9/17/1998
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French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine said he held talks with Morocco's King Hassan II, his Premier Abderrahman Youssoufi and other Moroccan Cabinet ministers on means of strengthening bilateral ties between France and Morocco.
Commander of the Pakistani marine forces, Admiral Faseih Boukhari, arrived in Doha for a five-day visit to Qatar during which he will hold talks on means of consolidating bilateral military cooperation between Qatar and Pakistan.
The Yemeni Central Bank on Wednesday received the second payment, estimated at US $70 million, in the course of a loan offered by the International Monetary Fund in the framework of an economic reform program in the country.
Sultan Qaboos highlighted the importance of a strong private sector in helping Oman develop, Oman Daily Observer reported.
The US Department of Defense offered to sell the United Arab Emirates some 500 missiles build by the Raytheon company to equip US fighter planes the UAE may buy, Khaleej Times reported.
In front of a confidence vote next week, Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh is to present his government's statement of policy to the Jordanian Parliament, Jordan Times reported.
Bahrain is planning to eliminate its use of ozone-depleting substances as an environmental protection measure, Gulf Daily News reported.
Switzerland pledged 1 million Swiss francs ($714,000) toward a United Nations Center for International Crime Prevention program being carried out in cooperation with the Lebanese government to strengthen the Lebanese juvenile justice system.
25 persons were killed and 140,000 displaced due to seasonal rains and the Nile's flooding, which Khartoum expects to worsen.
The petroleum ministers of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia concluded their meeting yesterday in Kuwait, calling for producers to abide with the production level upon agreed upon, to improve petroleum prices and achieve stability in the market. The ministers did not announce new steps for reducing production levels, but the statement noted the continuous improvement in the abidance with the reductions in production they already agreed upon.
The Moroccan spiritual capital of Fez will host the seventh Andalucian Music Festival next October 8-10.
Syrian official sources said that Syrian officials focused in their talks with Jordanian Minister of Trade and Industry Mohammed Saleh Hourani on the importance of being decisive on the issue of source certificates for Jordanian products coming to Syria so that Israeli goods do not pass into Syria through Jordan.
Ambassador Fathi El-Shazeli, Egypt's assistant foreign minister for European affairs, announced today that it was agreed among the 27 countries of the Barcelona process to convene a meeting to study methods of developing a joint work plan to combat terrorism.
President al-Assad on Wednesday sent a cable of condolence to Iranian President Muhammad Khatami on the assassination of the Iranian diplomats in al-Mazar al-Sharif by the Afghan Taleban movement. President al-Assad strongly denounced this "ugly crime" which, he said, is in contradiction with international law and with the sublime values of Islam.