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Sudan: Relations with Egypt a strategic choice, unity a goal
Sudan-Egypt, Politics, 9/26/1998
AL protests proposed sale of US planes to Israel
The Arab League expressed great astonishment that the US would supply Israel with these fighters at this time when the peace process is in crisis. The Arab League also warned of the danger resulting from this new deal toward Arab national security.
Regional-Israel-USA, Military, 9/26/1998
US supports Mubarak's call for combating international terrorism
The US ambassador in Cairo, Daniel Kurtzer, expressed his backing to president Mubarak's initiative for convening an international anti-terrorism conference and how to prevent this aspect from spreading and threatening international peace and security.
Regional, Politics, 9/26/1998
Jordanian deputies council calls for halt of normalization with Israel
53 of 80 members of the Jordanian deputies council called for halting normalization with Israel, which they said is only benefiting Israel due to the deadlocked peace process and the arrogance of the Israeli position.
Jordan, Politics, 9/26/1998
Abdul Meguid to meet with Turkish foreign minister
It is expected that Arab League Secretary-General Esmat Abdul Meguid will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem on the margin of the United Nation's General Assembly' meetings in New York.
Regional-Turkey, Politics, 9/26/1998
Morocco criticizes Polisario for procrastination in Sahara settlement process
Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Abdellatif Filali castigated Thursday the Polisario for continually stalling the Saharan identification operation by refusing to take part in the identification of a large number of candidates.
Morocco, Politics, 9/26/1998
Tunisia expects to benefit from new European currency, the Euro
Tunisia expressed its hope the Euro (the European United currency) - which is expected to come into being next January - could support and enhance its economy, where the volume of trade with European union is 75% of its total trade.
Tunisia, Economics, 9/26/1998
Growth rate in Tunisia is 5.3 percent
During the meeting with IMF delegation (International Monetary Fund) the Tunisian minister of economic development Tawfik Bakar stated that the the first two years of the 9th development plan (1997-2001) have been very positive and conforms to the planned targets, pointing out that the growth rate amounted to 5,3% and inflation was confined dues to the reasonable growth rate.
Tunisia, Economics, 9/26/1998
Zeroual starts consultations with political party leaders on Wednesday
Algerian President Liamine Zeroual directed written invitations to leaders of political parties represented in the Algerian parliament to meet with him on Wednesday to discuss methods of and conditions on organizing early presidential elections, to be held in February.
Algeria, Politics, 9/26/1998
Dori Chamoun becomes third candidate for Lebanese presidency
Dori Chamoun, the head of the Lebanese National Liberal Party and the son of former Lebanese President Kamil Chamoun announced yesterday his self-nomination for the presidential elections that will take place in Lebanon in the coming month.
Lebanon, Politics, 9/26/1998
Companies in Doha stock market not affected by Asian crisis
The Doha stock market has grown this year, and the prices of shares of all companies registered in the market have risen, despite the international financial crisis and the recession in the local economy due to the decrease in petroleum prices.
Qatar, Economics, 9/26/1998
Beirut hosts fifth conference for upgrading trade, investment in Islamic countries
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is to inaugurate the fifth conference for upgrading trade and investment in Islamic countries on October 12. The three-day conference will be held in Beirut, and Egypt will take part with a delegation chaired by the head of the trade chamber, Mahmoud El-Arabi and a delegation comprised of 15 businessmen.
Regional, Economics, 9/26/1998
Yemen inaugurates Dahab petroleum field
Mohammed El-Khadem El-Wageh, the Yemeni minister of mineral treasures, is inaugurating tomorrow construction on the second stage of the Dahab petroleum field in Gena sector located between Yemen's pre-unity borders.
Yemen, Economics, 9/26/1998
Arab banking conference in Cairo
The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences located in Jordan is convening its eighth annual conference in Cairo from October 17 - 19 under the title: "Financing Investment in the Arab Nations."
Regional, Economics, 9/26/1998
Morocco condoles Spain on death of 38 passengers in plane crash
The plane, a Pauknair flight from the southern Spanish city of Malaga, crashed near the village of Boumahfoud, 30 km from the town of Nador, as it was preparing to land in Melilia, a Moroccan northern town occupied by Spain.
Morocco, Local, 9/26/1998
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Palestinian sources stated that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat will arrive in Moscow on October 8 to begin an official visit, the first by an Arab leader to Russia after the appointment of former Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov as prime minister.
A three day conference about trade obstacles and their effect on the exports of the Mediterranean countries convened today in Cairo, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Industry and the Islamic Development Bank in which nine Arab countries -- Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria, and Palestine, in addition to Turkey -- are participating. Soliman Reda, the Egyptian minister of industry, said today that during the conference the agreement of the World Trade Organization on the technical obstacles facing trade and its effect on the trade of developing countries will be discussed.
Tunisia has become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee's board of directors for four years. The Tunisian candidate, Abu El-Fatah Omar, received 98 votes out of the 141 countries that signed the international pledge concerning civil and political rights.
At the beginning of October, 23 Lebanese investment projects will be implemented in the Egyptian commercial and industrial free trade zones, whose total production will be specified for export to international markets.
The World Bank granted Morocco a $4 Million for a rural reforestation project in the southern valley of Lakhdar.The project, worth $5.8 Million, consists in testing community approaches to land usage and management of natural resources in mountainous regions. The project includes reforestation, grazing improvement, the opening and maintenance of rural roads. Four communities hosting some 10,000 inhabitants will benefit from the project.
US Secretary of Defense William Cohen will arrive on Monday in Morocco at the conclusion of a tour that includes Portugal, Macedonia, Bosnia, and Italy. Moroccan sources told ArabicNews.com today that Cohen will participate in NATO meetings in Barcelona, after which he will inspect the US forces in the Balkans, who number 350 soldiers among the peacekeeping forces affiliated to the United Nations in Macedonia.