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Lebanon and Syria, and the future challenges of Arab states integration
Regional, Analysis, 9/28/1998
Ambassadors to be exchanged between Turkey and Iraq
Ankara announced today that it will enhance it diplomatic relations with the Iraqi government in reply to its being excluded from the peace agreement reached in Washington between two opposing northern Iraqi Kurdish factions and as an expression of its fear that the US settlement gives the Kurds permanent rule in northern Iraq.
Iraq-Turkey, Politics, 9/28/1998
El-Baz says no security as long as Israel possesses nuclear weapons
El-Baz criticized Israel's allegations of being exposed to annihilation by the Arab states. He added that the Israeli conflict is not strife over borders or existence but strife over rights, and peace is the sole outlet from this closed impasse of Arab - Israeli strife.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 9/28/1998
Mubarak to visit Turkey soon; Turkish ambassador returns to Libya
It was announced in Ankara today that Turkey will return its ambassador to Tripoli after the ambassador was withdrawn for consultations at the beginning of the current month when a unit of the prohibited Kurdish Workers Party participated in a military show on the anniversary of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's assumption of power.
Turkey-Regional, Politics, 9/28/1998
Gulf countries use media to create better understanding among Arab states
The first cultural week for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council will be held on October 5, in Tun
Gulf, Culture, 9/28/1998
Sudan announces general mobilization for fighting
Sudan announced yesterday a comprehensive public mobilization throughout the country to confront what it called the Eritrean - Ugandan aggression against Sudan.
Sudan, Politics, 9/28/1998
Arab League Supports Proclamation of Palestinian State
Arab League Secretary-General Esmat Abdel Meguid reiterated on Sunday the AL's support for the announcement of thae Palestinian state "as a legitimate right for the Palestinian people in light of the U.N. resolution 181 of 1947."
Palestine-Regional-UN, Politics, 9/28/1998
Agreement for US economic aid to Egypt to be signed Sunday
Egyptian economic sources said today that the signing of the agreement to resume distributing American economic aid to Egypt for 1998 will take place on Sunday.
Egypt-USA, Economics, 9/28/1998
US efforts focused on relaunch of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations
A US official was quoted as saying that US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright informed both Syria and Lebanon on Friday that their negotiations with Israel can only be resumed after making a Palestinian-Israeli peace accord.
Regional-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
Youssoufi to meet with Chirac in October
Moroccan sources in Cairo stated today that French President Jacques Chirac will meet with Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi at the beginning of the coming month during a visit Youssoufi will pay to Paris.
Morocco-France, Politics, 9/28/1998
Jordan to establish Jordanian national company for water
Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Hani al-Mulqi said that invitations had been circulated to more than 50 local and foreign companies to take part in a meeting to be held on October 17, discuss the project to set up the Jordanian national company for water.
Jordan, Economics, 9/28/1998
Arab, African FMs to meet in New York
The secretary-general of the Arab League, Esmat Abdul Meguid, has announced that the foreign ministers of the Arab and African countries, participating in the meetings of the UN General Assembly will hold a joint meeting in New York.
Regional, Politics, 9/28/1998
Al-Khazin to nominate himself for Lebanese presidency
Lebanese parliamentarian Rashid al-Khazin has asserted he will nominate himself for the Lebanese Presidency. He added he has a work program he will announce within the few coming days.
Lebanon, Politics, 9/28/1998
Japanese Yamaha decides to enhance presence in Morocco
The Japanese Yamaha group has decided to enhance its presence in Morocco by joining its exclusive representation and distribution with the "MIFA" society, which has been Yamaha Motors' exclusive partner in Morocco for over 30 years.
Morocco, Business, 9/28/1998
EU not pleased with Israeli settlement policy
The foreign minister of Austria, whose country currently presides over the rotating presidency of the European Union, has asserted that Europe is not pleased with the suspension of negotiations in the Middle East and the settlement policy pursued by Israel.
Regional-European Union, Politics, 9/28/1998
Political leader deplores under-representation of Moroccan women in politics
Leader of the Moroccan nationalist Istiqlal Party, Abbas El Fassi, said in Marrakesh on Saturday that Moroccan women are still under-represented in politics and stressed that this depends on women's militancy and activity within political parties.
Morocco, Politics, 9/28/1998
Clinton: We made significant progress with Arafat and Netanyahu
Palestine-Israel-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
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Iranian President Mohammed Khatami stated yesterday that Iran would continue its efforts to resolve its problem with Afghanistan through diplomatic channels adding that this policy is backed by a strong army.
The United Arab Emirates plans to establish blood banks in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah at a cost of $13.5 million, Khaleej Times reported.
Oman's Sultan Qaboos issued a decree establishing a council for higher education, Oman News Agency reported.
An Israeli settler who killed a Palestinian teen less than two weeks ago was released by an Israeli court on the condition that he does not return to the West Bank, Jordan Times reported.
Saudi Arabia's defense minister will visit Iran within the next three months, IRNA reported.
Iraq and Iran are to exchange the bodies tomorrow of MIAs from the 1980-1988 war between the two countries, IRNA reported.
During the Egyptian celebration on the international day for tourism, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mamdouh El-Beltagi stated that the rate of decline in tourism that occured after the Luxor's incident last year has reversed. El-Beltagi stated that the reduction is due to the efforts exerted by the government and the private sector in promotion as well as the stability of the security situation in the country.
Syrian Education minister, Mohamed Ghassan El Halabi, arrived Sunday here for talks with Moroccan officials on ways of boosting partnership in education, syllabi and pedagogy. Talks will also cover the exchange of experiences in teachers training, text-books designing, education research studies and launching of joint pedagogy projects.
Moroccan athlete Khalid Skah won the bronze medal at the third world Half-Marathon Championships held Sunday in Uster (Switzerland). Skah covered the 21.1 km race in 1.00:24 behind south African Hendrick Ramaala. The race was won by Kenyan star Paul Koech.
US Secretary of Defense William Cohen arrivied Monday in Rabat for a 24-hour visit to Morocco.
Tensions continued between the Yemeni tribes of Morad and Al-Tahif in Marab governorate, east of the capital, Sanaa. The two tribes began fighting each other several days before over a piece of land, and their three day-truce negotiated by Brigadier General Megahd Abu Shwareb, the advisor of Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh, ended today.
Saudi Minister of Islamic affairs and al-Awqaf (Islamic Trust) Abdullah al-Turki met on Sunday in Riyadh with Sudanese Minister of Social Planning al-Tayeb Ibrahim Muhammad Khalil, currently visiting Saudi Arabia.
A court in Tel Aviv on Sunday said that the Egyptian ambassador in Tel Aviv, Muhammad Bassiouni, can invoke diplomatic immunity against claims by an Israeli belly dancer who accused him of trying to rape her.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz on Saturday night in Washington received Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammad Bin Mubarak al-Khaleifa.