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Mubarak: Israel should stop threatening war
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has asserted that the Israeli government is responsible for intensifying conditions in the region in its frequent threats to wage war.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 9/30/1998
Syrian FM at UN: Israel obstructs peace, ME does not need alliances
"International efforts were unrelenting to contain this conflict every time it exploded, because the ME within its distinguished strategic position and its tremendous materials as well as spiritual wealth and its renowned cultural heritage can be considered the most sensitive parameter for measuring the state of world peace and security" Al-Sharaa said.
Syria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Ankara awaits reply from Damascus on security concerns
Sources at the Turkish embassy in Damascus said Turkey has not yet received a Syrian reply concerning security issues raised by the Turkish side with the Syrian delegation in Ankara during the visit of the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Adnan Omran to Turkey, few months ago.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 9/30/1998
Active preparations for Algerian presidential elections
Algerian parties are working actively to prepare for the Presidential elections to be held by the end of February 1999.
Algeria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Annan delivers American - British reply to Libya
Arab diplomatic sources quoted the western diplomat as confirming that the US, and UK sent last week to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan legal clarification, reacting to the questions raised by Libya concerning the trial of the two Libyans accused in Lockerbie issue before Scottish court held in an air-military base in the Netherlands.
Libya, Politics, 9/30/1998
Report: Syria wants Lahoud for Lebanese president
A Jordanian daily said on Tuesday that despite the top "secrecy," surrounding the visits of the Lebanese officials to Damascus amid talks about Presidential elections, information leaked by certain visitors says that commander of the Lebanese Army, Lt. Gen. Emil Lahoud, may be the next Lebanese President.
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Morocco to settle all pending human rights issues
Quoting an unidentified official source, the daily wrote that king Hassan II has given instructions for the settlement of these issues in completion of the grace he had granted in 1994 to some 400 political prisoners and exiled persons.
Morocco, Local, 9/30/1998
Kuwaiti - Yemeni meeting to heal relations
The Kuwaiti News Agency said on Tuesday that a meeting was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly between the foreign minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, and his Yemeni counterpart, Abdul Qader Bajmal, whose countries' relations have been nearly severed since 1991.
Kuwait-Yemen, Politics, 9/30/1998
Iraq, Syria reinvite Turkey to dialogue on water issue
The Iraqi acting minister added that the meeting also dealt with the grave consequences of the Turkish projects on the rights of Syria and Iraq and means of implementing Arab League resolutions boycotting international companies and institutions which finance these projects
Regional-Iraq, Economics, 9/30/1998
Two funds of 600 million directed at Egypt's financial market
Leaders of the Egyptian finance market agreed on establishing two new investment funds worth 600 million Egyptian pounds to activate the Egyptian financial market.
Egypt, Economics, 9/30/1998
Egypt: Two tourism projects to cost $200 million
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism signed contracts for two tourist projects to be managed by Meridian International series with investments estimated at $200 million.
Egypt, Economics, 9/30/1998
Islamic era archeologic site unearthed in Morocco
A team of archeologists announced they have unearthed important archeologic sites in Mohammedia (70 km south of Rabat).
Morocco, Culture, 9/30/1998
Lebanese and Israeli forces clash in south Lebanon
Lebanese resistance forces on Monday attacked Israeli armored vehicles moving near the occupation area in Sujoud. One of the vehicles was destroyed.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 9/30/1998
Morocco to debate women's status in Islam
The upcoming session of the Moroccan Assahwa (wakening) University will focus on women's rights and duties in Islam, the Moroccan Endowments and Islamic Affairs Minister announced.
Morocco, Religion, 9/30/1998
Greek team to search for the grave of Alexander the Great
A team of the Greek scientists comprising five experts in engineering, geology, and antiquities will arrive in Alexandria in mid-October to start surveillance work in the "Latin cemetery" area to search for the gave of Alexander the Great.
Egypt, History, 9/30/1998
Palestinians learn water management in Morocco with German support
Moroccan Drinking Water Office has started a new training session for Palestinian technicians in the fields of water conveyance, maintenance and sewage.
Palestine-Morocco, Economics, 9/30/1998
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Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai has called upon Damascus to return to peace negotiations. In a statement to Israeli radio, Mordechai added: "Syria knows well that the war with Israel does not provide political solutions." He added that a return should be made to the negotiation table in order to find appropriate solutions to disputes between the two countries and to discuss formulas that can enable the two sides to make progress in the peace process. Mordechai added: "We have security interests in the Golan, but this does not prevent concluding an agreement with Syria."
A symposium on economic relations will be held between Egypt and the European Union under the sponsorship of Egyptian Minister of Trade and Supply Ahmed Goweili, and regulated by the Egyptian trade representation body in cooperation with the European Commission. The symposium in Cairo will be attended by EU officials, ambassadors, accredited trade advisors from European Union countries in Cairo, Trade Ministry officials, number of assistants to Egypt's foreign minister, Egyptian businessmen concerned with the EU and leaders of Egyptian organizations.
Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail criticized at the UN General Assembly the US bombing of a Sudanese pharmaceutical plant as "terrorism," noting the US opposition to a fact-finding delegation to check on US claims that "precursor" chemicals for chemical weapons were produced there.
Bahrain's foreign minister told his Iraqi counterpart during a meeting that Iraq must comply with all UN resolutions before sanctions are lifted, Bahrain Tribune reported.
US Pentagon Spokesman Mike Doubleday said that US Secretary of Defense William Cohen will visit the Gulf region next week.
Mofid Shatar the head of the Egyptian land transportation public union said yesterday after coming back to Cairo that the African conference for the transportation unions held in Nairobi condemned all the terrorists actions in Africa which obstruct development. The participants in the conference gave support to the invitation of the President Mubarak to convene an international conference to combating terrorism and the removal of mass destruction weapons.
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said after his talks yesterday in Damascus with Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam that the Turkish - Israeli alliance and Turkey's stance toward the Arab world are unfortunate, and he stated that this development is not in Turkey's interest.
The Jordanian weekly al-Aurdon said that the Jordanian Ceramics Company has received a request from a Syrian businessman to import 30 tonnes of the Jordanian new ceramics which contain artistic panels impressed on marble.
Al-Sharq radio said on Tuesday that the Lebanese prime Minister Rafik Hariri continues his consultations in Damascus with Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam. The consultations dealt with the results of meetings Hariri held in New York, Paris and Washington. The report from Damascus quoted concerned parties saying the consultations also dealt with the presidential elections in Lebanon as well as issues pertaining to the forthcoming summit expected between the Syrian and Lebanese presidents.
The United Kingdom appointed Patrick Nixon as its ambassador to the United Arab Emirates as of November, replacing Anthony Harris.
Abu Dhabi plans to build a power plant at Taweelah within the newly-set up Emirates-CMS Power Co, Khaleej Times reported.
A Jordanian royal decree postponed the opening of Parliament from early November until November 28, Jordan Times reported.
Lebanese Interior Minister Michel Murr said he expects a Syrian - Lebanese summit meeting within 10 days, Lebanon News Wire reported.
The Vatican's foreign minister will arrive at Cairo on the 17th of the coming October in a visit to Egypt in which he will be received by Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa.
The Egyptian ministry of transportation agreed on activating new airline routes to six African countries that are members of the COMESA group, adding to the six Egypt Air routes already in place.
The Arab Union for Tourism and Hotels decided to convene its first meeting in Cairo during November.
Ronald Neumann, the US assistant secretary of state, is concluding his two-day visit to Tunisia today, in which he held talks with political and economic officials, headed by Tunisian Foreign Minister Said Bin Mustafa.
The Moroccan Land property registration authority signed Tuesday in Rabat a partnership accord with regional environment protection organization "ENDA Maghreb." The three-year accord provides for the exchange of expertise in environment protection, project management and the launching of joint scientific and sustained development projects.
Morocco is planning to Join the European air space and hold shortly talks in this regard with European civil aviation authority to set the conditions and terms of such adhesion.
Morocco's pavillion in the universal exhibition of Lisbon received Sunday its 1 million and 500th visitor and offered Maria Do Ceu Magalhao an invitation to visit Morocco with two persons.
A Belgian MP delegation, currently visiting Morocco, conferred with several members of the Moroccan government, including prime minister, Abderrahmane Youssoufi.Talks focused on Morocco's political, economic and social reforms, ways to enhance cooperation between Morocco and Belgium and the situation of the Moroccan expatriates living in this European country.