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Moussa visits Ankara today to resolve the Turkish-Syrian crisis
El-Baz: any attack on an Arab state is considered an attack on Egypt itself.
Egypt-Syria, Politics, 10/12/1998
Al-Assad sends message to Mubarak, as Egypt conveys Syrian position to Turkey
Al-Sharaa explained "this regrettable and fabricated problem by Turkey constitutes a source of concern to all of us." He expressed hope that the current and continued efforts to contain the crisis between the two neighborly countries will be fruitful and get away from any escalation or threats.
Syria-Egypt, Politics, 10/12/1998
Syrian Mufti calls for an Islamic summit
The Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmed Keftaro called for economic boycott of Turkey and for the Organization of the Islamic Conference to convene an urgent summit to confronting the Turkish - Israeli military alliance.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 10/12/1998
Syrian - Turkish committee to be established to rebuild confidence
Well-informed sources told the Kuwaiti daily al-Rai al-Am on Sunday that the contacts and meetings recently made to defuse the crisis between Syria and Turkey aimed at forming a committee to open a Syrian-Turkish dialogue and to take steps for building confidence between the two countries.
Syria, Politics, 10/12/1998
Moussa congratulates Yemen and Eritrea on peaceful resolution of Hanish island
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa commented on the outcome of the international court's judgement on Yemeni sovereignty over the Hanish Islands, saying there is no doubt that Egyptian diplomacy, which followed up with great concern the problem between Yemen and Eritrea since its beginning, is very happy that the judicial arbitration upon which the two parties have agreed resolved this issue.
Yemen, Politics, 10/12/1998
Saudi Arabia congratulates Yemen on restoring Hanish island
King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia on Sunday sent a cable of congratulations to President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen over the decision of the International Arbitration Committee, which stressed Yemen's sovereignty over the southern Red Sea Hanish islands in a dispute with Eritrea.
Yemen-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 10/12/1998
Yemen may try arbitration to settle border disputes with Saudi Arabia
Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdul Qader Bajmal has said that relations between his country and Eritrea will return to normal after settling the disputes between the two countries over the Hanish islands.
Yemen-North Africa, Politics, 10/12/1998
Internal disputes between Odai Saddam Hussein and Tareq Aziz
The British daily Sunday Telegraph said on Sunday that the Iraqi government has decided to close a network of trade companies established abroad to finance the smuggling of commodities as means of violating sanctions imposed on Iraq.
Iraq, Politics, 10/12/1998
A new oil field in the neutral area between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
An official in the Saudi Texaco company has announce that a new oil field was discovered in the neutral area between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Gulf-Kuwait, Business, 10/12/1998
Trade exchange between Maghreb and Gulf states increases by 7.8 percent
The volume of trade exchange between the member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) and of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) went up from $312 million in 1987 to $663 million in 1996, recording an average annual increase of 7.8 percent.
Regional-Tunisia, Economics, 10/12/1998
Egyptian minister of trade to visit Algeria
Officials sources in the Egyptian ministry of trade said today that Egyptian Minister of Trade and Supply Ahmed Goweili will begin a three-day visit to Algeria on Wednesday.
Egypt-Algeria, Economics, 10/12/1998
Governmental appointments halted in Yemen
The Yemeni government issued a decision to halt procedures for employment and promotion in the state.
Yemen, Economics, 10/12/1998
OPEC's head calls on non-member states to reduce production
The current head of OPEC the United Arab Emirates' petroleum minister, Ebid Ben Sief El-Naseri called on non-member states in the organization to reduce their production of petroleum in order to raise the prices of petroleum.
Regional-United Arab Emirates, Economics, 10/12/1998
Sudanese forces crush rebels
Spokesman for the Sudanese armed forces Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Serr al-Khatem has announced that Sudan realized great victories against the Southern rebellions forces whereas the Ugandan troops which backed the rebellions had suffered heavy casualties.
Sudan-Uganda, Military, 10/12/1998
Bahrain calls Israel to withdraw from Golan, relations with Iran
Ruler of Bahrain Sheikh Issa Bin Salman al-Khaleifa said that without attaining such a peace, it would be very difficult to find common ground for future co-operation.
Bahrain-Regional, Politics, 10/12/1998
Morocco's premier in Hungary for stronger economic ties
Moroccan Premier, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, started on Sunday an official visit to Hungary in quest for stronger economic and commercial ties between Morocco and the East European nation.
Morocco-Hungary, Politics, 10/12/1998
Sudanese opposition criticizes political parties law
Sudanese opposition members have criticized a draft law concerning political parties and described it as "especially designed to suit the ruling party."
Sudan, Politics, 10/12/1998
Egypt releases Omar Abdul Rahman's son
The Egyptian authorities released yesterday Abdallah Abdul Rahman after questioning by the authorities.
Egypt, Local, 10/12/1998
Tender for Casablanca subway construction to be launched shortly
A tender for the construction of the Casablanca subway will be launched shortly, announced Moroccan minister of state, minister of the interior, Driss Basri.
Morocco, Business, 10/12/1998
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Bahrain's Batelco telephone company said it will open a Corporate Call Center for customer service, Gulf Daily News reported.
Oman's new permanent representative to the United Nations, Fuad Mubarak Al-Hinai, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday.
Sri Lanka's ministers of cultural affairs, transport, and provincial councils are arriving today in the United Arab Emirates for a four-day visit that will address bilateral relations, Khaleej Times reported.
Five people in Saudi Arabia were killed by lightning during storms there, Gulf Times reported.
The Israeli Army said a journalist was shot last week because Israeli soldiers could not identify him as a journalist as he was not wearing protective gear, Jordan Times reported.
Algeria won the handball inter-continental cup of nations, held last week in Doha. Algeria topped the tournament ahead of Kuwait, Romania and Qatar.
Moroccan-born French boxer Khalid Rahilou lost on Sunday his super-welter WBA title to U.S Sharmba Mitchell. This is Mitchell's 43rd victory in 45 matches. Rahilou, 32, was defending his world title for the third time.
The International Social Welfare Association will meet in southern Moroccan city of Marrakesh this October 25-31 with the participation of delegates from the four corners of the world.
Esmat Sadek, Sudanese minister of state in the Ministry of Irrigation, accused Israel yesterday of working on starting a war over water among the countries of the Nile Basin. Sadek attacked the proposals of a Ugandan Parliamentarian to sell Nile water to Egypt and Sudan, pointing out to Israel's attempts to cause disputes among countries of the Nile Basin till these disputes reach the stage of war.
Kuwait's crown prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah has received a message from the US Vice President Al Gore.
The London based al-Wasat magazine said the bureau of Arab boycott of Israel has monitored Israeli companies which will take part in "al-Ghab" Turkish project. The projects intends to expand agricultural lands area in Southern Turkey at a cost of US $45 billion. The magazine added that the office also monitored in a report the foreign ships which were put on the "black list" for violating boycott principles during the period from the first of January 1997 until June 1998.
President of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani on Sunday met in Doha with US Secretary of Defense William Cohen.
US Defense Secretary William Cohen on Saturday expressed Washington's support for the initiative of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to settle the current crisis between Syria and Turkey.