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Gaza airport opens
Palestine, Economics, 11/24/1998
Moroccans called upon to donate one working day to Al-Quds fund
The Moroccan association of support to the Palestinian struggle calls all Moroccan citizens to donate the income of one working day to "Bait Al-Mal Al-Quds" (Jerusalem fund).
Morocco-Regional, Culture, 11/24/1998
Iraqi opposition conference convened in London
A conference for the Iraqi opposition was opened in London on Monday with the participation of some 10 groups to discuss means of eliminating disputes among them as well as in preparation for coming activities aimed at toppling the Iraqi government led by President Saddam Hussein.
Iraq-UK, Politics, 11/24/1998
Syria, Jordan sign al-Yarmouk river water agreement
The report of the joint Syrian-Jordanian Committee on water was signed on Monday by Syrian Deputy Minister of Irrigation Barakat Hadid and the Jordanian side was led by the secretary general of the Jordanian Valley Authority, Dureid Mahasneh.
Jordan-Syria, Politics, 11/24/1998
Tunis denies human rights violations
Tunisia on Monday strongly criticized a report by the UN anti-torture committee which accused the Tunisian authorities of practicing torture or ensuring a cover for it.
Tunisia, Politics, 11/24/1998
Prince Nayef in Yemen: no need for arbitration
Saudi Minister of the Interior Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz on Monday started a visit to Yemen, during which he will convey to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh a message from King Fahd.
Saudi Arabia-Yemen, Politics, 11/24/1998
Israeli films are not permitted in Cairo International Film Festival
Renowned Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmi, who is also chairman of the Cairo International Film Festival which will start its retrospectives of its 22nd session on November 25 in Cairo, said he will not "permit Israel to penetrate into the festival."
Egypt-Israel, Culture, 11/24/1998
Moroccan premier to visit China in December accompanied by business delegation
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi will pay an official visit to China next December 3-8.
Morocco-China, Politics, 11/24/1998
Iraq and Egypt to sign note of understanding
Iraqi Minister of Trade Mohammed Mahdi Saleh is to begin a four-day visit to Cairo on December 5, Saleh's fifth visit in two years, during which he will head his country's delegation to the meetings of the Iraqi-Egyptian joint committee.
Egypt-Iraq, Economics, 11/24/1998
Qatar to have largest US military warehouse
The US is currently building in Qatar its largest storage base for military equipment abroad
Qatar-USA, Politics, 11/24/1998
Algerian energy minister in Saudi Arabia for oil talks
King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz on Monday received a message from Algerian President Lilamine Zeroual, delivered by Algerian Minister of Mines and Energy Youcef al-Yousfi during his meeting with the Saudi king at al-Yamama palace in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia-Algeria, Economics, 11/24/1998
Korean and Sudanese ministers in Muscat for trade talks
The Korean company for producing liquid natural gas owns 5% of the capital of its Omani counterpart, of which the government of Oman owns 51%. The company will resume activities by the end of the coming year and exportation processes in April, 2000.
Oman-Sudan-South Korea, Economics, 11/24/1998
Moroccan and French economic operators conclude three partnership conventions
Moroccan and French Economic operators concluded here on Monday three partnership conventions.
Morocco-France, Economics, 11/24/1998
European cinema festival will be held in Beirut and Tripoli
A European cinema festival, including showings of Euro-Med co-productions, will be held in Beirut and Tripoli on December 3-15.
Lebanon, Culture, 11/24/1998
Arab justice ministers conclude meetings in Damascus
At the conclusion of their three-day meetings on Monday in Damascus, chaired by the Saudi minister of Justice Dr. Abdullah Bin Muhammad Ibrahim al-Sheikh, the bureau of the Arab Justice ministers released a statement underlining the importance of drawing up a mechanism to carry out the "Arab anti-terrorism pact" approved by the councils of Arab ministers of the Interior and Justice at their recent joint meetings.
Regional, Politics, 11/24/1998
Iranian extremists attack US tourists
The Iranian group Fadaeyat Islam claimed responsibility for launching an attack on a delegation of American tourists who were staying at the Hilton Hotel in Tehran.
Iran-USA, Politics, 11/24/1998
Kuwaiti president receives Gulf states' secretary general
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Monday in Kuwait received the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Sheikh Jamil al-Hujeilan.
Gulf-Kuwait, Politics, 11/24/1998
Israeli soldiers wounded as they continue attacks against south Lebanon
Israeli occupation forces and their aliied South Lebanon Army militia renewed their attacks against areas adjacent to the occupied part of the western Bekaa.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 11/24/1998
UN asked to halt Israeli aggressions against Lebanon
Arab League Secretary-General Esmat Abdul Meguid has asked UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to intensify efforts and make urgent contacts with the representatives of the UN Security Council's member states to force Israel to halt all aggressive acts against the Lebanese people.
Regional-Lebanon, Politics, 11/24/1998
Sharon in Jordan to strengthen trade
Israeli radio said the two sides discussed the agreement to establish a third joint industrial area in the Jordanian al-Mafriq district, means of exporting commodities produced in the joint industrial areas to other countries
Jordan-Israel, Economics, 11/24/1998
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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud assumed his official responsibilities from former President Elias Hrawi today after performing the constitutional oath before the Parliament council in the presence of Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri.
An Egyptian delegation arrived in Addis Ababa today under the chairmanship of the assistant foreign minister. Diplomatic sources said that the Egyptian delegation's visit to Ethiopia comes in implementation of the agreement that took place between the two countries after talks between their foreign.
Libya Chad opened today the land borders between them. The Libyan and the Chadian foreign ministers attened the border-opening ceremonies which comes as the most tangible sign of the improvement in relations between the two countries.
The criminal court in the Algeria's Tizi Ouzou province on Monday sentenced five persons to death in absentia under charges of joining the Armed Islamic Group and deliberate killing. The Algerian daily al-Khabar said that security forces arrested seven gunmen from the Armed Islamic Group in Sidi Bel Abbes province and another gunman in Tizi Ouzou province.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received a detailed report from Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa on the results of Moussa's communications and consultations with high-ranking officials in Oman and Kuwait, in addition to the outcomes of the first session of the Egyptian - Kuwaiti high joint committee, which concluded yesterday.
The secretary general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, confirmed that there will be no Palestinian civil war and that his movement will not use violence against the Palestinian government. In a lecture in Damascus, Ramadan Shalah, added that his movement will amend the Palestinian national charter as the Palestinian leadership has pledged this amendment to remove references to the destruction of Israel.
The Sudanese authorities announced that the disarmament process of the country's southern factions that had signed a peace agreement with the government has ended in success, as the process aimed at halting confrontations between two factions among the eight groups and ending the spread of weapons in Khartoum.
King Hassan II received on Monday here Mayor of the French city of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe. Juppe is visiting Morocco part of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the twining of the Moroccan city of Casablanca and Bordeaux.
Sources in the party of the Algerian Peaceful Society Movement said that its Shura council, the highest body in the party, will discuss at the beginning of the coming month nominating the chairman of the movement, Sheikh Mahfouz Nehnah, to participate in the presidential elections that are to be held in April. Nehnah participated in the presidential elections in 1995 and won the second most votes after president Zeroual, with 25% of the total votes.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is heading to Algeria next week to resume his endeavors aimed at finding a solution for the dispute over sovereignty in the Western Sahara region.
Djibouti on Monday informed the Arab League of its decision to sever diplomatic relations with Eritrea. This was expressed in an official memorandum the Arab League received through Djibouti's permanent representative.