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Syrian People's Assembly elections next few days
Preparations for Syria's People's Assembly elections are underway, covering all Syrian provinces. In Damascus one can see pictures of the candidates hung on the city's main streets and its ancient markets with each candidate's work plan pledging to improve the country economically.
Syria, Politics, 11/27/1998
Clinton trip announced, Shalala to visit Beirut to assert importance of Lebanese-US
The White House press secretary announced Friday that US President Bill Clinton will travel to the Middle East on December 12-15.
Regional-Israel-USA, Politics, 11/27/1998
Report: Mossad behind destroying London Israeli embassy in 1994
The British daily "The Independent" on Thursday unveiled important information on spying attempts made by the Israeli Mossad and operations targeting the destruction of Israeli embassies abroad.
Israel, Politics, 11/27/1998
Lebanese resistance forces kill two Israeli occupation soldiers
Lebanese resistance forces on Thursday night attacked an armored Israeli vehicle which was carrying out fortification operations in the surroundings of al-Qaba position on the Lebanese borders with occupied Palestine. In a statement, the Lebanese resistance said its forces achieved direct hits during the attack.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 11/27/1998
Mubarak, Chirac: cautious optimism toward peace
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa has asserted that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and French President Jacques Chirac discussed during their meeting in Paris on Thursday issues relating to the Middle East peace process and the situation in the region and in the African continent.
Egypt-Israel-France, Politics, 11/27/1998
Israeli occupation turns Jerusalem into tension spot, King Hassan says
History also teaches us that all the forms of domination and arrogance and the substitution of the force of justice and equity with the logic of force remain precarious and doomed to vanish, King Hassan II said
Regional-Morocco, Politics, 11/27/1998
Highlights from Cairo's 22nd film festival
The 22nd Cairo International Film Festival opened on Wednesday, and on Thursday the festival's films started to be screened in 14 Cairo cinema houses.
Egypt-Regional, Culture, 11/27/1998
Japanese aid to Yemen stands at US $66 million since beginning of this year
A Yemeni official source in Sanaa said on Thursday that Yemen, considered one of the poorest countries in the world, has received some 17 donations from Japan since December 1997, estimated at a value of US $66 million.
Yemen-Japan, Economics, 11/27/1998
Syrian defense minister calls for preserving Arab rights
At the directive of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, the Syrian Army 'scommander in chief, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Mustafa Tlass on Thursday visited one of the Syrian fighting formations.
Syria, Politics, 11/27/1998
Morocco and China to sign nuclear plant deal
Morocco intends to sign a deal with China for the construction of a nuclear plant to generate electricity
Morocco-China, Economics, 11/27/1998
Daewoo renews offer to buy Egyptian truck factory
The head of the Egyptian - South Korean Trade Department, Hossam Abu El-Fettouh, said that the Korean company Daewoo briefed the Egyptian government on its desire to pursue negotiations to buy a factory for manufacturing buses and trucks.
Egypt, Business, 11/27/1998
Establishing the first Omani company for registering bank notes
Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman issued yesterday a decree establishing an Omani company called the Muscat Deposit and Securities Registration Company.
Oman, Business, 11/27/1998
France - Africa leaders discuss continental issues
The problems related to security, main topic of the summit, were debated during the informal meeting, with a special focus on conflicts prevention, peace keeping mechanisms, refugees problems and post-conflicts reconstruction.
North Africa-France, Politics, 11/27/1998
Cook, Netanyahu discuss peace process
UK Foreign Secretary Robin Cook met yesterday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in London to discuss the Middle East peace process.
Palestine-Israel-UK, Politics, 11/27/1998
Five thousands Iraqi children died in October
The Iraqi Health Ministry said on Thursday that more than five thousand children under the age of five died in October because of the UN embargo imposed on Iraq.
Iraq, Health, 11/27/1998
Morocco says no deadline set to answer Annan's proposals on Sahara
Morocco on Thursday said no deadline was set to respond to the proposals made by the U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, for the relaunching of the U.N. settlement plan in the Sahara.
Morocco-UN, Politics, 11/27/1998
British understanding for Lebanese, Syrian tracks' cohesion
Lebanese Foreign Minister Fares Boueiz on Thursday received a message from British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, delivered by the British ambassador to Lebanon and relating to developments in the Middle East peace process.
Lebanon-UK, Politics, 11/27/1998
Libyan sanctions to be broken by Morrocans
A delegation of Moroccan political parties represented in the Parliament will fly this Friday to Libya aboard an airliner to express solidarity with the Libyan people facing "an unfair embargo."
Morocco-Libya, Politics, 11/27/1998
Tehran: No problems hindering normalization of relations with Egypt
Iranian Vice President Masouma Ibtikar has asserted that there are "no problems which prevent normalization of Iranian-Egyptian relations."
Egypt-Iran, Politics, 11/27/1998
Alarmed by drought specter, government summons commission
Morocco suffers from cyclical drought at an average of once every three years, a fact that severely affects its agriculture sector. The sector accounts for more than 20 percent of the Gross Domestic Product and employs half of the country's total workforce of 10 million.
Morocco, Economics, 11/27/1998
750 million pounds bid to purchase Cairo Marriott Hotel
The Egyptian government received a proposal to purchase the Marriott Hotel, worth 750 million Egyptian pounds, from the United Arab Emirates company Life Renaissance, but the Egyptian Cabinet refused this proposal.
Egypt, Business, 11/27/1998
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will visit Ankara on December 4 and 5 to discuss with Turkish President Suleiman Demirel the Middle East peace process and bilateral relations.
The Egyptian Industrial Union and Trade Chamber have decided to establish three Egyptian funds. The first will support industry and tourism in Egypt; the second will insure Egyptian exports and third fund will help with dumping issues against Egypt raised by Europe and America.
21,976 Qataris registered to vote in upcoming Municipal Council elections will begin as of today to receive their certificates, Khaleej Times reported.
Egypt and Nigeria endorsed an agreement yesterday, for bilateral cooperation in the field of foreign trade aims at establishing several mutual projects for developing trade between the 2 countries. Moreover the head of the center of upgrading the Egyptian exports Hamady Saleh told ArabicNews.com that the agreement will start in the middle of next month, by launching a fair for Egyptian agricultural products in Lagos, lasting for a week.
Morocco and Tunisia in Rabat on Thursday to upgrade partnership in matters of agriculture and related sectors.
Morocco and Romania signed lately in Bucharest an accord providing for the consolidation of cooperation between their universities.
Algeria is currently holding a cultural week at Paris' Magic Cinema, under the title of "Greetings to Algeria." The current week, which will conclude on Wednesday, includes symposiums, fairs and meetings in addition to an Algerian cinema presentation covering Algeria's independence to the present.
The Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities has exempted all Palestinian members from membership fees until a Palestinian state is established, Bahrain Tribune reported.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said yesterday that Iraq would continue its efforts to fight demands for documents pertaining to weapons, Oman Daily Observer reported.
Bahrain's Investcorp investment group is nearing a deal worth $490 million to sell the US Star Markets Co. food retailer to the British company J Sainsbury, Gulf Daily News reported.
Some 100 settlers of the Ethiopian Falasha Jews arrived in Israel on Thursday to be settled in the occupied Arab territories. Israeli radio said the new settlers will be temporarily accommodated in Beer Sabaa, awaiting the arrival of a second batch of 2,400 new settlers.
The Algerian al-Nahda movement has reiterated that it will participate in the coming presidential elections. In a statement released by the movement at the conclusion of the meeting of its national bureau, it called upon the political elite to utilize more care and cooperation in order to make the presidential elections a success for the welfare and benefit of Algeria.