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A critical decision for the Iraqi national council, tomorrow
Well-informed Iraqi sources in Amman said that the Iraqi national council (Parliament) will hold an emergency session tomorrow (Saturday) at the invitation of the Iraqi leadership in order to derive "public support" for a political decision aiming at "legalizing" retaliation to any sources of threats "launched from neighboring countries."
Iraq, Politics, 1/8/1999
Syria makes great progress in health and basic survices, has highest fertility rate in the world
According to the report published by UNICEF for 1999, mortality rate among Syrian children had been reduced between the years 1960 and 1997 from 201 to 33 per thousand, and the mortality rate among infants for the same period decreased from 136 to 27 per thousand.
Syria, Economics, 1/8/1999
Arab League supports Morocco's territorial integrity
Secretary general of the Arab League, Esmat Abdul Meguid, said the organization supports Morocco's territorial integrity in the Sahara issue.
Morocco-Regional, Politics, 1/8/1999
Syrian Baath Party regional leadership unanimously nominates President al-Assad for fifth term
The Baath party regional leadership met on Wednesday, January 6, 1999 and adopted a unanimous decision to nominate President al-Assad for a new term of office
Syria, Politics, 1/8/1999
Morocco increases children's schooling
The number of children attending schools in Morocco increased by 20% in 1998-99 over 1997-98, the Moroccan education minister said on Thursday.
Morocco, Education, 1/8/1999
Egyptian cabinet briefed on new oil discoveries
The Egyptian cabinet chaired by Premier Kramal al-Ganzouri on Wednesday reviewed latest oil discoveries in the Southern Ghareb area in the Suez canal.
Egypt, Economics, 1/8/1999
Lebanese president denounces new Israeli act of piracy
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud on Thursday denounced the Israeli destruction of Lebanese homes in Arnoun, saying, "It falls in the course of an Israeli plan of daily aggressions against Lebanon's security and sovereignty."
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 1/8/1999
Egypt voices strong support to Lebanon in fighting Israeli aggressions
Moussa added that aggression against civilians in Lebanon has become the main characteristics of the Israeli aggression.
Egypt-Lebanon, Politics, 1/8/1999
Special meeting for the GCC foreign ministers to unite position on Iraq
Foreign ministers from the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council states will hold a meeting on Saturday at the headquarters of the general secretariat of the GCC in Riyadh.
Gulf, Politics, 1/8/1999
Six Arab states agree to attend consultative meeting
Syria, Yemen, and Oman informed the Arab League on Thursday of their consent to take part in the consultation meeting of the Arab foreign ministers due to be held on January 24, under the chairmanship of Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa, as Syria is the current President of the Arab League council.
Regional, Politics, 1/8/1999
Israel burns or destroys 14 houses in Arnoun
Lebanese resistance forces on Thursday carried out a series of operations against positions and armored patrols of the Israeli occupation forces and its South Lebanon Army militia allies inside the occupied part of south Lebanon, in retaliation to an attack by the Israeli occupation forces
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/8/1999
Sanaa: U.S-British investigators to inform on Yemeni investigation only
Yemen has stated that investigators from the US Fedral Bureau of Investigation and from the British police came to Sanaa only to learn about the outcomes of Yemeni interrogations on an incident in which 16 Western tourists were kidnapped and four were killed.
Yemen, Politics, 1/8/1999
Chirac: Peace on the Syrian and Lebanese tracks needs the implementation of land for peace formula
French President Jacques Chirac has asserted the need for serious work in order to implement the land-for-peace principle in the Middle East peace process as of this year in order to attain peace on the Syrian and Lebanese tracks.
Regional-France, Politics, 1/8/1999
Ministerial meeting for Nile Basin countries
Ministers of water resources for the Nile Basin countries will convene during March in Kenya to discuss final features for a new cooperation mechanism ratified by experts from the Nile Basin countries
North Africa, Economics, 1/8/1999
A new investment fund in Egypt next week
During the coming week the international Egyptian Delta Bank is to tackle the files and paperwork of its first investment fund with a capital amounting to $50 million.
Egypt, Politics, 1/8/1999
Morocco expects 6.7 percent growth rate in 1999
Morocco is expecting a growth rate of 6.7%, spokesman of the government, Khalid Alioua announced on Thursday.
Morocco, Economics, 1/8/1999
An Egyptian exhibition in Oman
An Egyptian exhibition for tourist and hotel equipment will be held in Oman Sultanate in March, Ibrahim Fawzi, the head of the general organization for investment told ArabicNews.com.
Egypt-Oman, Business, 1/8/1999
Total agricultural investments in Tunisia on the increase
The total volume of the investments in the Tunisian agricultural sector increased during last year to reach 208.49 million Tunisian dinars in comparison to 159 million dinars for 1997.
Tunisia, Economics, 1/8/1999
French, German officials in Amman
Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Illahj al-Khatib on Thursday held detailed talks with two high ranking officials at the German and French Foreign ministries concerning peace in the Middle East and means of strengthening bilateral relations between each of Berlin and Paris.
Jordan-Germany, Politics, 1/8/1999
4 million passengers transported by Egypt Air to 85 international cities
The number of passengers transported by Egypt Air on domestic and international flights reached 4,021,639 for the fiscal year 1997/98.
Egypt, Business, 1/8/1999
Egypt insists on Israeli nuclear disarmament
Once again, Egypt renewed its insistence on inserting the issue of "removing the nuclear weapons" on the agenda of the negotiation priorities during the meeting of the disarmament conference which is to be held in the current month at Geneva.
Egypt, Politics, 1/8/1999
Japanese foreign minister in Egypt
A session for formal talks between Egypt and Japan was held yesterday at the head quarter of the Egyptian foreign ministry the Egyptian delegation was chaired by Egyptian FM Amr Mousa while the Japanese side chaired by the Japanese FM Masahiku Komura.
Egypt-Japan, Politics, 1/8/1999
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Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa has announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will visit Syria today and that he will during this visit hold talks with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad dealing with several key issues.
Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests Shoichi Nakagawa arrived Thursday in Rabat for talks with Moroccan officials on ways of boosting the partnership between the two countries in matters of fishing and related sectors.
Sources affiliated to the Iraqi National Conference stated that US and British delegations is heading soon to Iraqi Kurdistan for following up implementing Washington's accord lately held between the 2 Kurdish parties and that a meeting will be held between secretary general of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Jalal Talibani and the chairman of the Kurdistani Democratic Party, Mesout Barzani in the main head quarter of the Kurdish Democratic Party today during the visit of the British and the US delegations.
The director of the negotiation department in the Palestinian government, Hassan Asfour, opposed the postponement of announcing the Palestinian state until after May 4, to await the results of the early Israeli elections. He said earlier this week "I do not think that the Palestinians will cancel this day," May 4, to announce the state of Palestine, "under any condition."
Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Abdellatif Filali held Thursday phone talks with his Egyptian peer, Amr Moussa. The two men exchanged views on the meeting of Arab foreign ministers, to be held on January 24 at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo.
Commander-in-chief of United States Central Command General Anthony Zinni said yesterday that the US estimates that between 600 and 2,000 members of Iraq's Republican Guard were injured or killed during last month's Operation Desert Fox military strikes.
The Arab League will organize next March 2-4 in Cairo a colloquy in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency on the "peaceful of use of nuclear energy."
Morocco and Poland agreed Thursday here to foster partnership in matters of mining research studies, prospecting and processing.
Moroccan tennis players Karim Alami and Hicham Arazi cruised Thursday to the third round of the $1 million tournament in Doha, Qatar.