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Jordan: Crown prince assumes power due to King Hussein's condition
Jordan's Crown Prince Abdullah assumed power as the regent of the king after he took the oath before the Cabinet, as the deteriorated health state of King Hussein makes him incapable of ruling the country.
Jordan, Politics, 2/6/1999
Confrontation continues between Ethiopia and Eritrea
Ethiopia on Friday accused Eritrea of bombarding an Ethiopian town close to the borders under disputes between the two countries.
Ethiopia-Eritrea, Politics, 2/6/1999
UN considers holding a Geneva Convention on Israel practices
The continuation yesterday of the General Assembly's special session on illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the other occupied Palestinian territories
Palestine-Israel-UN, Politics, 2/6/1999
New round of negotiations for Egyptian partnership with Europe
Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for Partnership Affairs Gamal Bayoumi will leave to Brussels on Sunday to head an Egyptian delegation to a new round of partnership negotiations with the European Union.
Egypt-European Union, Politics, 2/6/1999
Khatami to visit Saudi Arabia
Iranian sources stated that Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz directed an invitation to Iranian President Mohammad Khatami for the pilgrimage this year.
Saudi Arabia-Iran, Politics, 2/6/1999
Moroccan justice minister notes considerable progress in Moroccan prisons
"We explain to the guards that imprisonment does not mean the loss of the right to be respected." Although he did not deny the existence of abuses and blunders, Azziman insisted on the considerable progress achieved.
Morocco, Politics, 2/6/1999
Large Moroccan delegation tours Gulf states to start economic cooperation
The extent of efforts needed is measured by the weakness of trade between Morocco and Arab Gulf States. Indeed, in 1997, Morocco's imports from Saudi Arabia hardly exceeded $16,000 (156,000 dh) while exports stood at only $67,000 (646,000 dh) accounting for 1.45 % of Morocco's total exports.
Morocco-Gulf, Economics, 2/6/1999
$1.86 billion in profits for Tunisian tourism last year
Tunisia achieved profits of $1.86 billion last year, an increase of $150 million in comparison with 1997.
Tunisia, Economics, 2/6/1999
Iran denies Palestinian accusations on support to Hamas
Iran has dismissed Palestinian accusations that Iran has presented financial support worth one million dollars to the Hamas movement and its military wing to implement armed attacks against interests in Israel that aim at presenting indirect service for the Israeli prime minister's sake and helping him to be reelected.
Palestine-Iran, Politics, 2/6/1999
Jordanian delegation discusses enhancing commercial ties with Yemen
A high-ranking Jordanian economic and commercial delegation will arrive in Sanaa tomorrow under the chairmanship of Jordanian Minister of Trade and Industry Mohammed Saleh Hourani.
Jordan-Yemen, Economics, 2/6/1999
Moroccan interior minister: Alternation in power should succeed
"Alternation in power, wished by King Hassan II, should be successful," Moroccan Interior Minister Driss Basri told a French daily.
Morocco, Politics, 2/6/1999
Canadian economic delegation visits Alexandria
A Canadian economic delegation is to arrive tomorrow in Alexandria under the chairmanship of Deputy Tourism, Trade and Industry Minister James Downey.
Egypt-Canada, Politics, 2/6/1999
Morocco and Egypt agree to open permanent handicraft shows
Morocco and Egypt agreed to open permanent handicraft shows to display products of the two countries and contribute to increasing trade exchange and cooperation in matters of handicraft and related sectors.
Morocco-Egypt, Economics, 2/6/1999
Economic group of Mediterranean forum meets in Portugal
The economic group of the Mediterranean forum met in Lisbon on Friday to ponder on association agreements for the creation of a free-trade zone between the European Union and southern Mediterranean countries.
Regional, Politics, 2/6/1999
Moroccan - Italian leather industry partnership
Morocco and Italy will hold by the middle of this February their second meeting devoted to promoting partnership in matters of leather industries and related sectors.
Morocco-Italy, Business, 2/6/1999
Egyptian author Lotfi El-Kholi dies after life full of political changes and initiatives
El-Kholi is considered one of the most prominent Egyptian intellects who was greatly controversial in his political life due to the severe change and continuous initiatives.
Egypt, People, 2/6/1999
Egypt participates in international meeting for young businessmen
The Egyptian organization of businessmen decided to participate in the first international meeting for young businessmen to be held in Spain from March 24 - 27.
Egypt-International, Business, 2/6/1999
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Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa said that neither Syria nor any other Arab states can ever try to threaten or shake the stability of Jordan. Moreover, he emphasized that Israeli accusations of such Arab efforts show great insolence, thus it is the Israelis themselves who threaten Jordan and intervene in Jordan's affairs by the means of these accusations.
Tunisian Minister of Tourism and Traditional Industries Slaheddine Maaoui is due to pay a three-day visit to Cairo on Monday, in which he will be accompanied by high-ranking officials in the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism. Egyptian tourism sources said that during his visit he will meet with Minister of Tourism Mamdouh El-Beltagi and a number of leaders in the Egyptian tourism sector, where the committee for joint tourism cooperation will meet under the chairmanship of the two ministers.
A Spanish trade mission is expected in Morocco this weekend to prospect the potentials of the Moroccan market and enhance partnership with Moroccan entrepreneurs in various commercial and industrial sectors.
Yemeni sources told ArabicNews.com that the visit of Yemeni President Saleh to Eritrea comes according to a November formal invitation from the Eriterian president Asiass Afourki and the two will discuss bilateral relations and will seek Yemeni support for Eriteria in its dispute with Ethiopia.
The London-based "al-Muharrir news" quoted a Jordanian governmental source as saying that the visit which will be held by the Israeli Premier Netanyahu and his Foreign minister Ariel Sharon to Amman on Sunday has an electoral objective in that it intends to give the impression that there are firm relations between the Likud and the new Jordanian crown prince Abdullah. The source explained in its statement to the weekly that Netanyahu was the one who asked for the visit and that King Hussein was informed about the request before it was agreed upon and a date was fixed for it.