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Special: Khaddam outlines Syria's foreign policy
Syria, Politics, 2/13/1999
King Abdullah II congratulated al-Assad on reelection
A statement by the Jordanian royal court announced on Friday that King Abdullah II had congratulated President Hafez al-Assad in a telephone call on his election to a new constitutional term.
Jordan-Regional, Politics, 2/13/1999
On al-Sharaa's visit to Russia
the visit of Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa to Russia on Tuesday may be in preparation for the visit to be paid by President Hafez al-Assad to Moscow in the near future.
Syria-Russia, Politics, 2/13/1999
India's premier arrives in Morocco
Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vijpayee arrived Saturday in Rabat on a two-day working visit destined to give a new impetus to partnership between the two countries in various sectors of common concern.
Morocco-India, Politics, 2/13/1999
On the Syrian -Lebanese summit
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud held a meeting on Friday at Tishreen palace in Damascus, immediately following President Lahoud's arrival in Damascus, where he was welcomed at the western entrance of Damascus by President al-Assad.
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 2/13/1999
King Hassan II receives Iraqi foreign minister and Bundestag chief
King Hassan II received separately in Marrakesh (southern Morocco) on Friday Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Said al-Sahaf and the speaker of the German Bundestag, Thierse Wolfgang.
Morocco-Iraq-European Union, Politics, 2/13/1999
Egyptian petroleum minister: No coordination with Qatar for exporting gas to Israel
Egyptian - Qatari talks are starting today aimed at signing an agreement to export Qatari gas through the Suez Canal with new special fees.
Egypt-Qatar, Economics, 2/13/1999
Arab Maghreb Union marks 10th anniversary
The Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) is celebrating this February its 10th anniversary.
Maghreb, Politics, 2/13/1999
800 gold mines discovered in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Wealth Ali El-Neami announced today that 800 gold mines were discovered in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia, Economics, 2/13/1999
Iraq targets $1 billion in Iraqi - Egyptian exchange
Iraq-Egypt, Economics, 2/13/1999
Yemeni Ministry of Interior seized 62 cases of explosives in Aden in 1998
Yemeni Minister of Interior General Hussein Arab announced that security bodies have been able to seize 62 cases of explosives in Aden alone last year that targeted Yemen's security and stability.
Yemen, Politics, 2/13/1999
Palestinians ask US to move to save the peace process
Palestine, Politics, 2/13/1999
Arab-Russian dialogue to open in Cairo tomorrow
The works of the fifth session of Arab - Russian dialogue held by the Egyptian committee for solidarity and the Russian assembly for solidarity and Afro-Asian cooperation will open tomorrow and last for two days in Cairo.
Egypt-Regional-Russia, Politics, 2/13/1999
Projected Sahara referendum will probably be postponed, UN chief says
The Referendum which the United Nations is planning to hold in the Sahara next December will be probably postponed, the UN secretary general said Friday.
Morocco-UN, Politics, 2/13/1999
Arab members of Israeli Knesset will visit Damascus
Member of the Israeli Knesset Abdul Malim al-Dahamesha said on Friday that a delegation of Arab members of the Israeli Knesset will visit Syria within the coming weeks.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 2/13/1999
Report: Moroccans consume 1,000 Viagra pills daily
Moroccans consume 1,000 viagra pills daily or 7,500 boxes per month, "Maroc-Hebdo" weekly reported in its latest release.
Morocco, Health, 2/13/1999
50 businessmen to take part in US mission this month
The visit of the commission organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt annually to the United States is to start on the last week of February to discuss the possibilities of increasing joint trade and investment
Egypt-USA, Economics, 2/13/1999
Morocco to invest over $540 million in mining, energy sectors over 5 coming years
Morocco will invest more than $540 million over the five coming years for the development of the mining and energy sectors.
Morocco, Economics, 2/13/1999
Morocco seeks German backing at European Union
The Moroccan government called Germany to endeavor to consolidate Morocco's ties and partnership with the European Union mainly in matters of trade and economy.
Morocco, Politics, 2/13/1999
Morocco, part of France's priority solidarity zone
Morocco is part of the 53 countries that France has integrated in the "priority solidarity zone" for 1999 that will receive priority in France's assistance in development.
Regional-Morocco-France, Economics, 2/13/1999
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Syrian Minister of the Interior Mohammad Harba on Thursday handed the speaker of the Syrian People's Assembly, Abdul Qader Qaddoura, a message providing the final result of the people's referendum held on Wednesday for President al-Assad's election to a new constitutional term.
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi arrived in Libya yesterday for his first visit to Tripoli since March 1997. Iranian diplomatic sources said Kharazi is to hold talks with Libyan officials regarding bilateral ties between the two countries and issues of joint concern.
A delegation comprising officials and business leaders from the Chinese Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone is to visit Egypt in March to hold negotiations with Egyptian business leaders to establish Chinese or joint investment projects in the area northwest of the Suez Gulf. A source in the Egyptian department for developing exports told ArabicNews.com today that there is an area of economic and trade development in Tianjin, which cooperates with the Egyptian side in establishing a free trade zone in the northwestern Suez Gulf.
Informed Jordanian sources announced yesterday that Jordan's King Abdullah II is to visit Egypt as soon as possible within the framework of an Arab - European tour which will include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, Syria and Kuwait. The sources added that King Abdullah and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and the measures that should be taken to oblige Israel to implement its peace agreements.
Jordan's King Abdullah today received a cable from Iranian President Muhammad Khatami in which Khatami expressed his best wishes for the investiture of King Abdullah. In his cable, the Iranian president stressed the need to consolidate bilateral relations and expressed hope that relations between the two countries will witness further expansion.
The London-based Middle East daily issued on Friday said that Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, did not succeed in her attempt to shake hands with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad who was able to understand her intention and avoided her by getting far from him before she was able to greet him during King Hussein's funeral. The paper added that Israeli President Ezer Weizman tried to change his handshake greeting with Nayef Hawatemah to a meeting with President al-Assad but he failed.
A Gulf Air flight from Dubai that was reportedly hit by lightning landed safely in Bahrain yesterday, Gulf Daily News reported.
The Library of the Faculty of Law at Zagazig University in Egypt was one of three libraries in the world that were named as United Nations depository libraries, to become part of a worldwide network of 370 such libraries.
The Omani Ministry of Health is taking measures to prepare nationwide for health epidemics by setting up task forces across the Sultanate, Oman Daily Observer reported.
A Palestinian from Abu Dis in the West Bank was placed into custody after he turned himself in for killing a Palestinian woman when he had intended to kill an Israeli, Bahrain Tribune reported.
A delegation of Croatian businessmen led by Minister of Economic Affairs Nenad Porges is expected in Morocco next Wednesday for a three-day visit. The Croatian delegation will examine with Moroccan officials economic operations and means of enhancing relations between the two countries, explore the Moroccan market, and seek economic partners.
British minister of trade will starting on Monday a two-day visit to Cairo to deliver an address to the energy exhibition for the Middle East in Cairo. Brian Wilson will hold meetings with Egyptian officials, topped by Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri. He will also visit British companies with major investments in Egypt.
Jordanian official sources confirmed yesterday that Jordan's position toward Iraq has not changed and that it copes with international resolutions. He added that Jordan demands the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions aimed at ending the sanctions imposed on Iraq and stressed the importance of putting an end to efforts to topple the Iraqi government.
An Indian delegation on exporting spices is to visit Egypt from February 19 - 21 to hold a series of meetings with a group of exporters and businessmen to discuss methods of mutual cooperation between them.