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Jordanian king carries out first army reshuffle
Jordanian King Abdullah Bin al-Hussein started his first reform decision by exempting several senior army officers from their posts, including four generals who were aides to the army's chief of staff.
Jordan, Politics, 2/22/1999
Bahrain, Qatar border dispute may be closer to resolution
Manama stated on Sunday that the International Court of Justice has given the government of Qatar a grace period until May 30 in order to provide documents that back its claims in its border dispute with Bahrain.
Bahrain-Qatar, Politics, 2/22/1999
UAE voices strong objection to Iranian measures in Abu Mousa island
The government of the United Arab Emirates has submitted a strong objection to the Iranian government for opening a municipality house in Abu Mousa island, one of three islands which the UAE wants restored, at the entrance of the Gulf.
United Arab Emirates-Iran, Politics, 2/22/1999
Moussa: We did not advise Arafat to delay the state's declaration
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa stated that Egypt did not offer advice or use pressure in order to change or impose any decision on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to postpone the declaration of an independent Palestinian state.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 2/22/1999
Sudanese president prefers peaceful separation of the south to forced unity
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has announced that the Sudanese government will exert all efforts and ensure all means in order to achieve national unity in the country and achieve security and peace.
Sudan, Politics, 2/22/1999
Meguid and al-Sharaa discuss committee meeting on Iraq sanctions
Abdul Meguid commented that Iraq's objection "is not on the objective of the committee, but rather because it is not a member of it."
Regional-Iraq, Politics, 2/22/1999
Al-Assad meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad met on Sunday at Damascus' al-Chaab palace with Iraqi Foreign Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahaf and the two undersecretaries of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Riyadh al-Qayse and Nabil Nejm.
Iraq-Syria, Politics, 2/22/1999
Israeli group mediates gas line deal in the Caspian Sea bypassing Iran to Turkey
The Israeli Merhaf group specialized in energy has played the role of the broker in the project signed by Turkmenistan last Friday to erect a line for natural gas transportation from the Caspian Sea to Europe and Turkey.
Regional, Economics, 2/22/1999
Denmark symposium attended by Israelis and Iranians
A symposium was held at the Danish university of Odessa on the Middle East, attended by four professors from Tehran University and an Israeli professor, David Menashereh.
Iran-Israel, Politics, 2/22/1999
Saudi - Egyptian discussions for establishing a free trade zone
An Egyptian economic delegation under the chairmanship of Fakhr El-Din Abu El-Ez, the chairman of board directors for the general organization of exports and imports, is to arrive tonight in Riyadh for a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia.
Egypt-Saudi Arabia, Economics, 2/22/1999
Report: Damascus to be King Abdullah's first stop on Arab tour
The United Arab Emirates al-Bayan daily, issued in Dubai on Saturday, quoted Syrian sources as saying that Damascus will be the first stop on the tour King Abdullah of Jordan intends to conduct of the Arab states.
Syria-Jordan, Politics, 2/22/1999
On the annexation of the town of Arnoun
The citizens of the town are still refusing to cross the checkpoint at Kafr Tabnit manned by the Israeli troops, and they insist that the main road of the town be opened.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 2/22/1999
Regional Arab human rights conference adopts Rabat-declaration
The Regional Arab Human Rights conference held last week in Morocco adopted a declaration calling for the integration of human rights principles in all Arab educational systems.
Morocco, Culture, 2/22/1999
Internal Maghreban problems weigh on Maghreban Union march, Moroccan diplomat says
The Moroccan ambassador to Tunisia deplored the fact that internal problems have weighed on the march of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), which has been paralyzed since 1994 because of political differences.
Maghreb, Politics, 2/22/1999
Opposition: Iraqi forces strike residential areas
The Iraqi opposition asserted on Sunday that the Iraqi Army bombarded residential areas it had lost control over in al-Nasereyah city, southern Iraq, as citizens broke into state-run offices.
Iraq, Politics, 2/22/1999
Ocalan to be tried in April
The Turkish dailies confirmed on Saturday that the trial of Kurdistan Workers Party chairman Abdullah Ocalan is to start early in April and that Ocalan might be sentenced in May.
Regional-Turkey, Politics, 2/22/1999
Iraq pledges to suspend media fighting with certain Arab states
A source close to the Yemeni Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Iraq has pledged to halt media campaigns against certain Arab states.
Yemen-Iraq, Politics, 2/22/1999
Key Shiite opposition figure tried in Bahrain
The trial of Sheikh Abdul Ameer al-Jamri, one of the prominent Shiite opposition figures in Bahrain, started on Sunday in Manama.
Bahrain, Judicial, 2/22/1999
First Egyptian company for trade in Dubai
The Egyptian Oriental Weavers Group for investment established an Egyptian - United Arab Emirates company for trade in Dubai with equal shares with the UAE's El-Okeil group with a capital of $20 million.
United Arab Emirates-United Arab Emirates, Business, 2/22/1999
Mubarak confers with Maltese FM
On Saturday the Maltese minister and Moussa signed three agreements in the areas of culture, investment and prevention of double-taxation.
Egypt-Malta, Politics, 2/22/1999
Maltese foreign minister in Damascus
In an arrival statements at the airport, where he was welcomed by Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sahraa and senior Foreign Ministry officials, the Maltese minister expressed happiness over visiting Syria "at the invitation of al-Sharaa."
Syria-Malta, Politics, 2/22/1999
Palestinian Democratic Front stresses commitment to Palestinians in diaspora
A member of the central committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ali Badwan, said the front will be always committed to the Palestinians on the diaspora. He expressed hope that the leadership of the front will be available in the Palestinian territories.
Palestine, Politics, 2/22/1999
Investment opportunities worth $200 million in Algeria
The Egyptian corporation for guaranteeing investments decided to raise six projects for the Arab and foreign businessmen to be implemented in Algeria at a value of $200 million today.
Algeria-Egypt, Business, 2/22/1999
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Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed said he is going to invite the Jordanian and Yemeni foreign ministers to visit Kuwait soon to resume diplomatic relations between these countries and Kuwait. This invitation is considered the first of its sort since the Gulf War. The Kuwaiti foreign minister said he will renew his invitation to Jordanian Foreign Minister Abd al-Ilah al-Khatib to visit Kuwait, knowing that al-Khatib was not able to fulfill a previous invitation due to the death of Jordan's King Hussein.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday in Cairo received Lebanese Prime Minister Salim Al-Hoss. Following the meeting, al-Hoss said that Mubarak has asserted his support for the Lebanese position which calls for Israel's complete withdrawal from the Lebanese territories, unconditionally, in implementation of UN Security Council resolution 425.
The Lebanese committee for the Abd El-Naser Prize granted the prize, worth $130,000, to Egyptian writer Mohammed Hassanein Heikel for his contributions to deepening Arab thought. Heikel announced his acceptance of the prize, which will be delivered on July 26, the anniversary of nationalizing the Suez Canal. Yet Heikel refused to accepting the financial prize and asked for the sum to be dedicated to supporting the committee's work.
The Iranian Supreme Court dropped a death sentence against German businessman Helmut Hofer, who was accused of adultery with a Moslem Iranian citizen.
Egyptian Higher Education minister, Moufid Chihab, is expected Tuesday here on a four-day visit destined to give a new impetus to Moroccan-Egyptian cooperation in matters of higher education and scientific research.
Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abdul Meguid said in statements following his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss in Cairo yesterday that the Arab League is fully ready to make any Arab move to support the Lebanese initiative to confront the Israeli acts in the village of Arnoun to the occupied area of south Lebanon.
The Arab Lawyers Union denounced the aggressive step taken by Israel of joining Arnoun village to the occupied zone in south Lebanon. Farouk Abu Isah, the union's secretary general, stated that this Israeli procedure reveals the Zionist aggression and lack of respect for international resolutions.
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khaleifa al-Thani on Sunday in Doha received a message from Tunisian President Zein al-Abidin Bin Ali pertaining to means of developing and strengthening bilateral relations between the two states.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat met on Sunday in Gaza with Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik. Talks dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and the stalemate they have reached.
Spokeswoman for the Ethiopian government told the AFP on Sunday that Ethiopian warplanes struck Asab airport on Sunday. Asab is Eritrea's strategic city on the Red Sea and the eastern front of the Ethiopian- Eritrean conflict.
The Gulf 9th symposium under the title "The Gulf: the current status and future prospects" opened today in Tehran. The chairman of the political and international studies office at the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that some 60 intellectuals from various parts of the world are taking part.
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz met on Sunday in Riyadh with Kuwaiti Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah who arrived in Riyadh earlier in the day.
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad on Sunday received patriarch Butrous VII of Alexandria and all Africa for the Greek Orthodox Church and Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and all the east for the Greek Orthodox Church.
Saudi Minister of Finance and National Economy Ibrahim al-Assad met on Sunday in Riyadh with a Jordanian governmental delegation led by Minister of Finance Michel Marto, Minister of Planning Nabil Amari and Minister of State for Development Affairs Taher Kanaan. Means of strengthening and supporting economic ties between Saudi Arabia and Jordan were reviewed.
Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Sheikh Jamil al-Hujeilan met on Sunday in Riyadh with the Swiss minister of economy and members of the accompanying Swiss delegation currently visiting Saudi Arabia.