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US First Lady Hillary Clinton to begin Egypt visit tomorrow
Hillary Clinton, wife of US President Bill Clinton, will start a visit to Egypt tomorrow, during which she will tour the Fatmids in Cairo and ancient Egypt areasto observe Coptic and Islamic antiquities. She will also tour Luxor, including Karank temple, King's Valley and Queens' Valley.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 3/20/1999
The US Congress and the declaration of an independent Palestinian state
Palestine-USA, Analysis, 3/20/1999
Egypt tops African countries in attracting foreign investment
A report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) puts Egypt at the top of African countries in attracting foreign investments due to its healthy investment atmosphere.
Egypt, Economics, 3/20/1999
Jordanian, Egyptian, Palestinian foreign ministers meet today
Jordanian Foreign Minister Abd al-Ilah al-Khatib confirmed today that the trilateral Egyptian - Jordanian - Palestinian meeting which is to be held in Amman aims at enhancing the Palestinian negotiations in the current and coming stages of talks with Israel.
Regional-Palestine, Politics, 3/20/1999
Gulf petroleum ministers discuss non-abidance of Iran with oil reduction
The petroleum ministers in the Gulf Cooperation Council are to hold meetings today in Abu Dhabi to coordinate a position to present to the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) during the OPEC meeting in Vienna on Tuesday.
Gulf-Iran, Politics, 3/20/1999
Arab foreign ministers meeting had positive atmosphere, seen as progress
Ambassador Wagih Hamdi stated that the meetings of current session for the Arab foreign ministers were dominated by a positive discussion language among the Arab states, which is considered a base for beginning a move toward regaining the Arab solidarity.
Regional, Politics, 3/20/1999
Sudanese - Egyptian committee discuss solving problems between them
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Mousa received Sudanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ali Abd El-Rahman Ghair
Sudan-Egypt, Politics, 3/20/1999
Moroccan-Tunisian entente a reality, Tunisian president
Tunisian President Zein al-Abidin Bin Ali told a Moroccan weekly that entente between Morocco and Tunisia is an evident reality and it is not needed to list its numerous manifestations.
Morocco-Tunisia, Politics, 3/20/1999
Gaddafi accepts South Africa, Saudi guarantees to hand the two suspects
President of Libya Col. Moammar Gaddafi has announced his acceptance of guarantees proposed by King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia and President Nelson Mandela of South Africa on trying the two Libyans suspected of being involved in the 1988 explosion of a passenger jet over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Libya-South Africa, Politics, 3/20/1999
A conference for a new Baathist party in Jordan
The Progressive Baath Arab party in Jordan on Friday held its first regional conference in the presence of the party's central leadership members, SANA reported.
Regional, Politics, 3/20/1999
Arafat attends European summit in Berlin
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat will visit Berlin this week, during which he will meet with high-ranking officials in an attempt to win support for the Palestinian state's declaration.
Palestine, Politics, 3/20/1999
Arafat to visit Sweden next week
It was announced in Stockholm on Friday that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat will visit Sweden next week.
Palestine, Politics, 3/20/1999
Upgrading Egyptian - Tunisian relations
Tunisia's ambassador in Cairo and permanent Arab League deputy, Youssef El-Mokadem, hailed the distinguished Tunisian - Egyptian relations, noting a sincere desire between Presidents Zein al-Abidin Bin Ali and Hosni Mubarak to cooperate in different domains.
Tunisia-Egypt, Politics, 3/20/1999
Report: North African electric grid to be inter-connected before end of 1999
"The Libyan electric grid will be connected before end of the year to the Tunisian one and then to the Algerian and Moroccan ones, reported a French daily .
Regional, Economics, 3/20/1999
Agriculture provides jobs to more than half of Moroccan working women
Agriculture is the sector that provides most jobs for Moroccan women, as 55% of working women are employed in agriculture, against 42.3% of men.
Morocco, Economics, 3/20/1999
British police free Abu Hamzeh from terrorism in Yemen charges
The British police on Friday released Sheikh Abu Hamzeh, leader of Ansar al-Sharia ( al-Sharia partisans) group and two of his men that were arrested earlier on Monday according to the terrorism-fighting law.
Yemen, Politics, 3/20/1999
King Fahd to pay the expenses of Iraqi pilgrimages which they rejected
The Saudi minister of the Interior Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz has announced that 18,000 Iraqi pilgrimages arrived at Hdidat Arar border area of the Saudi Northern border district with Iraq on Friday morning.
Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Politics, 3/20/1999
Delegation from Indian industrial union visits Qatar
A delegation from the Union of Indian Industries that comprises 17 representatives of major Indian companies is heading today to Doha on a two-day visit to Qatar at the invitation of the Qatari ministry of energy and industry.
Qatar-India, Economics, 3/20/1999
Hamas denies agreement with Palestinian government to halt resistance against Israel
The Palestinian National Resistance Movement Hamas on Friday denied news that it has reached an agreement with the Palestinian government providing for halting resistance operations against the Israeli occupation.
Palestine, Politics, 3/20/1999
Moroccan diplomat voices country's resolve to fight drug growth and trafficking
Morocco adheres fully to the political declaration and the work plan adopted by the 20th UN General Assembly calling for the consolidation of international cooperation to eradicate and considerably reduce the growing of illegal drugs, said a Moroccan diplomat.
Morocco, Politics, 3/20/1999
United Nations employee accused of smuggling carpets to Iraq
Iraq accused a United Nations employee of attempting to smuggle prohibited Iranian carpets into Baghdad.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 3/20/1999
Arab forum meets in Damascus
Deliberations of the General secretariat of the Democratic Revolutionary Arab Dialogue of the Marxist, Islamic and National Parties and Forces in the Arab world as well as Arab national unions and organizations wrapped up on Friday.
Syria, Politics, 3/20/1999
Arafat is expected to visit Damascus, Beirut paper says
The London based weekly al- Muharrir News quoted well-informed Palestinian sources as saying in Amman on Friday that the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat may hold two official visits to each of Damascus and Beirut after a 16 year of cold relations
Palestine-Syria, Politics, 3/20/1999
Columbian president hails Moroccans' solidarity move with earthquake victims
Columbian President Andres Pastrana hailed the Moroccans' solidarity move with his country following the earthquake that hit Columbia last January.
Morocco-Colombia, Politics, 3/20/1999
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The first session of strategic dialogue between Egypt and Germany is to be held on coming Wednesday and Thursday in Cairo. The Egyptian side is chaired by Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Fathi El-Shazely, and the German side is headed by Ofa Kestner, the political director in the German Foreign Ministry.
Syrian women in the occupied Golan heights on Friday staged a sit in at the headquarters of the International Red Cross in the occupied town of Majdal Shams. The al-Bayader al-Seyassi magazine which is based in Jerusalem said in its recent issue added that those Syrian women vowed to " continue the struggle until the Golan is fully liberated." The women who participated in the sit in called for allowing the Syrians in the Golan' without exception or discrimination, to visit their families and relatives in their homeland, Syria.
Lebanese Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss will on Sunday visit the United Arab Emirates UAE in the course of his tour to several states in the region. The UAE news agency said that during his visit which will last for two days, the Lebanese Premier will meet with President of the UAE Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan and discuss with him means of strengthening bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern.
Lebanon's ambassador in Cairo, Hisham Demashkeh, told ArabicNews.com that the British Foreign Office Minister Derek Fatchett visit to Lebanon on Monday is a call to resume peace talks on the Lebanese and Syrian tracks to reach a just settlement in the area, adding that this requires from Britain to urge Israel to implement UN Security Council resolution 425, which calls for Israel's withdrawal from Lebanese territory.
"Arab poetry between the past and the present, what specificity?" is the theme of the first Arab Poetry Congress to be held in Fes on April 27-30.
Turkish sources in Cairo said that the regular trips by the Israeli airline El Al will resume to Istanbul airport starting from tomorrow, after being stopped since last Thursday. The company cancelled two trips that were to be made on Thursday to Istanbul as a security procedure against a possible attack by terrorist elements on the occasion of El-Nairouz feast celebrated by the Kurds.
A royal decree was released in Amman on Friday on accepting the resignation of the chairman of the Jordanian Royal court Abdul Karim al-Kabariti and Adnan Abou Odeh, the King's political advisor from the membership of the Jordanian al-Ayan Council ( upper house). This measure, however, came to prevent having double jobs between the two men's royal posts and their membership in the al-Ayan council.
Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat has said that the Palestinians can resume the Intifada (uprising) if Israel tries to prevent them from carrying out their rights in establishing their own independent state. In a speech he delivered on Friday before members of the Fatah movement in Ramallah Arafat added that the " Palestinian state will be established and Jerusalem will be its capital if Israel accepts that or does not." Arafat refrained from disclosing whether he will announced the establishment of the Palestinian state in the 4th of May. The Israeli radio reported.