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Mubarak, Russian FM discuss situation in Kosovo, Egypt sends aid
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met today with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov who is visiting in Cairo within the framework of his Middle East tour.
Egypt, Politics, 4/24/1999
Ivanov says Moscow defensive weapons to Damascus don't threaten neighbors
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said that the meeting held between president Mubarak and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov tackled the development of the situations in Kosovo and the Middle East peace process, as well as the situation in Iraq and Russian - Egyptian bilateral ties.
Regional-Russia, Politics, 4/24/1999
Mubarak and King Abdullah review summit with Syria
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received a phone call last night from Jordan's King Abdullah Bin Hussein, during which King Abdullah informed Mubarak about the results of talks he held with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, his son Bashar al-Assad, and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa.
Jordan-Egypt, Politics, 4/24/1999
UN human rights commission passes resolutions on occupied Arab territories
The United Nations Human Rights Commission, currently meeting in Geneva, passed a resolution condemning human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Regional-UN, Politics, 4/24/1999
Indyk: peace process indicators mixed
US Undersecretary of State for Near East Affairs Martin Indyk said Thursday in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations on US policy in the Middle East that there are mixed indicators toward whether the Middle East will head toward "a future of greater peace, stability, prosperity, and popular participation."
Regional-USA, Politics, 4/24/1999
Tunisian business delegation is due to visit Cairo in June
It is expected that Tunisian President Zein El-Abedin Ben Ali will visit Cairo before the end of this year, according to the invitation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, to discuss bilateral relations between Tunisia and Egypt, and means of enhancing them, as well as to examine international and Arab issues of joint interest.
Tunisia-Egypt, Politics, 4/24/1999
Morocco projects 3 percent growth this year, as budget deficit declines
The draft appropriation bill predicts a 2.8 percent decrease in the budget deficit, while savings will stand at nearly $600 million. Up to 36% of the amount will be contributed to equipment projects over 28% last year.
Morocco, Economics, 4/24/1999
Russian, European support for Bouteflika
European Union confirmed that they will give a great interest to the initiatives of the president-elect, referring to the enhancement of reforms in Algeria, as well as Mediterranean cooperation, adding that through pursuing social and economic reforms, democracy and rule of law, Algeria will be able to get out of its crisis
Algeria, Politics, 4/24/1999
Confidential Libyan - British communications
Libyan sources told ArabicNews.con that Britain has renewed its communications with the Libyan government and that it released the Libyan balances that were frozen in 1993.
Libya, Politics, 4/24/1999
Egyptian ministerial delegation visits Libya
Egyptian Minister of Information Safwat El-Sherif left Cairo, heading to Libyan capital Tripoli, at the top of a delegation comprising Minister of Health Ismael Salam, carrying a message of congratulations from President Mubarak to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, Libya's leadership and the Libyan people, on the occasion of the suspension of the international sanctions against Libya.
Libya-Egypt, Politics, 4/24/1999
Communique from Russian president to Arafat
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat received a communique from Russian President Boris Yeltsin concerning talks with the Israeli side and the date of the Palestinian statehood proclamation.
Palestine, Politics, 4/24/1999
Damascus house reminds of a British woman's love story
On Jane's background, Mrs. Lovell said that Jane had spent her entire life in huge houses and palaces being spoiled and waited on by dozens of servants. Life for her in the black tents was very different. And even though she was wife of a Sheikh, she still had to learn from the women how to milk camels and sheep, how to cook for Medjuel over an open fire, how to make a home of their tent, and to fetch the water and gather firewood. The thing that first won for Jane the respect of the tribe was her immense knowledge of horses, something that was very important to the men.
Syria, History, 4/24/1999
Report before Egyptian foreign minister regarding Israeli elections
Mohammed Bassiouni, Egypt's ambassador in Israel, stated that declaring the Palestinian state is a purely Palestinian matter and that they have the right of self-determination and establishing their country.
Egypt, Politics, 4/24/1999
Syrian public sector's exports decline by 30%
The recession in exports has become a characteristic linked to exports due to the inablility to carry out the government's set plan, which estimated the exports of the public sector for 1998 at a cost of US $1.268 billion, excluding light oil, while actual exports value reached US $1.1 billion, representing an execution rate of 87%.
Syria, Economics, 4/24/1999
Weizman criticizes decision to close Arafat's headquarters in Jerusalem
Israeli President Ezer Weizman denounced the Israeli government's decision to close the unofficial headquarters of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in Jerusalem as being and election maneuver that might increase tensions.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 4/24/1999
Yemeni minister of interior expected detaining the terrorist Abu Hamza El-Masri soon
Yemeni Minister of Interior Hussein Arab said there are signs that Abu Hamza El-Masri, accused of being involved in terrorism operations, due to which British and Australian tourists were killed during December will be arrested soon.
Yemen, Politics, 4/24/1999
Saudi loan to Hyundai
The bureau of Korean Hyundai Group in Cairo announced that a company for refining petroleum affiliated to the Korean group has agreed with the Saudi National Trade Bank to offer a loan to the Hyundai Group worth $200 million.
Saudi Arabia-South Korea, Business, 4/24/1999
Negotiations to sell Cairo hotel
ArabicNews.com has learned that the holding company for tourism and housing began to receive offers to buy the Cairo Helnan Shepherd Hotel.
Egypt, Business, 4/24/1999
Cairo: Four companies compete to buy Asyut Cement
French, German and Mexican international companies in addition to the Egyptian Aceic company are studing the purchase of Asyut Cement company, which was recently floated up for sale.
Egypt, Business, 4/24/1999
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A soldier from the Israeli-allied South Lebanon Army militia was killed and one of its officers was seriously injured due to the detonation of a bomb that was planted by the Lebanese Hizbullah party on one of border roads in Israeli-occupied south Lebanon. The wounded officer was moved to an Israeli hospital. The sources said the officer was saved from many ambushes in the past.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Sergio Vieira de Mello urged the "immediate and unconditional" release of a relief worker with Terra Nuova, who was kidnapped a week ago in Somalia. In a statement, de Mello said the worker was in the Lower Juba Region of southern Somalia on a humanitarian mission when abducted.