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Nominating Mubarak for a new presidential term
The Egyptian People's Council and Shura council has formally announced their pledge of allegiance to President Hosni Mubarak for a new term as president saying he has adopted democracy in his rule and taken the law as a basis for treatment and the judiciary as a reference for ending disputes.
Egypt, Politics, 5/26/1999
Iraq will not object to future formula of monitoring system
Iraqi sources said that their country would not reject the future formula for activating a monitoring system on Iraqi weapons rather than inspections.
Iraq, Politics, 5/26/1999
El-Bashir expects positive changes in relations with Egypt
Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir expected a positive development in Egyptian - Sudanese relations during the coming period.
Sudan-Regional, Politics, 5/26/1999
Maghreban summit will be held in Libya in november
The seventh Maghreban summit will be held in Libya by mid-November, Libyan foreign affairs secretary of state for Maghreban affairs, Slimane Chehoumi
Maghreb, Politics, 5/26/1999
On the mini Arab summit
Egyptian Information Minister Safwat al-Sharif has said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak expressed his welcome for convening a mini-Arab summit, but Mubarak did not clarify whether this summit should be tripartite or include five participating sides.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 5/26/1999
Mubarak is to visit Washington in coming month
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will head to Washington at the end of June at the invitation of his US counterpart, Bill Clinton.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 5/26/1999
King Abdullah to visit Algeria on Monday
Jordan's King Abdullah Bin Hussein will head to Algeria on Monday to fulfill the invitation made by Algerian President Abdeaziz Bouteflika to discuss regional developments, means of cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism, Arab issues and the possibility of convening an Arab summit.
Algeria-Jordan, Politics, 5/26/1999
Saudi crown prince and the Pope discuss the question of Jerusalem
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz on Tuesday visited the Vatican where he was welcomed by Pope John Paul II. Talks dealt with peace, tolerance, dialogue and the question of Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia-Italy, Politics, 5/26/1999
On negotiations between Syria and Israel
Member of the Israeli Knesset for the Labor Party Nawaf Masalha said that he had conveyed a message from Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak to Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in which the latter pledged to continue the policy pursued by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 5/26/1999
Russian sources deny President al-Assad to visit Moscow
Russian diplomatic sources in the Syrian capital, Damascus, have denied news rumored in Moscow saying that President Hafez al-Assad will visit Russia during next week.
Syria-Russia, Politics, 5/26/1999
King Abdullah visits Gaza today
King Abdullah Bin Hussein arrived in Amman on Tuesday from Washington following a 17-day tour that included Germany, Britain, Canada and the US.
Jordan, Politics, 5/26/1999
A message from Sheikh Jaber to Yemeni President
Yemeni Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Abdul Qader Bajmal received a message from the emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, addressed to the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Yemen-Kuwait, Politics, 5/26/1999
Europe welcomes the outcome of Israel's elections
Regional-Lebanon-European Union, Politics, 5/26/1999
Lebanese President voices unity of track with Syria
During his meeting with the US ambassador to Lebanon, David Satterfield, the Lebanese president stressed Lebanon's principles to restore every inch of the occupied territories in Lebanon and the Golan.
Lebanon, Politics, 5/26/1999
Bishara comments on Barak's 'nos'
The chairman of the al-Bilad movement for Palestinian Israelis, Azmi Bishara, said that behavior and statements of Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak do not reveal a sincere intention towards the Palestinians in general and the Palestinian Israelis, in particular.
Israel, Politics, 5/26/1999
Hizbullah party vows continued resistance against Israel
The assistant secretary general for the Hizbullah Party, Sheikh Naeem Qasem, said that the Lebanese resistance will continue against the Israeli occupation forces in south Lebanon until total Israeli unconditional pullback is fully realized.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 5/26/1999
Junior parliamentarians ask government about actions for children
Junior parliamentarians, selected from all over Morocco, on Tuesday questioned the government about its action to promote the well-being and rights of Moroccan children.
Morocco, Politics, 5/26/1999
Morocco's crown prince distributes clothes and medicine to poor children
Crown prince Sidi Mohammed visited Tuesday three child health centers and distributed clothes and drugs to poor children.
Morocco, Culture, 5/26/1999
Jordanian King calls for not wasting time in the peace process
Jordan's King Abdullah Bin Hussein has asserted the need to hurry in resuming peace talks in the Middle East.
Jordan, Politics, 5/26/1999
Iraqi measures against Barzani
The Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas quoted the special bulletin of the Iraqi research and study center abroad as saying that the Iraqi leadership has taken a series of measures against the initiatives of the Kurdistani Democratic Party under the leadership of Mesout Barzani with the objective of attacking the positions of the said party.
Iraq, Politics, 5/26/1999
Sudanese government pardons Nimeiri
The Sudanese daily al-Anba said on Tuesday that the Sudanese government has informed former Sudanese President Jaafar Nimeiri that he has been pardoned.
Sudan, Politics, 5/26/1999
Foreign investments in Arab states worth $2.2 billion
Mamoun Hassan, the head of the Arab corporation for guaranteeing investment, said the total foreign direct investments that flowed into Arab countries in 1998 have amounted to $2.255 billion.
Regional, Economics, 5/26/1999
Head of Egyptian investment organization visits Canada
Ibrahim Fawzi, head of the general organization for investment and Egyptian free zones, left Cairo yesterday heading to Montreal escorted by a large delegation of Egyptian businessmen on a four-day visit to Canada.
Egypt-Canada, Economics, 5/26/1999
Arafat is concerned over the Palestinian track
A London-based daily said on Monday, quoting sources close to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, that Arafat is in a state of chaos and unrest since the election of Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak.
Palestine-Syria, Politics, 5/26/1999
Moussa presents report to Mubarak on COMESA summit
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received today a detailed report on the outcome of the COMESA summit's meetings, in which Egypt took part for the first time, from Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa who headed the Egyptian to the meetings.
Egypt-COMESA, Economics, 5/26/1999
Cooperation agreement among Egypt, Tanzania and FAO
According to this agreement, Egypt will provide technical aid to Tanzania through three years in water control, small animal breeding, fisheries and improving the standard of living for the inhabitants of rural areas of Tanzania.
Egypt-Tanzania, Economics, 5/26/1999
USA to train Morocco's mill workers
U.S. Wheat Associates Inc. will train Morocco's milling professionals and workers under a partnership accord signed Tuesday in New York between the two sides.
Morocco-USA, Business, 5/26/1999
Peres calls for achieving peace with Syria
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres has asserted that the forthcoming Israeli government of Ehud Barak will give top interest to achieving a comprehensive settlement on the Syrian and Lebanese tracks.
Israel, Politics, 5/26/1999
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The "Turkish Daily News" daily said on Tuesday that the Israeli companies have proposed to their Turkish counterparts job opportunities in Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. The paper quoted the chairman of the Turkish-Israeli trade council, Ekrem Esat Guvendiren, as saying following a visit to Israel and holding talks with Israeli trade experts and economists that Israel had proposed the possibility of implementing joint Turkish -Israeli projects in the countries of central Asia. Guvendiren added that developing relations with Israel has become part of the context of Turkey's official policy and that it is ripe time that Turkish businessmen get to know about Israel and Israeli businessmen to know Turkey.
A regional Arab meeting opened Tuesday in Tunis to look into ways of protecting folklore heritage in the Arab world. The three day meeting is sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Culture.
Qatari Minister of Energy, Industry, Electricity and Water Abdullah Bin Hamad al-Attiyah called on Qatar to reduce it's consumption of power, saying that it uses the second-largest amount of power among the Gulf Cooperation Council states, Gulf Times reported.
Oman's Majlis Ash'shura will begin meetings on Saturday, during which it will consider commodity prices, power cuts, juvenile delinquency, and begging, Oman Daily Observer reported.
Bahrain is considering implementing a point system for traffic offenses, under which drivers licenses could be taken away due to too many violations, Gulf Daily News reported.
Jordan's Ministry of Education said it plans to revise a test which is required for admission to Jordanian universities, Jordan Times reported.
Dubai police are planning to check car exhausts with advanced equipment to determine whether the cars are emitting harmful pollutants, Khaleej Times reported.
The extremist organization of Aden's Islamic Army threatened all foreigners in Yemen with assassination if its chief whom was sentenced to death by a Yemeni court after being convicted of kidnapping western tourists in Yemen - is not pardoned. The organization said Wednesday that "negotiations between the Yemeni government and it regarding its chief Zein al-Abidin and his colleagues existing in the prisons." The statement added "if the negotiations failed, all foreigners in Yemen (ambassadors and doctors) must leave Yemen."
The Moroccan General Labor Union (UGTM) called for a general strike in the sectors of education, agriculture, municipalities and goods road transports. The date of the strike will be decided by the unions of the concerned sectors, the UGTM (close to the Istiqlal Party which is participating in the coalition government) said in a release published by L'Opinion daily.
A new 181 km-long highway linking the capital city of Rabat to Fez in central Morocco has been dedicated on Tuesday. The section, which has necessitated around $252 million, consolidates Morocco's highway network.
Morocco will build a $ 120 million paper plant in its eastern region in collaboration with Canada. The project was unveiled by Moroccan Minister of Trade and Industry Alami Tazi during the Arab business forum held recently in the southern city of Marrakesh.
King Hassan II of Morocco received in Rabat on Tuesday Uruguayan Vice President Hugo Fernandez Faingold, who is on an official visit in Morocco.
Sudan yesterday acceded to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, Manoel de Almeida e Silva, deputy spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said.
Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Kamal Mahadin has stated that the Syrian waters which come from the "Martyr Bassel al-Assad Dam" in the al-Golan Saham area to Jordan will meet almost 25 to 30 percent of the water shortage in Jordan for this summer.
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khaleifa al-Thani started a four day visit to Germany on Tuesday. The visit aims at supporting bilateral relations especially in the economic field. A well-informed source in Doha said that both Doha and Bonn seek to maintain "economic partnership, through supporting private sector investments in the two countries."
The Jordanian paper al-Arab al-Youm quoted well-informed Palestinian sources as saying that it has become evident that a Syrian-Palestinian summit will be held within one week. The sources added that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak might take part in the summit, especially as he had made efforts beside King Abdullah of Jordan to prepare to bring together Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
Director of the Iranian president's office, Muhammad Ali Abtahi, received a message on Tuesday in Tehran from Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah addressed to Iranian President Muhammad Khatami. The message, which was delievered by the Kuwaiti ambassador in Tehran, Suleiman Saeed, included an invitation extended by the Prince of Kuwait to the Iranian president to visit Kuwait.