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Egypt: Five fold summit will not convene before forming the Israeli government
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said today that the five-fold Arab summit -- which will include Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Egypt -- regarding Middle East peace process will not be convened before forming the new Israeli government and knowing its policy.
Egypt, Politics, 5/31/1999
Bouteflika specifies four basis for reconciliation in first speech as president
54 days after he assumed the Algerian presidency Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika delivered his first speech, in which he specified the basis for national reconciliation and opened the door for the repentance of terrorists to enter society once again.
Algeria, Politics, 5/31/1999
Gulf states foreign ministers discuss relations with Iran, disputes over islands
The Gulf Cooperation Council countries' foreign ministers are to convene the 71st session of the council on June 12 - 13 at the headquarters of the GCC general trusteeship in Riyadh under the chairmanship of UAE Foreign Minister Rashid bin Abdallah al-Nuaymi, in the attendance of the council's secretary general, Sheikh Jamil al-Hujeilan.
Gulf-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 5/31/1999
King Abdullah, Bouteflika discuss peace, Arab reconciliation
King Abdullah Bin Hussein of Jordan is arriving today in Algeria for a two-day official visit, during which he to is discuss with Algerian President
Abdelaziz Bouteflika developments in the Middle East peace process, especially after the head of the Israeli Labor Party, Ehud Barak, was elected as Israeli prime minister.
Jordan-Algeria, Politics, 5/31/1999
Council of economic unity starts work tomorrow in Cairo
The meetings of the 69th session of the council of Arab economic unity are to begin in Cairo tomorrow, on the level of Arab League permanent representatives and ministers on June 2 - 3 at the Arab League under the chairmanship of Palestine.
Regional, Economics, 5/31/1999
Senegal, Guinea renew backing to Morocco in Sahara issue
Senegal and Guinea renewed over the weekend backing to Morocco's legitimate rights over the Sahara issue. In Senegal --first leg of a tour that Moroccan Premier Abderrahman Youssoufi started over the weekend to five African nations-- Senegalese prime minister, Mamdou Lamine Loum renewed during talks with Youssoufi, his country's commitment with Morocco over the Sahara issue.
Morocco, Politics, 5/31/1999
Talks between Mubarak and King Abdullah
Talks between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and King Abdullah of Jordan started on Sunday in Cairo. Talks centered on the peace process and developments in the region, as well as Jordanian- Egyptian bilateral relations.
Jordan-Egypt, Politics, 5/31/1999
Morocco, Senegal sign cooperation accords
Morocco and Senegal concluded on Sunday cooperation accords in the fields of sea fisheries, merchant navy and a cooperation protocol between the two countries foreign departments.
Morocco-Senegal, Economics, 5/31/1999
Kharazi to visit Jordan in June
Jordan-Iran, Politics, 5/31/1999
A message to Lahoud for UAE president
The Lebanese minister of transportation and Abu Dhabo Crown Prince Sheikh Khaleifa discussed developments in Lebanon and the region and effective steps to improve the Lebanese economy and encourage investment in Lebanon.
Lebanon-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 5/31/1999
Suzanne Mubarak highlights role of non-governmental organizations in social development
First Lady Mubarak had a lengthy conversation with women trainees at Siwa center to familiarize herself with the various services now offered. She inspected the cottage industries center where the needlework and carpeting reflected the Siwan style, and visited the computer-equipped library.
Egypt, Culture, 5/31/1999
Sudanese opposition refuses to hold discussions with the government
The Sudanese opposition Ummah party refused to participate in the national discussion between the government and opposition at the beginning of July.
Sudan, Politics, 5/31/1999
Iraq starts diplomatic campaign, calls on AL to move to halt bombardment
Iraq on Sunday called on the Arab League to take effective action to halt the US and British raids on the northern and southern parts of the country.
Iraq-Regional, Politics, 5/31/1999
Oman, Iran for better relations
Iranian President Muhammad Khatami on Sunday in Tehran received a message from Oman's Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed during his meeting on Sunday with Omani Minister of State for Foreign AffairsYoussef Bin Alawi in Tehran on Sunday.
Oman-Iran, Politics, 5/31/1999
Morocco's tripartite commission in charge of social dialogue will meet early next june
The Moroccan government, employers and major trade unions will hold early next June a new round of meetings to assess the progress made in the implementation of the accords reached last April.
Morocco, Politics, 5/31/1999
Bahrain, Belarus for Middle East peace
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammad Bin Mubarak al-Khaleifa met on Sunday in Manama with Belarus's Deputy Premier and foreign minister Ural Latypov, currently visiting Bahrain.
Bahrain-Belarus, Politics, 5/31/1999
Egypt asks businessman to sell their products in 300 million consumer COMESA market
Moussa said "Egypt is now undergoing a very important and sensitive stage in rebuilding itself politically, economically and socially," Moussa said, adding that the effort entails a distinguished performance different from that of past eras.
Egypt, Economics, 5/31/1999
Gaddafi for strengthening relations with African states
Libyan President Col. Moammar Gaddafi, who is the chairman of the presidium of the gathering of the coastal and desert states on Sunday received a message from President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso.
Libya-Africa, Politics, 5/31/1999
Demonstrations in Khartoum call for trial of Nimeiri
Thousands of supporters of the Sudanese Ummah party demonstrated in Khartoum yesterday, in protest over the return of former Sudanese Prime Minister Jaafar Nimeiri to Sudan.
Sudan, Politics, 5/31/1999
Bahraini trade delegation arrives in Iraq
A Bahraini trade delegation is recently visiting Baghdad to hold discussions on signing contracts in the course of the oil-for-food agreement.
Bahrain-Iraq, Politics, 5/31/1999
Egypt's largest pyramid to be reopened on Thursday
The Egyptian ministry of culture has decided to reopen Cheops pyramids to visitors on Thursday in addition to three cemeteries and sphinx temple, in light of Egypt's preparations for celebrations of the third millennium.
Egypt, Culture, 5/31/1999
Ethiopia vows to continue war against Eritrea until it liberates its lands
Ethiopia-Eritrea, Politics, 5/31/1999
Morocco's agribusinessmen want to enhance presence in American market
Morocco's farmers and agribusiness professionals are determined to enhance their presence in the American market, Moroccan agriculture minister Habib El Malki said here over the weekend.
Morocco-USA, Economics, 5/31/1999
Trail of Ocalan begins today
The trial of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan is to begin today in Turkey on charges of treason and running a guerilla war in southeastern Turkey for 15 years, leading to the death of tens of thousands.
Turkey, Judicial, 5/31/1999
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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has released a pardon for some 41,000 "public rights" prisoners. The Algerian News Agency said that most of those prisoners who were governed by the pardon are from poor families and that the pardon aimed at giving them a new chance to rebuild their lives. The pardon was announced just a few hours before a speech read on Saturday night by the Algerian president in which he explained the framework of his policy. This was President Bouteflika's first speech since he assumed power on April 27, after he was elected president of the country.
Bahraini Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al-Khaleifa has enacted an executive decision providing for appointing Sheikh Khaleifa Bin Salman al-Khaleifa as prime minister and assigning him to form the new Cabinet.
Well-informed Lebanese sources said that Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa will visit Beirut tomorrow and meet with high-ranking Lebanese officials in order to discuss developments and maintain coordination between the two leaders in a phase rich with developments in the Lebanese and regional arenas, the Lebanese daily al-Safir said on Monday.
President Hafez al-Assad on Sunday received at the Damascus al-Chaab palace the new ambassadors for some 11 countries who handed President al-Assad their credentials.
The Sudanese government started a training campaign for thousands of high school students who are expected to be sent to areas where the government's forces are fighting against rebels in southern Sudan.
Jordan's King Abdullah Bin Hussein received an invitation on Sunday from Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to visit Sudan. The cable King Abdullah received from the Sudanese president stressed that the visit of the Jordanian king to Sudan "will be a chance for consultation on the causes of the Arab nation and means of developing bilateral relations."
An exhibition for Egyptian products will be established in the French capital, Paris, in March 2000 under the title Egypt Expo 2000, which will be organized by the Egyptian - French Business Association in cooperation with the chamber of trade and industry.
A Tunisian team won the International Athletics Meet held over the weekend in Tunisia. Morocco came in second position followed by Egypt.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa on Sunday in Cairo discussed with a German parliamentary delegation led by Junta Klora conditions in the Middle East and the results of Moussa's Saturday visit to Damascus.
The general assembly for the Arab Satellite Communications Corporation (Arabsat) has decided to resume services to Iraq after delayed sums borne by Iraq estimated at US $3 million were refunded. Arabsat had suspended its services to Iraq since 1991.
Syrian Prime Minister Mahmoud al-Zoubi met today with the director general of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Abdullatif Al-Hamad. They discussed projects currently being implemented in Syria and projects to which the fund could contribute, especially industrial and irrigation projects.
A US jet today fired a missile in the vicinity of Mosul, Iraq while flying as part of Operation Northern Watch. The US said in a statement from Incirlik air force base in Turkey that jets patrolling the no-fly zone over northern Iraq were targeted by Iraqi radar and fired on by Iraqi anti-aircraft artillery. The statement said the jets returned safely to the base.