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Amid massive general mourning, Lebanon eulogizes assassinated judges
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud has awarded the four judges who were assassinated in the justice palace in Sidon with appreciation orders of merit.
Lebanon, Local, 6/10/1999
Oman voices full solidarity with UAE over the three islands
Omani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Youssef Bin Alawi has voiced Oman's support and full backing for the United Arab Emirates in order to restore the UAE's sovereignty over its three islands of Lesser Tanb, Greater Tanb and Abu Mousa.
Oman-Gulf, Politics, 6/10/1999
Egyptian, Sudanese FMs discuss Sudanese reconciliation efforts
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa met on Wednesday night in Cairo with his Sudanese counterpart, Mustafa Othman Ismael, upon arriving in Cairo from Paris.
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 6/10/1999
On the meeting of Sudanese opposition in Asmara
The Sudanese opposition leaders have inclined to avoid discussions on main points of differences in their meeting due to be held in Asmara today and to reach a peaceful solution for the Sudanese crisis.
Sudan, Politics, 6/10/1999
Gaddafi meets with his Liberian counterpart today
Liberian President Charles Taylor arrived in Tripoli today on a visit to Libya during which he will hold discussions with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and high-ranking officials regarding African current causes, especially national reconciliation in Sierra Leone and the peace process in the bilateral relations.
Libya-Liberia, Politics, 6/10/1999
Middle solution for Syrian debts to Iran
Well-informed sources in Tehran told a London-based daily that Syria and Iran have recently reached a "preliminary agreement" in order to settle the question of the debts that are to be paid by Damascus to Iran, at the "decision" of Presidents Hafez al-Assad and Muhammad Khatami in the summit which brought the two presidents together last month in Damascus.
Syria-Iran, Economics, 6/10/1999
Sudan hails Egypt's role in achieving reconciliation
The secretary general of the Sudanese Ministry of Information and Culture, Abass Ibrahim, hailed the role of Egypt and President Mubarak in achieving national reconciliation and maintaining Sudan's unity and the safety of its lands.
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 6/10/1999
Kuwaiti budget to be announced in July
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jabir al-Ahmed al-Sabah issued a royal decree approving the new public budget, which will be issued on its appointed date despite the absence of the Nation's Council.
Kuwait, Economics, 6/10/1999
Rafsanjani praised relations with Saudi Arabia
Former Iranian President Hashami Rafsanjani has praised the relations that currently exist between Iran and Saudi Arabia, stating that these relations are the best in their history.
Saudi Arabia-Iran, Politics, 6/10/1999
Egyptian Ahli Bank establishes trade centers in Africa
Egypt, Business, 6/10/1999
Mauritanian president receives U.N. Sahara envoy
President Mouaouya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya of Mauritania received on Wednesday the new special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for the Sahara, William Eagleton.
Mauritania-Morocco-UN, Politics, 6/10/1999
Qatari gas deal for Pakistan involves Emirates and Oman
Gulf-Pakistan, Economics, 6/10/1999
Issue of Sebta, Melillia officially raised at latest meeting of Moroccan-Spanish high joint commission
The issue of Sebta and Melillia -- two northern Moroccan cities still under Spanish rule -- was officially raised, for the first time, during the fifth session of the Moroccan-Spanish high joint commission held last April in Madrid, Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation said.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 6/10/1999
Moussa: Egypt reviews the European partnership agreements
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa said his country is currently reviewing provisions and chapters of the project for a European - Egyptian partnership agreement.
Egypt-European Union, Politics, 6/10/1999
French EDF prepares to run Cairo electricity company
The manager of Middle East and Arab Maghreb at the EDF (Electricite de France) company, Bernarad Ansimin, told ArabicNews.com that his company is preparing feasibility study on linking the electricity networks between Egypt and Libya
Egypt-France, Business, 6/10/1999
Some 41 prisoners released in Bahrain
The Bahraini authorities have released some 41 prisoners who were arrested during anti-government protest acts. A Bahraini governmental official told reporters that those prisoners were released on Tuesday and the a new shift will be released within the coming two days.
Bahrain, Politics, 6/10/1999
Morocco's vaccination campaigns cover 80 % of targeted children
The child vaccination campaigns launched annually in Morocco cover 80% of the targeted children, a Moroccan pediatrician said Wednesday before a conference on "Mother-Child Health" held in Cairo.
Regional-Morocco, Health, 6/10/1999
UN receives food distribution plan from Iraq
The UN on Wednesday announced that it had received on Tuesday a plan for distributing foodstuffs for the next six months in the course of the oil-for-food agreement with Iraq.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 6/10/1999
Libyan, Zimbabwe officials meet in Tripoli
Libyan assistant secretary for African affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Ali Abdul Salam al-Tureiki, met on Tuesday with the minister of foreign affairs and the minister of state in Zimbabwe, who are visiting Libya.
Libya-Zimbabwe, Politics, 6/10/1999
German-Arab dialogue session held in Rabat
The third session of the Arab-German dialogue on media held in Rabat Tuesday and Wednesday adopted several recommendations, stressing the need to carry on dialogue between European and Mediterranean countries.
Regional-Germany, Politics, 6/10/1999
General Internet services in Saudi Arabia next month
Fahd El-Howaimani, the general manager for Internet services unit in the King Abdul Aziz City for Sciences and Technology in Saudi Arabia said that Internet services in El-Madina El-Monawara, El-Kasim and the rest of Saudi Arabia's cities will start in the coming month.
Saudi Arabia, Science, 6/10/1999
US new plans to support Iraqi opposition
The US ambassador in charge of coordination with the Iraqi opposition, Frank Ricciardone, on Wednesday visited Abu Dhabi and met with several officials there, including the minister of state for foreign affairs, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and the special advisor for the UAE president, Mane Saeed al-Oteibah.
United Arab Emirates-Iraq-USA, Politics, 6/10/1999
Israel escalates aggression against south Lebanon; two Israelis soldiers killed
Two Israeli soldiers were killed and another four were wounded of them two were seriously injured in an attack launched against an Israeli foot patrol near al-Rayhan according to Lebanese security sources.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 6/10/1999
AL, UNDP sign cooperation memorandum
A memorandum of cooperation was signed on Tuesday in Cairo between the Arab League and the UN Development Program with the objective of promoting human development in the Arab region.
Regional, Politics, 6/10/1999
Germany grants Morocco dm 53 million in financial assistance
Germany decided Wednesday to grant Morocco DM 53 million in financial assistance destined to help the North African country carry out several socioeconomic development projects in rural zones.
Morocco-Germany, Economics, 6/10/1999
Exporting Egyptian carpets to Abidjan
The Egyptian company of Oriental weavers succeeded in endorsing a deal to export 16,000 square meters of carpet to Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast (cote D'Ivoire).
Egypt-Cote D'Ivoire, Business, 6/10/1999
A fair for Egyptian products in London
London is due to host between November 7 and 13 a fair for Egyptian products and to convene a series of symposia on opportunities and atmospheres for investment in Egypt.
Egypt-UK, Economics, 6/10/1999
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In some of today's action from the World Handball Championships in Egypt, the Egyptian team defeated Tunisia by a score of 24/22, while Cuba defeated Denmark 32/24.
Britain on Wednesday announced it has lifted the embargo on exporting planes, spare parts and other equipment relating to aviation to Libya. British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Hoon said in an official statement that this decision is to complete the UN decision on lifting the embargo after the two Libyans suspected of being involved in the Lockerbie incident were handed over to by tried in the Hague, Holland in April.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat discussed last night with the Qatari ambassador to Palestine, Abdullah Ben Motawa, developments in the peace process. Sources in the Palestinian presidency said that President Arafat reviewed with the Qatari ambassador the Palestinian position that looks forward to reviving and pushing forward the peace process after forming the new Israeli government and asserts the importance of Arab coordination to face the requirements of the coming phase.
Sheikh Yaqoub bin Hamad al-Harthy, Chairman of the Omani Development Bankšs (ODB) board said yesterday at the bank's annual meeting for the financial year 1998 that the bank allocated 6.15 million Omani riyals for 644 projects in 1998, Oman News Agency reported.
Gulf Air made a profit of 3.6 million Bahraini dinars ($9.5 million) in 1998, Bahrain's minister of transportation and chairman of the Gulf Air's board of directors said, Bahrain Tribune reported.
Head of the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development, Badr Mshari Alhomaizi, arrived Wednesday in Tunis on a four-day working visit destined to assess past joint actions and identify future projects to be funded by the Kuwaiti fund.
The Algerian State-owned oil company Sonatrach and the Australian BHB oil group signed Wednesday in Algiers an agreement for the management and exploitation of the oil and gas fields found in south Algiers.
Lebanese economic sources in Cairo told ArabicNews.com today that Beirut will host the conference of the World Trade Organization in August, in the attendance of more than 35 trade ministers from all over the world under the patronage of United Nations, in addition to more than 30 economic experts who have confirmed their attendance to these meetings.
Tunisian President Zein El-Abidin bin Ali ratified adjustments to the electoral law which increase the number of seats at the deputies council to 180 in comparison to the current 163. The election law also specified a ceiling for the winning party of 80% of seats, which means that the opposition, which now holds 16 seats, will have the right to increase its seats to a minimum of 36 after the coming elections. Four parties hold all the seats in the current council.
The Syrian Ministry of Agriculture banned imports of meat and chicken from Belgium after they proved to be polluted with dioxin, a cancer-causing chemical.
A large Egyptian artistic show is under preperation under the title the Last Dinner, directed and designed by an Egyptian artist of Lebanese origin, Walid Awni, in Egypt including the Egyptian celebrations of the third millennium. The show will tackle the trip of the holy family in Egypt and it is to be presented twice, first at El-Farma castle in Sinai and second in the Hanging Church in Cairo, which are among the very famous sites where the holy family stayed during their trip for Egypt, which included 27 locations in many of Egypt's governerates.
Sheikh Ahmed Ben Saiid Al Maktoum, head of Emirates group, and Faisel Khaled, head of the Algerian airline, Air Algerie, signed a cooperation contract between Emirates and Air Algerie worth $8 million to provide Algeria with a system for automatic reservations. Air Algerie will benefit from the system which includes reserving trips, reservation administration and tourism programs, controlling seat numbers and ticketing. The contract lasts for six years.
Civil employees of the Northern province in Sudan have announced an open-ended strike as of Wednesday in objection over not being paid the wage increase approved in the state's budget.
The ministers of the interior from the Mediterranean states will hold their next meeting in Algeria on June 20 and 21. Taking part in the meeting is the French minister of the interior as well as his counterparts from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
The Turkish daily Urta Dou said on Wednesday that Ankara has decided to produce Israeli "Papaya" air-surface missiles in order to increase the defense capabilities of the Turkish defense forces. The paper added that the project will start when the Turkish Treasury Ministry approves an agreement to produce these missiles that was signed between Turkey and Israel at a cost of US $200 million.
Jordan on Wednesday celebrated the investiture of King Abdullah Bin Hussein. A huge celebration was held on this occasion at the royal palace in the presence of a great number of guests, princes, high-ranking Jordanian state officials, people and party activists and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Amman.