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One to twelve year prison terms for WFP aid embezzlement
The Moroccan special court of justice on Thursday sentenced the 31 civil servants involved in embezzlement of foodstuffs granted by the world food program (WFP) to school canteens to prison terms ranging from one to twelve years.
Morocco, Judicial, 8/7/1999
Egyptian Ambassador: President Assad ready to achieve comprehensive peace
The Egyptian ambassador to Israel, Muhammad Basyouni, has said that Syrian President Hafez al-Assad is ready to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in the region, under the condition that a just peace is to be fair for all sides and ensure security for all sides.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 8/7/1999
Palestine opposes the delay of Barak to Wye River accord
The Palestinian National Authority announced that Israeli Prime Minsiter Ehud Barak has announced delaying the implemenation of the Wye River accord until October and to end this implementation in March 2000.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 8/7/1999
Barak to start implementing Wye River agreement in three weeks
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel will start implementing the items of the Wye River accord in three weeks without making any adjustments to the agreement.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 8/7/1999
Palestinians deny detention of human rights activist
Official Palestinian sources negated yesterday that Palestinian security forces detained Eyad al-Sarraj, a human rights activist in the Gaza Strip.
Palestine, Local, 8/7/1999
Arab investments in Tunisia up by $ 155 million until end 1998
Tunisia, Economics, 8/7/1999
Lebanon to host Asian meeting of Group of 77
For the first time, Lebanon will host a meeting of the Asian countries in the Group of 77, which is to be held on the level of ministers of trade, finance and development on August 11 - 13 at United Nations headquarters in Beirut.
Lebanon-International, Politics, 8/7/1999
Arab - European trade conference to be held in Port Said
The third conference for upgrading trade exchange between the Arab and European states is to be held on October 22 - 24 in Port Said, Egypt.
Regional-European Union, Economics, 8/7/1999
Pakistan denies Saudi attempt to own nuclear weapons
Pakistan announced on Friday that the reports published on the attempts made by Saudi Arabia to own nuclear weapons via it ( Pakistan) are baseless, just one day following the same denial made by Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 8/7/1999
King Mohammed receives meditelecom officials
King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Prince Moulay Rachid, received here on Friday officials from the Meditelecom group that won Morocco's second cellular phone license.
Morocco, Economics, 8/7/1999
Garang views importance of establishing trust through specific steps by Khartoum
The personal representative of John Garan, the leader of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army, Nial Deneik, asserted that it is important for the Sudanese government to take many specific procedures to qualify the atmosphere for the beginning of discussions and negotiations with the opposition Democratic National Alliance to reach a comprehensive national rapport in Sudan.
Sudan, Politics, 8/7/1999
Garang refuses ceasefire announced by Khartoum
The leader of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army, John Garang, refused yesterday in Nairobi the 70-day unilateral ceasefire announced by Khartoum on August 5 in all the southern areas in the cities which have been witnessing a civil war since 1983.
Sudan, Politics, 8/7/1999
Italian investment projects in El-Wahat El-Bahria
Maher El-Gindy, the governor of Giza, stated that there is a great potential for investment in the maritime oasis (El-Wahat El-Bahria).
Egypt-Italy, Business, 8/7/1999
1.5 million Iraqi citizens dead due to economic sanctions
Iraq accused the U.S.A of being the reason behind the strict economic sanctions imposed on Iraq by the United Nations.
Iraq, Economics, 8/7/1999
Egyptian companies compete to win Iraqi deals
A group of Egyptian companies producing foodstuffs intends to bid for deals that Iraq has recently announced valued at $5.2 billion US.
Egypt-Iraq, Business, 8/7/1999
Israeli artillery bombarded several south Lebanon villages
Israeli occupation forces on Friday continued its aggressions against areas in South Lebanon. The Israeli artillery positioned in al-Zaffatah on Friday morning bombarded several villages and the bombardment resulted in damaging a house in Zouter east town.
Lebanon, Politics, 8/7/1999
Masalha as deputy FM in Israel have no change on foreign policy
Member of the Israeli Knesset for the Arab group Azmi Bishara has welcomed the appointment of Knesset member Nawaf Maslaha as the deputy foreign minister in Israel, adding that such an appointment will not change Israel's foreign policy.
Israel-Palestine, Politics, 8/7/1999
On Masalha nomination as a deputy FM in Israel
Israel, Politics, 8/7/1999
Algerian mediation to settle Eritrea - Ethiopia dispute
Eritrea on Thursday received proposals from the Algerian mediation committee on peace with Ethiopia and will give its reply to this proposal within two weeks.
Eritrea-Ethiopia, Politics, 8/7/1999
Libyan opposition member executed says group
The National Front For the Salvation of Libya has announced that a former Libyan official was executed on Wednesday July 28, 1999 in Bani Waleed town.
Libya, Politics, 8/7/1999
1.9 million Egyptians work in Arab states
A study released by central department for Egyptian statistic said that there are 924,000 Egyptians working in Saudi Arabia out of a total of 1.9 million Egyptians working in the Arab states.
Egypt, Economics, 8/7/1999
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Syrian Minister of Information Muhammad Salman said that Damascus is still waiting for new moves from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak to commit to what Israel undertook before halting peace negotiations between the two sides in 1996 and working on achieving peace and withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights. Syria accused the Palestinians of delaying peace negotiations and any progress on the Lebanese and Syrian tracks .
The Israeli chief of general staff, Shaol Mofaz, asserted the importance of establishing peace with Damascus. The Israeli newspaper Maariv quoted Mofaz as saying yesterday that Syrian surface-to-surface missiles are considered the main threat to Israel, even in light of the threat that comes from Iran.
Iraqi official diplomatic sources said today that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is to address a speech tomorrow on the 11th anniversary of the end of the Iraqi - Iranian war. The sources also said that Hussein's speech will focus on the Iraqi captives in Iranian prisons, as the issue of prisoners forms the main obstacle before normalization between the two countries, which currently have diplomatic relations on the level of charge d' affairs.
Israel Radio said on Friday that Arab Israeli Knesset member Azmi Bishara met on Friday morning with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and briefed him on the results of his visit to Syria.
An Israeli source close to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said that a meeting will be held in one week between Barak and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. The source added in an exclusive statement to Israel Radio on Friday that this meeting aims at settling disputes arising between Israel and the Palestinian government on ways of implementing the Wye River agreement. The source said that the Arafat - Barak meeting will be held near the end of next week.
King Mohammed VI received Friday Abdellah Kadiri, assistant secretary-general of the National Democrat Party (PND/opposition).
The Saudi Ministry of Agriculture and Water banned imports of cows and beef from South Africa, after it received information that the bovine plague spread in different parts of African continent. Sources in the Saudi embassy in Cairo said today that the embargo will continue until the news confirms that there is no bovine plague South Africa.
Israel Radio on Friday interviewed the deputy chairman of the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Abu Ali Mustafa, currently in Damascus, in which he said he did not receive any notification from the Palestinian government to enter the West Bank, adding that his license to enter the West Bank has existed since 1996. Mustafa denied that he had submitted any new application to be licensed to visit the West Bank.
The executive committee of the conference in confrontation of normalization has decided to convene its second anti-normalization conference in Amman at the end of September. The committee took this decision during its meeting on Thursday in Amman, during which several issues were tackled. The committee will inform Jordanian official sides concerned of the date for convening the conference.
Eight persons have been arrested in the Moroccan northern city of Nador on the charge of involvement in a corruption case related to the issuing of driving licenses. The involved persons include the director and an employee of the registration center, two policemen and four driving schools' owners.
The Association of Moroccan Lawyers decided to assist all Moroccan Sahrawis who were not registered on the provisional lists for the referendum or those who wish to introduce appeals against contested registrations.
The founder of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, has asserted the importance of resisting the Israeli occupation forces now more than at any time before. In an interview with the French daily Liberation issued on Friday, Sheikh Yassin said that military operations against Israel will be resumed in the coming days. He added that the coming days will prove that the Ezzeddin al-Qassam groups, the military wing of Hamas, still exist, Monte Carlo radio reported.
The People's Army, the armed wing of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) on Friday announced its intention to drop its weapons and start withdrawing its forces from Turkey as of September 1. In a statement broadcast in Istanbul on Friday, the People's Army said, "We consider the call made by the leader of the PKK to our armed forces to halt the war as from the first of September as an imperative order."
Morocco will officially submit the file of its candidacy to host the 2006 World Cup on Monday to the International Football Federation FIFA, in Geneva.