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Mideast security untenable under current conditions
Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa believes that it is difficult to discuss prospects for security cooperation in the Middle East in light of the current circumstances in the regional peace process.
Egypt, Politics, 11/19/1999
Ministerial commission meets over amendments to public freedoms law
A ministerial commission held last Tuesday a meeting chaired by Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi to look into draft amendments to the public freedoms law.
Morocco, Politics, 11/19/1999
Message from al-Bashir to Sheikh Zayed
United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan received a message on Thursday from Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir pertaining to bilateral relations between the two states.
United Arab Emirates-Sudan, Politics, 11/19/1999
Oman to diversify economy as it celebrates 29th National Day pageant
Rallies and festivities were held on Thursday in all parts of Oman commemorating the 29th anniversary of the accession of the Sultan Qaboos of Oman to power in 1970.
Oman, Politics, 11/19/1999
Moroccan foreign minister meets Turkish president
Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Benaissa renewed Thursday to Turkish President Suleymen Demirel an invitation by King Mohammed VI to pay an official visit to Morocco.
Morocco-Turkey, Politics, 11/19/1999
Signing of Gulf common defense agreement postponed
Defense ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council's six member states concluded their meeting in Dubai on Wednesday, but without signing the common defense agreement as scheduled.
Gulf, Politics, 11/19/1999
Political discussions between Egypt and Romania
Political consultations on level of the high-ranking officials in the foreign ministries in Egypt and Romania will take place on December 3 - 5.
Egypt-Romania, Politics, 11/19/1999
General conditions of Palestinian refugees in Syria
The number of Palestinian refugees registered in Syria is estimated at 370,000 and another 40,000 who are not registered. Those Palestinians represent 2.5% of the total Syrian population. Most of them are concentrated in the cities or their surroundings. Most of them left their houses in Palestine between 1947 and 1948.
Syria, Politics, 11/19/1999
Meeting between Lebanese premier and Palestinian Islamic Jihad delegation
A first meeting of its sort was held on Wednesday at the house of Lebanese Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss between al-Hoss and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, following stances the movement recently expressed on using the south Lebanese front to make operations against Israel.
Lebanon, Politics, 11/19/1999
UAE declares its continuation and support for the Palestinian people
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed, minister of culture and information in the United Arab Emirates expressed his country's continued support and that of its president, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan, for the Palestinian people and the Palestinian Authority, saying that the UAE supports the efforts to pushing forward the peace process and will work on pushing forward the construction operation and development of the liberated Palestinian lands.
Palestine-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 11/19/1999
Pope John Paul visits the Middle East in March
The embassy of the Vatican in Cairo said yesterday that Pope John Paul II will make a tour at the end of coming March 2000 of countries of Middle East that includes Israel and the lands of the Palestinian Authority in celebrating the third millenium.
Regional-Vatican, Politics, 11/19/1999
King Abdullah arrives home from Paris
Jordanian King Abdullah Bin al-Hussein and his wife, Queen Rania, returned on Thursday to Amman following a four-day state visit to France, during which he opened a street in Paris in the name of his father, King Hussein.
Jordan-France, Politics, 11/19/1999
Amamo optimistic over reviving Arab Maghreb Union
The secretary general of the Arab Maghreb Union, Muhammad Amamou,on Thursday expressed in Nouakchott "his great hope to revive" the activities of the said regional organization, suspended as a result of partitions among its member states.
Mauritania, Politics, 11/19/1999
Kuwaiti company establishes paper factory in Egypt
The Kuwaiti Kherafi group is preparing to establish a large paper factory in the Egyptian Suez Gulf area named Imac on a 14,000 cubic meters with a capital of 40 million pounds.
Egypt-Kuwait, Business, 11/19/1999
Emirates airlines holds talks with Boeing
Emirates airlines owned by Dubai started talks yesterday with the Boeing company for purchasing smaller airplanes for its fleet, whose needs are increasing.
United Arab Emirates, Business, 11/19/1999
United Arab Emirates contracts to purchase 14 French helicopters
The general leadership of the armed forces in the United Arab Emirates said it had contracted to purchase 14 helicopters of Acorel style with the French company Eurocopter to be used for training purposes in the air force.
United Arab Emirates-France, Business, 11/19/1999
Fair for Egyptian products in Zambia
The Egyptian government decided to participate in fair of the Comesa member states, which will be held on margin of the meetings of Lusaka summit in October 2000.
Egypt-Zambia, Economics, 11/19/1999
WATA organization holds its annual conference in Cairo
The World Association of Travel Agencies organization located in Geneva decided to hold its general association and its annual conference in Cairo on December 1 - 5.
Egypt-International, Economics, 11/19/1999
Indonesia postpones establishment of relations with Israel
Indonesia has postponed plans to establish trade relations with Israel following large mass protest to such plans.
Israel-Indonesia, Politics, 11/19/1999
Arab sports committee draws strategy to back Morocco's World Cup bid
The executive committee of the Arab sports ministers council on Thursday drew a strategy to back Morocco's bid to host the final rounds of the World Cup, 2006.
Regional-Morocco, Sports, 11/19/1999
Israel bombards Lebanese infrastructure, resistance forces retaliate
The Lebanese resistance on Thursday retaliated for Israeli attacks with a series of attacks against Israeli armored vehicles, and direct hits were achieved.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 11/19/1999
Royal advisor highlights peculiarity of Moroccan Judaism
Advisor to King Mohammed VI, Andre Azoulay, has highlighted the peculiarity of the Moroccan Judaism as evidence of the strength of Morocco's heritage.
Morocco, Religion, 11/19/1999
Egypt participates in the meetings for combating desert
Egypt is currently participating in the conference of the member states in the agreement for combating desertification., which is being held in Brazil and which will conclude its works on November 26.
Egypt, Environment, 11/19/1999
Moroccan bank to open branch in USA
Moroccan business bank Upline Securities, based in Casablanca, is planning to open a branch in New York.
Morocco-USA, Business, 11/19/1999
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The Italian Cabinet on Wednesday evening said that Italian Prime Minister Masimo D'Alema will visit Libya on December 1 and 2. It is the first visit for a Western prime minister to Libya since 1992. On April 5 this year the UN Security Council suspended the sanctions imposed on Tripoli since April 1991.
The speaker of the Syrian People's Assembly (PA) Abdul Qader Qaddoura said on Thursday that the delay in approving the Syrian budget for 1999 is resulted from the decline in the oil prices in the first months of this year. Qaddoura did not set a date for issuing the Syrian budget, which is usually released in April or May every year. Syria produces some 600,000 barrels of crude oil of which it exports 320,000
Omani Ninister of National Economy Ahmad bin Abd al-Nabi al-Makki, the deputy chairman of the council for financial affairs and energy resources said the main committee has been formed to prepare for the 6th five-year plan (2001-2006) and determine the major economic trends as well as the service and production sectors. He added in press statements yesterday in Muscat that the committee will raise the primary project of the plan at the Shura and the Cabinet for discussion and revision to pave the way for the plan in its final shape to be raised to Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman to be ratified in October 2000.
German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping is arriving in Cairo today, heading a high-ranking military delegation on a formal visit to Egypt at the invitation of Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the general commander of Egypt's armed forces and minister of defense and military production, during which military discussions will take place between the Egyptian and German sides aiming at boosting military cooperation as well as discussing issues of joint concern between the two countries.
The meetings of the Japanese - Egyptian business council are to start in Cairo on Sunday and last for two days. Official sources in the Japanese - Egyptian business council said today that the meetings aim at learning aspects of possible cooperation between businessmen in the two countries in light of the investment atmosphere and the opportunities it provides to establish joint projects and increase Japanese investment percentage in Egypt in the shadow of the recent political approach between Tokyo and Cairo after the visit of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to Japan last summer.
A European group comprising French-Belgian Totalfina Repsol of Spain, OMV of Austria and Saga of Norway has signed an agreement for a new oil license in Libya. The consortium will be exploring oil in southwestern Libya.
Tunisian President Zein al-Abidin Ben Ali emphasized his country's continuation of privatization through periodically declaring lists of companies that will be privatized, aimed at attracting more foreign investments. Ben Ali added that he gave orders to make periodic lists of companies so that options will be before the investors and a data list based on a study. This statement came after Bin Ali's meeting with the national committee for the privatization yesterday.
The Qatar News Agency reported that Algerian Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Muhammad al-Ammari started an official visit to Qatar on Thursday, a visit which will last for several days. Earlier, an Algerian source said the visit falls in the course of "strengthening cooperation relations between the armies of the two countries."
A commercial delegation from Malta will hold commercial discussions with Egypt during their visit to Cairo in February to open horizons for joint investment between the two countries in different industrial fields like marble, cars, textiles and leather products. This will be the fourth delegation arriving in Egypt from Malta, which exports products of $2.6 billion annually, while its inhabitants do not exceed 400,000 citizens.
Minister of Tourism Mamdouh El-Beltagui met with British Secretary of National Heritage Chris Smith on Wednesday on the sidelines of the ongoing world travel market(WTM). He said he discussed with Smith the warning issued by London to the British nationals who have the desire to travel to Egypt and which warned them against visiting certain places. Smith promised to review the warning and consult with various officials in this regard, said Beltagui.
An international petroleum conference is to start tomorrow in Kuwait and last for two days to discuss the future of the petroleum industry in Kuwait with the participation of 50 Kuwaiti, Arab and foreign companies in addition to the attendance of petroleum ministers of Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Egypt. Egypt will present a report regarding the "privilege" (rights) agreements and drilling so the Kuwaiti government can benefit from it in the negotiations currently taking place with the international companies for drilling petroleum.
The Arab justice ministerial council will open next Tuesday its 15th session to discuss a number of issues pertaining to joint Arab action in the legal and justice fields. The Arab League's assistant secretary general for legal affairs, Radwan Khasra, told reporters that the council's two-day session would review mechanisms to implement the Arab anti-terrorism agreement, standardize legislation and issue a unified Arab law on prisons.
The travel guidance service in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry continued issuing warnings to Egyptian travelers abroad, as it warned the citizens who want to travel abroad to work of fraud by unlicensed companies practicing this activity. The travel guidance service urged job seekers abroad to make sure of the company they are dealing, with whether licensed or not, through communicating with the concerned governmental bodies like the foreign ministry and ministry of labor.
The Arab single chess championships started Thursday in Aden, Yemen. Chess players from Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen are also vying for titles in the championships, to down curtain on November 30, Map reported.
USA's NTSB Chairman Jim Hall stated today that more work is being done to transcribe the crashed EgyptAir 990 plane's voice recorder in Arabic and English. He condemned rampant speculation saying headlines in newspapers have had "information that is just flat wrong." He said no new information has been found that would warrant a change in the course of the investigation. December 1 will be the time when a specialized ship will be deployed to start recovery of plane parts for examination, he added.