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Ras Al Amoud and another explosion
Netanyahu told Albright that his government would collapse if he ordered a halt to the construction of settlements or agreed to a second troop re-deployment in the West Bank.
Palestine, Analysis, 9/20/1997
It takes all sorts to make a world
In the afternoon, when the sun is not harmful anymore and I have nothing better to do, I like to go for a walk to the place that I consider the most gorgeous part of Beirut. . .
Lebanon, Essay, 9/20/1997
Pyramids of Giza in Egyptian history
Many remains of primitive civilizations are to be met with in Egypt.
100 die in Sudan fighting
More than 100 people, including three top officers, were killed recently in fighting between government forces and rebels in southern Sudan.
Sudan, Military, 9/20/1997
Eighteen killed and injured in Cairo bomb blast
Nine persons were killed and nine injured in yesterday's Cairo bomb blast at Al Tahrir square in a bomb blast at 12 pm that was aimed at a bus carrying 23 German tourists in front of the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo.
Egypt, Local, 9/19/1997
Israel admits that three soldiers were killed and an officer was injured
Islamic Resistance and Amal attacks on Israeli positions in South Lebanon were intense--28 operations were launched--and unpredictable.
Lebanon, Military, 9/19/1997
What is the problem in the Middle East?
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat warns that unless United States efforts can breathe life into the peace process, "We will enter into an era of confusion where all is possible, including war." While Israel prepares for "Limited armed conflict" with the Palestinians
Regional, Analysis, 9/19/1997
Saudi officials head to South Africa to buy arms
Sources stated that Saudi Arabia and South Africa are about to sign an arms deal through which Riyadh will buy guns and anti-fighter missiles.
Saudi Arabia, Military, 9/19/1997
Parents of flogged female students issue statement
the parents of the female students have filed a complaint against the judge who ordered the flogging, because their girls had not committed any crime
Sudan, Local, 9/19/1997
Decision of Interdicting the book God of the Times is Annulled
The State Security Prosecutor had earlier ordered copies of the book collected the from the market after the official Islamic Researches Society wrote a report on the book mentioning that the it contains ridicule and derision of prominent Islamic figures.
Egypt, Culture, 9/19/1997
SPECIAL REPORT: Explosion in heart of Cairo kills nine, destroys bus at Egyptian Museum
Three explosions occurred in the heart of Cairo at noon in a location in front of the Egyptian Museum downtown.
Egypt, Breaking News, 9/18/1997
Netanyahu now convinced settlers should leave.
The Israeli High Court, meeting on Thursday, has to view the appeal made by American Jewish financier Irwin Moskowitz who claimed he had bought the area of land where the houses are located in the early 1990s from a Jewish organization which allegedly bought the site more than one hundred years ago.
Palestine, Local, 9/18/1997
Israeli aggressions in Lebanon
Security sources said the Israeli artillery in al Mais position shelled the areas of Eita Al Jabal, Tibnin, Hadatha, Bara'sheet, Haris, al Rafi mountain, Maraya, Eqmata and the woods of Sujud.
Lebanon, Military, 9/18/1997
Will Arafat clean house?
Corruption is still a common characteristic of developing countries, and the Palestine self-rule area is no exception.
Palestine, Analysis, 9/18/1997
Qatar leads Saudi Arabia in Pan-Arab athletics games
Four records were broken with the Qatari team topping the 17 Arab teams which participated in the tournament.
Regional, Sports, 9/18/1997
International convention on terrorism in Algeria
Meetings of the International Convention on Terrorism in Algeria will start next Saturday which will study all forms of violence and its culture at the present time.
Algeria, Local, 9/18/1997
US Senate questions Tamraz on campaign donations
Tamraz, an American businessman who was born in Lebanon, donated an estimated $300,000 to the Democratic party and was granted a visit to the White House in which he met US President Bill Clinton.
Lebanon, International, 9/18/1997
Housing exhibition planned in Kuwait for October
Around 50 companies will occupy more than 120 pavilions in the exhibition which will also host a number of lectures and seminars.
Kuwait, Local, 9/18/1997
80 percent booking rate for Aida
The increased rate of ticket sales is attributable to the successful press conferences held in several US and European cities to market the performance.
Egypt, Culture, 9/18/1997
Egyptian president to open Nubian Museum in October
World statesmen and leaders will be invited to the ceremony, Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Husni said.
Egypt, Culture, 9/18/1997
Lebanon going French: Francophone nations to meet in Beirut
Lebanon, Culture, 9/18/1997
Arab dentists meet September 23-25
Dr. Faisal Dayoub said that the conference will be an important Arab medical scientific and manifestation.
Syria, Medicine, 9/18/1997
National legal symposium opens
The symposium is held by the Justice Ministry in association with UNICEF.
Syria, Local, 9/18/1997
Further Israeli attacks on Lebanon
The Israeli occupation shelled the UNIFIL Irish contingent in the western sector of south Lebanon.
Lebanon, Military, 9/17/1997
Egyptian terrorism trial yields four death sentences
An Egyptian court sentenced four fundamentalists to death and eight to life in prison in Egypt's largest-ever military terrorism trial.
Egypt, Judicial, 9/17/1997
Kuwait bans fishing of oysters
Fishing of oysters has started to drain reserves of the shellfish.
Kuwait, Local, 9/17/1997
Comoros requests implementation of joint Arab defense treaty
The Comoros Islands requested the Arab League to implement the Joint Arab Defense Treaty in order to stop separatist movements on two islands.
Comoros, Military, 9/17/1997
The Moon on its way to Qatar
The exhibition will include moon rocks and is scheduled to be open in Qatar at the Qatar Scientific Club for one week.
Qatar, Science, 9/17/1997
Bridge of Love program helps rejoins Daughter and father after 50 years separation
Afaf was born in Kuwait to a Saudi man who was living in Kuwait. He returned to Saudi Arabia after divorcing her mother, and there was a communication gap between the man and his ex-wife.
Saudi Arabia-Kuwait, People, 9/17/1997
Prince Sultan Proposes Saudi-Spanish Committee
Prince Sultan, who is now visiting Madrid, has proposed the establishment of a Saudi-Spanish military committee to lay the foundation for military cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries.
Saudi Arabia, Military, 9/17/1997
Strong Criticism of the Educational System in Sudan
A Sudanese report issued by the Strategic Studies Center in Khartoum (a government establishment) strongly criticized the educational system in Sudan.
Sudan, Local, 9/17/1997
New identity cards for Lebanese - without religious markings
After a 22-year halt because of the war, identity cards are being given again to Lebanese people.
Lebanon, Local, 9/17/1997
Last eclipse of the moon in this century
Lebanese people watched yesterday evening the last eclipse of the moon they could observe during this century.
Lebanon, Local, 9/17/1997
An organizing course for sports
Syrian general sports federation's planned course on organizing and administrating sports began.
Syria, Sports, 9/17/1997
The first Arab clubs tennis tournament in Damascus
Tennis clubs from seven Arab countries besides the host club al Muhafaza of Damascus will participate in the 1st Arab clubs tennis tournament.
Syria, Sports, 9/17/1997
Medical conference on diabetes
The three-day conference will host distinguished specialists who will lecture on the latest techniques and medicine for the treatment of diabetes.
Syria, Medicine, 9/17/1997
Ras Al Amoud: Settlers still in. talk of militant confrontation growing
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to take a decision on whether to leave the Jewish settlers in the houses they took over in the Ras Al Amoud neighbourhood in Jeruslem or to evict them.
Palestine, Local, 9/16/1997
Israeli hell-bent on destroying Lebanon's people, economy and Beirut
Israel is now threatening raids on Beirut, especially on its infrastructure so there would be no more water in houses, and a permanent electricity failure.
Lebanon, Military, 9/16/1997
Ethnic divides in the Arab world
Because of the Arab region's unique strategic location as well as resources, especially oil, and natural gas, the Arab world--especially the Gulf states--has been a target of domination by several foreign powers over the last two centuries.
Regional, Analysis, 9/16/1997
Israel bans Islamic call to prayer
The Israeli army has decided to ban the dawn Islamic call to prayer on the Jewish Sabbath.
Palestine, Religion, 9/16/1997
Court sentences six for libel of Mubarak sons
The six defendants went on trial in July after the Mubaraks complained to the prosecutor about allegations published in advertisement for an issue of Asharq al-Awsat's sister magazine, al-Jadida.
Egypt, Judicial, 9/16/1997
New Algerian battle
11 innocent civilians were killed on September 15 in Algeria by having their throats cut.
Algeria, Military, 9/16/1997
Association for journalists proposed
Saudi Arabia, Local, 9/16/1997
Saudi beat Kuwait 2-1
Saudi Arabia edged Kuwait 2-1 in the final round of qualification for the World Cup.
Saudi Arabia, Sports, 9/16/1997
Environmental organisation charts Russian ship's voyage
The mission aims at getting acquainted with the chemical and biological effects resulting from Iraq's deliberate pumping of millions of barrels of oil into the gulf waters.
Kuwait, Local, 9/16/1997
Incredible traffic jam
The restoration of some streets and the start of the new school year have combined to cause major traffic jams in Beirut.
Lebanon, Local, 9/16/1997
Sidon eatery bombed
The explosion--which occurred while the restaurant was closed--also damaged two cars, but no casualties were reported.
Lebanon, Local, 9/15/1997
Jerusalem: Jewish extremists put the last nail in the peace coffin
A group of Jewish settlers entered the Arab house in Ras Al Amoud neighbourhood in East Jerusalem under the darkness of night and erected not only the nucleus of a new settlement in the heart of the occupied Arab city but also planted a new bomb whose explosion might bury the remaining parts of the interim agreements between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.
Palestine, Breaking News, 9/15/1997
Whether kidnapped, killed, or hiding, rumors abound for missing Hamas leader
Dr. Ibrahim Maqadmeh, one of the leaders of Hamas' military wing and considered to be one of the organization's extremists, suddenly dropped out of sight four days ago, fueling widespread speculation as to his whereabouts.
Palestine, Local, 9/15/1997
Nasrallah mourns his son who was killed by Israel
Concerning the exchanges of bodies, Nasrallah announced that Hadi Nasrallah's body will be considered by Hizbullah like that of any other killed fighter, and that they will not allow Israel to take advantage of the fact that Hadi Nasrallah is the son of Hizbullah's Secretary General
Lebanon, Military, 9/15/1997
Two Israeli soldiers killed, one wounded in south Lebanon
Lebanese security sources confirmed the deaths of two Israeli soldiers as a result of the detonation of an explosive charge planted by the Lebanese national resistance.
Lebanon, Military, 9/15/1997
Troops kill rebels holed up in mosque
Security forces killed five terrorists after a siege on Sidi Abdl Kader mosque.
Algeria, Military, 9/15/1997
Ashraf, children on the run
Their profession, like thousands of others of their age, is street vendors. But the unique situation in which they are speaks of a greater tragedy.
Palestine, Culture, 9/15/1997
Riot in upper Egypt
After a minibus driver was killed by mistake in quarrel with a policemen, his relatives rampaged through the southern Egyptian town of Qena.
Egypt, Local, 9/15/1997
Occupied territories suffering medicine shortage
About 60 percent of the medical supplies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been depleted.
Palestine, Medicine, 9/15/1997
Mobutu buried in Rabat
Mobutu Sesi Seko, 66, the ex-Zairian president, who was exiled in Morocco, was buried yesterday in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, in a tiny family ceremony.
Morocco, People, 9/15/1997
Jezzine phone exchange opens
The exchange will also serve adjacent villages, and it was connected to the main Lebanese network, which provides communication with the rest of the country.
Lebanon, Local, 9/15/1997
Regional livestock workshop in Damascus
The Agriculture Minister referred to the significance of the workshop, which tackles livestock prediction systems around cities.
Regional, Agriculture, 9/15/1997
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