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Interviews: 50th anniversary of Deir Yassin massacre
We saw the Jews moving from one street to another. We saw them killing people in the village. With my own eye, I saw a pregnant woman whom they shot in the middle of the street. They shot her before my eyes
Palestine, History, 4/10/1998
Mystery death of three citizens shocks Jordan
Jordan's King Hussein yesterday met with top Jordanian security officials regarding the killing of three prominent Jordanians in Amman yesterday.
Jordan, Local, 4/10/1998
UAE looks into buying German jet fighters
UAE army's chief of staff, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the German minister said discussions dealt with military cooperation between the UAE and Germany
United Arab Emirates-Germany, Military, 4/10/1998
Arab plan for solidarity with the Palestinian people
Ambassador Mohamed Sobieh, the permanent Palestinian deputy to the Arab League, said the Arab representatives are discussing the joint plan on the 50th anniversary of the scattering of the Palestinian people, to make the year 1998 a year of solidarity with the Palestinians, during two-day meetings held at the Arab League starting on April 15.
Regional-Palestine, History, 4/10/1998
Lebanese resistance fighter killed
Hassan Gamloush Sajed died on Thursday of wounds resulting from Friday 's confrontation with Israeli forces
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 4/10/1998
Akef al-Fayez dies at 76
Akef succeeded his father, Mithkal -- who fought with Lawrence of Arabia in 1918 -- in leading the 15,000 members of the Bani Saqr tribe
Jordan, People, 4/10/1998
Experts for developing education curriculums in Egypt
Egypt, Education, 4/10/1998
Palestinian children suffer psychological problems due to violence and torture
Palestine, Health, 4/10/1998
Another 175 Algerian persons killed during the feast
Algeria, Military, 4/10/1998
The public delegation for succoring the Iraqi children will leave Cairo today
Egypt, Medicine, 4/10/1998
Solar energy meetings end with call for wider use of solar power
The sixth Arab International Solar Energy Conference (AISEC-6) concluded at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman last week with a call for Arab leaders to give higher priority to large-scale use of solar energy in their energy programs.
Regional, Science, 4/10/1998
Egypt regrets Switzerland's statements on Scud missiles deal
The Egyptian ambassador wondered, since this issue goes back to the year 1996, why it is being raised now
Egypt, Military, 4/10/1998
Lebanon - Rumieh
Lebanon, Local, 4/10/1998
Sudan - education
Sudan, Education, 4/10/1998
Butler - Iraq
Iraq-UN, International, 4/10/1998
Saudi official: Pilgrims ignored instructions
Saudi Arabia, Local, 4/10/1998
Top Hamas leader arrested by Palestinian government
Rantisi's arrest is expected to stir more tension in relations between the Palestinian government and Hamas. The two sides have exchanged accusations of responsibility and involvement in the Sharif killing.
Palestine, Local, 4/9/1998
Syria vs. Israel on Lebanon
Senior military intelligence officers told the Knesset defense and foreign affairs committee on Tuesday that Syria is interested in receiving proper compensation from Israel and that nothing is more proper for Syria than an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights
Regional, Analysis, 4/9/1998
Kufr Qassem 41 years later: survivors recall the cold-blooded massacre
A soldier approached and fired four bullets at me, hitting both my right leg and arm. The soldier then pointed his gun to my brotheršs head and fired several rounds of bullets. The head exploded in pieces while I was watching but did not dare say a single word. I cannot forget that moment at all.
Palestine-Israel, History, 4/9/1998
Prisoners rebel at Roumieh Central Prison in Lebanon
The prisoners began their rebellion on Tuesday after a clash occurred between a soldier and one of the prisoners, who was accused of raping a girl to one of the prisoners' soldiers
Lebanon, Judicial, 4/9/1998
Indian musical program in Muscat
MG Sreekumar, a versatile singer who has won the national award for best singer, will sing classical as well as popular songs in Malyalam, Hindi and Tamil.
Oman, Entertainment, 4/9/1998
150 die in haj incident
Regional-Saudi Arabia, Religion, 4/9/1998
Washington calls upon Iraq to release Kuwaiti prisoners
Iraq-Kuwait-USA, International, 4/9/1998
Bombarded the villages of Majdal Sulum
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 4/9/1998
Overloaded boat arrives safely after grounding
United Arab Emirates, Local, 4/9/1998
UN report likely to be delayed
Iraq-UN, International, 4/9/1998
Deir Yassin massacre 50th Anniversay
On April 9 - 10, 1948 the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem was attacked by Jewish nationalist militias, Irgun and Lehi (also known as The Stern Gang). During this attack over 100 men, women and children were killed.
Palestine-Israel, History, 4/8/1998
Deir Yassin commemoration activities
Los Angeles, CA - April 9, Thursday: Vigil from 11 AM to 1 PM in front of Museum of Tolerance, 8786 West Pico Boulevard. This Holocaust museum was established by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. There will be presentations by prominent Jewish and Arab Americans
Palestine-Israel, Event, 4/8/1998
Arab Golden age and education
The educational standards during the Abbasid era were high. Elementary education, both for boys and for girls, flourished. Theological colleges were maintained, and extension courses from mosques as centers radiated outward to areas beyond.
Regional, History, 4/8/1998
Pope Shenouda: Claims of Copts oppression is groundless
He refused "foreign intervention" in Egypt's internal affairs under the pretext of exerting oppression against Copts, who, according to unofficial estimates, represent 5.8% if the total population of Egypt, estimated at 62 million.
Egypt, Religion, 4/8/1998
Nature and Zul Rumma's poetry
Throughout its deeply-rooted history, the subjects that Arabic poetry dealt with have been diverse, panoramic and comprehensive. This poetry that dates from the pre-Islamic era until the end of the Abbasid era won a special place in Arab culture.
Regional, Literature, 4/8/1998
Prominent Lebanese-Syrian historian honored
Leading Arab historian Dr. Nichola Ziyadeh was recently honored in Beirut by the Odyssa Commission marking his 90th birthday. Prominent men of letters, intellectuals and thinkers from Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan took part in celebrations held for the purpose.
Regional, People, 4/8/1998
Children of southern Sudan suffer from malnutrition
The organization said these children suffered from hunger and said they are at a high risk of death from diarrhea and malaria.
Sudan, Health, 4/8/1998
Israeli forces bombard South Lebanon villages
Israeli naval forces continued their siege of the southern Lebanese coast from al-Sarafand, south of Sidon, to Raas al-Bayyadh, north of the city of Tyre.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 4/8/1998
Israel opens Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslims for Greater Bairam
Regional-Israel, Religion, 4/8/1998
International Court of Justice changes procedures
Regional, International, 4/8/1998
South Lebanon monitor group criticizes Israel, Lebanon
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 4/8/1998
Morocco - court
Morocco, Judicial, 4/8/1998
Eid al-Adha and the pilgrimage (Haj) to Mecca
The pilgrims also collect pebbles there for ritual of stoning the devil, which will take place this morning in Jamraat near Mouna, marking the start of Eid al-Adha (the feast of sacrifice).
Regional, Religion, 4/7/1998
Palestinian government threatens Hamas with investigation revelations
The threats by the Palestinian government came shortly after reports that yet to be confirmed raised the possiblity that Sharif, who was on top of the Israel list of wanted Palestinians, was himself an agent to the Israeli secret services
Palestine-Israel, Judicial, 4/7/1998
37 killed in Algeria
The Armed Islamic Group in Algeria killed 37 persons on Sunday night. In a statement, Algerian security sources said security men arrived immediately at the site of the massacre to provide help to the victims, while another security group carried out a vast mopping up operation.
Algeria, Military, 4/7/1998
Sudanese government expects a military attack
Lieutenant General Abdel Rahamn ser El-Khatem, the spokesman of the Sudanese army, said that Khartoum expects an immanent military attack in the tropical areas and east Sudan by rebels led by John Garang.
Sudan, Military, 4/7/1998
Palestinian driver shot by Israeli police
Naji was shot dead Monday night by Israeli police who claimed he was driving a stolen car and refused to stop despite persistent calls from them to do so.
Palestine-Israel, Local, 4/7/1998
Legend of Abraham: first Jordanian-Israeli television production
For the first time Jordanians and Israelis working in the joint television production sector met in Cannes to produce a documentary television series. The production deals with the prophet Abraham.
Jordan-Israel, Entertainment, 4/7/1998
Brussels warns its citizens about travel to Egypt
El-Baz: "Possibilities that US citizens are vulnerable are mere groundless rumors," he said, "that the US should not take seriously."
Egypt-Belgium, International, 4/7/1998
Lebanese resistance attacks patrol in Sujud
Israeli troops bombarded with artillery the towns of Barachit, Shakra, Haddath, Majdal Salam, Wadi al-Salawqi, Kabrekha, al-Qantara, Wadi al-Hajir, Tolin, Wadi al-Qaisyya, Eita al-Jabal, Kafra, Yater and al-Batem mountain.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 4/7/1998
US Defense Secretary to visit Jordan
Jordan-USA, Military, 4/7/1998
10,000 Arab tourists to spend Greater Bairam in Egypt
Regional-Egypt, Religion, 4/7/1998
Tunisian International sport rally underway
Tunisia, Sports, 4/7/1998
Yemeni socialist party denies involvement in Sanaa explosions
The Yemeni socialist party denied in a statement issued yesterday any involvement in explosions in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, last Thursday.
Yemen, Local, 4/7/1998
Israeli police shoots Palestinian
Palestine-Israel, Local, 4/7/1998
84 death cases in Kuwait because of drugs
Kuwait, Health, 4/7/1998
Israelis protest detention of Palestinians
Israel-Palestine, Local, 4/7/1998
Canadian sentenced for trying to sell helicopters to Iraq
Iraq-Canada, International, 4/7/1998
Iraq - inspections
Iraq-UN, International, 4/7/1998
US backs Oslo, Madrid peace commitments
Regional-USA, International, 4/7/1998
El-Mashiga region Armed Islamic Group leader reportedly killed
in the region of Vicana in the southern Algerian province Mascara, a bomb was detonated under a car, leading to the death of one person and the injury of another
Algeria, Local, 4/6/1998
Two million pilgrims prepare for Haj
Under the midday sun, tens of thousands of faithful, dressed in spotless white robes, walked slowly around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in the grand Mosque's courtyard which houses a block stone Muslims believe was delivered by the Archangel Gabriel to their prophet, Muhammed.
Regional, Religion, 4/6/1998
Israeli troops bombard Lebanon's al-Daher mountain
Israeli troops on Sunday afternoon bombarded the heights of al-Daher mountain in the western Bekaa. Earlier in the day, the Israeli occupation forces bombarded al-Dallafa farm and Litani river bed.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 4/6/1998
Mauritania, Local, 4/6/1998
Great Pyramid closed for repairs
Egypt, Culture, 4/6/1998
Egyptian fishermen feared dead
Egypt, Local, 4/6/1998
Seizing drugs in Tunisia
Tunisia, Local, 4/6/1998
Two Americans killed in a car-accident in Kuwait
Kuwait, Local, 4/6/1998
Jordan releases 16 detainees arrested during Maan incidents
Jordan, Judicial, 4/6/1998
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