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Egypt releases 13 Islamists
Egyptian security sources said Egypt plans to release some 13 officials from the banned "Islamic Brotherhood" group, after they spent three years in prison. They were convicted before a military court of taking part in a banned group planning to topple the regime and establish an extremist Islamic state.
Egypt, Judicial, 7/18/1998
Morocco's El Guerrouj to break all speed records in running
When Hicham El Guerrouj failed by a single stride to break the mile world record in Nice on Thursday night, he knew that he would get another chance to stamp his name into the record books soon enough.
Morocco, Sports, 7/18/1998
Iraq gets a new satellite TV channel
Iraqi newspapers reported on Saturday that Iraq has opened a satellite television channel in an effort to publicise the impact of sanctions imposed on the country for its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
Iraq, Culture, 7/18/1998
Three killed in dispute over land
Morocco, Local, 7/18/1998
Bahrain - arrests
Bahrain, Local, 7/17/1998
Dubai - drivers licenses
United Arab Emirates, Local, 7/17/1998
UAE - Ukraine plane crash
United Arab Emirates-Ukraine, Local, 7/17/1998
Clashes damage Hadatha houses, air raids target Sujoud
three houses were damaged in Hadatha town. A fire broke out in olive trees and wheat fields in Hadatha and Eita al-Jabal towns. The fires were still raging by 10:00 a.m. yesterday.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 7/17/1998
Yemeni crisis renewed once more
At least three persons were killed and at least two injured due to the explosion of a bomb inside a house in the village of El-Khadad in Yemen's Lahaj province, while the explosion of a percussion bomb in the district of Kaltex in the Yemeni capital, Aden, lead to material damages.
Yemen, Local, 7/16/1998
Gunmen slaughtered 13 persons in Algeria
Algeria, Military, 7/16/1998
Palestinian police attacked
Palestine, Local, 7/16/1998
Egypt: three killed in clashes with Islamists
Two Islamists and one Egyptian policeman were killed on Tuesday in Upper Egypt. Another policeman and one civilian were wounded in a separate incident elsewhere.
Egypt, Local, 7/16/1998
Amman: Water stored in Tabaraya not fit for consumption
Jordan, Local, 7/16/1998
Five Yemenis sentenced to imprisonment for involvement in explosions
Yemen, Judicial, 7/16/1998
Syria, Holland sign environment accord
Syria-Netherlands, Environment, 7/16/1998
SLA officer dead as Lebanese resistance, Israel trade attacks
Lebanese security sources said that Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday continued attacks against area adjacent to the occupied part of south Lebanon. Israeli artillery shelled the woods of Sujoud, al-Rayhan, Aqmata area and Lweiseh woods in al-Tuffah district.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 7/16/1998
Who is who in the Strassnov scandal
The Strassnov affair continued to hit the main news bulletins and newspapers in Israel where the more the details, the more the scandal becomes juicy, sexy and food for gossip, mainly political gossip.
Israel, Judicial, 7/15/1998
Egypt's ambassador in Israel: peace process deadlock negatively affects bilateral relations
Boy shot by Israeli troops is still in hospital
Palestine-Israel, Local, 7/15/1998
Lebanese prisoner finsihed his term eight years ago but is still in prison
Lebanon-Israel, Judicial, 7/15/1998
Israeli heavy artillery hit towns, damages utility lines
Israeli heavy artillery intensively pounded on Tuesday the area of al-Tasse spring flow and the outskirts of Lweizeh, Jarjou' and Mleita towns in al-Tuffah district in the occupied part of south Lebanon
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 7/15/1998
Turkish pilots trained in Israel
The Turkish daily Huriiet said on Monday that pilots from the Turkish Air Force have been trained on destroying S-300 missiles. The training was conducted at an Israeli base in the framework of military cooperation between the two sides.
Turkey-Israel, Military, 7/14/1998
US soldier dies in Kuwait
The US embassy in Kuwait said on Monday that one US soldier died on Sunday during his participation in military exercises in the Kuwaiti desert. The embassy said that preliminary reports stress that "the death is natural."
Kuwait-USA, Military, 7/14/1998
Israeli shelling injures citizen, peace-keepers
Lebanese security sources said that Israeli heavy artillery from its positions of Aishieh and Zafata shelled the areas of Luweizeh, Sujoud al-Rayhan, Aqmata, Jabal al-Rafee and the Litani and Tasse rivers.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 7/14/1998
Ancient Ugarit text studied by US researcher using computers
Researcher John Lee Ellison says that paleographic discussion is most often based on what a scholar believes a given text to be saying and not necessarily what is represented in the cuneiform script. This has placed Ugaritic studies on an unsure foundation.
Syria, Science, 7/14/1998
UNESCO praise Moroccan steps to improve life of villagers
The UNESCO recalls that it was Dr.Leila Tazi who was behind the idea and that she sought the support of a group of doctors, sociologists, entrepreneurs and bankers who share the same values, mainly those of solidarity
Morocco-UN, Culture, 7/14/1998
Moroccan banks' group guarantee anti-pollution fund
The Moroccan Central Guarantee Fund "CCG" and the banks' group "GPBM" signed in Rabat Monday a convention under which the CCG will help enterprises set forth anti-pollution systems through a profitable financing.
Morocco, Environment, 7/14/1998
Deaths in road accidents rose in 1st half of 1998
The number of persons who died in road accidents rose alarmingly in the first half of 1998, but regressed again by 22 percent starting end of June as the number of accidents dropped by 4.5 percent.
Morocco, Culture, 7/14/1998
Morocco-Iraq Iraqi Women Delegation on Visit to Morocco
Iraq-Morocco, Culture, 7/14/1998
Gulf Medical College
United Arab Emirates, Education, 7/14/1998
Bahrain - education
Bahrain, Education, 7/14/1998
Israeli troops arrest Syrian citizen in Majdal Shams
Syria-Israel, Local, 7/14/1998
Oil pipeline explosion in Marib
Yemeni tribesmen have exploded a petroleum pipeline in the Serwah area of Marib governorate, while a bomb near a petroleum refinery in the El-Berika district of Aden was exploded.
Yemen, Local, 7/13/1998
Iran voices strong support for Arab states against Israeli aggression
Iranian Defense Minister Admiral Ali Shamkhani stressed that threats against the Arab states by Israel are threats to the national security of Iran. He noted that Iran's military forces are an integrated part of the Islamic world force.
Regional-Iran, Military, 7/13/1998
Palestinian injured in East Jerusalem blast outside PLO headquarters
A bomb exploded Monday outside the Orient House, the unofficial headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization in East Jerusalem, injuring a palestinian, Israeli police said.
Palestine-Israel, Local, 7/13/1998
Probability of war next year higher than in the past
Israeli military intelligence these days is busy drafting a working plan for the next year but the bottom line message to their superiors is that chances of war for the year 1999 have risen dramatically.
Regional-Israel, Military, 7/13/1998
43 gunmen killed in Algiers, as UN prepares to visit
The Armed Islamic Group destroyed a water reservoir in Dawa Thabet town in Saeeda province.
Algeria, Military, 7/13/1998
Morocco's population 35 million by 2014
The Moroccan population will be 35 million strong by the year 2014, the Moroccan Economic planning department said. The Moroccan population was 15.379 million in 1971 and went up to 28 million by 1998.
Morocco, Culture, 7/13/1998
Egyptian Islamic group members arrested
The State higher security prosecution in Egypt decided yesterday to extend the arrest for 15 days of 14 persons suspected of being members of the Islamic Group and planning to launch terrorist operations against officials and policemen.
Egypt, Judicial, 7/13/1998
Kuwait, Maldives discuss military cooperation
Kuwait-Maldives, Military, 7/13/1998
UAE - Viagra
United Arab Emirates, Medicine, 7/13/1998
Sudan - food aid
Sudan-UN, Local, 7/13/1998
Doha gas explosion
Qatar, Local, 7/13/1998
Algeria: Armed group leader may be executed
The criminal court in the state of Tayarat in western Algeria has issued judgments varying between execution and 20 years of imprisonment to 8 suspects, among them 5 women, while one suspect was pronounced innocent, and the leader of the group was imprisoned for a period of 10 to 20 years.
Algeria, Military, 7/13/1998
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