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Investigative report: Extreme security measures do not imply Christian persecution in Egypt
El-Kash'h is a small town of 24,000 Christians, and 16,000 Muslims among 40,000 inhabitants in which Bishop Wissa of El-Belyanna in the governorate of Sohag, 500 km south of Cairo reported on September 10 that at least 1,000 Christians in the village of El-Kash'h were arrested and interrogated by local police, following an incident on August 14 in which two Christians, Samir Aweida Hakim, 25, and Karam Tamir Arsel, 27, were murdered.
Egypt, Culture, 10/3/1998
Military cooperation commission ends session
Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed, coordinator of the bureaux and services of the Chief of Staff of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces and General Jean Pierre Kelche, chief of staff of the French Armies, chaired friday here the closing session of the Moroccan-French military cooperation commission.
Morocco-France, Military, 10/3/1998
Elderly account for 7 percent of Morocco's population
Elderly persons account for 7 percent of Morocco's 28-million strong population and will represent 9 percent of this population in the year 2014.
Morocco, Culture, 10/3/1998
Khartoum confirms defeat of Garang's forces
Sudan, Military, 10/3/1998
Jordanian students sickened by vaccines
Number of students who reported illness after anti-diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in Jordanian schools increased to 589 students in the schools of the capital Amman and in the northern, southern and central parts of the kingdom.
Jordan, Health, 10/2/1998
New confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli troops
Palestinian - Israeli clashes took place yesterday, resulting in the injury of 11 Israeli soldiers and 15 demonstrators. Meanwhile the Israeli minister of defense accused the Palestinian government of not doing its utmost to prevent such incidents from taking place.
Palestine-Israel, Local, 10/2/1998
New Iranian maneuvers on Afghanistan borders
Iranian television today reported that major Iranian military maneuvers began today on the borders of Afghanistan, the largest maneuvers of their kind held by the Iranian army till now.
Iran-Afghanistan, Military, 10/2/1998
Israel continues shelling outskirts of Lebanese town of Hadatha
Israeli occupation forces on Thursday continued their attacks in areas adjacent to the occupied part of south Lebanon. Lebanese security sources said the Israeli artillery on Thursday before noon bombarded the outskirts of Hadatha town, using 155 mm shells.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 10/2/1998
French frigate arrives in Lattakia's port
Syria-France, Military, 10/2/1998
Four civilians killed in Algeria
Algeria, Local, 10/2/1998
Cairo refuses judicial claim banning imports of satellite receivers
Egypt, Judicial, 10/2/1998
Israelis married Muslim women to spy on Arabs
The security commentator Yossi Melman in the Israeli daily "Haartez" revealed that members of intelligence unit belonging to the internal security system Shin Bet working during the 1950s married Arab women under false names in order to cover up theit identities and carry out missions assigned to them.
Palestine-Israel, Culture, 10/1/1998
Oman - birth spacing
Oman, Health, 10/1/1998
Jordan - vacinnation illnesses
Jordan, Health, 10/1/1998
Crown Prince receives French army's chief of staff
The French officer told the press upon arrival Wednesday in Morocco that his visit to Morocco aims to "assess the military cooperation between our two armies."
Morocco-France, Military, 10/1/1998
Continued implementation of Egyptian - Iraqi health cooperation agreement
Egypt-Iraq, Health, 10/1/1998
Israel's shelling continues against south Lebanon
Lebanese resistance forces on Wednesday killed an official in the Israeli-allied South Lebanon Army and arrested another agent, taking him to an area north of the occupied border strip.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 10/1/1998
French frigate visits Lattakia today
The French anti-submarine frigate "La Mote Pechet " today starts a visit to the Syrian port of Lattakia. The visit, which will continue until October 5, falls in the course of a program of visits between Syrian and French naval forces.
Syria-France, Military, 10/1/1998
African transportation unions condemn the terrorist actions
Regional, Local, 9/30/1998
Morocco to settle all pending human rights issues
Quoting an unidentified official source, the daily wrote that king Hassan II has given instructions for the settlement of these issues in completion of the grace he had granted in 1994 to some 400 political prisoners and exiled persons.
Morocco, Local, 9/30/1998
Islamic era archeologic site unearthed in Morocco
A team of archeologists announced they have unearthed important archeologic sites in Mohammedia (70 km south of Rabat).
Morocco, Culture, 9/30/1998
Lebanese and Israeli forces clash in south Lebanon
Lebanese resistance forces on Monday attacked Israeli armored vehicles moving near the occupation area in Sujoud. One of the vehicles was destroyed.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 9/30/1998
Morocco to debate women's status in Islam
The upcoming session of the Moroccan Assahwa (wakening) University will focus on women's rights and duties in Islam, the Moroccan Endowments and Islamic Affairs Minister announced.
Morocco, Religion, 9/30/1998
Greek team to search for the grave of Alexander the Great
A team of the Greek scientists comprising five experts in engineering, geology, and antiquities will arrive in Alexandria in mid-October to start surveillance work in the "Latin cemetery" area to search for the gave of Alexander the Great.
Egypt, History, 9/30/1998
Islamic Group in Egypt attacks America
Morocco sign partnership accord for environment protection
Morocco, Environment, 9/30/1998
Syria - Morocco cooperation in higher education
Moroccan minister of higher education, staff training and scientific research, Najib Zerouali, conferred Tuesday in Rabat with visiting Syrian education minister, Mohamed Ghassan El Halabi, on ways of promoting cooperation in higher education and scientific research.
Syria-Morocco, Education, 9/30/1998
Brussels to host major ethnographic exhibition on Morocco
Brussels will host starting next October 30 through May 31 a major ethnographic exhibition on Moroccan traditional arts, featuring 700 items at the Royal museum of central Africa which is celebrating its centenary.
Morocco-Belgium, Culture, 9/30/1998
Sudanese forces closing universities for war
The Sudanese authorities renewed their allegation that Uganda is involved in the attack currently underway by the forces of the Sudanese People's Liberation Army, commanded by Colonel John Garang, on government sites in southern Sudan.
Sudan, Military, 9/29/1998
Two new explosions in Yemen
A Yemeni security source said on Monday that an explosive charge went off on Sunday in the city of Zebjebar, 55 km north of Aden in a street where the headquarters of the General People's Congress party, led by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, is located.
Yemen, Local, 9/29/1998
UAE cracks down on exploitation of workers
United Arab Emirates, Local, 9/29/1998
Burkina Faso hails Morocco's assistance in rain-making
Burkina Faso's environment minister, Salif Dialo, said the rain-making operation launched recently by Moroccan experts in Burkina Faso contributed greatly to increasing the country's water reserves and alleviating the effects of drought.
Morocco-Burkina Faso, Environment, 9/29/1998
Moroccan Islamic affairs minister in Saudi Arabia
Morocco, Religion, 9/29/1998
US makes medical donation to Oman
Oman, Health, 9/29/1998
Israeli troops continue aggressions against south Lebanon
Israeli warplanes continued their violations of Lebanese airspace. Lebanese security sources said the Israeli warplanes flew on Monday over several areas in south Lebanon, especially over al-Nabatieh city and al-Tuffah district. Mock and provocative raids were carried out.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 9/29/1998
Lebanon and Syria, and the future challenges of Arab states integration
Regional, Analysis, 9/28/1998
Gulf countries use media to create better understanding among Arab states
The first cultural week for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council will be held on October 5, in Tun
Gulf, Culture, 9/28/1998
UAE gets blood banks
United Arab Emirates, Health, 9/28/1998
Oman gets higher education council
Oman, Education, 9/28/1998
Israeli settler who killed Palestinian released
Israel-Palestine, Judicial, 9/28/1998
Syrian Education Minister In Morocco
Morocco-Syria, Education, 9/28/1998
Morocco's Khalid Skah Wins Bronze in World Semi-Marathon Championships
Morocco, Sports, 9/28/1998
1.3 million Moroccans affected by hepatitis B virus
Between 780,000 and 1.3 million Moroccans are affected by the Hepatitis B Virus, Morocco's health minister said.
Morocco, Health, 9/28/1998
Casablanca's international poetry festival winds up
For four days, Casablanca, Morocco's economic capital, turned into a poetry capital as poets from several countries flocked to attend the international poetry festival that wound up Saturday.
Morocco, Culture, 9/28/1998
Morocco sets up fact-finding commission on Spanish plane crash
Morocco set up a technical fact-finding commission to investigate the crash of a Spanish plane Friday, which killed all of the 34 passengers, including two Moroccans, and four crew.
Morocco, Local, 9/28/1998
Israeli police and Israeli Arabs clash
Clashes broke out yesterday in northern Israel where an Israeli Arab spokesman accused Israeli forces of intruding without any warning to scatter demonstrators who protested against the army's plans to convert an area of Arab lands into a military training region for Israeli forces.
Israel, Local, 9/28/1998
Tribal tension continues in Yemen
Yemen, Local, 9/28/1998
Saudi- Sudanese officials discuss bilateral relations
Saudi Arabia-Sudan, Religion, 9/28/1998
Egyptian ambassador and Israeli belly dancer
A court in Tel Aviv on Sunday said that the Egyptian ambassador in Tel Aviv, Muhammad Bassiouni, can invoke diplomatic immunity against claims by an Israeli belly dancer who accused him of trying to rape her.
Egypt-Israel, Judicial, 9/28/1998
Israeli occupation troops also set up a position in Jabal al-Rafei
On Saturday, Israeli occupation troops bombarded the central sector of south Lebanon. Lebanese security sources said that Israeli bombarded the hills of the al-Tuffah district, foremost being the Jabal al-Rafei, Habboush, river area, Jarjou', Arab Salim, the woods of Sujoud al-Raihan and Aqmata farm.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 9/28/1998
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