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Historic decisions on human rights by Morocco
Morocco decided to settle all pending issues dealing with the human rights situation in the country
Morocco, Politics, 10/3/1998
Turkish army awaits orders to launch a military act against Syria
Two Turkish dailies today quoted Turkish Prime Minister Mesout Yilmaz as saying that the Turkish Army awaits orders to carry out a military act against Syria.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 10/3/1998
Russian delegation visits to Egypt activate joint cooperation
A high ranking Russian political delegation is starting a four-day visit to Cairo.
Egypt-Russia, Politics, 10/3/1998
Tension continues between Turkey and Syria
The tensions between Turkey and Syria have escalated due to Turkey's threat to use force against Syria, accusing Syria of supporting the Kurdish Workers Party, which Turkey considers a terrorist group.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 10/3/1998
Youssoufi: Reopening Moroccan-Algerian border will speed up normalization
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi said in Rabat on Friday here that the reopening of the land borders between Morocco and Algeria will contribute to reactivating the normalization process between the two neighboring Maghreban countries.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/3/1998
Zeroual's decision to retain power until elections may be unconstitutional
Algerian informed sources revealed today the possibility that a technical committee of constitutional law experts will begin works this week to discuss the constitutionality of president Zeroual's decision to hold presidential elections in February or March .
Algeria, Politics, 10/3/1998
Israel continues closure of Gaza
The forces of Israel continued the closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip for the third consecutive day, after the leadership of the Israeli Army announced that the Hamas movement intends to launch a major attack.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 10/3/1998
Morocco and France sign several cooperation accords
Morocco and France signed Friday here a package of cooperation accords at the end of the 2nd meeting of their joint high cooperation commission held Oct.1-2 under the chairmanship of prime ministers, Abderrahmane Youssoufi and Lionel Jospin.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/3/1998
Iran threatens Israel
The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Mahmoud Mohamadi, stated that Iran has the right to obtain developed technology and modern weaponry that does not contradict with international law. He also reiterated Iran's commitment to defending its sovereignty and confronting any Israeli expansionist efforts.
Iran-Israel, Politics, 10/3/1998
Barzani and Talibani to visit Turkey this week
Iraqi Kurdish factional leaders Masoud Barzani and Jalal Talibani will visit Ankara at the end of this week to hold talks with officials in the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Iraq-Turkey, Politics, 10/3/1998
Bin Ali brings about changes in Democratic Constitutional Rally leadership
Tunisian President Zien El-Abedin Bin Ali made some important changes in the leadership of the ruling Democratic Constitutional Rally, appointing Sadek Fiala, Morocco's minister of Arab affairs, to the post of assistant secretary general in the party.
Tunisia, Politics, 10/3/1998
U.S.-Moroccan cooperation reviewed
Ways to enhance cooperation between Morocco and the USA topped talks held in Rabat Thursday between Moroccan Interior Minister Driss Basri and visiting assistant US undersecretary of state for the Near East and North Africa, Ronald E. Neumann.
Morocco-Maghreb-USA, Politics, 10/3/1998
Israel comments on Syria's statements to study Turkish threats
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 10/3/1998
US tries to calm tensions between Syria and Turkey
Syria-Turkey-USA, Politics, 10/3/1998
Morocco hopes Baker can relaunch UN Sahara settlement plan
Moroccan Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi said Friday in Rabat that it is up to the U.N. special envoy for the Sahara, former US Secretary of State James Backer, to "find means to relaunch the UN settlement plan on the Sahara."
Morocco-West Sahara, Politics, 10/3/1998
Morocco and France decide to enhance political dialogue
Moroccan premier, Abderrahmane Youssoufi and French peer, Lionel Jospin, decided Friday to enhance political dialogue and consultation between the two countries regarding topical regional and international issues of common interest.
Morocco, Politics, 10/3/1998
Mubarak accuses Israel of developing its military potentialities
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 10/3/1998
Tensions rise between Syria and Turkey
Tension has been escalated between Turkey and Syria because of the Kurdistan Labor Party question. The Turkish president Suleman Demirel threatened Syria and pledged to take revenge on what he claimed Syrian support for the Kurds revolutionaries. "Our patient has elapsed" he said.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 10/2/1998
Gaddafi fears kidnapping of Libyan Lockerbie suspects, US threatens new sanctions
Libyan President Col. Moammar Gaddafi has refused to hand over the two Libyan suspected in the Lockerbie case to be tried in a military base in the Netherlands. He stressed that he fears the two men will be kidnapped.
Libya, Politics, 10/2/1998
Zeroual refuses calls to stay in power
During a consultant meeting with the majority of the Algerian political parties, Algerian President Liamine Zeroual refused a call to stay in power. He viewed his call for early Presidential elections next February, which reduces his term of office from five years to three years, as a good development for the democratic process.
Algeria, Politics, 10/2/1998
Mubarak to inaugurate strategic symposium on October victory
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the supreme leader of Egypt's armed forces, is to inaugurate a three-day strategic symposium on the occasion of the anniversary of the October War within the celebration of the armed forces under the slogan of "A War for Peace."
Egypt, Politics, 10/2/1998
Visiting Moroccan premier meets French peer
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi held in Paris on Thursday a first round of tete-a-tete talks with his French peer, Lionel Jospin, before extending the session to the two countries' delegations.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/2/1998
Eritrea denies taking part in Sudan battles
An Eritrean official negated yesterday the accusations of Sudanese government that Eritrea is involved in the battle that recently took place in southern Sudan.
Sudan-Eritrea, Politics, 10/2/1998
Libya, Eritrea for coordinating political, economic decisions
A Libyan official delegation left Asmara on Thursday to return home after a six-day official visit to Asmara. Eritrea's national radio said the seven-member Libyan delegation held talks with the secretary general of the People's Front for Democracy and Justice, Muhammad Saeed.
Libya-Eritrea, Politics, 10/2/1998
AL chief highlights Arab spirit of the October liberation war
The Secretary general of the Arab league Esmat Abdul Meguid has hailed the spirit of heroism embodied by the Syrian troops during the October" Liberation war."
Regional, Politics, 10/2/1998
Bahrain calls for rejection of Qatari claim on islands
Bahrain-Qatar, Politics, 10/2/1998
UAE advisor says foreign workforces impacts UAE negatively
United Arab Emirates, Politics, 10/2/1998
Qatar to begin registering voters on Saturday
Qatar, Politics, 10/2/1998
Syrian - Lebanon summit to be held soon
Lebanese sources in Cairo confirmed to ArabicNews.com that there is no specified date for a Syrian - Lebanese joint summit between Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Lebanese President Elias Hrawi because bilateral consultations continue daily.
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 10/2/1998
Khartoum suspends aid to the south
Sudan, Politics, 10/2/1998
Hamas opposes unity between Jordan and Palestinian territories
Palestine-Jordan, Politics, 10/2/1998
Libyan people's conference today, unhappiness with Arab states position
The Libyan general people's conference, the largest legislative organization in Tripoli, will hold its annual session today.
Libya, Politics, 10/2/1998
Report: Mubarak warns against terrorism, Israeli policy, and Sudan's government
In an interview with an Egyptian daily published on Wednesday, the Egyptian president warned against Israel's possession of nuclear weapons and mass weapons of destruction that threaten the region's security and stability, and compel other countries to possess such weapons.
Egypt, Politics, 10/1/1998
Khaddam speaks of latest Middle East peace developments
Khaddam talked about the stalled Middle East peace process. He noted the policy pursued by the current Israeli government and said that a conception of peace based on continued occupation, settlement and rejecting the terms of reference on which the peace process was built "would not lead to the realization of just and comprehensive peace in the region."
Syria, Politics, 10/1/1998
Saudi Arabia urges US effort to achieve peace, closer Iranian relations
Saudi Arabia has urged the international community, especially the US, to continue efforts to salvage the Middle East peace process and to move seriously towards ending Israel's violation of the peace process.
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 10/1/1998
Moroccan premier receives Algerian ambassador
Morocco's Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi received on Tuesday in Rabat the Algerian ambassador to Morocco, Mihoub Mihoubi, the Algerian News Agency reported.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/1/1998
UN expert in Iraq speaks against sanctions, VX nerve gas results yet to be announced
Halliday said his 13-month work period in Iraq made him realize the extent of damage that resulted from the sanctions imposed on the people of Iraq
Iraq, Politics, 10/1/1998
Morocco's premier starts working visit to France
In his first official trip abroad since he took office last March, Morocco's Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi starts this Thursday a two-day working visit to France, expected to be dominated by economic issues.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/1/1998
Youssoufi: Referendum cannot be held in December
The Moroccan prime minister on Wednesday said the self-determination referendum in the Sahara cannot be held next December, as initially scheduled, in view of the difficulties still hindering the identification of all would-be voters.
Morocco-West Sahara, Politics, 10/1/1998
Somali factions expel two Egyptian and Libyan diplomats
Six Somali factions asked yesterday two diplomats, an Egyptian and a Libyan, to leave the country within 48 hours.
Somalia-North Africa, Politics, 10/1/1998
Kuwaiti premier confers with GCC industry minister
Kuwaiti Crown Prince and Prime Minister Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah on Wednesday in Kuwait received ministers of industry from the Gulf Cooperation Council states, who arrived in Kuwait to take part in the meeting of the 17th Gulf Cooperation Committee.
Gulf, Politics, 10/1/1998
Three African leaders ignore embargo, arrive in Libya by air
Three African Presidents arrived in Libya on Wednesday by air, ignoring the embargo which has been imposed by the UN on air flights from and to Libya over the Lockerbie case.
Libya-North Africa, Politics, 10/1/1998
Annan recommends extension of Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission
Kuwait-Iraq-UN, Politics, 10/1/1998
Yemeni minister of interior asks for Arab cooperation to combat crime
Yemen-Regional, Politics, 10/1/1998
OIC to assist UN mission on Afghanistan
Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Azeddine Laraki, expressed the OIC's willingness to assist the UN in its efforts to alleviate tension in Afghanistan, UN spokesman said on Tuesday.
Regional-OIC, Politics, 10/1/1998
Moroccan culture minister meets French Communist Party delegation
Moroccan minister of cultural affairs, Mohamed Achaari, met here Tuesday with a visiting delegation of the French Communist Party.
Morocco-France, Politics, 10/1/1998
Libyan legislature to convene later this week
Libya, Politics, 10/1/1998
Mashar: Washington stirs Uganda to attack Sudanese territories
Sudan, Politics, 10/1/1998
Strike in front of Turkish embassy in Beirut
Number of representatives of parties and Lebanese political powers staged a it-in strike yesterday in front of the Turkish embassy in El-Rabia, east of Beirut, protesting the Turkish - Israeli military alliance.
Lebanon-Turkey, Politics, 10/1/1998
Arab solidarity committees to convene in Baghdad for the first time since 1990
It is decided that the meeting of the Arab solidarity committees will be held in November in Baghdad for the first time since the 1990 Gulf War.
Iraq-Regional, Politics, 10/1/1998
Algerian minister of religious affairs: October victory will remain in Arabs' hearts
Algeria-Egypt, Politics, 10/1/1998
Message from Hussein to Hrawi, Iraqi embassy to reopen?
Diplomatic sources told the Lebanese daily al-Nahar that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will send Foreign Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahaf to Lebanon on October 7, conveying a message to Lebanese President Elias Hrawi.
Iraq-Lebanon, Politics, 10/1/1998
Kuwait: Islamists win student elections
Kuwait, Politics, 10/1/1998
Some 15 gunmen killed in Algeria
The Algerian dailies reported on Wednesday that army security forces killed 15 gunmen from the Armed Islamic Group during vast mopping-up operations carried out in Sedi Jabou Bakr district in Saeeda province.
Algeria, Politics, 10/1/1998
Iran keen to sign security agreements with Arab states
Gulf-Iran, Politics, 10/1/1998
Syrian-Lebanese summit to be convened within 10 days
Lebanon, Politics, 10/1/1998
Israeli defense minister: Israeli security intrests in Golan do not prevent agreement with Syria
Syria-Israel, Politics, 9/30/1998
Mubarak: Israel should stop threatening war
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has asserted that the Israeli government is responsible for intensifying conditions in the region in its frequent threats to wage war.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 9/30/1998
Syrian FM at UN: Israel obstructs peace, ME does not need alliances
"International efforts were unrelenting to contain this conflict every time it exploded, because the ME within its distinguished strategic position and its tremendous materials as well as spiritual wealth and its renowned cultural heritage can be considered the most sensitive parameter for measuring the state of world peace and security" Al-Sharaa said.
Syria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Ankara awaits reply from Damascus on security concerns
Sources at the Turkish embassy in Damascus said Turkey has not yet received a Syrian reply concerning security issues raised by the Turkish side with the Syrian delegation in Ankara during the visit of the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Adnan Omran to Turkey, few months ago.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 9/30/1998
Sudan FM at General Assembly: US strikes terrorism
Sudan-USA, Politics, 9/30/1998
Bahrain: Iraq must comply
Bahrain-Iraq, Politics, 9/30/1998
Active preparations for Algerian presidential elections
Algerian parties are working actively to prepare for the Presidential elections to be held by the end of February 1999.
Algeria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Annan delivers American - British reply to Libya
Arab diplomatic sources quoted the western diplomat as confirming that the US, and UK sent last week to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan legal clarification, reacting to the questions raised by Libya concerning the trial of the two Libyans accused in Lockerbie issue before Scottish court held in an air-military base in the Netherlands.
Libya, Politics, 9/30/1998
Cohen to visit Gulf
Gulf-USA, Politics, 9/30/1998
Report: Syria wants Lahoud for Lebanese president
A Jordanian daily said on Tuesday that despite the top "secrecy," surrounding the visits of the Lebanese officials to Damascus amid talks about Presidential elections, information leaked by certain visitors says that commander of the Lebanese Army, Lt. Gen. Emil Lahoud, may be the next Lebanese President.
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Lebanese Prime Minister denounces Turkish - Israeli alliance
Lebanon, Politics, 9/30/1998
Kuwaiti - Yemeni meeting to heal relations
The Kuwaiti News Agency said on Tuesday that a meeting was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly between the foreign minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, and his Yemeni counterpart, Abdul Qader Bajmal, whose countries' relations have been nearly severed since 1991.
Kuwait-Yemen, Politics, 9/30/1998
Hariri continues consultations in Damascus
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Al-Sharaa confers with Jordanian counterpart, UN chief
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Al-Sharaa on Tuesday received Jordan's Foreign Minister Abdul Elah al-Khatib in New York. Talks dealt with the Arab situation and bilateral relations between the two countries.
Syria-Jordan-Azerbaijan, Politics, 9/30/1998
Muslim and world experts discuss Jerusalem's future
The theme of the colloquy was chosen in view of several considerations, especially Israel's plans seeking to Judaize the holy city, erase its arab and islamic landmarks and alter its demographic composition, said Saleh Bakr Al-Tayar, Chairman of the Euro-Arab Studies Center.
Regional-Morocco, Politics, 9/30/1998
UK appoints new UAE ambassador
United Arab Emirates-UK, Politics, 9/30/1998
Jordanian Parliament session postponed
Jordan, Politics, 9/30/1998
Murr: Syrian Lebanese summit within 10 days
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 9/30/1998
Vatican's foreign minister will visit Egypt on the 17th of the coming October
Egypt-Vatican, Politics, 9/30/1998
US - Tunisian discussion
Tunisia-USA, Politics, 9/30/1998
Egypt expresses interest in IGAD membership
Egypt, Politics, 9/30/1998
Arab League expresses anxiety over escalating fighting in southern Sudan
Sudan, Politics, 9/30/1998
French communist party wishes to contribute to Morocco's political experience
The French communist party "PCF" said it wishes to contribute to the success of Morocco's political experience, marked by the appointment of a former opposition leader to head a coalition government, and push forward the Euro-Mediterranean agreement.
Morocco-France, Politics, 9/30/1998
Moroccan executives talk to German officials on European issues
A group of Moroccan executives from various ministries held this week in Bonn with officials of the German foreign ministry talks on European issues, it was officially announced here.
Morocco-Germany, Politics, 9/30/1998
Belgian MPs hold intensive talks with Moroccan officials
Morocco-Belgium, Politics, 9/30/1998
A message from King Fahd to UAE president
President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan on Tuesday received a message from Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz concerning the situation in the region and bilateral relations. The message was conveyed by Saudi Minister of State Saed Bin Muhammad al-Eiban.
Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates-Bangladesh, Politics, 9/30/1998
It looks like a deal is done on interim Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian areas
US President Bill Clinton met today with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat at the White House where early signs indicate that a deal has been struck for the long-overdue second phase Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 9/29/1998
Filali: Morocco -Algeria relations should wait until after Algerian elections
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi deplored Algeria's attachment to handling Moroccan-Algerian relations "in a global approach" in response to Rabat's offer to open the closed borders between the two Maghreban countries.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 9/29/1998
Prince Sultan will visit Tehran before the end of the year
Iranian ambassador in Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Reda Nori Sharoudi, stated today that Iran is completely ready to receive the Saudi second deputy prime minister and minister of aviation and defense, Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, in the near future.
Saudi Arabia-Iran, Politics, 9/29/1998
Report: Turkey to take diplomatic and economic measures against Syria
The Turkish Istanbul daily Mellit said that the supreme commission in Turkey will discuss this week taking a series of diplomatic and economic measures against Syria, who Ankara accuses of backing the Kurdistani Workers Party (PKK).
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 9/29/1998
Iraqi minister of health arrives in Cairo
Iraqi Minister of Health Medhat Mubarak arrived in Cario at the official invitation of Egyptian Minister of Health Ismail Salam. This is the first time an Iraqi official of this level has visited Cairo at the official invitation of an Egyptian official.
Egypt-Iraq, Politics, 9/29/1998
Registration of voters in Qatar starts Saturday
The Ministry of the Interior in Qatar on Monday called upon voters, both men and women, to register their names on election lists starting on Saturday in order to take part in the first municipal elections in the country.
Qatar, Politics, 9/29/1998
Algerian president to meet with political parties on presidential elections
Algerian President Liamine Zeroual will meet next Wednesday with political parties in the country with the objectives of making consultations and exchanging views on the early presidential elections set before next February.
Algeria, Politics, 9/29/1998
Saudi, American disputes over mention of Jerusalem
A high-ranking official in Washington has stressed that the reason behind the delay in issuing the joint statement on talks held between Saudi Arabia's deputy premier and chairman of the National Guard, Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, with US President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore for two days was because of a dispute over mentioning Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia-USA, Politics, 9/29/1998
AL chief to discuss Middle East peace with UN secretary general
Arab League Secretary-General Esmat Abdul Meguid has stated that he will discuss the Middle East peace process with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Regional, Politics, 9/29/1998
Algeria, Morocco, Washington back Baker's efforts on Sahara referendum
Algerian informed sources in Cairo confirmed the existence of intensive communications to pave the way for convening a new meeting among Moroccan officials and representatives of the sepratist Polisario front under the sponsorship of the envoy of the United Nations secretary-general on the Sahara file, James Baker.
Algeria-Morocco-USA, Politics, 9/29/1998
King Hassan II wants U.S to push Mideast peace process forward, Cohen says
U.S Defense Secretary, William Cohen, said Monday that King Hassan II wants the United States to use all its weight to push the stalled Mideast peace process forward.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 9/29/1998
Oman appoints al-Breiki as Governor of Musandam
Oman, Politics, 9/29/1998
KDP turns down PKK cease fire offer
Iraq, Politics, 9/29/1998
Iraq: No VX on warhead
Iraq, Politics, 9/29/1998
Amnesty International condemns Egyptian extremist groups
The Amnesty International organization denounced yesterday the violations of human rights committed by extremist groups in Egypt. The organization's report stated that hundreds of civilians in Egypt were assassinated due to the violence used by extremist groups for achieving their political goals.
Egypt, Politics, 9/29/1998
Egyptian Foreign Ministry doesn't expect change in relations with Germany
Egypt-Germany, Politics, 9/29/1998
OIC chief chairs meeting in New York on Palestine
Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Azeddine Laraki, chaired recently in New York a meeting of the committee of Palestine.
Regional-OIC, Politics, 9/29/1998
Morocco Expels 67 Africans in Illegal situation
Morocco, Politics, 9/29/1998
Romania supports the Egyptian efforts for motivating the peace process in the Middle East
Egypt-Romania, Politics, 9/29/1998
Libyan delegate in Addis Ababa
Libya-Ethiopia, Politics, 9/29/1998
Yemeni President: Saudi - Yemeni border disputes need political decision
Yemen-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 9/29/1998
Saudi Arabia calls for protecting the Palestinian people
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 9/29/1998
Yemeni president denies transferring Yemeni Jews to Israel
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has denied that there is an operation to transfer Yemeni Jews to Israel. The operation was supposedly called Besat al-Reih "wind carpet."
Yemen, Politics, 9/29/1998
Hariri to arrive in Damascus tomorrow from New York
Lebanon-Regional-USA, Politics, 9/29/1998
Taleban: Iran to use force if diplomacy fails
Iranian President Mohammed Khatami said yesterday that Iran would continue to work through diplomatic channels to ease tension with Afghanistan but was ready to use force if diplomacy fails.
Regional, Politics, 9/28/1998
Ambassadors to be exchanged between Turkey and Iraq
Ankara announced today that it will enhance it diplomatic relations with the Iraqi government in reply to its being excluded from the peace agreement reached in Washington between two opposing northern Iraqi Kurdish factions and as an expression of its fear that the US settlement gives the Kurds permanent rule in northern Iraq.
Iraq-Turkey, Politics, 9/28/1998
El-Baz says no security as long as Israel possesses nuclear weapons
El-Baz criticized Israel's allegations of being exposed to annihilation by the Arab states. He added that the Israeli conflict is not strife over borders or existence but strife over rights, and peace is the sole outlet from this closed impasse of Arab - Israeli strife.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 9/28/1998
Mubarak to visit Turkey soon; Turkish ambassador returns to Libya
It was announced in Ankara today that Turkey will return its ambassador to Tripoli after the ambassador was withdrawn for consultations at the beginning of the current month when a unit of the prohibited Kurdish Workers Party participated in a military show on the anniversary of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's assumption of power.
Turkey-Regional, Politics, 9/28/1998
Sudan announces general mobilization for fighting
Sudan announced yesterday a comprehensive public mobilization throughout the country to confront what it called the Eritrean - Ugandan aggression against Sudan.
Sudan, Politics, 9/28/1998
Arab League Supports Proclamation of Palestinian State
Arab League Secretary-General Esmat Abdel Meguid reiterated on Sunday the AL's support for the announcement of thae Palestinian state "as a legitimate right for the Palestinian people in light of the U.N. resolution 181 of 1947."
Palestine-Regional-UN, Politics, 9/28/1998
US efforts focused on relaunch of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations
A US official was quoted as saying that US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright informed both Syria and Lebanon on Friday that their negotiations with Israel can only be resumed after making a Palestinian-Israeli peace accord.
Regional-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
Youssoufi to meet with Chirac in October
Moroccan sources in Cairo stated today that French President Jacques Chirac will meet with Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi at the beginning of the coming month during a visit Youssoufi will pay to Paris.
Morocco-France, Politics, 9/28/1998
Arab, African FMs to meet in New York
The secretary-general of the Arab League, Esmat Abdul Meguid, has announced that the foreign ministers of the Arab and African countries, participating in the meetings of the UN General Assembly will hold a joint meeting in New York.
Regional, Politics, 9/28/1998
Al-Khazin to nominate himself for Lebanese presidency
Lebanese parliamentarian Rashid al-Khazin has asserted he will nominate himself for the Lebanese Presidency. He added he has a work program he will announce within the few coming days.
Lebanon, Politics, 9/28/1998
EU not pleased with Israeli settlement policy
The foreign minister of Austria, whose country currently presides over the rotating presidency of the European Union, has asserted that Europe is not pleased with the suspension of negotiations in the Middle East and the settlement policy pursued by Israel.
Regional-European Union, Politics, 9/28/1998
Political leader deplores under-representation of Moroccan women in politics
Leader of the Moroccan nationalist Istiqlal Party, Abbas El Fassi, said in Marrakesh on Saturday that Moroccan women are still under-represented in politics and stressed that this depends on women's militancy and activity within political parties.
Morocco, Politics, 9/28/1998
Saudi defense minister to visit Iran
Saudi Arabia-Iran, Politics, 9/28/1998
Iraq - Iran body exchange
Iraq-Iran, Politics, 9/28/1998
Yemen forces intrude into religious institution
Yemeni security sources stated today that the security bodies intruded yesterday on a religious institution in Sanaa, the Badr Institution for educating students about the origins of Shiite Islamic dogma.
Yemen, Politics, 9/28/1998
Palestinian official protests transfer of Weizman's office to Jerusalem
A Palestinian official rejected on Saturday a decision by Israeli President Ezer Weizman to transfer his office to the Abal Al-Zaytoun area in Jerusalem.
Palestine, Politics, 9/28/1998
Clinton: We made significant progress with Arafat and Netanyahu
Palestine-Israel-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
US Defense Secretary Starts Visit to Morocco
Morocco-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
On eve of US envoy-sponsored Sahara talks, US officials talk of decisive stage
As the United Nations' special envoy for the Sahara is getting ready to hold another round of talks between Morocco and the Polisario, US officials, lawmakers and observers in the US federal capital agree that the issue is entering a decisive stage and for some, these might be "last ditch" talks.
Morocco-West Sahara-USA, Politics, 9/28/1998
Morocco's renews adherence to referendum process
Moroccan Interior Minister Driss Basri renewed Morocco's "unequivocal" adherence to the referendum process in the Sahara.
Morocco-West Sahara, Politics, 9/28/1998
Head of Egyptian Islamic party El-Wassat complains about rejection
The committee on Egyptian political parties' affairs refused last week the establishment of a new party, the Egyptian party El-Wassat.
Egypt, Politics, 9/28/1998
Saudi crown prince confers with Bahrain's Foreign minister
Saudi Arabia-Bahrain, Politics, 9/28/1998
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