UAE

April 13, 2000

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by Mona Salem    CAIRO, April 13 (AFP) - A wind of change has been blowing through Egypt's marketplace since British chain store Sainsbury hit town in January, with France's Carrefour and German M

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Visa International has decided to intensify its Middle-Eastern presence. The commitment signifies the charge-card giant's attempts to capitalize on the growing number of business prospects in both Egy

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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan took a leap toward what it hopes will be economic order and the path to salvation, by gaining accession to the World Trade Organization.   With Jordan "joining the club

April 12, 2000

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      Israel's prisons authority said Wednesday it would free in the next few days 13 Lebanese held without trial following a supreme court r

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By: Amjad Baker  Jordan Football Association (JFA) charged Wednesday that the referee at the match between Jordan and Qatar was biased in favor of th

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President Jiang Zemin of China arrived in Israel Wednesday on an historic seven-day visit. Jiang and his large accompanying delegation were welcomed

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Egypt's Ahli basketball team qualified Tuesday to the semi-finals of the Arab Basketball Championship, snatching the third win in a row as it defe

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US President Bill Clinton was encouraged by his talks Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on rescuing the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

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By: Noura Wazani   Jordanian officials denied on Tuesday a report charging that Russian crime syndicates and military officers have used Royal Jor

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Morocco's King, Mohammad VI is in Italy on a three-day official visit to ease the Kingdom's US$100 million debt burden with Italy. This visit comes amidst general efforts to pay off Morocco's public

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Tunisian Prime Minister, Mr. Mohammad Ghanouchi, met with a group of foreign investors in Tunis on April 10. According to the Tunisian Daily Nouvelles de Tunisie, the Premier ardently stressed the fav

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Algerian cell-phones may be busier, as subscribers are introduced to a new phone service.  The Algerian Post and Telecommunications Authority introduced a new service known as "Roaming GSM Internation

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The new Financial Law for the current budget, which was presented last week in parliament, includes a substantial increase in the Kingdom's budget, the Moroccan daily L'Economiste reported on April 7

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The Algerian Sonatrach and Canada's Ultramar Company (a subsidiary of the American Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Group), have signed a crude oil delivery contract (Sahara Blend quality) for a period of se

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To the delight of tourists and health club frequenters, Al Dana Tourist Resort will be completed in 18 months.   The new attraction will be created between the Shiekh Isa Ben Salman Bridge and the Shi