Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

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Apr. 16: In violation of 15 April 1992 UN sanctions, a Libyan airliner flew 115 pilgrims to Jidda, Saudi Arabia. The sanctions, imposed in connection with the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, prohibited all flights to and from Libya. [4/17 NYT]

Apr. 17: In Islamabad, Iranian foreign minister `Ali Akbar Velayati met with Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto to discuss regional issues, bilateral relations, and the conflict in Lebanon between Israel and Hizballah. [4/18 FBIS]

The US government announced that unnamed Arab countries had pledged $100 million to train the Bosnian army. The pledge came after a meeting on 15 April between the United States, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE. [4/18 NYT]

Apr. 18: Pakistan and Tunisia signed agreements on investment and tax cooperation. [4/22 FBIS]

Apr. 24: In Damascus, Pakistani prime minister Bhutto met with Syrian president Hafiz al-Asad to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues. [4/25 FBIS]

Apr. 30: A US State Department report listed Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, and Syria as among seven nations that sponsored terrorism. [5/1 NYT]

May 4: Kuwaiti interior minister `Ali Sabah Salim al-Sabah reported that Iraqi forces had raided Kuwaiti farms and police posts near the border. [5/5 WP]

May 6: Algeria and Libya signed an agreement on border security. [5/9 FBIS]

Representatives of Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Islamabad to discuss closer relations and the reopening of roads between the two countries. [5/7 FBIS]

May 8: In Cairo, Jordan's King Husayn met with Egyptian president Husni Mubarak to discuss Arab relations, regional issues and the peace process. [5/9 FBIS]

May 11: In Tehran, Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Iranian president `Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to discuss bilateral relations. The two agreed to build an oil pipeline from Kazakhstan to Iran's Persian Gulf coast. [5/13 FBIS]

May 12: Libya expelled some 500 Sudanese workers. [5/13 FBIS]

May 13: In Mashad, Iran, Pakistani president Ahmad Khan Leghari, Khazakh president Nazarbayev and Iranian president Rafsanjani met to discuss regional issues and Afghanistan. …

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