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Arab women and the International Women's Day
Under conservative and Islamic pressures, Arab parliaments are confronting attempts made by certain Arab governments to give women additional rights in countries like Kuwait, Egypt and Jordan.
Regional, Politics, 3/9/2000
Draft resolutions of the Arab foreign ministers meeting in Beirut
Regional, Politics, 3/9/2000
Rally in Damascus mark 37th anniversary of March 8 revolution
Under the patronage of President Hafez al-Assad a large central rally was held in Damascus in celebration of the 37th anniversary of the March revolution (when the Baath Party assumed power in Syria on March 8, 1963).
Syria, Politics, 3/9/2000
A new page of relations between Syria and Turkey
The Turkish television news channel NTF quoted on Wednesday Turkish security sources as saying that the visit held by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ogore Zeyal to Damascus, and his talks with Syrian officials had opened a new page in the bilateral relations.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 3/9/2000
King Abdallah of Jordan Arrives in Morocco
King Abdallah II of Jordan arrived in Rabat this Thursday for a three-day official visit at the invitation of King Mohammed VI.
Morocco-Jordan, Politics, 3/9/2000
New Syrian government formation will not affect Syrian-Israeli peace talks
Syrian political sources said on Wednesday that the formation of a new Syrian government chaired by Muhammad Mustafa Miro in succession of the government of outgoing Prime Minister Mahmoud al-Zou'bi will not have any affect on the Syrian- Israeli peace talks.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 3/9/2000
Businessmen call for creation of egyptian-moroccan-tunisian free trade are
The Moroccan-Egyptian business council has called for the inception of a tripartite free exchange area between Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia.
North Africa-Morocco, Economics, 3/9/2000
Odai Saddam Hussein nominates himself for parliamentary elections
The Iraqi dailies issued on Wednesday said that Odai Saddam Hussein, the oldest son of the Iraqi president, has nominated himself for the parliamentary elections to elect members of the Iraqi National Council due on March 27.
Iraq, Politics, 3/9/2000
Burkina faso's president gets message from Morocco's king
President Compaore paid tribute to efforts made by King Mohammed VI to extend assistance to Burkina Faso and voiced resolve to upgrade bilateral cooperation to the aspirations of the two countries which are bound, he said, by firm ties of friendship.
Morocco-Burkina Faso, Politics, 3/9/2000
US requests from Khartoum
The US delegate to Khartoum, Harry Johnston, stated on Wednesday in Cairo that the US administration had asked the Sudanese government officially to stop bombarding the civilians in the south and to permit the resumption of humanitarian aid.
Sudan-USA, Politics, 3/9/2000
Moroccan women to march for their rights
Like other women across the world, Moroccan women will stage next Sunday a march in downtown Rabat.
Morocco, Culture, 3/9/2000
Youssoufi winds up visit to Colombia
Moroccan Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi winds up Thursday a visit to Colombia and heads for Chile on a three-day visit to the country where he attends Saturday the swearing-in of President Ricardo Lagos.
Morocco-Colombia, Politics, 3/9/2000
Bahraini emir ends Oman visit
Oman and Bahrain issued a joint communique yesterday at the end of Bahraini Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's two-day visit to Oman, Gulf News Agency reported.
Oman-Bahrain, Politics, 3/9/2000
On the meeting between King Abdullah and Demirel
At the conclusion of the meeting of the Turkish council for foreign relations in Istanbul, attended by Turkish President Suleiman Demirel and King Abdullah II of Jordan who started on Tuesday a visit to Turkey, that will be concluded today, Demirel told journalists that Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority "are preparing a joint project to buy the Turkish waters. If these countries decided to buy the waters from Turkey we will give them."
Jordan-Turkey, Politics, 3/9/2000
King Mohammed receives Moroccan official pilgrims delegation
King Mohammed VI received here Wednesday the members of the official delegation of Moroccan pilgrims who will head for Saudi Arabia to perform pilgrimage.
Morocco, Religion, 3/9/2000
The UAE and Iran
United Arab Emirates officials said that the diplomatic efforts exerted by the UAE have succeeded in preventing Iran from attending the ministerial meeting due to be held in Beirut on March 11 to show the Arab League's solidarity with Lebanon.
United Arab Emirates-Iran, Politics, 3/9/2000
Saudi- Iranian oil talks
Saudi Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Nueimi met on Wednesday in Riyadh with Iranian Minister of Oil Benjian Zankneh and discussed with him conditions on the world oil market.
Saudi Arabia-Iran, Politics, 3/9/2000
Arab Fund finances al-Wahda dam
The board of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development has agreed to finance al-Wahda dam at a cost of 35 million Kuwaiti dinars (82 million Jordanian dinars).
Jordan-Syria, Economics, 3/9/2000
Kharazi will not take part in meeting of Arab foreign ministers
Well-informed sources in Tehran said on Wednesday that Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi will not take part in the ministerial meeting of the Arab foreign ministers, due to be held in Beirut next Saturday.
Regional, Politics, 3/9/2000
A Group of Kosovars will be Part among Moroccan Pilgrims
Morocco has decided to take in charge the pilgrimage cost of a number of Muslims from Kosovar and to integrate them among the Moroccans who are performing this year the pilgrimage rituals in the Islamic holy shrines in Saudi Arabia.
Morocco, Culture, 3/9/2000
Aggressions continue against south Lebanon
The Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday continued to carry out acts of terrorism and oppression inside the occupied part of south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 3/9/2000
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King Mohammed VI on Wednesday had a phone conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Abdellah Ibn Abdel Aziz where bilateral relations the situation in the Arab world and at the international level at large were discussed, the Saudi television reported.
The Qatari ambassador to Lebanon, Muhammad Ali al-Nueimi, on Wednesday said that Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Jasem Bin Hamad al-Thani will preside over the Qatari delegation to the conference of the Arab foreign ministers to be held in Beirut on Saturday and Sunday. Qatar's foreign minister will be one of members of the Qatari delegation to these meetings.
Western diplomatic sources stated that high-ranking contacts that have been made by US President Bill Clinton with both Syria and Israel reveal optimism over resuming negotiations in Shepherdstown within two weeks.
Moroccan interior minister, Ahmed El-Midaoui, met here Friday a group of German members of parliament, led by head of the interior commission at the bundestag, Willefried Penner. The Moroccan official underscored the Moroccan government's interest in developing cooperation links with Germany, says a statement of the interior department.
Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdul Qader Bajmal has denied statements made by Israeli officials that contacts are currently being made with Yemen and described these statements as part of the Israeli political blackmail.
Arab League Secretary General Esmat Abdul Meguid addressed an official invitation to Organization of the Islamic Conference Secretary General Azzedine Laraki to participate in meetings of the 113th session of the AL council on the level of the Arab foreign ministers that is to be held on Saturday.
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday received a proposal from the UN Secretariat on the composition of a "college of commissioners" for the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIK) to consult with the council and UNMOVIK's head, and a response is due by the end of today, Marie Okabe, associate spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said yesterday.
Petroleum prices have tripled during the past year due to the decrease in production ratified by OPEC, which comprises 11 countries. OPEC's ministers are scheduled to meet in the organization's headquarters in Vienna at the end of the current month, before end of the current agreement concerning production volume in a few days, to take a decision concerning any change in the production averages.
Jordan yesterday paid its dues to the United Nations for the year 2000 regular budget, making a payment of just over $63,000, Marie Okabe, associate spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said yesterday.
The owner of a building in Fes that collapsed last December, killing 47 people and injuring 40 others, was sentenced by the first instance court to five years in prisons.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday saw off Ras al-Khaimah ruler Sheikh Saqr bin Mohamed al-Qassimi after a meeting which addressed Qatar - United Arab Emirates bilateral relations and cooperation, Gulf Times reported.
A Belgian-Luxemburgian committee was set up recently in Brussels to back Morocco's bid to host the 2006 World Cup. The committee said it will convince Belgian political officials to back the North African Nation's bid. It will hold sports events and participate in tourism fairs to publicize Morocco's potentials to host the planetary competition.