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Tunisian government end restrictions on opposition member Monsef al-Marzouki
The Tunisian authorities decided to lift the restrictions imposed on the travel movement of opposition member Monsef al-Marzouki. El-Marzouki is the current head of the national council for liberties and is the former head of the human right association.
Tunisia, Politics, 6/8/2000
Lahoud: fighting corruption and rule of law go hand in hand with liberation
Lebanon's President Emile Lahoud told Lebanese delegations that a law-based society and government are essential and must go hand-in-hand with Liberation and rebuilding.
Lebanon, Politics, 6/8/2000
Those who enforce the law should obey it themselves, Palestinian police director says
Director of the Palestinian police General Ghazi El-Jebali issued instructions to all the police leaderships to obey the law themselves.
Palestine, Politics, 6/8/2000
Khaddam, Hariri seen off al-Shehabi when he left for the US
Well-informed sources in Damascus told the London-based al-Hayat daily that Syrian vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam and former Lebanese premier Rafik al-Hariri had seen off the retired Syrian army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Hekmat al-Shehabi upon leaving Beirut for the USA on Tuesday.
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 6/8/2000
Mubarak hopes Syrian-Israeli talks begin
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak Thursday hoped the Syrian-Israeli talks begin. President Mubarak, who arrived in Geneva on Wednesday to inquire after UAE President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahiyan's health, said that Palestinian-Israeli talks will open in Washington next week. He hoped for a progress to bring stability to the region .
Egypt-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 6/8/2000
King- Chaired Ministers' Council approves development plan
Morocco's King Mohammed VI chaired on Wednesday in Marrakesh a ministers' council that adopted a series of laws, related to finances of local councils, the stock market, the National Drinking Water Authority (ONEP) and the social and economic development plan.
Morocco, Politics, 6/8/2000
Al-Shara confers with Albright
A round of talks was held on Wednesday in Cairo between the Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara and the US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Syria-USA, Politics, 6/8/2000
Qaddafi continues African contacts
Libyan President Muammar al-Qaddafi on Wednesday in Tripoli received a message from President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in which he expressed great interest on developing relations between the two countries.
Libya-belarus, Politics, 6/8/2000
Al-Hoss regrets Larsen's non recognition of three border points in South Lebanon
Lebanese Prime Minister Salim al- Hoss on Wednesday announced that Lebanon keeps its right in all the Lebanese territories including Shebaa farms and that Lebanon is fully ready to cooperate with the UN in implementation the mission of the Un forces.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 6/8/2000
Morocco, Spain agree direct fishing has to stop
Moroccan and Spanish foreign ministers, Mohamed Benaissa and Josep Pique, said in Rabat Wednesday that both countries agree that cooperation between Morocco and the European Union can no longer be part of the past agreements that provided for direct fishing in Moroccan waters.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 6/8/2000
Saddam Hussein becoming secretary general of the Baath national leadership
The Iraqi dailies issued on Wednesday said the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has, besides his many posts, a new post of the secretary general of the national leadership of the Baath Arab Socialist party ( of Iraq).
Iraq-Syria, Politics, 6/8/2000
Moroccan- Hungarian business council set up
Morocco and Hungary set up on Wednesday a business council that will promote trade relations and establish a mutually advantageous economic cooperation.
Morocco-Hungary, Economics, 6/8/2000
Jordanian viceroy confers with Vietnamese vice-president
Prince Faisal Bin al-Hussein, Viceroy for the Jordanian king Abdullah on Wednesday in Amman reviewed with Vietnam's vice-President bilateral relations between the two countries and means of backing them in various fields besides latest developments concerning the peace process in the ME and efforts made to give it a push forward.
Jordan, Politics, 6/8/2000
Arresting Iraqi, Yemen Sudanese professors in the case of Sanaa killer
The Yemeni security bodies arrested yesterday (Yemeni and non-Yemeni) professors at the faculty of medicine at Sanaa University as the investigation into the mass murder of several women expands.
Yemen, Judicial, 6/8/2000
Morocco, Gabon sign protocol to implement fishery accord
Morocco and Gabon concluded a protocol on implementation of the fishery agreement and a cooperation accord in higher education.
Morocco-Gabon, Economics, 6/8/2000
Morocco, Russia to set up political consultation mechanism
Morocco and Russia have agreed to set up a political consultation mechanism to bolster their bilateral cooperation.
Morocco-Russia, Politics, 6/8/2000
Hungarian premier meets Moroccan parliament speakers
Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, held separate meetings here Wednesday with the speakers of the two chambers of the Moroccan parliament, Abdelouahed Radi and Jalal Essaid.
Morocco-Hungary, Politics, 6/8/2000
Morocco denies plans to withdraw from 2006 world cup race
Moroccan officials in charge of the Moroccan candidacy to host the 2006 world soccer cup denied press reports that Morocco is planning to withdraw from the race to favor South Africa.
Morocco, Sports, 6/8/2000
400 Million dollars loan for Banking Arab Corporation
The Dubai based Arab Banking Corporation is signing tomorrow a large loan of 400 Million dollars with regional and international banks.
Regional, Business, 6/8/2000
Egyptian minister appointed new secretary for the Arab economic unity council
Former Egyptian minister of commerce and supply Ahmad Gweili has assumed his new post as a new secretary general for the Arab economic unity council for five years in succession of the former Secretary General Hassan Ibrahim who served for 12 years at the council.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 6/8/2000
Moroccan official urges participation of women in development process
No progress can be achieved without the participation of women in the development process, said Moroccan secretary of State for cooperation, Aicha Belarbi.
Morocco, Culture, 6/8/2000
Arab tourism ministers meet in Algiers
The Arab tourism ministers' council opened in ALgiers wednesday its 3rd session to examine a set of recommendations related to Arab investments in tourism, vocational training and tourism facilities.
Regional, Economics, 6/8/2000
Ethiopia repels Eritrean attack on eastern front
Addis Ababa announced on Tuesday evening that it has repelled an attack carried out by the Eritrean forces targeted the eastern front.
Ethiopia-Eritrea, Politics, 6/8/2000
Morocco: preventing 'justice and benevolence' group from organization summer camps
The Moroccan authorities ratified a plan preventing the opposition Islamic group 'justice and benevolence' from organizing summer camps that were held in several areas of the country in the summer of every year
Morocco, Politics, 6/8/2000
Excluding Jerusalem from Talks impossible
The issue of Jerusalem cannot be excluded from the final -status talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians, said Foreign Minister Amr Moussa Wednesday.
Egypt, Politics, 6/8/2000
Israeli settlers attack Lahd hirelings in their camp in Akka
Several Israeli settlers in the city of Akka attacked on Wednesday the Lahd militia members who live in a camp run by the Israeli army in the city.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 6/8/2000
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Syrian minister of transport Makram Obeid has recently released several decisions state to "quit" the deputy director general and deputy board chairman at the Syrian airline establishment as well as the directors of the administrative and legal department, the staff of the director general office and the department of the workers at the departments of land and air operations and the planning and training sections and to appoint new directors for the said departments. The minister said that these decisions are all taken to serve the interests of the public.
The Tunisian airlines company on Wednesday resumed its flight to Libya following a cessation of 8 years.
Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara who returned back to Damascus on Wednesday from Egypt met before he arrived back in Cairo his Tunisian counterpart al- Habib Bin Yahya. Talks dealt with current Arab conditions and bilateral relations.
Prisoners of the occupied Syrian Golan heights who are inside the Israeli jails have expressed their pride over liberating South Lebanon and over Lebanon's people, government and national resistance victory against the Israeli occupation forces.
Saudi foreign minister prince Saud al-Faisal on Wednesday in Jeddah received the Sudanese vice- President Ibrahim Ahmad Omar, currently visiting Saudi Arabia.
The ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday received a message from the Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. The message pertains to bilateral relations and latest political developments and issues of mutual concern.
The UN Secretary general special delegate Terry Larsen has stated he is pleased with what had achieved in full cooperation with the Lebanese government in South Lebanon.
US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Wednesday in Cairo met with the Oman's foreign minister Youssef Bin Alawi. Talks dealt with ME peace process development and the current deadlock it witnesses at the meantime.