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Saudi - Yemeni coordination council to meet on Monday
The Saudi Arabian - Yemeni coordination council holds its first meeting since 10 years next Monday in al-Madina al- Mounawara, Saudi Arabia with the aim of discussing means to strengthening relations between the two states in all fields.
Saudi Arabia-Yemen, Politics, 12/8/2000
Two Palestinians killed, Israeli wounded
Thursday's clashes in the occupied Arab lands between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces resulted in killing two Palestinians and wounding several others. The Israeli forces deployed armored military vehicles to the Palestinian areas to tighten the military and economic siege and carry out more acts of extermination..
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 12/8/2000
Sheikh Zayed receives two telephone calls from al-Assad, al-Qaddafi
President of the United Arab Emirates UAE Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan on Wednesday received a telephone call from the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and from the Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qaddafi.
United Arab Emirates, Politics, 12/8/2000
Alexandria: 8 persons wounded in clashes between Christians and Muslims
A source in the Egyptian police reported on Wednesday that 8 persons were wounded in confrontations between Christians and Muslims on Monday evening in Alexandria because of the opposition shown by several Muslims to expand the building of a church.
Egypt, Local, 12/8/2000
Morocco has made considerable strides in human rights
Secretary general of Amnesty International's office in Morocco, Mohamed Sektaoui, said Morocco has made considerable strides and tangible development in human rights.
Morocco, Culture, 12/8/2000
Moussa, al-Shara make consultations over Damascus meeting
Abdul Miguid stressed the importance of the Damascus meeting amid the continued Israeli brutal aggression against the Palestinian people and the Israeli threats against Syria and Lebanon, noting that these threats reflect the Israeli aggressive attitude, based on military power and occupation.
Syria-Egypt, Politics, 12/8/2000
Mauritania's opposition conditions for maintaining a real detente
The Mauritanian opposition parties have replied to the proposal made by the Mauritania's President Mu'weya Wild Taye to introduce reforms on the elections law, by putting three conditions in order to achieve a genuine political détente.
Mauritania, Politics, 12/8/2000
Italian official hails excellent relations with Morocco
Relations between Italy and Morocco are excellent at all levels, mainly in political and economic fields, said Thursday Italian secretary of state for foreign affairs, Rino Serri.
Morocco-Italy, Politics, 12/8/2000
Weeklies banning still sparks diverging responses
The Moroccan government's decision last Saturday to ban the publishing and circulation of three weeklies, namely Le Journal, Assahifa and Demain, for having published or commented a dossier on the circumstances of the coup d'état of 1972, led by General Oufkir, and a letter by Fkih Basri, a leftist leader, sent in the early seventies to the late first secretary of the USFP, Abderrahim Bouabid and Abderrahmane Youssoufi, current USFP first secretary, showing they would have been involved in the coup attempt, is still sparking diverging responses from various sides.
Morocco, Politics, 12/8/2000
Algerian- European negotiations
Algerian will make a new round of negotiations with the European Union by the end of this week dealing with the questing of offering the Algerians entry visas to the European territories and several economic issues of concern to the two sides.
Algeria-European Union, Politics, 12/8/2000
World Bank urges Arab states to eliminate development impediments
In its recent report the World Bank has called on the Arab states to continue reforms measures in order to eliminate obstacles that hinders the realization of higher growth rates.
Regional, Economics, 12/8/2000
Malaysia plans to build hydro-electricity project in Sudan
Malaysia's participation in Sudan's economy is expected to expand with plans to build a major hydro-electricity project in the vast north African country
Sudan-Malaysia, Economics, 12/8/2000
Makadishu war leaders calls on Libya to stop interventions in Somalia's internal affairs
Leader of the " United Somali conference" Othman Hassan Ali " ( Atu) on Wednesday called on the Libyan government, which contributed to the equipment of the police force formed by the provisional government in Makadishu to stop its interventions in his country's internal affairs.
Somalia-Libya, Politics, 12/8/2000
Vanuatu no longer recognizes whimsical SADR
The government of the Vanuatu Republic withdrew recognition of the so-called Sahrawi republic "SADR" saying it would wait for the UN referendum outcome.
Morocco-Vanuatu, Politics, 12/8/2000
Lebanese ministerial delegation heads to Iraq
A Lebanese ministerial delegation left for Iraq Thursday for talks on economic and oil cooperation, in the first high-ranking visit
Lebanon-Iraq, Politics, 12/8/2000
King Mohammed gets ISESCO emblem and IDB publications
General-manager of the Islamic educational, scientific and cultural organization "ISESCO," Abdelaziz Othmane Al Tuwaijri, handed Thursday King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Muminine, the organization emblem for special care for ISESCO and outstanding efforts at the service of Islamic action and solidarity.
Morocco, Religion, 12/8/2000
Oman: some 200 persons died of AIDS
Statistics issued in Muscat on Wednesday said that 300 persons have died of AIDS since 1984 in Oman, where some other 600 persons are also proved positive.
Oman, Health, 12/8/2000
WTO: morocco proposes creation of fund to back developing nations
Morocco proposed the creation of a world fund, financed by developed nations, to help developing countries in matters of agricultural production and commerce.
Morocco, Economics, 12/8/2000
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Morocco's King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Muminine, will chair Tuesday the fifth religious lecture of this year's holy month of Ramadan. Professor Mohamed Said Ramadane Al Bouti of the Damascus University school of theology will be discussing "The Arab-Islamic Ummah's Old and contemporary history with Islam" in the light of a Hadith of the prophet Sidna Mohammad.
Tunisia has voiced hope to see relations between Morocco and Algeria normalized. The wish was expressed by Tunisian foreign minister, Habib Benyahia, who called on Morocco and Algeria to settle their divergences in order to revive the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA). UMA was set up in 1989 by Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.
Chairman of Boeing's commercial airplanes department Alan Mulally said here his group was considering de-localization of some of its industrial productions to Morocco. Mulally told the press his group intends to expand 30 year of fruitful cooperation to industrial production pointing out his visit is meant to probe possibilities in electric components manufacture, know-how development, satellite air-control and maintenance.
The Israeli ministry of settlement has announced a new bid to build some 100 settlement units in Katserin settlement in the occupied Syrian Golan heights. This settlement was built on the remains of the Syrian town of Qasrein ( arabic for two palaces).
The Arab Economic Union council will hold its upcoming session next June 6-7 in Baghdad, Iraqi trade minister, Mehdi Salah, announced at the end of the 72nd session held in Cairo. The decision to convene 10 economy and trade ministers in Baghdad was made at absolute majority. The council also decided to support Iraq's rights to full sovereignty over its oil.
The criminal court at Teizi Ozo ( the tribes area, 100 KM to the east of the capital Algiers ) on Tuesday sentenced to death in absentia three Islamists.
The International Socialist Youth (ISY) will hold its coming meeting in Morocco in the beginning of 2001.
The Israeli reconnaissance planes on Thursday afternoon flew over al-Bayadah district and al-Sheieteh town in South Lebanon. The Lebanese official radio said that these flights coincided also with intensive flying of the Israeli helicopters at low altitude at the outskirts of al-Naqoura and the airspace of Tyre.
Morocco is among top countries sold by French Tour-Operators, namely "Fram Voyages" and "Etapes Nouvelles," and boasts a 28.3 PC growth, says a release of the Moroccan Tourism Office "ONMT." "Fram Voyages" operating 2,500 beds in Morocco surpassed target for 2000 with 120,000 customers, stealing the lead from Tunisia with 115,000, ONMT says.