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Syria asks Powell to give interest to the peace process
Syria is intending to stress to the US secretary of state Colen Powell the importance of concentrating the American efforts of establishing peace in the Middle East instead of limiting these efforts to Iraq over which Syria said it honors UN resolutions concerning it but, on the other hand, refuses the continued sanctions imposed on the Iraqi people.
Syria-USA, Politics, 2/23/2001
Amnesty International condemns state assassinations in Israel/Occupied Territories
The targeting of Palestinians suspected of attacking Israelis amounts to a policy of state assassination, Amnesty International said today.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 2/23/2001
Serious development in Israeli attacks against Palestinians
Friday witnessed a great escalation in the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in the occupied territories. As the Israeli forces broke into the western part of occupied Jerusalem
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 2/23/2001
Moroccan - Algerian talks to resolve differences: We are brothers
Upon arrival to the Algerian capital, the Moroccan interior minister stressed the similarity of views and objectives and commitment to fulfill these views as fairly and as rapidly as possible. "What is abnormal, is that we do not have normal relations and it is our duty to make all our possible so that normalization reflects prospects of common future," he said.
Algeria-Morocco, Politics, 2/23/2001
On border demarcation agreement between Yemen and Saudi Arabia
The Yemeni minister of the Interior Hussein Arab on Thursday announced a nearby withdrawal of the military forces which are still deployed on the Saudi- Yemeni borders despite the border agreement signed between the two states in June 2000.
Yemen-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 2/23/2001
Sudanese Rai al-Shaab daily closed
The Sudanese authorities on Thursday suspended the publication of the " Rai al-Shaab" daily which is issued by the opposition Sudanese People's Congress party.
Sudan, Politics, 2/23/2001
Yemen: elections violence continues, two winning candidates, three police men killed
Three members of the Yemeni police and two opposition candidates who won elections of the municipal councils were killed on Thursday in the course of a wave of violence in Yemen resulted in killing 15 persons
Yemen, Politics, 2/23/2001
Syrian Premier receives delegations of Shell company; German parliament and Swiss chamber of commerce
Syrian prime minister Muhammad Mustafa Miro on Thursday received the chairman of the Swiss- Arab chamber of commerce and industry, the chamber's secretary general Ateyah Amin and members of the accompanying delegation.
Syria-Switzerland, Economics, 2/23/2001
A message to President al-Assad from Putin
Earlier in the day, the Syrian foreign minister received the delegation representing the German federal Parliamentary council delegation led by Yuakhim Horster, the chairman of the parliamentary group for relations with the near east Arabic speaking states.
Syria-Russia, Politics, 2/23/2001
Moroccan press says Annan's proposals in Sahara issues unacceptable
Morocco, Politics, 2/23/2001
Rejection of foreign intervention in the Somali affairs
President Asyas Afourki of Eritrea and President Ismael Omar Gelli of Djibouti have called for giving support for rebuilding Somalia in order to achieve its national unity and stability. The two Presidents announced rejection of foreign intervention in the Somali affairs but did not, remark any accusation to any country in this regard.
Somalia-Djibouti, Politics, 2/23/2001
Israel continues its violations in South Lebanon
The Israeli occupation forces continued on Thursday their provocation and violations of the blue line which was drawn by the UN in South Lebanon, while the UNIFIL inspected the border areas and the consequences of the recent Israeli aggressions.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 2/23/2001
Senegal's Wade gets message from King Mohammed
Kabbaj added he discussed with Wade his plan and the vision he has for the future of Africa as well as the steps to make to translate it into reality. Discussions also covered the implementation of joint projects in all fields, especially those dealing with the development of the region, he said, lauding the launching on Wednesday of the Moroccan-Senegalese air company.
Morocco-Senegal, Politics, 2/23/2001
A report warns against the collapse of the Palestinian economy
In its meeting to be held in Cairo by the beginning of March, under the chairmanship of Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jasem, the Arab League AL council will discuss a comprehensive report that warns against the collapse of the Palestinian economy.
Palestine, Economics, 2/23/2001
Some 64,000 Israelis lose their jobs because of the Intifada
Some 64,000 Israelis have lost their jobs because of the economic slowness resulted from the Palestinian uprising which started on September 28, 2000, according to the figures of the Israeli social affairs and labor ministry.
Israel, Economics, 2/23/2001
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The ruler of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al-Khaleifa will pay an official visit to Russia on March 19 which is the first in the history of relations between the two countries. Diplomatic sources in Moscow said on Thursday that the ruler of Bahrain will discuss during this visit which will last for two days with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the foreign minister Igor Ivanov means of developing bilateral relations in various fields as well as discussing the situation in the Gulf region and Iraq and recent developments in the ME peace process.
A four- flour building collapsed on Wednesday in the Syrian city of Areiha, Idleb province in the North leaving 18 killed and 53 wounded The collapse took place at 11 p.m. Wednesday when the building which is composed of 8 flats and established since several years in a an area of " random housing " which lacks the minimum conditions for security and safety of cement, iron bar, bridges and pillars.