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Khaddam urges close relation with Turkey, end to sanctions in Iraq
Khaddam said that Israel had occupied territories from three Arab states, refused to implement UN resolutions, and is killing the Palestinians daily and did the same against the Lebanese people. He questioned: " so why they do not impose sanctions on Israel."
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 3/1/2001
Jordan: release of the chairman of anti-normalization committee
A Jordanian judicial source said that Ali Abu Sukkar, the last detained member in a trade union committee which stand against normalization with Israel was released on Wednesday after his other 6 colleagues were released earlier.
Jordan, Politics, 3/1/2001
Morocco's traditional fashion show supports rural girls schooling
The 5th Caftan 2001 event, a fashion show of Moroccan traditional couture, to be held in Casablanca this Thursday will give returns to programs meant to encourage the schooling of girls in rural areas.
Morocco, Culture, 3/1/2001
Iraq increases its imports though the Syrian ports
The Iraqi minister of trade Muhammad Mahdi Saleh has announced that his country decided to increase the volume of its imports through the Syrian ports and this decision is based on the care to strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation relations between the two "sisterly" states.
Iraq-Syria, Economics, 3/1/2001
Egypt's relations with the United States strategic
Mubarak asserted that the role of private sector is essential, in the field of development, expanding horizons of trade. He added that Egyptian private sector, having increased its capability to produce competitive and high-quality commodities, has the right to seek access to new markets .
Egypt-USA, Politics, 3/1/2001
Al-Assad is expected to visit Sudan
Sudan's foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael said that his country is continuously making contacts with the Arab states and that it expects President Bashar al-Assad to visit Sudan.
Sudan-Syria, Politics, 3/1/2001
Israeli forces strike a mosque, kindergarten
The Israeli bombardment against the Palestinians on Wednesday targeted a children kindergarten and a mosque near Khan Younis town and Absan town and it resulted in great damages in both the mosque and the kindergarten and in other adjoining buildings.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/1/2001
Torture used in Egypt detention centers, Amnesty says
In a report issued on Wednesday, the Amnesty International stressed that police and detention centers in Egypt are practicing torture and most of the time misdealing the arrested people.
Egypt, Culture, 3/1/2001
Mubarak-Arafat talks deal with situation in Israel, coordinating Arab stances
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat yesterday discussed at As-Salam Palace in Heliopolis the development of the situation in Israel and ways of coordinating Arab stances before the convening of Arab Summit in Amman next month.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 3/1/2001
Jordan, Lebanon discuss peace, free trade zone
Jordan and Lebanon have asserted their stances on the need to achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle east provides for the restoration of the legitimate Arab rights. This was expressed in the talks held on Wednesday afternoon in Amman between the Jordanian prime minister Ali Abu al-Ragheb and his Lebanese counterpart Rafik al-Hariri who arrived in Amman earlier in the day in a visit lasts for two days.
Jordan-Lebanon, Politics, 3/1/2001
Syrian source and the Israeli warning
Syria-Israel, Politics, 3/1/2001
2,500 demobilized child soldiers out of Sudan combat zone
In the largest effort of its kind ever undertaken in southern Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund announced that "it had airlifted more than 2,500 child combatants out of conflict zones and into safe areas where a rehabilitation and family tracing process can begin,"
Sudan, Politics, 3/1/2001
Moussa discuss Sirte summit, Palestinian, Iraqi situation
Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa left Cairo Wednesday for Libya accompanied by La Francophonie Secretary-General Boutros Ghali. During his visit to Libya, Moussa heads the Egyptian delegation to the two-day African Summit to open in the Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 3/1/2001
India, Morocco agree to raise bilateral trade to over $1 billion
India and Morocco have agreed to raise bilateral trade turnover to over one billion dollar from the current level of around 450 million dollars by diversifying trade, Indian junior Commerce and Industry minister Omar Abdullah said.
Morocco-India, Economics, 3/1/2001
On the Kurds in Syria
Kurds live in Syria said that the Kurdish people speak Kurdish among themselves at the university, and at work or in the army and are not arrested for that
Syria, Politics, 3/1/2001
Egyptian-Italian talks to boost economic, investment, cooperation
"The Italian side expressed readiness to contribute to joint-venture projects in the fields of transport, overhauling railway utilities and building new airports and highways " Demeiri added.
Egypt-Italy, Economics, 3/1/2001
Anba Antonius church wall paintings refurbished
After three years of dedicated repair work on the 13th Century wall painting of the Red Sea Anba Antonius Church, the project will be inaugurated on Thursday.
Egypt, Culture, 3/1/2001
Muslims in Belgium renounce immolation ritual over fears of foot-and-mouth disease
Muslims in Belgium have to renounce the annual immolation ritual of Aid-Al Adha as authorities are banning the movement of animals at least until March 19.
Regional, Health, 3/1/2001
Confusion in the Israeli army at Shebaa farms
Commander of the northern district in the Israeli army said that his army officers and soldiers in the northern district especially in Shebaa, in the occupied part of South Lebanon, suffer a state of confusion because of their inability to face members of the Lebanese national resistance and of being not restricted to military instructions and order.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 3/1/2001
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday received the delegation representing the Arab Bar Association (ABA). Discussions of current Arab issues, the need to support the Palestinian Intifada and restoration of the occupied Arab lands according to international legitimacy resolutions, and the need to lift the sanctions on the Iraqi people, reactivating Arab solidarity and the role played by Arab lawyers in defending the causes of the Arab nation.
The secretary general of the Arab League (AL) Ismat Abdul Miguid said that meetings of the African summit to be held today in Sirte, Libya aims at founding an African federation and is an occasion to discuss means of developing Afro-Arab cooperation relations.
Indonesia president Abdul Rahman Wahid arrived in al-Khartoum on Wednesday in an official visit to Sudan which lasts for two days to hold talks with the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the Sudanese leadership on political, military and religious bilateral relations.
Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Hamad Bin jasem Bin Jaber al-Thani on Wednesday received a message from the Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa and another verbal message from the first deputy Premier and foreign minister in Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.The Gulf News Agency said that the message which was handed over by diplomatic channels relates to strengthening co-operation among Arab states in the are of information technology and communication.
The Israeli warplanes on Wednesday continued its violation of the Lebanese airspace. Lebanese security sources said the Israeli warplanes carried out on Wednesday afternoon mock and provocative raids at high altitude over al-Tuffah district areas, al-Nabatieh and bint Jbeil villages in South Lebanon.
A training center for family and children, near Rabat, received this week a $ 1.6 million US donation to extend its facilities.
Israel has established an agricultural project in Sefari district to the north of Ethiopia. The Israeli radio said that Israeli experts are planting several types of trees in that area including olive trees, vine trees and citrus.