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Seif's guest house; abuse of emergency laws a root problem
Talks about social, economic and political reforms in Syria have been continued at Syrian member of parliament Riyadh Seif.
Syria, Politics, 3/5/2001
Egyptian women and the right to vote
On March 3rd, 1956, Egyptian women were given the right to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time in the history of Egypt. A bill also allowed women to nominate themselves for membership of the National Assembly.
Egypt, Culture, 3/5/2001
A report on the Turkish- Israeli military cooperation
The Arab foreign ministers will discuss in their meeting to be held on March 12 a detailed report on the consequences of the Turkish- Israeli military cooperation against security and stability in the region.
Turkey-Israel, Politics, 3/5/2001
Syrian source denies ministerial reshuffle
A well-informed Syrian source denied in a statement to the London-Based al-Sharq al-Awsat ( Middle East) daily issued on Saturday news debated by Arab and foreign news agencies and satellite stations on Friday on a ministerial reshuffle in Syria after Eid al-Adha.
Syria, Politics, 3/5/2001
Former Syrian information minister statement to al-Sharq al-Awsat
In its Saturday's issue, the London- based al-Sharq al-Awsat said published an article written by former Syrian minister of information Muhammad Salman under the title: " The Syrian intellectuals and the open dialogue," in which he stressed that the peaceful transfer of authority in Syria had its own objective reasons which are interrelated to factors characterized Syria's solidarity.
Syria, Politics, 3/5/2001
A nearby cabinet reshuffle in Yemen; corruption spread
The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has stressed there is a government reshuffle in the government of the Yemeni Prime minister Abdul Karim al-Eryani within the few coming days. But President Saleh gave no mention if this reshuffle will include the prime minister or not.
Yemen, Politics, 3/5/2001
King Mohammed back in Morocco after visit to India and UAE
According to the UAE economy and trade minister, Sheikh Fahim Ben Soltane Al Qassimi, Moroccan and UAE products will enjoy a total exemption on customs duties while the UAE will be marketing Moroccan goods in the local market, in Pakistan and India.
Morocco-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 3/5/2001
Bahraini exhibition in Damascus
Under the title " Made In Bahrain" the first exhibition of its sort for Bahrain will be held in Damascus in April.
Bahrain-Syria, Economics, 3/5/2001
Mubarak and Sharon
The Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has recently delegated to Cairo the former chairman of the Israeli Mossad Shaftai Shafit in a special mission to Egypt, during which he met with the chairman of the Egyptian general intelligence department Omar Suleiman.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 3/5/2001
Emir of Kuwait plane inspected at Heathrow airport
Special units of the British security forces on Friday evening inspected the special plane of the Emir of Kuwait at Heathrow airport in London when the plane stopped to be provided with fuels in its way to Washington carrying on its board 30 members of high ranking American officials who took part in Kuwait's celebrations of its liberation day.
Kuwait-USA, Local, 3/5/2001
King Mohammed congratulates Islamic heads of state on Eid al-Adha
On the occasion of Aid-Al-Adha (immolation feast), King Mohammed VI has sent the following message to kings, presidents and princes of Islamic countries:
Morocco-Regional, Religion, 3/5/2001
Bin Eleazar is selected as Israel's defense minister
The French daily Le figaro said in its Saturday's issue that Benjamin Eleazar, member of the Israeli labor party, who was selected as a defense minister in the government of the coalition government of Ariel Sharon is of an Iraqi origin and has full command on Arabic and he has a very well-known past in making aggressions against the Arabs and he had chosen an Arabic name for himself " Fuad."
Israel-Regional, Politics, 3/5/2001
Recent study reveals: Al-Haram Al-Sharif's western wall is not the Wailing
An Egyptian study uncovered that the western wall of A1-Haram Al-Sharif is the Buraq Wall, not the Wailing as the Jews allege to justify establishment of their state in Palestine.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/5/2001
Beiram Al-Tounsi: pioneer of vernacular Arabic verse 'Zagal'
A Satirical vernacular Arabic poet and playwright of a unique style and distinct flavor, Beiram Al-Tounsi, with his rich contributions to lyric drama at the early 20th century had a far-reaching literary influence on prominent contemporary vernacular poets such as Salah Jaheen, Fouad Haddad and Ahmed Fouad Nigm.
Egypt, People, 3/5/2001
Abdel-Aziz Fahmi: Originator of the Constitution (1870-1951)
With his multifaceted political, legal and literary talents, Abdel-Aziz Fahmi was one of the most outstanding, influential figures in Egypt's political life in the first half of the 20th Century. Due to his deep legal experience and his role in wording the Egyptian Constitution of 1923, he was nicknamed as the originator of the Constitution. Born on December 23, 1890.
Egypt, People, 3/5/2001
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The leader of the Sudanese al-Ummah Party Sadeq al-Mahdi stated there is a national consensus to establish peace and stability in the country in a democratic and peaceful way.
Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Khaleifa Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who is also the deputy commander of the Army and armed forces on Saturday in Abu Dhabi met with the US under secretary of state for Middle East affairs Edward Crocker, currently visiting the UAE.
Meetings of the joint Egyptian- Kuwaiti committee due to be held in Kuwait on March 19 and 20 under the chairmanship of the two states' foreign ministers is of great importance because it will discuss several political issues pertinent to preparations for the Amman's Arab summit to be held by the end of March especially in regard to relations between Iraq and Kuwait, the situation in the Arab Gulf region and ME peace process developments.
United Arab Emirates minister of defense and heir apparent of Dubai, Sheikh Mohamed Ben Rached Al Maktoum, dedicated on Friday the Moroccan pavilion at the 2001 Dubai shopping festival.In 2000, the festival attracted 2.5 million visitors and yielded a record turnover of $ 1.17 billion, said organizers.
Moroccan education minister, Abdellah Saaf, launched on Saturday a nation-wide operation destined to connect to the World Wide Wed 550 high schools. The official called elected officials, parents associations and teachers to make full use of the tremendous opportunities offered by the new information and communication technologies in human resources training.
The Jordanian government has increased the prices of several imported items included Tobacco, beer, alcohol, certain electrical sets, women and men clothing, perfumes, car tires and services of tourists offices and hotels.
A business delegation from Monaco will be visiting Morocco this March 11-13 to prospect ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation and trade. The business delegation represents the sectors of construction, agro-food, insurance, hospitality, furniture, banking and international trade.
A Moroccan trucker was sentenced last week to an 18-month jail sentence and a 10,000 DH fine for drug possession and trafficking, judiciary sources said. The culprit was also ordered to pay the customs and indirect taxes authority 2.35 million DH. The state seized the truck and vegetables load.