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UN Security Council backs Annan's proposal for political solution to Sahara issue
Morocco's permanent representative to the United Nations said the resolution adopted Friday by UN Security Council on the Sahara issue is a clear mandate to the United Nations Secretary General to start talks with the parties (Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario) based on the frame-work agreement.
Morocco, Politics, 6/30/2001
Tunisia's Ben Ali gets message from King Mohammed
Moroccan foreign affairs and cooperation minister, Mohamed Benaissa, who handed the message, said his talks with the Tunisian President dealt with prospects of bilateral cooperation as well as with the two states' joint action at the level of the Maghreb, the Middle-East peace process and the Euro-Mediterranean relations.
Tunisia-Morocco, Politics, 6/30/2001
Israel provokes Syria
Th Paris- based weekly al-Muharrir news issued on Friday said that the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is provoking Syria through expanding a settlement in the occupied Golan heights.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 6/30/2001
Ghoushe back in Jordan
Hamas spokesman Ibrahim Ghosheh has returned to Jordan after his exile to Qatar and after he was forced to leave Jordan to Bancock in an apparent deal to would prevent him from further political activities.
Jordan, Politics, 6/30/2001
As the US keeps trying, Iraq rejects the UN sanctions
The Iraqi minister of state for foreign affairs Naji Sabri on Friday expressed his country's hope that Russia will use the veto to foil a British- American project the reconsiders the sanctions imposed on Iraq.
Iraq, Politics, 6/30/2001
Nayouf is not a Syrian journalist
The Paris based weekly al-Muharrir news said in its Friday's recent issue that Nizar Nayouf is not a journalist and did not work in the press before and he was just a prisoner because he had made contacts with an Israeli paper in Cyprus.
Syria, Politics, 6/30/2001
Powell leaves the Palestinian territories before set schedule
News reports said that the US secretary of State Colin Powell has failed to put an end to the bloody confrontation in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 6/30/2001
Palestinians to fight Israel by all means
The chairman of the aviation department in the Israeli air force brigadier Elie Shkeidi said that the Palestinians are making their utmost efforts to get various types of weapons including anti- warplanes missiles.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 6/30/2001
Iraqi refugees continue strike over halting re-settlement process in Scandinavia, the US
Several Iraqi refugees in Rafhaa camp at the Saudi- Iraqi borders on Friday continued their food strike they had started several days ago in protest of halting the process of re-settlement of the refugees in the Scandinavian states and the US since 1997.
Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Politics, 6/30/2001
Iraq and the free zone
The director of the Iraqi free zone area Hameed Shuker said that Iraq asked the Syrian government to permit the Iraqi citizens enter directly to the free zone area established by Iraq in al-Qaem area on the joint border with Syria.
Iraq-Syria, Economics, 6/30/2001
Israeli forces continued aggressions against South Lebanon
The Israeli occupation forces on Thursday after mid night opened fire from its machine gun of 800 caliber from their positions in Rweisat al-Alam inside the occupied Shebaa farms towards Tallet Saddanah and Ruba' al-Matin.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 6/30/2001
EU official holds intensive talks in Morocco
European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner, Pascal Lamy, on Friday held intensive rounds of talks in Rabat with Moroccan officials on means to consolidate cooperation between Morocco and the EU.
Morocco-European Union, Politics, 6/30/2001
Spain voices attachment to privileged ties with Morocco, Rabat satisfied
Morocco welcomed with satisfaction the recent statement made by Spanish Premier, Jose Maria Aznar, asserting Madrid's attachment to privileged ties with Morocco.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 6/30/2001
An Algerian lives in seclusion for 38 years
The Algerian citizen Muhammad Abu Ghanem( 61 year old) chose to live in dark since 38 years in his tent in Hujeinah village of Mu'asmar province. His only sort of intimation is his brother, one year older than him.
Algeria, Local, 6/30/2001
Patriarch Maximus 5th Hakim dies at 93
Patriarch Maximus 5th Hakim of Antoich and the East for the Greek-Catholic church died in Beirut's Qalb Yasu ( heart of Christ) hospital on Friday at 93 year old.
Lebanon, People, 6/30/2001
Bush appology for American Muslim expulsion from the White House
The White House yesterday apologized for an incident that resulted in a Muslim delegation leaving the White House after one of its members was ejected from the White House.
Regional-USA, Religion, 6/30/2001
Arab-American Congressmen Meet with Banking and Finance Leaders, Jordan free trade, Lebanon on agenda
A press statement said that "Arab-American Congressmen Nick Rahall (D-WV) and John Sununu (R-NH) met with seventy banking and finance leaders from the Arab-American community at a luncheon hosted by the Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA) on June 22, 2001."
Regional-USA, Politics, 6/30/2001
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Means to upgrade the privileged ties binding Morocco and Tunisia topped talks held this Saturday in Tunis by Moroccan foreign affairs and cooperation minister, Mohamed Benaissa, and Tunisian peer, Habib Ben Yahia. The two sides also reviewed preparations for the upcoming meeting of the Moroccan-Tunisian high joint commission, to be held next October in Morocco.
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri received Iraq's Thursday Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Naji Sabri al-Hadithi, who was on a short visit to Lebanon, INA reported today.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke on the phone yesterday with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Middle East issues.
Oman's minister of state for foreign affairs Youssef Bin Alawi will head for Turkey tomorrow for Ankara in an official visit which will last for two days at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Ismael Cim.
A huge fire took place on Friday to the southern part of the occupied Golan and extended into the neighboring woods. The Israeli radio said that the Israeli fire men teams backed by two helicopters started to deal with the fire which continued until Friday at 4.30 p.m.
One Egyptian soldier was killed on Friday by an Israeli bullet near Rafah on the border between Egypt and Gaza. Egyptian officials said that Israeli soldiers were firing at Palestinian demonstrators on the Palestinian side of the borders when one bullet hit the Egyptian soldier in the Egyptian territories.
A statement by the local administration authorities in Casablanca has announced that a demonstration intended to be organized next Sunday by the local committee in solidarity with the Palestinians was banned in Casablanca.
Morocco's Hicham El-Guerrouj on Friday won the mile race of the Rome Golden League athletics meeting. El-Guerrouj covered the distance in 3:44.95, clocking the best performance of the year. The second rank went to Kenya's Bernard Lagat and the third to Spain's Andres Diaz.
Israeli army chief of staff Shaoul Moufaz left on Friday for Tel Aviv for the US in a visit which lasts for several days. Moufaz will be holding discussions with several American military officials dealing with strengthening the military capacities of the Israeli army.