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Jordanian elections law amended
In a very important step aiming at bringing the opposition to take part in the next parliamentary elections, the Jordanian government decided to amend the election law and replace a new formula to the " one voice" principle, according to which the elections of 1970 were held.
Jordan, Politics, 7/13/2001
Optimism prevails the Sudanese circles
After the surprise given by the People's Congress party which is led by Hassan al-Turabi to accept the Egyptian- Libyan initiative, atmospheres of optimism are prevailing both the circles of the Sudanese government and the opposition, alike as the Sudanese conflicted sides accepted last week the declaration of principles which is composed of nine items
Sudan, Politics, 7/13/2001
Lebanese- Tunisian agreement to establish a higher joint committee
Lebanese President Emil lahoud on Thursday concluded a visit to Tunisia that lasted for two days during which an agreement was signed to establish a joint higher committee and a cooperation agreement in the area of land transport between the two countries.
Lebanon-Tunisia, Politics, 7/13/2001
Al-Shara holds intensive contacts to discuss condition in the region
The Syrian foreign minister Farouk al- Shara on Thursday received a telephone call from the Secretary General of the Arab League Amr Moussa.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 7/13/2001
Iraq accuses Iranian regime hireling of rocketing Baghdad
Iraq on Wednesday accused what it called the " hireling of the Iranian regime" by launching three missiles at a residential area on Tuesday evening resulted in wounding one Iraqi civilian.
Iraq-Iran, Politics, 7/13/2001
Arafat's accession is behind Abu Mazen's isolation
Palestine, Politics, 7/13/2001
New palestinian baby born and dies at Israeli barrier
A Palestinian baby died just after his birth at an Israeli military barrier after his mother was prevented from passing to the hospital.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 7/13/2001
Golan citizens threaten Israel of a fate similar to her fate in Lebanon
Statements made by the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon in which he considered that the Jewish settlements in the Golan heights as never be " tracked back," on Wednesday raised satisfaction among the Israeli settlers and the protest of the Syrian people of the Golan.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 7/13/2001
Israel threatens to strike the Palestinians wherever they are
One Palestinian youth was killed and several others wounded after the Israeli forces bombarded the city of Nablus in the West Bank by rockets, tanks, machine- guns and artillery and the bombardment resulted in inflecting heavy damages in a center for the Palestinian National security in the city.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 7/13/2001
Arab Parliamentary Union calls Arabs to freeze relations with Israel
It also launched an appeal to the UN Security Council to "ensure international protection to the Palestinian people and put an end to the extermination war waged by the Israeli army against Palestinians." The USA was called to abstain from impeding the Security Council action and stop using its veto on the project."
Regional-Palestine, Politics, 7/13/2001
UNESCO chief meets Moroccan officials
Director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO/based in Paris), Koichi Matsuura, who started on Wednesday a four-day official visit to Morocco, on Thursday held a series of meetings with Moroccan officials.
Morocco, Politics, 7/13/2001
USA cancels call for vigilance to its citizens in Morocco
The US state department canceled this Friday a call for vigilance launched for its citizens in Morocco following further evaluation regarding possible terrorist actions in Morocco.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 7/13/2001
Arab parties conference voices support for Arab causes
The third conference of the Arab parties which was held in Beirut under the slogan " the session of the al-Aqsa Intifada" has stressed the stand of the Arab parties in support of Syria in order to liberate its territories in the Golan and its confrontation of the attempts made to undermine its will.
Regional, Politics, 7/13/2001
Belgian circles speak of a chance to arrest Sharon after the end of the investigations
The Belgian weekly "the Bulletin" has stated that there is an opportunity to arrest the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon after the completion of investigations carried out by the Belgian judge Patrick Coloniol on committing crimes against humanity in Lebanon in 1982.
Israel-Belgium, Politics, 7/13/2001
Sharon arrives in Italy
The Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon arrived on Thursday in Rome in a visit which will last for one day and met with the Italian President Carlo Chambi and also with the Italian foreign minister Renato Rojero.
Israel-Italy, Politics, 7/13/2001
Spanish bank increases share in Morocco's Wafabank capital
Spain's banking and financial group, Banco Bilbao Vizcaye Argentaria (BBVA), has increased its shares in the Moroccan Wafabank from 8.11% to 11%.
Morocco-Spain, Business, 7/13/2001
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