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Al-Shara made telephone calls with Maher, al-Faisal and Kharazi
The Syrian foreign minister Farouk al- Shara on Friday made a telephone call with the Egyptian foreign minister Ahmad Maher.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 9/22/2001
The Americans should not play the same game of their enemies
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has renewed his call on the US not to take any hasty decisions and to carefully consider the consequences of any military attacks that might kill innocent people.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 9/22/2001
Arab cannot join anti-terrorism alliance along with Israel
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa announced that the Arab countries couldn't join an anti-terrorism alliance which includes Israel
Regional-Israel, Politics, 9/22/2001
A European Union protest to Syria
The London- based al- Hayat daily said on Friday quoting diplomatic sources in Brussels that the European Union on Tuesday submitted an official protest through diplomatic channels to the Syrian government over arresting ten political activists.
Syria-European Union, Politics, 9/22/2001
A statement by al-Qayeda ( base) threatens against supporting the US
An organization calling itself "the Islamic al-Qayeda army," the unit of the Arab Peninsula ( Wahdat al-Jazira al-Arabia) has threatened it will strike by " an iron fist" any key target in the whole Gulf region if the Islamic governments will give any aids to the US in its reply to the attacks targeted it last week.
Regional, Politics, 9/22/2001
Ruler of Kuwait heads to Britain for medical treatment
The Kuwaiti TV said on Friday evening that the ruler of Kuwait had left the country to Britain for medical treatment.
Kuwait, Politics, 9/22/2001
Peres asks Arafat to arrest several Palestinians
The Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres called on the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat, during a telephone call to arrest many Palestinians.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 9/22/2001
Gulf trade ministers to meet on Monday
Trade ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states will hold a meeting in Manama for the economic and trade committee of the GCC member states.
Gulf, Economics, 9/22/2001
One Palestinian killed, 9 wounded in clashes with the Israeli forces
A large funeral was held for the Palestinian youth Munir Abu Mousa on Friday who was killed by the Israeli bullets while he was riding his car at Deir al-Balah cross road in Gaza. The funeral was soon converted into a huge demonstration in which the participants vowed to continue the Intifada until their lands are liberated.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 9/22/2001
Tunisia supports Egypt's call for anti-terrorism conference
Ali Ashawsy, Secretary-General of the ruling, party in Tunisia, said that Egypt and Tunisia were in the same trench and their goal was one, rejecting terrorism in all its forms. He concluded that he welcomed President Mubarak's call for holding an international anti-terrorism conference to protect the innocent and to establish peace worldwide.
Tunisia-Egypt, Politics, 9/22/2001
No proposals on holding OIC FMs' meeting
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Maher said there are no certain proposals on convening a meeting of foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 9/22/2001
Morocco's government examines SME promotion strategy
Morocco's prime minister, Abderrahmane Youssoufi, chaired on Friday a session of the inter-ministerial commission in charge of following up enforcement of royal instructions meant to speed the development pace and promote small and medium-size enterprises.
Morocco, Economics, 9/22/2001
The American campaign and tourism in Syria
The Lebanese daily al-Nahar said in its Friday's issue in a report from Damascus that news on the US campaign to fighting terrorism was negatively reflected on the tourism in Syria as number of western tourism groups arriving in the country receded at 70%.
Syria-USA, Economics, 9/22/2001
Tunisian home minister meets head of Morocco's civil rescue
Tunisian home minister, Abdallah Kaabi, has met in Tunis general manager of the Moroccan civil rescue, Col. Major Abdelkrim Yaacoubi, on cooperation relations between the two countries in fields of civil protection and prevention.
Tunisia-Morocco, Politics, 9/22/2001
Message to President from Japan's PM
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received Thursday an urgent message Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
Egypt-Japan, Politics, 9/22/2001
Two Moroccans arrested in USA for breaches to immigration law
Two Moroccans, illegally staying in the United States, were arrested by the US police who conducted raids part of the investigation on authors of last week's terror attacks against New York and Washington.
Morocco-USA, Local, 9/22/2001
US offer to finance gas projects
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum received yesterday a new US offer to finance and contribute to carrying out the projects of the holding gas company. It came as a sign of the inflow of foreign investments into Egypt despite the recent bloody events in the US.
Egypt-USA, Economics, 9/22/2001
Morocco's consulate seriously damaged by explosion in southern France
The Moroccan consulate located in the suburbs of the French southern city of Toulouse and the consul residence were seriously damaged by the explosion of a petrochemical plant.
Morocco-France, Local, 9/22/2001
Muhammad Atta's father denies his son's involvement in US attacks
The Egyptian lawyer Muhammad Atta, father of engineer Muhammad al-Ameer Atta, suspected in leading the plane which broke into one of the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York denied his son's involvement in these operations.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 9/22/2001
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The Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Friday in al-Riyadh received a telephone call from the ruler of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad Bin Issa al- Khaleifah. Views were exchanged on several bilateral issues the development of current events in the region and on the international arenas.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Maher said Thursday that he discussed with US Secretary of State Colin Powell the recent developments in the Palestinian areas and the arrangements pertaining to holding a meeting between Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher said terror combat needs an international coalition not alliance. An international conference on terrorism should be held and reach resolutions binding all world countries .
Egyptian Minister of Awqaf (religious Endowments) Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq averred that Islam condemned all forms of terrorism and murder of innocent people. He said that no convincing evidence was provided regarding identifying the perpetrators of the terrorist acts in the United States, calling for more efforts to stamp out terrorism.
Islamic Parliamentary Union Conference will start on Monday in Rabat under People's Assembly Speaker, Ahmed Fathi Sorour. Sorour said that the meetings will take Al Quds cause and the Islamic Parliaments role in preserving the Arab and Islamic identity of Al Quds and counteracting the Israeli plots to judaize the holy city.
The British foreign minister Jacque Straw announced he will hold a tour in the Middle East to cover Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian authority areas and Iran.
The French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine starts a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories tomorrow ( Sunday) and will last for three days.
The French news bulletin TTA said that the French security departments are dealing seriously with threats received by Arab and Islamic embassies in Paris following the attacks against New York and Washington. The news bulletin added that it seems the threats the Sudanese embassy had received is seriously dealt with and as a result tighten security measures were taken around this embassy.
The spokesman for the Pakistani International airlines said on Friday that there are no plans at the meantime to reduce the Pakistani air flights to the United Arab Emirates after the latter ( UAE) suspended last week offering entry visas to Pakistani and Afghani people.
The Moroccan police arrested this week in the Casablanca port 6 Indians and 13 Pakistanis who were illegally trying to reach Europe on a leisure boat. The German-registered boat was manned by a German and two Greeks who were also arrested. The illegal immigrants came to Morocco by place via middle east countries and were received at the airport by organizers of the illegal trip who promised they will take them to the Spanish southern port of Almeria.
The Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres has stressed that the US has offered Israel all it had asked for in the past and in the present, as well in various fields. In a seminar in high tech. Industries held on Friday at the house of the US ambassador to Israel, in Tel Aviv, Peres said that Israel has to respond to the special request made by the US on resuming negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
The Bulgarian ( 24 hours) daily said on Thursday that the Bulgarian parliament had held a secret session for the first time in its history during which it approved a free trade agreement between Bulgarian and Israel, whose content was kept secret, at the request of the Israeli side.
The Israeli foreign minister Shemon Peres on Friday in Tel Aviv met with the Turkish foreign minister Ismael Cim. The Israeli radio said that Peres and Cim discussed latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories.