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Israeli forces continue breaking in operations, clashes resulted in killing five Palestinians
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 10/27/2001
UN Security Council calls for the withdrawal of the Israeli forces
The UN Security Council on Friday at dawn unanimously called on Israel to maintain immediate withdrawal from the Palestinian cities governed by the Palestinian self- rule in the West Bank which was broken by the Israeli tanks and their forces during the two past weeks.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 10/27/2001
The Yemeni- Saudi security agreement
The Yemeni minister of the Interior Lt. Gen. Rashad al-Oleimi said that preparations are underway at the meantime to run joint security patrols on the border between Saudi Arabia and his country and that the leaderships of the ministries of the interior in the two countries are working to form such joint patrol very soon.
Yemen-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 10/27/2001
Israel has to withdraw from Palestinian self-rule territories
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Maher addressed a call to the civilized world to act promptly to pressure Israel into withdrawing from Palestinian self-rule territories it has recently occupied and showing good faith for restarting serious negotiations with the aim of attaining a settlement based on the principles of international legitimacy.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 10/27/2001
Libyan intelligence chief meets with British, American security figures
The London- based al-Zamaan daily issued in London said on Friday that the chairman of the Libyan intelligence Mousa Kousa met in London high ranking British and American intelligence and discussed during his meetings with them his country's cooperation with the west concerning the file of terrorism.
Libya, Politics, 10/27/2001
Moussa, Powell probe deteriorating situation in Palestinian lands
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa and Secretary of State Colin Powell held talks Thursday on the worsening situation in the Palestinian lands and how to stave off further turbulence.
Regional-USA, Politics, 10/27/2001
Sharon insist to remain outside international legitimacy
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher Thursday said the Israeli escalations against the Palestinian people, despite the denunciation of the entire world including the United States, proves the insistence of Sharon on remaining outside the framework of international legitimacy and laws of ethics and defying the world.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 10/27/2001
On Syrian- Iraqi trade exchange
The London- based al-Hayat daily in its Friday's issue quoted information stated in Damascus that the level of Syria's caution in dealing with the Iraqi file has increased following the terrorist attacks took place in the US on September 11.
Syria-Iraq, Economics, 10/27/2001
Moussa condemns Israeli slaughters in Beit Reema
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa condemned the slaughters perpetrated by the Israeli army in the West Bank village of Beit Reema. The slaughters claimed the lives of 21 Palestinians.
Palestine-Regional, Politics, 10/27/2001
Mauritanian ruling party wins outright absolute majority in legislative and communal elections
The Mauritanian ruling party (Social Democratic Republican party/PRDS) won the outright majority of the 81 legislative seats and took 184 out of the 216 communes, according to official final results released this Saturday.
Mauritania, Politics, 10/27/2001
Russia calls for the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories
The Russian foreign ministry called on Israel to immediately withdraw from the occupied Arab territories.
Palestine-Russia, Politics, 10/27/2001
Yemen condemns Israel's practices in the Palestinian territories
Yemen has condemned "the brutal Israeli massacres and mass annihilation practiced by the Israeli occupation forces in the Palestinian territories especially the Beit Reima massacre in which 23 Palestinians were killed."
Yemen-Palestine, Politics, 10/27/2001
US keen on continuing dialogue with Egypt
The United States is looking at the situation in the Middle East with great concern, and sees that if it continues this way, it will harm all countries in the region, including Israel, and undermine the image of the West in Arab and Islamic countries, President Hosni Mubarak's political advisor Osama al-Baz said Thursday.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 10/27/2001
Ebeid probes cooperation with WB
Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Ebeid held a meeting yesterday with the World Bank delegation under the vice-president of the bank.
Egypt, Economics, 10/27/2001
UN secretary general hails king's initiative to convene mediterranean forum over terrorism
United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, hailed the initiative taken by King Mohammed VI to convene this October 25-26 in the Moroccan Atlantic city of Agadir an extraordinary meeting of the Mediterranean Forum to discuss the situation in the region in the aftermath of the terror attacks of September 11 against the United States.
Morocco-Regional, Politics, 10/27/2001
Solana and peace in the ME
The higher representative for the foreign policy and security in the European Union Javier Solana has renewed the European position in support of reaching a solution to the Arab- Israeli conflict, according to UN security council resolutions especially UN resolutions 242 and 338.
Regional-European Union, Politics, 10/27/2001
Marrakesh local association receives UNESCO intangible world legacy prize
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) granted on Friday the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Prize, financed by the United Arab Emirates, to a Marrakesh local association called "Djamaa el-Fna Square - Oral Heritage of Humanity for the safeguard and promotion of the cultural space of the Djamaa el-Fna Square."
Morocco-United Arab Emirates, Culture, 10/27/2001
Moussa meets Annan on terrorism
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan met Friday night with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa.
Regional, Politics, 10/27/2001
Eight Syrians arrested in the US at charges of entering the country illegally
Syria-USA, Local, 10/27/2001
Egypt presents two draft resolutions to UN committee on nuclear-free Mideast
As part of Egypt's sustained efforts to spare the Middle East the dangers of a non-conventional war, its delegation at the UN presented two draft resolutions to the Disarmament and International Security Committee on the subject.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 10/27/2001
The International criminal court: A challenge to impunity
The International Committee of the red Cross ICRC, as a promoter of the International Humanitarian Law and as an organization working on the protection of war victims, is working on raising the understanding of the ICC said Mr. David Delapraz, Head of the delegation of the ICRC mission in Damascus in a statement to Arabic News.
Syria, Local, 10/27/2001
Kuwaiti fund, Lebanon initial draft loan agreement
The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and Lebanon initialed on Friday a draft loan agreement under which the Kuwaiti fund would lend Lebanon 20 million Kuwaiti Dinars (some US$ 65 million) as partial finance for the southern Litani irrigation project.
Lebanon-Kuwait, Economics, 10/27/2001
US raids continue at Afghanistan
At least some 15 Afghani were killed in the new raids launched by the US jets at Kabul and its suburbs on Friday at noon. The American jets fired 13 heavy bombs at the city on Friday evening only within four minutes while the ICRC and other relief agencies suspended activities in Kabul after their buildings were exposed to American raids for the second time.
Regional-Afghanistan, Politics, 10/27/2001
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad heads today ( Saturday) for Khartoum in a visit to the Republic of Sudan at the invitation of the Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir during which the Syrian President will hold talks with the Sudanese President and high ranking Sudanese officials. The President is accompanied by an official delegation including the foreign minister Farouk al-Shara and the Syrian charge de affairs in Sudan.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher and his Moroccan counterpart Mohammed Bin Eissa Thursday discussed items on the agenda of a Mediterranean forum meeting slated for Friday in the Moroccan city of Agadir with the participation of 11 member states.
Belgian Foreign Minister Louis Michel welcomed President Hosni Mubarak's call for an international conference against terrorism.
The Israeli radio said on Friday that the Israeli general security department had arrested two months ago the Palestinian Yasser Mosleh kamil, an activist at the People's Front for The Liberation of Palestine upon his return back to the areas of the Palestinian authority.
The Russian- Yemeni joint archaeological expedition has unveiled during excavations works in the Yemeni province of Hadramout that there are buildings and instruments that date back to the upper stone- age.
The secretary general of the Arab league AL Amre Mousa will head for the state of Kuwait on Friday in a visit that lasts for two days during which he will be meeting with the Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad and officials of the Kuwaiti prisoners file at Iraq. Then, Mousa will head for Damascus to take part in the meetings of the follow up committee emerged from the Arab summit which will start its meetings on November 4th with the participation of the foreign ministers of 10 Arab states.
The Paris- based weekly al-Muharrir news said in its recent issue that observers in London and the circles of the British labor party stressed that disseminating news on Sharon's intention to launch a large- scale aggression against Syria and Lebanon following the assassination of the Israeli minister of tourism Rah'bam Zeifi under the pretext that the People's Front for The Liberation of Palestine has bases in the two countries, played a basic role in Israel's conversion of its forces to revenge the Palestinians.
A total of 22 countries will take part next November 3-10 in the Damascus cinema festival. As many as 175 movies from Arab countries, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin American will be screened, said organizers. A contest will be held for 32 movies which have already taken international prizes in other festivals.
The Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres met in occupied Jerusalem on Friday received each of the Russian ME special envoy Andre Vidovin and Terry Rod Larsen, the representative of the UN secretary general and the ME EU special envoy to the region Angle Moratinos.
The British Council in al-Rabat on Friday announced closure of its doors after it had received on Thursday a suspected envelope delivered to the local authorities in order to know its content.
Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak will address the International Conference on Addiction Combat to be inaugurated tomorrow by Prime Minister, Atef Ebeid. The conference is held under the motto of "Religion and Science Face Addiction" The conference will be attended by a number of ulema, psychiatrists and scientists.