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Bahraini journalist files a case against information minister over banning him from writing
In an unprecedented case in Bahrain, the Bahraini journalist Hafez al-Sheikh Saleh has filed a case against the minister of information Nabil Yaqoub al-Homor because of banning him from writing in a local paper.
Bahrain, Politics, 12/6/2001
At Syria's request, an emergency meeting for the Arab foreign ministers on Sunday
The Arab League AL council at the level of foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday in Cairo in order to discuss the continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
Regional-Syria, Politics, 12/6/2001
Baghdad, Tehran discuss normalization of relations
The Iraqi vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan discussed with the Iranian charge de affairs in Baghdad Ameer Saeed Erawani means of accelerating the process of normalizing relations between their two countries.
Iraq-Iran, Politics, 12/6/2001
A tightened siege on Nablus
The Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday continued their attacks against the Palestinians and tightened the siege on the Palestinian territories.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 12/6/2001
A Kuwaiti proves innocence of the charge of exploding the Israeli trade office in Qatar
The court of cassation on Tuesday found not guilty the main convict in the case of the destruction network Muhammad al-Dousari of the charge of attempting to blow off the Israeli trade office in Qatar.
Kuwait, Local, 12/6/2001
A NGO calls international Red Cross to intervene to enable people sequestered in Tindouf return home
Morocco, Politics, 12/6/2001
Aznar must choose between Morocco and the Polisario
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has sent a crystal clear message to Spain through his latest visit to Smara (a southern Moroccan city), inviting Spanish Premier, Jose Maria Aznar to opt either for Morocco or for the Polisario, wrote Wednesday Spanish daily La Razon.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 12/6/2001
USA backs U.N. efforts to settle Sahara issue
The United States backs the efforts made by the United Nations to settle the Sahara issue, US ambassador to Morocco, Ms. Margaret Tutwiler said Wednesday.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 12/6/2001
Maher calls on Sharon to stop escalation policy against Palestinians
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher has called on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to stop escalation policy against Palestinians and to resume negotiations immediately with the aim of reaching a final settlement, which could guarantee the achievement of security for both Israel and Palestinians.
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 12/6/2001
Algeria, EU to sign association accord dec. 19
The European Union and Algeria will sign an association accord on December 19, Belgian foreign minister, Louis Michel, announced on Wednesday.
Algeria-European Union, Politics, 12/6/2001
Egypt's exports to Iraq rise to $ 1.6 billion in 2001
Egypt's exports to Iraq have risen to $ 1.62 billion during the past 11 months of the current year, against 1.50 billion in the corresponding period of last year.
Iraq-Egypt, Economics, 12/6/2001
Exports to America's West up by 33 percent
"Egyptian exports to the western US states jumped by 33 percent from January to September, compared to the same period last year," a recent statistical report by the US Commerce Department said.
Egypt, Economics, 12/6/2001
Arab Parliamentarian conference to be held in Khartoum
The secretary general of the Arab Parliamentary Union Nour eddine Bu Shkouj said that the 10th conference of the Arab parliamentary Union will be held in Khartoum next February.
Regional-Sudan, Politics, 12/6/2001
Mubarak's talks in China to cover economic cooperation
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will discuss during his visit to China, scheduled early 2002, prospects of economic, cultural, scientific, educational and technological cooperation, said China's Ambassador to Egypt yesterday.
Egypt-China, Economics, 12/6/2001
Olmert calls for expelling the Palestinian Authority
The Mayor of Jerusalem Ehud Olmert has called for expelling all leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) from areas supervised by the PA and to prevent them from returning back again to the occupied territories.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 12/6/2001
'Holy land' society denies to have had financed Hamas
News reports said that John Janeh, the spokesman for the al-Ardh al-Muqaddasah ( holy land) society whose assets were frozen by the US President, has denied that this society had financed the Palestinian national resistance Hamas.
Regional-USA, Local, 12/6/2001
US voices will to promote American investments in Morocco
The US administration will do its best to increase the flow of US investment to Morocco, US ambassador to Morocco, Ms. Margaret Tutwiler said on Wednesday.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 12/6/2001
The first baby born for President Bashar al-Assad
Diplomatic sources in Damascus said that President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday had a son, his first child after getting married of Mrs. Asmaa al-Akhras. The child was born in London where Asmaa's family lives.
Syria, Local, 12/6/2001
Missile attack at a building including al- Al company in Bancock
A building In the Thailand's capital Bancock including an office for the Israel al-Al airline company was exposed to a missile attack on Wednesday morning resulted in crushing the windows and other damages.
Israel-Thailand, Politics, 12/6/2001
Arab Maghreb union denounces Israel's aggressions against Palestinian people
The Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) vehemently denounces the policy of massacres and destruction practiced on a large scale by the Sharon government against the Palestinian people, said the UMA secretary general Mohamed Amamou.
Maghreb-Israel, Politics, 12/6/2001
The German hostage in Yemen
The attack launched by the Yemeni army and police at the kidnappers of a German hostage held since one week by a tribe near Sanaa continued on Wednesday, however, the fate of the hostage is still unknown.
Yemen, Local, 12/6/2001
A new headquarters for the OIC
The general secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference OIC is preparing for moving to its new headquarters in the province of Jeddah, which was donated by Saudi Arabia.
Regional-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 12/6/2001
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Morocco has suspended as of December 1 the imports of one-day old checks and brooding-destined eggs from Spain.
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said Arab Foreign Ministers would hold an extraordinary meeting in Cairo on Sunday for discussing ways of supporting the Palestinian leader and the Palestinian leadership in the face of the latest Israeli escalation. He further said that any aggression on the Palestinian leadership would have a same reaction pointing out that confrontation and use of violence will create a vicious cycle.
The Palestinian Authority PA security on Wednesday arrested several activists of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday telephoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to discuss the latest developments between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The President also dispatched Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher to Tel Aviv on an emergency mission.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher receives today in Cairo European Union (EU) peace envoy to the Middle East Miguel Moratinos. Diplomatic sources said that Moratinos' one-day visit to Egypt comes as part of European efforts to calm down the situation in light of the recent escalations in the Palestinian territories.
Canada on Tuesday, like the US froze the assets, of three establishments that have links to the Palestinian resistance movement ( Hamas ) which claimed responsibility for the suicide operations recently conducted inside the occupied Palestinian territories. News reports quoted Canada's minister of finance Powel Martin and the foreign minister Kohn Manly as saying in a statement that the three establishments which are the Islamic al-Aqsa Bank, Beit al-Mal shares and Beit al- Mal society for relief and developments to have had links to terrorism.
The Committee of Foreign Relations at the People's Assembly chaired by Mustafa Al-Fiqi denounced the Israeli practices that have exceeded all human and international norms. The committee, also denounced the aggressions on schools and terrifying the innocent people by using destructive weapons of war.
The Kuwaiti daily al-Rai al-Am said on Wednesday that the ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah who is in a vacation in London after his illness on Tuesday had a walk in one of London's Parks.
US Ambassador to Morocco, Ms. Margaret Tutwiler, on Wednesday lauded Morocco's role in the international struggle against terrorism. "Morocco is a partner in the anti-terrorism coalition," she told a press conference in Rabat.
The ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on Wednesday got a message from President of Hungary relating to strengthening and developing bilateral relations between the two countries and expanding areas of co-operation for common interests.