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Bahrain: Information ministry confirms its right to detain any writer
The Bahraini ministry of information on Wednesday stressed that the " prints law" avails it the right to " arrest and try" the one who provokes" hatred for one or more communities of people."
Bahrain, Politics, 12/7/2001
Yemeni President in Saudi Arabia
A Saudi official source said that the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in an official visit which will last for two days during which he will hold talks with the Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz and crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz dealing with developments in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Saudi Arabia-Yemen, Politics, 12/7/2001
Syrian diplomacy intensifies activities, contacts
After the Arab League has approved Syria's request to convene an extraordinary meeting for the Arab foreign ministers, contacts made by the Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Shara has been increased in preparation for the meeting which is viewed by Syria as should conclude certain results that confirm the Arab position towards what is taking place in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 12/7/2001
Mubarak warns against Sharon's threats to undermine Palestinian National Authority
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak warned on Thursday that Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon's threats to undermine the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) would not be the end of the story. Such threats would lead to the explosion of violence both inside and outside but this time it would be bigger than they were ever before, Mubarak added.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 12/7/2001
Jordanian king expresses deep concerns for Powell
The Jordanian King Abdullah II has expressed his " deep concerns" over the Israeli attacks against the Palestinians. This was expressed in a telephone call with the UN secretary of state Colin Powell and with the Turkish President Ahmad Necdet Cazar.
Jordan-USA, Politics, 12/7/2001
King Mohammed gets informed on social, cultural projects in Casablanca
They include the construction of a vocational training center for women that will contribute to the integration of women in the socio-economic development process through the training of young girls to trades demanded in the Casablanca region. The vocational training office and the 2020 association will contribute to the project, worth 1.5 Million DH (nearly $130,434).
Morocco, Politics, 12/7/2001
Geneva Convention applies to Palestinian territories, top UN rights official says
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, on Thursday called again for the establishment of an international monitoring presence in the occupied Palestinian territories to ensure that global human rights standards were being observed.
Palestine, Politics, 12/7/2001
Libya denies attempts to get Uranium
Libya on Tuesday denied its attempt to get an amount of Uranium, the main component to manufacture the nuclear bomb.
Libya, Politics, 12/7/2001
US justice department under fire for mass arrests
Several civil and human rights organizations in the United states have lodged a lawsuit against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting disclosure of information about the thousands of individuals arrested and detained since the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11th.
Regional-USA, Politics, 12/7/2001
ADC concerned about freezing of charity funds
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is concerned about steps taken by the Bush Administration to freeze the assets of Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development of Richardson, Texas.
Regional-USA, Local, 12/7/2001
Hamas: freezing 'holy lands' assets is illegal
The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement ( Hamas) has stressed that the US freezing of the assets of the charity " holy land" is an " illegal" measure aiming at " pleasing the Zionist lobby."
Regional-USA, Local, 12/7/2001
A partnership agreement between Algeria and the European Union
It was announced in Algeria on Thursday that Algeria and the European Union will sign the minutes of meetings of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership agreement on December 19th.
Algeria-European Union, Politics, 12/7/2001
Israeli violations for the Lebanese sovereignty
The Lebanese national resistance has announced that the Israeli occupation forces violated the Lebanese sovereignty some 19 times between October 27th and December 3rd.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 12/7/2001
Sudan prepares replies to Danforth proposals
The Sudanese government has approved the negotiations paper in dealing with the moves led by the US presidential envoy for peace in Sudan John Danforth and called for dealing with a vast vision with the question of peace.
Sudan-USA, Politics, 12/7/2001
One Palestinian killed, many wounded by Israeli forces
The Palestinian policeman Taj al-Masri (23 year old) was killed and two other policemen were wounded after they were hit by the Israeli bullets and shells of the Israeli artillery during the incursion of the Israeli tanks in Beit Lahia and al-Soudaneyah area to the north of Gaza.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 12/7/2001
Efforts to convene the Islamic summit next week
The Arab and Islamic arena is witnessing accelerated steps and contacts towards convening an emergency Islamic summit to review the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
Regional-Palestine, Politics, 12/7/2001
Moroccan government starts dialogue with teachers' unions
The Moroccan government said Thursday it will start this Friday dialogue with the education sector's trade unions on teachers' grievances.
Morocco, Economics, 12/7/2001
More than $ 608.69 mln earmarked for anti-drought fight
Morocco has earmarked more than 7 billion Dirhams ($ 608.69 million) as part of a program to fight the effects of drought, communication minister, Mohammed Achaari, said Thursday.
Morocco, Economics, 12/7/2001
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Moroccan foreign affairs and cooperation minister, Mohamed Benaissa, flew to Egypt on Friday to hand a message from King Mohammed VI to President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. After Cairo, Benaissa will head for Doha, Qatar, where he will attend an extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on the current escalation of Israeli violence against the Palestinian people.
The Syrian foreign minister Farouk al-Shara in Damascus on Wednesday discussed with the Austrian defense minister current regional and international conditions and the role played by the Austrian unit working within UNDOF in the occupied Syrian Golan heights.
The Italian minister of defense Antonio Martino said on Wednesday that a possible military intervention in Somalia is possible if it is found out that terrorists groups are in this country.
The Lebanese President Emil Lahoud has stressed that the question of the Arab- Israeli conflict has no connection to the cycle and name of terrorism, noting that the UN resolutions and the human rights list clearly recognize the rights of people to resist the occupation.
Libya has renewed a request for Egypt's adherence to the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), set up in 1989 by Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania. Egypt adherence to the Maghreban union will reinforce the grouping, Libya said at the end of a meeting of the Egyptian-Libyan political cell. Egypt already holds the status of observer within UMA.
The Saudi ambassador in Pakistan Ali al-Oseiri denied in press statements issued on Thursday the embassy to have known the killing of any Saudis in Afghanistan since the beginning of the military operations against the Afghani Taliban movement until the present time.
Saudi Development Fund and Tunisia signed in Tunis a loan agreement worth 15.491 million Tunisian Dinars for financing the building and equipping of the emergency medicine center which will cost 34 million Dinars.