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Bin Ali committed to pluralism, democracy
The Tunisian President Zein al-Abidin Bin Ali has stressed in a speech he delivered on the occasion of the May Day his cling to strengthening Pluralism and democracy in the country.
Tunisia, Politics, 5/3/2002
Strongest criticism from a Saudi Prince to the US; Sultan Bin Turkey for joint Arab delegation
He considered Washington's reconsideration of its interests in the region "will force it to look on others with open eyes." Prince Sultan who is the nephew of the king and one of the closest to him said that the "Arab states have so far not succeed in penetrating the thick wall in the attempt to isolate America from talking frankly with the Arabs despite the attempts made by some to describe the results of their visits as a success at a time when the Palestinian camps are still painful battle fields with the price for it being the Palestinian blood and the honor of the Arabs."
Saudi Arabia-USA, Politics, 5/3/2002
Oman: Baghdad will not be bombarded from our lands; Iraq, UN discussions
Iraqi diplomats and experts on Thursday met with UN representatives in the course of continued discussions started since two days on the return of UN inspectors to Iraq.
Iraq-Oman, Politics, 5/3/2002
Al-Assad chairs Baath party meeting on latest developments
The central command of the National Progressive Front of the Baath party in Syria held a meeting on Thursday evening at the Damascus al-Shaab palace under the chairmanship of President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria, Politics, 5/3/2002
U.S.-proposed framework accord on Sahara still valid, Moroccan fm
The U.S.-proposed framework accord on the Sahara is still valid as a solution to the artificial conflict of the Moroccan Sahara, Moroccan foreign affairs and cooperation minister, Mohamed Benaissa, said Thursday.
Morocco, Politics, 5/3/2002
Saudi crown prince to visit Egypt shortly
The Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz announced on Thursday he will be visiting Egypt in the coming phase.
Egypt-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 5/3/2002
Al-Zanoun: 2150 Palestinians killed, 36,000 wounded during Intifada
The Palestinian minister of health Riad al-Zanoun has stressed that number of wounded Palestinians is increasing and huge number of the wounded and the patients did not find needed medicines and the Israeli siege and the Israeli soldiers prevented ambulances from having access to the wounded and treating them at hospitals.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 5/3/2002
Moroccan elderly inmate in Italy wants to be operated on at home
A 78-year-old Moroccan, jailed in Italy for murder, has refused to be operated on Italy, preferring to undergo the emergency surgery at home.
Morocco, Culture, 5/3/2002
Framework accord most promising settlement to Sahara issue, france says
France said Thursday that the framework accord option for the Sahara, proposed by James Baker (Personal Envoy of the U.N. Secretary-General for the Sahara), is "the most promising" solution to the issue.
Morocco-France, Politics, 5/3/2002
Turkey and the Arab states
The Turkish weekly Edenlik said in its recent issue under the title "Cim attempt to damage the Turkish- Arab cooperation" that Ankara was preparing by the mid of last April to receive a high ranking Syrian military delegation in a visit which constitutes a turning point in the Syrian- Turkish relations and of a special importance in the Turkish foreign policy.
Regional-Turkey, Politics, 5/3/2002
A dialogue between Syria, the UN in Damascus, mid June
The London- based al-Hayat daily said Wednesday in a report by its correspondent in Damascus quoting western diplomatic sources as saying that UN officials have recently made contacts with the Syrian foreign ministry in the context of the arrangements made to initiate a dialogue between the two sides on "peace prospects" in Damascus in the mid of next June.
Syria-USA, Politics, 5/3/2002
New prices for oil gases in Kuwait for May
The Kuwaiti Petrol establishment announced on Wednesday ( May 1st) new prices for the liquid petrol "propane and Biotin."
Kuwait, Economics, 5/3/2002
Jordanian military coordination continues with US, Britain, new base in the Jordanian desert
The paper added that the new thing is that there is a British and American desire to have an advanced base for the British and American "special" forces in a Jordanian desert area.
Jordan-USA, Politics, 5/3/2002
Morocco, Britain probe cooperation
Means to upgrade cooperation ties between Morocco and Britain topped talks held here between Moroccan minister of industry, commerce, energy and mining, Mustapha Mansouri, and Director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Digby Jones, currently visiting Morocco.
Morocco-UK, Economics, 5/3/2002
US, Britain commitedto tough security measures on the 6 Palestinians accused of killing Zeifi
The US and Britain stressed their commitment to impose very tight security measures on six Palestinians who will be jailed in a prison inside the Palestinian territories, according to an agreement approved by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Palestine-USA, Politics, 5/3/2002
Algeria: 31 person killed in two massacres
An Algerian official source said on Thursday that 31 person were killed at the hands of armed groups in two massacres took place on Wednesday evening in Teyart area, 240 Km to the southern west of the capital Algiers and in a quarters adjoining the said city. Other three were killed in al-Shalf city.
Algeria, Local, 5/3/2002
Jordanian sources warn against illegal Israeli practices
Jordanian sources have warned against operations of selling Jordanian land and real estate carried out through the Israeli embassy in Amman by a lawyer from Israel who document the selling process.
Jordan-Israel, Economics, 5/3/2002
Fez Sacred Music Festival Kicks off on May 28
The Moroccan spiritual capital city of Fez will host the 8th edition of its Sacred Music Festival May 28 through June 11 under the generic theme of "Paths of Wisdom."
Regional-Morocco, Local, 5/3/2002
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Syria's vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam on Thursday received the chairman of the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party Masoud al-Barazani and members of the accompanying delegation.
The Lebanese foreign minister Mahmoud Hammoud said that a meeting for the Arab peace initiative will be held in the mid of next week in Cairo in order to listen to the Saudi foreign minister prince Saud al-Faisal on the result of talks the Saudi crown prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz held in Washington.
In an interview he made on Thursday evening with al-Jazeera TV, the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat announced that the fate of two of the 6 Palestinian prisoners who where transported to Areiha prison: Ahmad Sadaat and Fouad al-Shawbaki will be decided today ( Friday) during the meeting of the Palestinian leadership.
Morocco's Princess Lalla Hasna, younger sister of King Mohammed VI, chaired in Rabat Wednesday a charity gala held by the Arab Group of the Diplomatic Club. The funds raised during the event will go to NGOs operating in the social fields, mainly those concerning children and elderly persons.
Morocco's Younes Al-Aynaoui on Thursday cruised to the quarter-final of the US$ 381,000 tournament of Munich, listed on ATP fixtures.