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UAE: May 11 world day to boycott USA products and services
A vast citizen's national campaign to boycott the American products and services and company productions which support Israel, was launched in the United Arab Emirates in solidarity with the struggle mounted by the Palestinian people.
United Arab Emirates-Regional, Politics, 5/6/2002
Al-Assad calls on US to be objective
Al-Assad also wondered over the uselessness of the calls for negotiations. He questioned: "what we can negotiate on, and what can negotiations produce if there is no clear course... The required negotiations should consequently be known in respect to limits and disciplines."
Syria-USA, Politics, 5/6/2002
UN Security Council required to follow up on Israel's war crimes, Baz
Baz said that the "Jennin massacre committed by the Israeli troops will not go away just like that," adding that the UN Security Council is required to follow up the issue of Israel's refusal to receive a fact-finding committee that it formed and adopt a binding resolution to compel Israel to approve to cooperate with it.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 5/6/2002
Iraq and handling the Kuwaiti archive
Iraq has informed the Arab League on Saturday that in implementation of the Arab League resolutions of the recent Beirut summit, the Iraqi foreign ministry, in coordination with other Iraqi ministries and authorities concerned collected documents relating to the national archive of Kuwait and other documents pertinent to Kuwait to return them back to Kuwait.
Iraq-Kuwait, Politics, 5/6/2002
Syrian prime minister to visit Ankara
The London- based al-Hayat daily said according to Turkish sources in Damascus that the Syrian and Turkish sides are preparing for a visit by the Syrian prime minister Muhammad Mustafa Miro to visit Ankara in order to sign political and economic agreements, with Damascus's preliminary consent to sign a military cooperation agreement in the area of training and the exchange of expertise and observers.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 5/6/2002
Iraq: talks between Sabri, Annan positive
An Iraqi official on Saturday described the talks between the Iraqi foreign minister Naji Sabri and the secretary general of the United Nations which were held Last Wednesday and Friday as a positive step.
Iraq-International, Politics, 5/6/2002
Arab League, UN contacts on the Arab initiative; Moussa warns from peace conference
Moussa stressed that with Israeli rejection to comply with international resolutions, it would be difficult for the Arabs to resume negotiations with Israel.
Regional, Politics, 5/6/2002
Al-Assad confers with Iranian official
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday in Damascus met with the chief of the International Relations Bureau at the office of Iran's spiritual leader Hassan Akhtari.
Iraq-Iran, Politics, 5/6/2002
Lebanese- Iranian cultural agreement
Lebanon and Lebanon on Saturday signed a cultural cooperation agreement between the two countries.
Lebanon-Iran, Politics, 5/6/2002
Bahrain chases after an escaped naval officer
The Kingdom of Bahrain has asked the Interpol ( International Police) to help in chasing an officer at the Bahraini ministery of the interior who fled from the country just after the beginning of an investigation into his financial records.
Bahrain, Local, 5/6/2002
Syria participates in UN General Assembly session on Children
To improve the situation in the Arab states, Alami said, "we need to put the children at the center of our priorities because children are the future of this nation and only with the children we can introduce changes and make development sustainable. The best investment the Arab countries can do is investing in children because this is something under our control within our capacities to reproduce our society and to orient our future according to the national objectives and aspirations."
Regional-Syria, Culture, 5/6/2002
Collaborative e-learning strategies for Gulf, university conference
The College of Information Technology (CIT) at the United Arab Emirates University announced yesterday that it is organizing the two-day International E-Learning Symposium
United Arab Emirates, Education, 5/6/2002
Four children killed by Israel
Two Palestinian children and one women were shot by the Israeli bullets in the West Bank, according to eye- witnesses and Israeli military sources.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 5/6/2002
Nabil Amre quits post
The official in charge of parliamentary affairs in the Palestinian authorities Nabil Amre has quitted his post during the meeting of the Palestinian Authority on Friday evening, according to the Israeli radio.
Palestine, Politics, 5/6/2002
Palestinian authority detains more members of People's Front For the Liberation of Palestine
Member of the political bureau of the People's Front For the Liberation of Palestine Jamil al-Majdalawi stressed on Sunday that the Palestinian authority on Saturday arrested four members of the front.
Palestine, Politics, 5/6/2002
21 Dutch agencies request Gov. to halt exporting arms to Israel
Twenty-one Dutch agencies demanded closure of air transits between the US and Israel which are used for transporting arms via Holland.
Palestine-European Union, Politics, 5/6/2002
Increasing world demand for oil
The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries OAPEC expects word demand for oil until the end of the current year to reach 76.2 million barrels per day, representing an increase some 500,000 barrels in comparison with the figures of 2001.
Regional, Economics, 5/6/2002
Syrian decrees on real estates, fodder, accord with Yemen
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has issued the legislative decree no 24 for 2002. It provides for extending by one year the validity of the financial assessment for mortgage used for real estates and those governed by rules of paragraph one of Article one of the 1970 Legislative Decree No. 187. The extension starts as of 1.2. 2002 and ends by 31- 12.2002.
Syria, Economics, 5/6/2002
Israeli continues violations of the Lebanese airspace
The Israeli warplanes on Sunday renewed its violations of the Lebanese airspace over vast areas of south Lebanon at intermediate altitude and carried out mock raids.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 5/6/2002
Middle East conference to be next summer in Turkey
The Israeli radio said on Saturday that American officials informed Israel that the international conference on the Middle East sought by Washington will be held in Turkey next Summer.
Regional-Israel, Politics, 5/6/2002
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Egyptian Minister of Information Safwat Al-Sherif said that since President Hosni Mubarak assumed the presidency, he has been keen to close the ranks of the Arab nation. His motto has been: the strength of Egypt is enhanced by the strength of the Arabs and the strength of the Arabs is boosted by the strength of Egypt.
The Egyptian foreign minister Ahmad Maher and the advisor for President Mubarak Osama al-Baz expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people in their confrontation of the Israeli aggressions in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Libyan President Muammar al-Qaddafi has reviewed with Robert Mougabi, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe on Friday evening internal conditions in Zimbabwe, and the situation in the African continent in general.
The secretary general of the Arab League Amr Moussa on Sunday received a message from the Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jasem Bin jaber al-Thani relating to latest deteriorated conditions in the Middle East region and the tragic conditions the Palestinians suffer under the continued Israeli brutal practices.
The Arab initiative committee for peace will hold a meeting at the level of the foreign ministers next Wednesday in order to discuss the developments of conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories under the continued Israeli aggression and the efforts exerted to implement the Arab peace initiative, approved by the Beirut's recent Arab summit.
The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has announced canceling official and citizen celebrations which were due to be held May 22 on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the unification of Yemen, in solidarity with the Palestinians against the Israeli aggressions.
The Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon who left Tel Aviv on Sunday heading for Washington in a visit which will last for five days will meeting with the US President George Bush on Tuesday. The Israeli radio said that Sharon will submit a political peace plan taken by the Israeli government and the issue of convening an international peace conference on the Middle East.
The Turkish dailies Milliet, Radical and al-Zamaan issued on Sunday said that officials at the level of the foreign ministries in Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the European Union, Norway and representatives for UN organizations and the Arab League will take part in the international peace conference on the Middle East to be held in Turkey.
The British minister of state for foreign affairs starts on Sunday a visit to Saudi Arabia which will last for five days.