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Notice to readers, 6/28/2002
Syria: two parliamentarians are tried on corruption charges
Following three years of suspension, the Syrian People's Assembly ( parliament) permitted to bring before the security economic court two of its "Baathist " members under charges relating to corruption and misuse of their post. The two parliamentarians will be triad but while being out of prison in contrary to what happened with the two other parliamentarians, already in custody, Riad Seif and Mamoun al-Homsi.
Syria, Politics, 6/28/2002
Toujan al-Faisal vows to go after corruption
Former Jordanian parliamentarian Toujan al-Faisal who was given amnesty by the Jordanian King Abdullah II after she was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment under the charges of undermining the state's sovereignty has stressed she will continue work to chase corrupters.
Jordan, Politics, 6/28/2002
OIC ministerial meeting supports Palestinian president; ignores Bush's speech
In conclusion of its deliberations on Thursday in Khartoum, the foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference OIC expressed their support for the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat and the minister did not refer to the speech of the US President George Bush on the Middle East in their final statement which was issued after three days of meetings.
Regional, Politics, 6/28/2002
American reinforcement in Turkey for striking Iraq; Baghdad: dialogue with the UN will not bring back the inspectors
The Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri has announced that the expected dialogue between Iraq and the UN will not discuss the return back of the UN inspectors, but will concentrate on "implementing obligations set by the UN," while the US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said the US is proceeding in its way to get rid off President Saddam Hussein.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 6/28/2002
Morocco, Sudan raise joint commission level
Morocco and Sudan decided to raise the level of their joint commission, which will convene alternately in Rabat and Khartoum, under the chairmanship of the two states' foreign ministers.
Sudan-Morocco, Politics, 6/28/2002
Omran confers with Dubai media delegation, CNN chief
The Syrian Minister of Information Adnan Omran on Thursday received Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum, the chairman of the media department in Dubai. United Arab Emirates and members of the accompanying delegation.
Syria-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 6/28/2002
Syrian- Saudi joint committee to meet on July 2, 3 in Jeddah
The Syrian- Saudi joint committee will hold its 10th session in Jeddah on July 2 and 3 under the chairmanship of the Syrian Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara and the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
Saudi Arabia-Syria, Economics, 6/28/2002
Sankei Shimbun: Bush calls on Japan to cancel Jordanian debts
The Japanese daily Sankei Shimbun said that US President George Bush has urged Japan to meet a request raised by Jordan to exempt it from official development loans estimated at 170 billion Japanese Yen ( USD 1.4 billion) and also to increase the Japanese donation aid provided to Jordan.
Jordan-USA, Economics, 6/28/2002
Morocco foils attempt to infiltrate Polisario in islamic world
Morocco has foiled an attempt at the foreign ministers meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to establish official diplomatic channels between the OIC and the Organization of African Unity (OAU) that would have enabled the Polisario to infiltrate the Islamic world.
Morocco, Politics, 6/28/2002
Fierce clashes continued between Israeli forces, the Palestinians
The Palestinians of the city of Hebron spent their Wednesday night in shelters as a result of the strong Israeli land and air bombardment which continued all Thursday against the civilian areas and targeted the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority and the province's building and the headquarters of the Palestinian police and public buildings and establishment, leaving behind devastated destruction.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 6/28/2002
Moroccan women delegation inquires about situation of Palestinian refugees in Jordan
A delegation of Moroccan women visited the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan where they inquired about the situation of refugee women.
Jordan-Morocco, Politics, 6/28/2002
Israeli bombardment result in large fires in south Lebanon
The Israeli forces on Thursday set fire in the woods surrounding Bastara farm and Kafer Shouba town through firing "burning" machine gun fires from its position in al-Sammaqa in the occupied Shebaa farms.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 6/28/2002
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