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Libya releases 65 political prisoners
Gaddafi International Foundation for Charitable Associations for charity works announced on Thursday the release of "65 prisoners of opinion" arrested during the 1980s in the country.
Libya, Politics, 8/30/2002
Railway agreement, Syrian- Iraqi joint projects; Ramadan: UN inspector will not pacify US war threats
Meetings of the Syrian- Iraqi joint higher committee were concluded yesterday by signing several economic agreements and joint projects and they stressed on political stances between the two states towards commitment to the Beirut summit initiative, a call on the US to give up the policy of siding with Israel, rejecting interference in the internal affairs of Iraq as well as noting the need of continued dialogue between Iraq and the UN, according to a statement issued by the Syrian cabinet on Thursday.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 8/30/2002
Al-Faisal: it is not wise to topple Saddam and install another
The US President George Bush has vowed during a meeting he held with the Saudi ambassador to the UN Prince Bandar Bin Sultan to make consultations with Saudi Arabia and other countries before taking any decision concerning a military attack against Iraq
Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Politics, 8/30/2002
Chinese premier proposes creation of Moroccan-Chinese joint ventures
Chinese Prime Minister, Zhu Rongji, has proposed the creation of Moroccan-Chinese joint ventures to manufacture in Morocco China-made products destined to be exported to other countries.
Morocco-China, Economics, 8/30/2002
King Fahd gets a phone call from Mubarak
Saudi Arabia's King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz on Thursday received a telephone call from President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.
Saudi Arabia-Egypt, Politics, 8/30/2002
Al-Rai al-Am: Libya wants projects in South Sudan to off cessation
The Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael has announced that Libya’s Leader of the Revolution Colonel Muammar al Qathafi called on investment sides in his country to establish development projects in southern Sudan to ward off the ghost of cessation between the two parts of Sudan.
Sudan-Libya, Politics, 8/30/2002
King Mohammed chairs ministers' council, focus on Arabic language
The institution will mainly consecrate the role of the Arabic language in education, culture and sciences through its adapting to the evolution of science and technology. It will equally endeavor to modernize, simplify and rationalize Arabic to make it accessible to the whole society and to enable it cover all the sectors of activity in the country.
Morocco, Politics, 8/30/2002
Amsterdam conference discussed formation of an Iraqi government
Sources in the Iraqi opposition unveiled that the representatives of the 6 opposition parties who met with officials in the US administration by the beginning of this August agreed with them to elect an opposition Iraqi government in the opposition conference due to be held in Amsterdam in September.
Iraq, Politics, 8/30/2002
Hizbullah resumes Shebaa confrontation, wounded three Israeli soldiers, Washington interferes
In its first operation since 4 months, the Lebanese Hizbullah party attacked once again in the Shebaa farm, targeting two Israeli positions in al-Sammaqa and Rweisat al-Alam, direct hits were achieved as three Israeli soldiers were wounded.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 8/30/2002
Danish peace plan: A Palestinian state by fall of 2005
Denmark which presides the current rotating presidency of the European Union has called for the foundation of an independent Palestinian state by the fall of 2005 in the context of a plan to revive the suspended peace process in the Middle East.
Palestine-Denmark, Politics, 8/30/2002
Qatar 's finance and investment conference to be held in London
Qatar, Economics, 8/30/2002
Iran denies claims on Israeli weapons
The spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry Hameed Rida Asifi has strongly denied claims alleged by the Israeli ministry of defense saying that Iran had bought weapons from Israel that were sold earlier to Taiwan.
Iran-Israel, Politics, 8/30/2002
Israel kills five Palestinians, four from one family, Hamas vows revenge
Rami Shamlakh, the neighbor of the bombarded Palestinian family said "an Israel tank stormed into our area while opening fire in all directions and one house was at least hit by four shells." Officials at the central hospital in Gaza said that four members of al-Hajeen family were killed in the Israeli raid. They are Rweida ( 55 year old) and her two sons ( Ashraf 23 year old ) and Nuha ( 17 year old and a relative to the family ( Muhammad, 20 year old).
Palestine-Israel, Military, 8/30/2002
Arab states agree on transcription of Arabic in Latin alphabet
The Arab states agreed in Berlin on the rules of transcription of Arabic alphabet into Latin, on the sidelines of the two-week UN conference on geographic names standardization.
Regional, Culture, 8/30/2002
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The Iraqi vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan arrived on Thursday evening in Beirut carrying a message from the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to the Lebanese President Emil Lahoud concerning the American threats against Iraq.
The Lebanese national resistance on Thursday evening attacked two positions for the forces in the occupied South Lebanese Shebaa farms. In a statement, the Lebanese national resistance said that one of its groups attacked at 5.30 p.m. ( Lebanese local time), the two Israeli position in al-Sammaqa and Rweisat al-Alam.
The Israeli occupation forces on Thursday bombarded the Lebanese border areas in the south. Lebanese security sources said that the Israeli artillery stations bombarded the western quarters in Kafer al-Naqqar and Shouba in Shebaa area.