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Algerian-Moroccan problems continue to hinder holding Maghreb summit
Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mohamed Benaissa, said in Algiers Saturday that the date of a Maghreban summit will be set by the five states' heads of state.
Algeria-Morocco, Politics, 1/4/2003
U.S.A. Churches delegation concludes visit to Iraq; American threats illegal and unchristian
The WCC deplores the fact that the most powerful nations of this world continue to regard war as an acceptable instrument of foreign policy, in violation of both the United Nations Charter and Christian teachings.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 1/4/2003
Saudi opposition: Hunger strike by detained Islamists
Sources of the Saudi Arabian opposition abroad said that more than 40 persons suspected to having links with al-Qaida organization started since one week a food strike in al-Rweis prison in Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 1/4/2003
Demonstration in Bahrain, Pakistan in soliderity with Iraq
the demonstrators chanted slogans and raised banners denouncing the American policy and expressed their rejection to the presence of the American forces in the Gulf region.
Iraq-Regional, Politics, 1/4/2003
Threatened humanitarian and charity societies prepares for first conference
The preparatory statement of the conference reads "September 11 for the humanitarian societies in the North was just a date, but as for southern societies, especially the Islamic ones it was a catastrophe by all means. The matter has changed from just mere harassment into unprecedented actual war by the US administration against all societies of Islamic traits."
Regional, Politics, 1/4/2003
Arab League economic file of Manama summit; more talk or action
A delegation representing the general secretariat of the Arab League, accompanied by experts from the Arab states arrived in Manama to prepare the economic file of the forthcoming Arab summit due to be held in the Bahraini capital, Manama.
Regional-Bahrain, Economics, 1/4/2003
Yemeni president renews rejection to striking Iraq
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has renewed his rejection to a military attack against Iraq and interfering in its internal affairs. He stressed that there are no justifications to direct such an attack after Baghdad has responded to international resolutions and received the UN inspectors.
Yemen-Iraq, Politics, 1/4/2003
Micro-credits soar by 65% in 2002
He further explained that the state has earmarked both local and international donations to encourage micro-loaning institutions and adopted a legal framework to regulate and develop the activity. This legal framework provides for the creation of a micro-finance advisory council which held its first session this Friday.
Morocco, Economics, 1/4/2003
New mechanism to investigate into irregularities in banking system
The government has introduced new amendments to the new banking draft law. The amendments include setting up an investigation mechanism in the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to probe into any irregularity or complaints in any bank.
Egypt, Economics, 1/4/2003
Hariri, Hammoud discuss with Qaddoumi developments; Lebanon committed to support the Palestinians
The Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri discussed with the chairman of the PLO political department the development of conditions on the Palestinian arena as well as the American military build up in the Gulf region.
Lebanon-Palestine, Politics, 1/4/2003
Sudanese rebels attack government army
The Sudanese army has announced that the rebel forces attacked a position for workers in the al-Leir-Nanito road last Tuesday and killed three workers and wounded several army soldiers who were guarding the machinery working in construction of the road.
Sudan, Politics, 1/4/2003
Morocco's fm sees any contact with Spain as positive step
The Moroccan official further said in connection to the Moroccan Sahara issue that he sensed during his recent visit to Madrid "willingness on the part of our Spanish interlocutors to understand the Moroccan stand, bearing in mind that Spain will become (starting this month) a member in the Security Council and will have to address this issue."
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 1/4/2003
Maher meets US Senator on bilateral in relations, Iraqi issue
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmad Maher conferred late on Friday with visiting US Senator Arlen Specter on furthering bilateral relations, the situation in the Middle East and the Iraqi issue.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 1/4/2003
Britain to inform its ambassadors about the Iraqi crisis
Most of British ambassadors working outside estimated at 200 were summoned to London to take part on January 6 and 7th in a conference dealing with the Iraqi crisis.
Iraq-UK, Politics, 1/4/2003
Israeli forces broke into al-Am'ari camp, destroy houses, warns against resistance
The Israeli forces yesterday at dawn broke into al-Am'ari camp in Ramullah and cordoned the house of the Palestinian "martyr" Wafa' Idris, the first Palestinian woman in the Palestinian Intifada in order to destroy the house.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 1/4/2003
Saudi Arabia buys the largest bank in the Arab homeland
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Business, 1/4/2003
Statue of Ramses's wife discovered near Cairo
A 100-tonne statue of a wife of pharaoh Ramses II, was discovered near Cairo, Egypt's Culture Minister Faruq Hosni told reporters Thursday.
Egypt, Local, 1/4/2003
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The Turkish prime minister Abdullah Ghoule will arrive today in Damascus in a visit to the Syrian Arab republic within a tour he will make in several Arab states.
The Egyptian minister of information Safwat al-Sharif who is also the secretary general of the Democratic National Party stressed that he had agreed during his talks with his Sudanese counterpart to revive integration projects between the two states especially in the economic field and revitalizing the agreements of the joint higher committee and reactivating the Egyptian- Sudanese businessmen council.
A visiting Egyptian veterinary delegation under Hassan Aidaros, Head of the General Authority for Veterinary Service, is signing a joint cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia in the field of veterinary medicine.
Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian and Lebanese talks on cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas kicked off in Cairo on Friday with the aim of activating the role of the joint Arab economic blocs represented in the Arab organisation for gas and the Arab company for transferring and marketing gas, which was agreed upon last year between the four states.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday sent a humanitarian aid and relief plane to people affected by the wave of drought in Niger offered by the UAE Red Crescent. The plane was loaded with foodstuffs including wheat, rice, milk and palms.
The Turkish daily Milliyet said yesterday that Turkey stands deliberately against the foundation of a Kurdish state in Northern Iraq and wants the application of the Switzerland government-type federation system in Iraq in a way that the Turkmans and the Kurds will have Cantons that belong to the central administration in Baghdad and therefore avoiding the partition of Iraq.
A well-informed Yemeni source said yesterday that "Higher instructions were given yesterday to leaders of the military contingents and the Yemeni ministry of the interior on the need to that all its members to abide by wearing the military uniform and the most important in that is that each member to the Yemeni military establishment to be beard - shaved."
Well-informed American sources yesterday disclosed that an official at the US Department of State Ran Crocker had recently paid a secret visit to Israel to hold talks about the war threatened by the US against Iraq and its possible reflections on the region.
Director of policy planning in the U.S. Department Of State, Richard Haass, is expected in Rabat, as part of a tour to kick off on January 6th. The agenda of Ambassador Haass' tour, featuring Dubai and Abu Dhabi, includes regional and international issues, the source added.
The US yesterday abstained from commenting directly on contacts carried out by the Lebanese government with the Canadian government to retract its declaration that Hizbullah is a "terrorist" organization.