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Human rights effected by unclear definitions of terrorism and other concepts
Morocco's Secretary General of the Party for Progress and Socialism (PPS, in government), Ismail Alaoui, called the government to present a declaration on its commitment to defend human rights and democracy.
Morocco, Politics, 2/21/2003
Morocco renews commitment to African development initiative
King Mohammed VI underlined that Morocco is convinced that the proposed reforms, especially those in connection with good governance and the democratisation process, will stimulate the necessary energies and mobilize regional and continental potentialities in order to make the principles and objectives of NEPAD a concrete reality.
Morocco-Regional, Politics, 2/21/2003
Mubarak Addresses the 22nd Franco-African Summit
Here follows is Egypt President Hosni Mubarak's address to the 22nd Franco-African Summit:
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 2/21/2003
Arab 'ordinary' summit March 1st
The General Secretariat of the Arab League has announced that the Ordinary Arab summit will be held in Cairo on March 1st under the chairmanship of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and this decision was taken following "consultations with the Arab states to this effect."
Regional, Politics, 2/21/2003
Morocco moves to elaborate children rights code, official
Morocco's State Secretary of family, solidarity and social action, Yasmina Baddou, said her department is probing the elaboration of a children rights code taking into account conditions of children in Morocco.
Morocco, Culture, 2/21/2003
Aquaculture growth now outpaces other food production industries, UN reports
Aquaculture -- the farming and stocking of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants -- is growing more rapidly than all other animal food producing sectors, according to a report compiled by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Regional, Economics, 2/21/2003
France-Africa summit: here's an alternative to war in Iraq
There is an alternative to a war in Iraq, stressed heads of state taking part to the 22nd summit of Africa and France, currently convening in the French capital.
Regional-Iraq, Politics, 2/21/2003
France commends partial pullout of Syrian forces from Lebanon
The assistance for the spokesman of the French foreign ministry Bernard Valero on Wednesday praised the new partial pullout of the Syrian forces deployed in Lebanon and considered it a step in the right track.
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 2/21/2003
Two Jordanian journalists freed, a third was arrested
A Jordanian judicial source said on Wednesday that the Jordanian military court released two out of three journalists working in the Jordanian weekly al-Hilal ( the Crescent ) who were sentenced to imprisonment because of an article focused on the private relation between prophet Muhammad and his wife Aisha, after the two men paid a financial fine.
Jordan, Politics, 2/21/2003
Lahoud: Lebanese- Kuwaiti relations are solid
Lebanese President Emil Lahoud has underlined the importance of inter- Arab solidarity and unifying Arab ranks to withstand current challenges and expected requirements, recalling the common Arab position during the recent Beirut Arab summit conference.
Lebanon-Kuwait, Politics, 2/21/2003
Money transfer business to the Arab states
Money transfer in the Arab states is a function of the large number of expatriate and immigrant community in the US, Europe, Canada and the other countries through Africa and South America.
Regional, Business, 2/21/2003
Al-Sharif Ali movement boycotts Irbil meetings
A group representing the Iraqi opposition announced it will boycott the already postponed meeting for the Iraqi opposition which was due yesterday in Irbil, a main Kurdistani city. Also another group intends not to take part in this meeting of the follow up and coordination committee of the Iraqi opposition which was expected to be held since weeks in Kurdistan, north Iraq, to discuss the aftermath of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Iraq, Politics, 2/21/2003
A state of alert in Israel, Two Palestinians were killed; 40 detainees, Israel breaks into Nablus, Toulkarem camp
Israel has announced utmost state of alert in the lines of its forces of fears of Palestinian operations following the killings it had committed in recent days that claimed the lives of more that 26 Palestinians.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 2/21/2003
Syrian - British seminar on Latin Typography, Arabic calligraphy and challenges facing modernization
In collaboration of the British Council in Damascus and the Faculty of Fine Arts and Damascus University a seminar was held on February 17 and 18 at the Damascus fine arts faculty under the title "Type as image." Renowned British designer Paul Khera participated with Syrian designers in running the seminar which was on the sideline of an exhibition held on February 2nd through 18 on contemporary illustration from London.
Syria, Education, 2/21/2003
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Syria's Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara received yesterday a phone call from Bahraini Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheik Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.
Morocco will issue two new coinages, the first worth 1 dirham and the second half a Dirham (50 cents), Morocco's central bank, Bank-Al-Maghrib, said in a release. 0n the obverse, the first bears the effigy of King Mohammed VI, and the second a telecommunications satellite.