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The US against France; a defining moment for world politics or a wasted opportunity
The US should be applauded for such efforts in delegitimizing the Security Council, as the Security Council is a non-democratic institution that should be done away with.
Regional, Analysis, 2/24/2003
Egyptian police ban thousands of lawyers from demonstration supporting Iraq
Worthy mentioning that the emergency law applied in Egypt since 1981 bans demonstrations and massive aggregations
Egypt-Iraq, Politics, 2/24/2003
Iraq asks for postponing summit, Lebanon agrees under conditions
Iraq on Sunday asked for the postponement of the Arab summit until the mid of March because of the preoccupation of the Iraqi officials with the next session of the UN Security Council, while Lebanon has set a precondition of the summit's commitment to the recent resolutions of the recent Arab Beirut summit and those of the recent meeting of the Arab foreign ministers.
Regional-Iraq, Politics, 2/24/2003
Al-Shara: US to use a new UN resolution on Iraq as pretext for attack
Al-Shara also asserted that Syria doesn't see any justification for issuing a second UN Security Council resolution and believes that such a resolution however moderate would give the impression that resolution 1441 has expired and would be exploited by war advocates in and outside the United States as a pretext for a military act against Iraq.
Syria-USA, Politics, 2/24/2003
Lebanon to brief Europeans on Arab position rejecting war
The Lebanese foreign minister Mahmoud Hammoud said he will inform the foreign ministers of the European Union, who will be meeting in Brussels today, the rejection of the Arabs to attacking any Arab state, noting the position taken by France, Germany and Russia to solve the Iraqi crisis peacefully.
Regional-European Union, Politics, 2/24/2003
Mubarak: Arab Summit will meet on March 1st in Sharm El Sheikh
On his way back home from Paris after his successful visit to both Germany and France, President Mubarak explained to the Chief Editors of papers and Middle East News Agency MENA the dimensions of international situation especially the European attitude towards the Iragi crisis and how to tackle it.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 2/24/2003
New York Times: Turkey's parliament wants legitimacy to position Iraq
"It would be wrong for the government to send a request to parliament when the conditions for international legitimacy have not been met,'' Turkey's parliament speaker Bulent Arinc
Turkey-USA, Politics, 2/24/2003
Der Spiegel: UN chief inspector does not rule out quitting in protest of US undermining the UN
International agency for Atomic Energy Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei remarked that he might resign from his post if war against Iraq starts without an authorizations by the UN Security Council.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 2/24/2003
Seven Palestinians killed by Israel
Five Palestinians were killed and other 7 wounded in an incursion by the Israeli forces in Beit Hanoun town to the North of Gaza yesterday at dawn.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 2/24/2003
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Qatar has decided to build churches on its territories so as Christians from various sects will be able to perform their religious rituals, officially and openly for the first time, according to an official Qatari source.
Syria's Vice President Abdul-Halim Khaddam received at his residence on Sunday Iraqi Vice President, Taha Yasin Ramadan. Talks during the meeting dealt with the latest regional and international developments, particularly the Iraqi question and Syria's stance which rejects the US possible war against Iraq as well as the necessity of reaching peaceful solutions to the Iraqi question.
Means to push ahead with a project to set up a free trade area between Morocco and Turkey were studied by Moroccan Employment and Social Affairs Minister, Mustapha Mansouri, and Turkey's Ambassador to Morocco.
Syria's Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Ghada al-Jabi, and her Lebanese counterpart, Asaad Diab signed in Beirut on Saturday the executive program of the cooperation agreement. This program aims at cooperation and exchanging expertise in various social fields.
Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives (parliament lower chamber), Abdelouahed Radi, met Friday in Vienna his peer of the parliamentary assembly of the pan-European Security Organization (OSCE).
The Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) on Friday announced a virtual march to be staged on February 26 to voice "opposition to unnecessary war against Iraq." A non-partisan coalition known as "Win without War" is orchestrating a nationwide call-in effort on Wednesday, February 26, to contact Senators and the Bush Administration to express opposition to U.S. war policy against Iraq, ADC said.
The Israeli forces yesterday renewed their aggressions against South Lebanon Lebanese security sources said that the Israeli forces from its positions in the Shebaa farms bombarded the hills of Burket Shebaa, al-Saddanah mount heights by 155 mm caliber shells and opened its heavy machine fire at the hills of al-Saddanah mount and the eastern hills of Kafer Shouba town.