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Women's summit focused on many themes
The summit agenda of the international women summit, in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh Saturday and run for three days, will cover a variety of themes, atop of which the development of women, women social, economic and political role in he world of today, their rights and their contribution to making the world a better place to live in.
Regional-Morocco, Politics, 6/28/2003
Akher Sa'a: AL reform under way until March 2004
From today and until next March the Cairo-based Arab League (AL) will be a hive of activity with the main objective of introducing comprehensive reforms to the Arab organisation.
Regional, Politics, 6/28/2003
French, Yemeni presidents call for comprehensive solution in ME region
Sources close to the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Paris said after the meeting he had with the French President Jacque Chirac that the French President raised more than one time the issue of comprehensive peace in the region. A peace which includes Syria and Lebanon and that Chirac agreed with Saleh on the great concern surrounding the current status in Iraq and the need to accelerate the political solution and restoring sovereignty to the Iraqis.
Yemen-France, Politics, 6/28/2003
Washington: Syria's wounded soldiers are not war prisoners, will return soon
The US has announced that the wounded Syrians held by it have been medically treated and arrangements are being made to return them home, refusing to describe them as "war prisoners."
Syria-USA, Politics, 6/28/2003
La Stampa: Libya denies an agreement to deploy Italian soldiers
Questioning the flawed reasoning and demands, he explained " we, at least, need 50 helicopters to monitor our borders, but there is an embargo." He questioned " why should we buy planes to monitor our coasts ? You are rich and yet, you are not putting soldiers to monitor your borders."
Libya-Italy, Politics, 6/28/2003
Al-Hakim calls for resisting occupation by negotiations
The chairman of the "Higher Council For the Islamic Revolution in Iraq" Muhammad Baqer al-Hakim yesterday expressed his rejection to what he called acts of violence against the US-led coalition forces. He said he prefers peaceful means to put an end to occupation.
Iraq-Iran, Military, 6/28/2003
Moroccan POW tells story of horror in Polisario jails
From the darkness of his cell in a Polisario jail, a Moroccan national, still jailed by the Polisario separatists in the camps of Tindouf (south-western Algeria), managed to send a book for publishing on his ordeal and that of hundreds of Moroccan POWs at the hands of the Algeria-backed group.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 6/28/2003
Reciprocated exempted fees between Jordan, Egypt
The joint Jordanian, Egyptian joint company for transport has exempted private Jordanian cars coming to Sinai from fees.
Jordan-Egypt, Economics, 6/28/2003
Gas well of 250- 300,000 cubic meters capacity discovered east Homs
Syria's Minister of oil and mineral resources Ibrahim Haddad has announced the exploration of a new gas well at al-Dal'a position, 100 Km to the east of the city of Homs, 90 Km to the south of al-Raqqa city.
Syria, Economics, 6/28/2003
Gnawa festival opens in Essaouira
This rite of possession that they indicate by the term of "derdeba" proceeds during the night. It is animated by a Master musician accompanied by his troop, by a conspicuous affiliated with the brotherhood of the gnaoua and her assistants. This night ceremony comprises a profane part intended for the entertainment during which there is no trance and a sacred part during which saints and supernatural entities are called upon (mlouk).
Morocco, Culture, 6/28/2003
Seale and the situation in ME; Blair made UK prisoner to US policy
British journalist Patrick Seale has stressed that the statements of the American President George W. Bush and the Secretary of State Colin Powell who refused to blame Israel for its acts of aggression against the Palestinians affirms that the United States has no desire for reaching a just solution for the Palestinian cause.
Regional-UK, Politics, 6/28/2003
Israel kills boy and four Palestinians in an assassination attempt
"Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed early Friday four Palestinian citizens and destroyed two house in the village of Al-Mughraqa, south of Gaza," an IPC report said.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 6/28/2003
Paris hosts symposium about Syria
A symposium entitled ''Syria in the year 2003 - a cultural passport'' was organized in Paris on Friday Friday.
Syria-France, Culture, 6/28/2003
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"The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) rejected Thursday US President Bush's call to dismantle Hamas and other anti-Israeli occupation groups, saying such an attempt would ignite a Palestinian civil war," PMC reported.
Lebanese President Emil Lahoud has stressed Lebanon's deep concern over the Israeli continuous attempts to hinder the exerted efforts for peace. During the meeting yesterday in Beirut with the envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Terry Rod Larsen, he asserted Lebanon's complete commitment to the United Nations' references concerning the Lebanese waters issues. Larsen stressed the importance of including Syria and Lebanon in the peace process.
In the framework of her care given to children, Syria's First Lady Asmaa Al-Assad attended on Thursday evening the mass rally which was organized by the Ministry of Culture on the occasion of International Child Day.
Moroccan delegate minister for foreign affairs and cooperation, Taieb Fassi Fihri, currently on a visit to the US, met here on Thursday with US undersecretary of state for political affairs, Marc Grossman.
Israel should abandon its nuclear arsenal and sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to guarantee security and peace in the Mideast, an Egyptian parliamentarian said in Paris Thursday.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher will lead Egypt's delegation to the African Unions foreign ministerial meeting to start in Naputo, Nazambique, on July 7 to prepare for the second AU Summit on July 10. A diplomatic source said the African leaders will discuss during their second summit the new structure of the African commission.
Kuwait's Minister of State For Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, has denied that the Kuwaiti delegation to the economic forum which was held in Jordan recently had met with the Israeli delegation.
Morocco and the European Union signed here on Thursday a scientific and technical cooperation agreement.
The police in the Moroccan southern city of Laayoune arrested on Wednesday Al-Alami Jalal, a member of the extremist group "Salafya Jihadya, who was wanted part of the investigation of the terrorist attacks against Casablanca last May 16.