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Rights body hails intention to abolish capital punishment in Morocco
The Moroccan Association of Human Rights Defense (AMDH, independent) has lauded the intention expressed by the Moroccan government to abrogate capital punishment.
Morocco, Politics, 8/9/2003
Saudi Arabia denounces statements by Qathafi
A Saudi official source has accused Libya's Leader of the Revolution Colonel Muammar al Qathafi of seeking to undermine the basics of Arab solidarity and strongly criticized statements in which the Libyan leader linked between what he called the Wahhabi sect and the emergence of al-Qaida organization.
Saudi Arabia-Libya, Politics, 8/9/2003
Algeria: Sultani succeeds Nahnah to the presidency of the Islamic Society movement (ISM)
The third conference of the peace Society Movement, the first conference since the death of the founder of the movement and its leader Sheikh Mahfouz Nahnah, concluded its meeting yesterday following three- day deliberations, by electing a new presidency chaired by Abu Jarra Sultani and his deputies
Algeria, Politics, 8/9/2003
Saudi crown prince discusses with Abbas the Roadmap to peace
Saudi ArabiaÕs Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz yesterday in Jeddah discussed with the Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas latest developments concerning the Palestinian issue and the efforts made to implement the so-called Roadmap.
Saudi Arabia-Palestine, Politics, 8/9/2003
AL asks for urgent needs for the damages of floods in Sudan
The secretary general of the Arab League AL Amr Moussa has assigned officials at the AL to move swiftly and effectively to taking necessary measures to provide urgent medical and humanitarian aids to the victims of floods in the Sudanese city of Kasala.
Sudan-Regional, Local, 8/9/2003
Al-Sader warns the occupation of a difficult test called 'the Shiite'
The prominent Shiite clergy in Iraq Muqtada al-Sader yesterday warned the American occupation of Iraq of a "difficult test called the Shiite." He renewed his assertion that al-Mahdi army which he had called for its formation in July is an "organization army and will not be armed" and its objective is to "protect Iraq and its religious leadership."
Iraq, Politics, 8/9/2003
Madrid Sahara standpoint casts doubts over Moroccan-Spanish ties, press
Al Oumma called Spain to "correct its mistake," rid itself of "colonial mentality," and engage in new negotiations with Morocco to avert rupture and warm up bilateral relations instead of encouraging mercenaries to work against Morocco's sovereignty and unity.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 8/9/2003
Sahara: Muslims of Spain-occupied Sebta slam Madrid's position hostile to Morocco
The union of Muslims and the Group of Muslims in the Spain occupied Moroccan city of Sebta condemned strongly the Spanish government's position hostile to Morocco's territorial integrity, rejecting the settlement plan of the UN secretary general's personal envoy for the Sahara, James Baker.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 8/9/2003
Former cook for Saddam surrenders, One American killed, 5 wounded by resistance
One American soldier was killed and other 6 wounded in various attacks launched by the Iraqi national resistance during the 24 past hours in Iraq, while the occupation forces continued its breaking in operations in Tikrit in an attempt to detain the toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, as news reported that one of his former cooks surrendered himself to the US forces.
Iraq-USA, Military, 8/9/2003
Lebanese resistance attack three Israeli positions in Shebaa farms; Israel raids southern Lebanese areas, using cluster bombs
Lebanese security sources said that the Israeli planes raided for 7 times the Lebanese border areas yesterday and used the internationally banned cluster weapons.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 8/9/2003
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Egypt's Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Youssef Wali, said President Hosni Mubarak believes the set up of an Arab common market is the only way out for Arab states to evade the consequences of such separation facing international economic groupings.
Receiving BahrainÕs Finance Minister, Abdallah Bin Hassan Seif in Beirut yesterday, Lebanese President Emil Lahoud underlined the importance of Arab unity in this critical stage politically and economically, and the necessity of establishing the Arab Common Market.
Moroccan popular movement parties, namely the Popular Movement (MP), the National Popular Movement (MNP) and the Democratic Union (UD) said the plan of United Nations Secretary General personal envoy, James Baker, is a dangerous setback that deliberately seeks to undermine the Kingdom's national territorial integrity.
An agreement between the union of Syria's workers and the union of Sudanese workers on visits exchange and on twinship between the two unions was signed in Damascus yesterday.
"Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired a missile against a four-floor apartment building in Askar refugee camp under the pretext of sheltering Palestinian activists. Four Palestinians were killed including two Hamas members and nine civilians were wounded" the Palestinian IPC agency reported.
The Spanish micro-credits fund earmarked a six-million Euro loan to the Moroccan association Al Amana for the promotion of micro-enterprises, the Spanish Department of Diplomatic Information (OID) said Friday.
Morocco lost Friday to Tunisia 63-75 in an opener of the African Nations Cup, held in Egypt.