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Al-Sahafa: Southern rebels want veto right; Sudanese negotiations suspended indefinitely
John Garang said "we want a capital for all in which all enjoy all rights and duties."
Sudan, Politics, 8/20/2003
Lizane: Syrian - Belgian relations are good
Lizane condemned also "the US lies about weapons of mass destruction which were taken as pretexts to launch its war against Iraq."
Syria-Belgium, Politics, 8/20/2003
Lahoud, al-Hariri and Obeid condemn the criminal aggression against UN headquarters in Baghdad
Lebanese President Emil Lahoud yesterday condemned "the criminal aggression against the UN headquarters in Baghdad," considering that " attacking representatives of the UN representatives and its headquarters and working in it negatively impact the attempt of the US to perform its main role to restoring back stability to Iraq and end the current status in it."
Lebanon-Iraq, Politics, 8/20/2003
King Mohammed calls for world strategy for young people
For King Mohammed VI, the wide disparities and imbalances, as well as regional and local disputes are "exploited by some to spread extremism and terrorism." Hence, he said, it is crucial to foster a culture of peace, engage in a dialogue and a constructive debate, stick to international conventions comply with UN resolutions and abide by the decisions reached at international summits.
Regional-Morocco, Culture, 8/20/2003
Omanisation of the economy ongoing
Omanisation is the process of turning local jobs from foreign workers held to Omani citizens who are equally qualified to do the work.
Oman, Economics, 8/20/2003
Unidentified Iraqi organization vows to liberate its country
the organization hoped that "the Arab leaders in particular and the free world in general not to repeat the tragedy of Palestine in Iraq" as " the Arab rulers stand in particular as viewers to the daily Israeli crimes in the occupied lands and the crimes of occupation in heroic Iraq, motionless."
Iraq-USA, Military, 8/20/2003
Saad Eddine Ibrahim calls on the Americans to pressure Egypt
The Egyptian activist in human rights Saad Eddine Ibrahim considered that the American- British invasion of Iraq is a strong warning message to the Arab regimes, noting that this matter might help to encourage political reforms in the region.
Egypt-USA, Politics, 8/20/2003
UN special envoy De Melo killed in an explosion in Baghdad
News reports quoted a UN official as saying that United Nations envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello was killed under the remains of the headquarters of the UN organization in Baghdad which was targeted by a booby trapped car.
Iraq-UN, Politics, 8/20/2003
Financial Times: Saudi Islamists cross for Iraq
The British Financial Times said yesterday that Islamist Saudis are crossing the borders heading for Iraq in order to fight the American and British forces.
Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Politics, 8/20/2003
Scores of Israelis killed, in bus explosion in Jerusalem, Israeli ends talks with the Palestinians, freezes withdrawals
At least 13 persons were killed at least and other 80 were wounded in an Israeli bus explosion in western Jerusalem.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 8/20/2003
SCA denies Nefertiti claims by British team
Nefertiti, which means 'the beautiful woman has come', was the wife of the 'heretic' Pharaoh Akhenaten, and was long considered to have been the most powerful woman in Ancient Egypt.
Egypt, Local, 8/20/2003
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A telephone call was made yesterday evening between Syria's Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara and his Lebanese counterpart Jean Obeid regarding the aggression on U.N. headquarter in Baghdad.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad received at yesterday Special Envoy of the Japanese Government for peace in the Middle East, Tatsou Arima. Talks during the meeting dealt with the roadmap, the peace process in the region and the Japanese role in this process.
An official source at Syrian foreign ministry announced yesterday the following: Syrian Arab Republic expresses her strong denunciation over the bomb blast on U.N. headquarter in Baghdad by which the top United Nations envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello was killed.
Morocco's Younes El Aynaoui qualified for the 2nd round of Waterhouse tournament in Long Island after he defeated Spanish Fernando Verdasco.