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Financial Times: Annan calls for reforming the UN Security Council
At this moment in the UN history, and with the problems the UN security council has caused, the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told the Financial Times in an interview that it is time to reform the UN Security Council.
Regional, Politics, 9/8/2003
A message from al-Assad to Saleh conveyed by Khaddam
Khaddam said that after more than a half century of the establishment of the AL charter, there should be a review to this charter in line with new Arab vision that enables to Arabs to deal with challenges.
Yemen-Syria, Politics, 9/8/2003
Unemployment rate tolls 20% in the Arab states
The Arab economic unity council will discuss during its meeting in Cairo means of attracting capital to the Arab states with the aim of facing the unemployment crisis which effects 17. 5 million persons, at a rate representing 20% of the total Arab labor force of 90 million persons.
Regional, Economics, 9/8/2003
Amnesty international calls Polisario to release remaining POWs
Amnesty International reiterated on Friday its call for the immediate release and repatriation of the more than 900 remaining Moroccan prisoners of war still being detained by the Algeria-backed Polisario.
Algeria-Morocco, Politics, 9/8/2003
Mauritania opposition call for not voting for Weld Taye'
Some 20 Mauritanian opposition members in exile have called in a statement on their citizens not to vote for the current President of Mauritania Mu'aweya Wild Taye', the candidate for the presidential elections to be held on September 7th.
Mauritania, Politics, 9/8/2003
Al-Shara confers with Qaddoumi on ME issues
Syria's Foreign Minister, Farouk al-Shara received in Damascus on Saturday The Political Department Chairman of Palestinian Liberation Organization Farouk al-Qaddoumi and an accompanying delegation.
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 9/8/2003
Mrs. Al-Assad opens Woman and Investment forum
Under the patronage of Syria's First Lady Asmaa al-Assad the Economic Forum of the Woman "Woman and Investment"was opened in Aleppo yesterday. Mrs. al- Assad attended the opening session and the speeches delivered on behalf of the committee of the businesswomen at chambers of commerce and industry in Aleppo.
Syria, Economics, 9/8/2003
Khaddam, al-Shara meets with Obeid
Vice- President Abdul Halim Khaddam received yesterday Lebanese Foreign Minister Jean Obeid on the situation in Iraq and its repercussions on the region.
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 9/8/2003
Moroccan premier meets minister president of Belgian walloon region
Moroccan prime minister, Driss Jettou, met here Friday minister-president of the Belgian Walloon region, Herve Hasquin, who took part in the International Francophony conference, held here September 2-5.
Morocco-Belgium, Politics, 9/8/2003
Bayan Jaber leaves Damascus shortly for Baghdad
The only Iraqi minister, who lives in Syria, Baqer Soulagh Jaber al-Zubeidi will leave for Baghdad after two days to assume his post as a minister of building up and construction in the new Iraqi government, which was declared on September first.
Iraq-Syria, Politics, 9/8/2003
King Mohammed launches construction girls social compound in al hoceima
Morocco's King Mohammed VI laid in the northeastern city of Al Hoceima the first stone for the construction of a social compound for young girls to increase schooling among girls in rural areas.
Morocco, Education, 9/8/2003
Fatah recommends Qrei as Palestinian prime minister
A Palestinian official source announced that the central committee of the Fatah movement recommended yesterday ( Sunday) appointing the chairman of the Palestinian legislative council Ahmad Qrei to form the new Palestinian government in succession of Mahmoud Abbas.
Palestine, Politics, 9/8/2003
Sheikh Yassin, Henya survived assassination attempt in Gaza, al-Qassam groups calls for striking the enemy everywhere
Al-Qassam brigade, the military wing of the Hamas movement, vowed "to strike the enemy everywhere and by all available means." This was in retaliation to the failed assassination attempt which targeted Sheikh Ahmad Yassin and the leading figure in the movement Ismael Heny in Gaza on Saturday.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 9/8/2003
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A Syrian plane loaded with 37 tons of various kinds of aid presented from Syrian people to the victims of the flood which effected Sudan arrived on Sunday in Sudan.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has received today Leader of the Socialist Progressive Party in Lebanon Walid Jumblat.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI will not back up, whatever the juncture or constraints, in his fight against poverty and disparities, the French Monthly Arabies said in its latest issue. "An economy that produces riches and distributes them equally has become a priority for the sovereign, Samir Sobh writes in a section dedicated to Morocco.
A Syrian item on the dangerous repercussions of allowance of the Israeli companies to compete in tenders of Iraq's rebuilding will be discussed by the Arab Foreign Ministers forthcoming meeting scheduled to be held in Cairo, Sept.9-10.
Sources of the Iranian embassy in Damascus said yesterday that the Iranian foreign minister Kamal Kharazi will pay today a visit to Damascus, carrying a message from the Iranian President Muhammad Khatami to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad.
Moroccan delegated minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Taib Fassi Fihri, and Canadian secretary of state in charge of Latin America, Africa and Francophony, Denis Paradis, met here Friday over bilateral cooperation.
The central city of Marrakesh will host June 19-24, 2005 the 13th world congress of neurosurgeons. Some 5000 specialists will be taking part in the event to trade expertise, discuss and expose the results of their research. It will be the first time an Arab-African country hosts the event.
The international lawyers union decided to hold its 2005 congress August 30-September 03, 2005 in the Moroccan imperial city of Fez.
Morocco's top tennis player, Younes El Aynaoui, was rolled out Friday at the quarter finals of the US open by Argentina's David Nalbandian 7-6 (7/2), 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.