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Egypt: Israel acts are true terrorism and defiance of all international norms
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher said yesterday that Israel is constantly bombarding all avenues to peace by its killings, destruction of private and public property, and expanding settlements "in violation of all international norms. "
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 10/29/2003
Moroccan Human Rights NGO lauds family code reform
The Moroccan Organization of Human Rights has lauded the reforms of the Mudawana (family law) announced by King Mohammed VI in his speech at the opening session of the parliament fall.
Morocco, Politics, 10/29/2003
Morocco pleads for adoption of a UN reform strategy
Morocco's delegate to the United nations Mohamed Bennouna called on Monday for the adoption of a new strategy to reform the United Nations.
Morocco-UN, Politics, 10/29/2003
Survey: Arab women and decision-making
Women are not present in large numbers in decision-making bodies as opportunities become open to women in the light of technical skills and competence. Hence the focus should be placed on education and training and also on a number of dominating values.
Regional, Culture, 10/29/2003
Survey: Arab Arab Women and the media
Among interviewed women, the majority mentioned working in more than one media field indicating the media professional women do not restrict their production to one domain, and rather dedicate themselves to diversified topics
Regional, Culture, 10/29/2003
Washington expects attacks on Saudi Arabia air targets
The US announced yesterday that it has confirmed information on the possibility of the occurrence of terrorist attacks including air (plane) targets and other western objectives in Saudi Arabia and recommended its citizens to postpone traveling to the Kingdom unless it is necessary.
Saudi Arabia-USA, Politics, 10/29/2003
Patriarch Laham holds a special mass on Pope's pontificate
Patriarch Gregarious III Laham of Antioch and All Orient of the Greek- Catholics on Tuesday headed a special mass celebration on the 25th anniversary of His Holiness John Paul II's pontificate.
Syria-Vatican, Religion, 10/29/2003
Bishop Battica confers with Sudanese Delegation
Syria-Sudan, Politics, 10/29/2003
Al-Jazeera: Rebels deny Washington's intervention to suspend Sudan's talks
The spokesman for souther rebels in Sudan has denied any American intervention that resulted in suspending peace negotiations with the government. He said that dialogue is taking place directly between the Sudanese.
Sudan-USA, Politics, 10/29/2003
Washington encourages Morocco-Algeria direct talks on Sahara issue
US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs William Joseph Burns, said in Rabat this Tuesday the US administration encourages Morocco and Algeria to engage in direct talks for a political settlement of the Sahara issue.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 10/29/2003
US calls on Syria to contain Hizbullah
The US has asked Syria to pressure Hizbullah group in order to stop its attacks against the Israeli forces which occupies the Lebanese Shebaa farms.
Syria-USA, Politics, 10/29/2003
Political survey on Iraqi attitudes
According to the data, Iraqis overwhelmingly agree on the importance of free and fair elections (87% very important, 8% somewhat important)
Iraq-USA, Politics, 10/29/2003
Annan calls on Israel to halt settlement, wall construction
The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called on Israel to immediately halt all settlement activities and building the isolation wall .
Israel-UN, Politics, 10/29/2003
Arafat advisor critical of US; Israel kills 17 year-old Palestinian
"Ahmad Abdel Rahman, President Arafat’s political advisor criticized Tuesday American officials for not condemning the recent Israeli crimes in Gaza, which claimed the lives of 12 Palestinian civilians within just 24 hours, Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper reported," IPC agency said today.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 10/29/2003
Nasrullah gives Israel last chance: prisoners will return by negotiations or other means
The secretary general of the Lebanese Hizbullah party Hassan Nasrullah gave the current negotiations to exchange prisoners and detainees the last chance announcing yesterday that the party will not put up with more Israeli deception and that it is committed to returning back the prisoners to their families through negotiations or other means, in remarks to an earlier threat he had made that the failure of this round of negotiations will push the party to work for arresting more Israeli soldiers.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 10/29/2003
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The Syrian cabinet on Tuesday approved Syria's draft budget of 2004, estimated at 475 Billion Syrian Pounds. The cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Naji Otri. Otri stressed importance of on-spot follow-up of projects to upgrade work performance over the next months.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad received yesterday the Central Council delegation of the Iraqi and Arab Tribes' Chieftains headed by Ali Ibrahim al-Fares ad-Dleemi.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI received in Rabat Monday US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs William Joseph Burns. Burns said after the meeting he "emphasized to his majesty the strong commitment of president George Bush's to our relationship and our partnership with Morocco."
Chairman of the Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation commission, Abdullah Ruheimi, told al-Madina that the civil aviation presidency will work for achieving the greatest participation of the private sector to run and operate local and international airports through complete privatization with the exception of auditing and guarding functions.
An official resources said in Damascus yesterday said that Turkish Foreign Minister, Abdullah Gul will participate at the meeting of Iraq's neighboring countries' Foreign Ministers which is to be held in Damascus next month.
Moroccan minister in charge of the administration of national defense, Abderrahiime Sbai, held here Tuesday talks with German defense minister Peter Struck who started Monday a two-day visit to Morocco.
Egypt's Minister of Education Hussein Kamel Bahaa Eddin yesterday met with a Chinese educational delegation to discuss cooperation ties in education. Talks also focused on promoting Egyptian culture in China.
A spokesman for the American occupation forces in Iraq said yesterday that the health condition of the former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz who is detained by the American forces is stable. Rumors, however, spread on the health condition of Aziz, who is diabetic and suffers heart problems, saying that he had a heart attack.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine (commander of the faithful), will chair this Tuesday the first religious lecture of the holy month of Ramadan that started Monday in Morocco, the ministry of the royal household, protocol and chancellery announced.
The Regional Leadership of al- Baath Arab Socialist Party in Lebanon has stressed that Syria, under the leadership of President Bashar al- Assad is now stronger than before in confrontation of threats and lies.