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Algerian salvation front initiative to end violence
Leader of the banned Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria, Abbasi Madani, said that halting violence in the country requires that the government will work to free all prisoners and unmask the fate of the missing as well as lift the state of emergency.
Algeria, Politics, 11/13/2003
Indonesian FM calls for Morocco-Algeria dialogue over Sahara
Indonesian minister of foreign affairs, Hassan Wirajuda, currently visiting Morocco, called on Wednesday for "brotherly dialogue" between Morocco and Algeria to settle the Sahara issue which hinders the Arab Maghreb Union construction.
Morocco-Indonesia, Politics, 11/13/2003
Maher expects Bush to delay implementation of Syria Accountability Act
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher expected Wednesday that US President George W. Bush would delay the implementation of the "Syria Accountability Act."
Egypt-USA, Politics, 11/13/2003
'Equal opportunities education' policy by 2005
An equal opportunities policy for education will be in place by 2005, Egypt's Minister of Education said yesterday.
Egypt, Education, 11/13/2003
Aleppo- al-Musil railway line operated
The Syrian official news agency said yesterday evening that the railway line which links Aleppo in Syria and al-Musil in Iraq will open on November 21st.
Syria-Iraq, Economics, 11/13/2003
Sudan rebels say agreement next year; Kenyan mediator preparation of next round of negotiations
The Southern Sudan rebels said they do not expect an agreement by the end of this year. This comes as the envoy of the Kenyan president for peace in Sudan, Gen. Lazaraos Simbayo, held talks in Khartoum yesterday dealt with drawing necessary arrangements to provide a success for the next round of negotiations between the Sudanese government and the southern rebels Sudan.
Sudan, Politics, 11/13/2003
Report on human rights in Bahrain discloses discrimination
With the great multilevel progress achieved in the last few years in Bahrain, and recognized by many including the opposition, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights submitted to the UN committee in charge of discrimination a report under the title "discrimination and privileges in the Kingdom of Bahrain: the unwritten law."
Bahrain, Politics, 11/13/2003
Egyptian parliament accepts the resignation of 14 members
The Egyptian parliament yesterday agreed to accept the resignation of 14 of its members who had escaped military service duty.
Egypt, Politics, 11/13/2003
Otari confers with Lebanese archbishop
The two sides stressed the importance of enhancing the spiritual and dialogue values to face the campaigns aiming at distorting the Arab nation's heritage and human values.
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 11/13/2003
New family code has rendered justice to Moroccan women, says royal advisor
The new Family Code has come to render justice to the Moroccan woman and to consecrate the dignity of men and women, said an adviser to King Mohammed VI.
Morocco, Politics, 11/13/2003
Americans were about to kill Iraqi Governing Council member, mistakenly
Member of the Iraqi Interim Governing council Muhammad Baher al-Oloum survived death yesterday when the American forces opened fire at his car and this resulted in wounding his driver.
Iraq-USA, Military, 11/13/2003
US National Council of the Churches deplores the Israeli separation wall
The General Assembly of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, in Mississippi has condemned the Israeli persistence on building the separation wall in the occupied Palestine and called for tearing it down.
Palestine-USA, Politics, 11/13/2003
Israeli policies hurting Palestinian children, UN expert on right to food says
The United Nations expert on the right to food said yesterday that Israel should be condemned for the effects that its policies of occupation are having on the nourishment of Palestinian children.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 11/13/2003
Justice department mulls partnership with enterprises to employ prisoners
Justice Minister, Mohammed Bouzoubaa, said his department is probing establishing partnerships with economic operators to create jobs for prisoners.
Morocco, Culture, 11/13/2003
Morocco cut by 90% trachoma prevalence among children, health experts
Pfizer has announced a major effort to eliminate the blinding eye condition by the year 2020. The target date was set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The highly contagious disease affects 150 million people around the world, and is the world's leading cause of preventable blindness.
Morocco, Health, 11/13/2003
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The Palestinian IPC news agency reported today that "Israeli Occupation Forces destroyed Thursday morning five Palestinian houses in the refugee camp of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.
Syria's Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara received on Wednesday a telephone call from Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on the so- called US congressional Syria Accountability Act, where Mousa condemned this act expressing his hope that US President Bush's Administration will follow the "way of wisdom and dialogue with Syria in the service of the Arab - American relations."
Morocco's minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mohamed Benaissa, held in Washington this Wednesday successive meetings with Elliot Abrams, US presidential advisor for the middle east, and US under-secretary of state for the Middle East and North Africa, William Burns.
United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan has welcomed the release of 300 Moroccan prisoners of war that were detained by the Algerian-backed separatist movement "Polisario Front," most of whom for more than two decades, and called for the release of the rest of the prisoners.
The Arab League and Germany will sign as an agreement today to establish a headquarters for the League in Germany.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI sent a message to the World Bank president, James Wolfenson. The royal message was conveyed this Wednesday by minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mohamed Benaissa, at a meeting that also surveyed cooperation between the Kingdom and the World Bank in the light of ongoing economic and social reforms under the leadership of the sovereign.
British Petroleum (BP) said it discovered a new natural gas field offshore Alexandria. The prospection operations have been crowned with the discovery of a gas field with a daily output tentatively estimated at 25.5 million cubic feet.