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Secretary general for the Qatari human rights committee
Ali Bin Saeed al-Meri has assumed his new post as a secretary general of the national committee for human rights in Qatar on Thursday after he was chosen to occupy this new post.
Qatar, Politics, 11/15/2003
India's ambassador in Damascus: Our support to the Arab cause undiminished
India's prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrived in Damascus yesterday in a three day visit to the country with the objective of strengthening multifaceted Syrian- Indian bilateral relations. Highlighting this very important event Arabicnews.com had the following interview with the Indian ambassador in Damascus Arif Khan.
Syria-India, Politics, 11/15/2003
Peddler sentenced to 6 months in prison for advocating terrorism
A peddler was condemned on Friday by the court of appeal of Rabat to six-months in jail and a 10,000 DH fine (about US$ 1,000) for advocating terrorism, under the anti-terrorism law enacted in Morocco following the string of terrorist attacks that hit Casablanca last May 16.
Morocco, Politics, 11/15/2003
Jubeir: we will be victorious against al-Qaida; Saudi Arabia: terrorists are like Israel
As Saudi Arabia on Thursday denied the idea of mediation carried out by a group of Saudi clergy, the chairman of the Saudi Shoura council, and Imam of al-Haram mosque Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdullah Bin Hameed described the executors of the explosions against al-Muhayya residential complex as being like the Israelis.
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 11/15/2003
Morocco's report on fight against torture welcomed in Geneva, say experts
The Presentation by Morocco of its third periodic report before the Geneva-based United Nations committee against torture, was welcomed by experts who described as "frank and constructive" their dialogue with the Moroccan delegation.
Morocco-UN, Politics, 11/15/2003
Al-Hakim deplores the Accountability legislation against Syria
It added that if the U.S. was serious about establishing peace and security in the region it should move actively to pressure Israel into abiding by the international resolutions.
Regional-Syria, Politics, 11/15/2003
Taha, Garang to meet on December 5th, relief organizations warn against a famine in Darfour
Advisor of the Sudanese presidency for peace affairs Ghazi Salah Eddine al-Atbani said that the Sudanese Vice-President, Ali Othman Muhammad Taha and President of the Sudan People Liberation movement John Garang will hold talks in Kenya on December 5th with the aim to reach a peace agreement.
Sudan, Politics, 11/15/2003
France stresses continued dialogue with Syria
Spokesman of the French Foreign Ministry Herve Ladesus has stressed the necessity for continuing the political dialogue with Syria regarding issues which concern the Middle East region.
Syria-France, Politics, 11/15/2003
Guardian report: Concern of misspending of 20 billion dollars of Iraqi aid
The UK Guardian reported yesterday in a report about the US aid to Iraq and the way it is being spent that "We have a sort of 'obligate-it-and-forget-it' approach to a lot of this,'" according to Anthony Cordesman, a former State and Defense Department official "who just returned from a visit to Iraq with a firsthand assessment of the reconstruction."
Iraq-USA, Economics, 11/15/2003
Europe-based NGOs refers to international criminal court cases of victims of Polisario torture
Three Europe-based associations defending the rights of populations sequestered in Tindouf (southwestern Algeria) by the separatist Polisario sent on Thursday to chief prosecutor of the international criminal court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, a letter urging the international body to examine seriously the cases of victims of torture committed by the Polisario separatist group.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 11/15/2003
Portuguese woman injured, two kidnapped in attack on journalists south of Baghdad
One Portuguese journalist was injured in her foot yesterday and another Portuguese joirnalist was kidnapped in an attack against a convoy for journalists when it was heading to Baghdad through the Kuwaiti borders.
Iraq-Portugal, Politics, 11/15/2003
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"An elderly Palestinian citizen (Hamdan Al Arameen, 81 ) was killed Friday night as a Jewish settler ran over him with a truck and fled the crime scene, while the Israeli occupying forces continued its land-bulldozing campaign in the areas south of Gaza City," the Palestinian news agency IPC reported today.
The four times 1,500 m world champion, Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj is a nominee for the world sportsman award that will be extended next May 2004 in Estoril (Portugal) by the Laureus Sports Awards foundation.
The police and customs agents in the port of Tangiers seized on Thursday in a joint operation a record 6.3 tons of hashish, police sources said.