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Dieter Pfaff: ICC and human rights law will further limit culture of impunity for perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide
He added that as an institution, ICC represents a permanent implementing tool of jurisdiction, an instrument to sanction war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. In other words, it will further limit what has been called the "culture of impunity" for perpetrators of such crimes.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 12/11/2003
Damascus: a sit in on the occasion of human rights Day
Damascus witnessed yesterday a symbolic sit-in, which was the first of its kind, carried out by a group of unlicensed political forces on the occasion of the International Day for Human rights.
Syria, Politics, 12/11/2003
First Egyptian- Iranian summit in a quarter century
The Iranian President Muhammad Khatami and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak yesterday in Geneva held a first summit between the two countries, since one quarter of century, on the sideline of the meetings of information society, hosted by Switzerland.
Egypt-Iran, Politics, 12/11/2003
Gulf states discusses currency unification before 2010
The assistant secretary general for economic affairs in the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Muhammad al-Mazrou' said that the GCC states formed committees to follow up debating a common currency before the target date in 2010.
Gulf, Economics, 12/11/2003
Al-Assad, Lukashenko warp up talks, visit concluded
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko held a meeting yesterday at Tishreen Palace to complete their talks which began yesterday, and dealt with the bilateral relations and the regional situations in the Middle East and Europe.
Syria-Belarus, Politics, 12/11/2003
Qathafi welcomes Brazil's president; da Silva remembers his friends
"The earth is the property of everybody and the sun rises for everyone and air is needed by all. But there are those who try to monopolise these essentials but that is impossible. The sun will rise on all nations and we will prove that the earth is for all of us. It is they who want to make the earth their private property and they want the sun to rise for them only and the air becomes their only. That is unfair, it is unjust," said Libya's Leader of the Revolution Colonel Muammar al Qathafi while welcoming Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Regional-Brazil, Politics, 12/11/2003
European Union commends EU-Syria finalizing Association Agreement
The European Union on Wednesday welcomed the Syrian-European success in achieving the partnership negotiations between them, hoping to reach a Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement before the end of the year.
Syria-European Union, Politics, 12/11/2003
Morocco vows cooperation with UN against corruption
Morocco will cooperate with the United Nations for the implementation of the newly signed UN anti-corruption convention, pledged, in Merida, Mexico, on Wednesday, Moroccan ambassador to Canada and head of the Moroccan delegation to the high-level political conference for the signing of this convention (Dec 9-11).
Morocco, Politics, 12/11/2003
Human rights associations hail EU decision to investigate aid embezzlement in Tindouf camps
A group of human rights-advocacy associations in the Sahara has welcomed the decision by the European Humanitarian Aid Office to send a fact-finding mission to the Polisario-controlled Tindouf camps in Southwestern Algeria to investigate allegations of humanitarian shipments embezzlement.
Morocco-European Union, Politics, 12/11/2003
Damascus regrets Abdullah statement; al-Fayez telephone call with Otri improved the atmospheres
A Syrian media source considered that the telephone call made by the Jordanian prime minister Faisal al-Fayez on Tuesday with his Syrian peer Naji Otari had improved the atmosphere of Jordanian- Syrian relations, that came under tension following accusations started by the Jordanian press and the Syrian paper's replies to it.
Syria-Jordan, Politics, 12/11/2003
Congress ratified new ambassador to Syria
The US Congress on Tuesday evening ratified a decision for appointing Margaret Scooby as an ambassador for the US to Syria.
Syria-USA, Politics, 12/11/2003
Israel kills two Lebanese hunters; Lahoud, Annan: killing was inside Lebanese territories
Lebanon, yesterday and through UNIFIL, recovered back the bodies of the two Lebanese young men, Khuder Mustafa Orabi ( 22 year old) and Mahmoud al-Hadi ( 23 year old), who were killed by the Israeli forces on Tuesday while they were hunting in the liberated part of al-Wazzani river.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 12/11/2003
Stability in Maghreb and Morocco's reforms on agenda of two US senator's visit
The stability in the North African region of the Maghreb, as well as political and economic reforms will be topping the agenda of the current visit to the kingdom of two US senators, a release from the US embassy in Rabat said Wednesday.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 12/11/2003
Mubarak receives Silvan Shalom
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak met yesterday with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. Following the meeting, Shalom described the audience as having been extremely good.
Israel-Egypt, Politics, 12/11/2003
German court clears Moroccan Abdelghani Mzoudi of terrorism charges
A German court released this Thursday Abdelghani Mzoudi, a Moroccan who was arrested in December 2002, in Hamburg, on suspicion of having provided logistical support to the cell of the 9/11 hijackers,
Morocco-Germany, Local, 12/11/2003
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Mauritanian Prime Minister Sagheir Wild Mubarak, arrived, in Marrackech Thursday, bearing a message from president Mouaouiya Sid Ahled Ould Tayaa to king Mohammed VI of Morocco. Ould M'Bareck termed as "excellent" relations between the two states.
Syria's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Nizam Ed-Din, and Faisal Bin Abdul Rahman Bin Moamer, the advisor of the Saudi Crown Prince, discussed yesterday means of activating cultural programs between King Abdul Aziz Library and the Syrian libraries.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al Qatabi, Majlis A’shura President, received yesterday Crispin Blunt, British Consultative MP "who is currently here on a tour that also include Jordan and Kuwait," ONA reported yesterday.
Syrian and Yemeni interior ministries exchanged in Sanaa yesterday the documents of the cooperation agreement recently signed in Damascus on various security issues.
Italy's foreign minister Franco Frattini warned Israel yesterday against the repercussions of the construction of the separation wall in the West Bank on the peace process and on the occupied Palestinian lands.
A group of human rights advocates from the Sahara (Southern Moroccan provinces) has denounced what it described as the "inhuman practices" by the separatist movement "Polisario" against Moroccans sequestered in Tindouf (Southwestern Algeria).
All banks in Egypt started to apply the new foreign exchange rates, which will allow the Egyptian pound to float freely according to market supply and demand.