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Moroccan King expresses resolve to protect Morocco against fanaticism, decadence
King Mohammed VI of Morocco expressed, Friday, resolve to protect Morocco against fanaticism and decadence.
Morocco, Politics, 8/21/2004
Achieving Arab food security program
Saleem al-louzi, Director General of Arab Organization for Agricultural Development said that the Organization prepared a program to achieve Arab food security.
Regional, Economics, 8/21/2004
On development in al-Najaf
News reports in Najaf said that the American forces withdrew today ( Saturday) morning from certain areas it had besieged while artillery bombardment were heard from al-Salam cemetery where fighters of al-Mahdi army of the Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sader are fortifying.
Iraq, Politics, 8/21/2004
Al-Sader supporters hand over keys of al-Haidari courtyard to the Shiite authority
Representatives for the Shiite Clergy Muqtada al-Sader handed over the keys of the Haidari courtyard and the tomb of Imam Ali in al-Najaf to the representatives if the higher authority of the Shiite in Najaf, Ali al-Seistani, in a step observers find as an indicator of the nearby end for the bloody crisis in the city which left behind scores of killed persons.
Iraq, Politics, 8/21/2004
Sudan: confident in convincing the UN Security Council of progress in Darfur
Sudan's foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael stressed yesterday that his country's government is confident it will convince the UN Security Council of the progress it had attained in Darfur.
Sudan-UN, Politics, 8/21/2004
King calls for all-out mobilization to fight illiteracy, poverty
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has called on for an all-out mobilization to fight poverty and illiteracy, and for effective participation in the major development projects initiated, at national, regional or local levels.
Morocco, Education, 8/21/2004
Symposium in Sanaa on women in Islam
The women forum for studies and training in Sanaa has recently organized a symposium on the rights of women in Islam. It was one of four similar forums held during 2004, financed by the German establishment for technical cooperation ( GTZ).
Regional-Yemen, Religion, 8/21/2004
Washington lifts restrictions from its diplomats in Beirut
The US yesterday lifted an embargo it had imposed since two months on its diplomats in Beirut provided for banning them from heading to certain quarters in the southern part of the capital.
Lebanon-USA, Politics, 8/21/2004
Palestinians under 45 year old prohibited from prayers in al-Aqsa mosque
News reports in the occupied Palestinian territories said that the Israeli occupation forces prevented persons under the age of 45 from getting into al- Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem to perform Friday's prayers.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 8/21/2004
Israeli forces demolish seven houses in Khan Younis
The Israeli occupation forces demolished more than 7 houses during their incursion yesterday at dawn in al-Barabekha area to the west of Khan Younis camp for refugees to the south of Gaza.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 8/21/2004
Senator suffers from US security laws
As an example of the harm the newly adopted security laws giving power to the government in the USA, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, "discussing the problems faced by ordinary citizens mistakenly placed on terrorist watch lists," said that he himself was placed on the list and faced travel difficulties as a result of that, the New York Times said yesterday.
Regional-USA, Local, 8/21/2004
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Price of light American crude oil yesterday Friday exceeded the record price of Thursday of 49.40 dollars per barrel, in New York dealings to increase to its highest levels ever and fears of markets of the lack of supplies as a result of the increased fighting in Iraq and the recession of oil storage in the USA.
Syria's Grand Mufti, Sheikh Ahmad Keftaro on Friday condemned the US inhuman practices and attacks on the holy places in the Iraqi city of Najaf. Keftaro issued a statement in which he called on the Arab and the Islamic countries "to exert every possible effort to stop such inhuman attacks."
Following Friday prayers at Al Azhar Mosque in Cairo, hundreds of worshippers staged a demonstration protesting the US siege of the Iraqi city of Najaf.
Egypt's Minister of Investment Mahmoud Mohiedeen said his ministry will take some measures to activate the government's privatization program, as investors who are willing to buy the state-owned companies will be offered some incentives including customs and taxes exemptions to help them increase the would-be industrial establishments' production.
The FAO Italian Government Cooperative Program has agreed to fund and implement a project on "Institutional Development of Organic Agriculture in Syria" at cost of US$ 998,920 over a period of three years. The project responds to the Ministry of Agriculture request received in this matter.