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Page of past human rights violations in Morocco should be turned, political party
The "dark page" of human rights violations committed in the past should be turned in a "civilized and modern context," said first secretary of the Socialist Union for Popular Forces (USFP), Mohamed El Yazghi.
Morocco, Politics, 9/29/2004
Saudi Arabia increases its oil production to 11 million barrels; oil surpasses $ 50É recedes
Oil prices soared yesterday amid fears of suspending oil supplies from Nigeria the fifth largest oil producers in OPEC. The prices surpassed $ 50 before it receded slightly to have the price of one barrel settled at $ 49.90. Meantime; Saudi Arabia has taken a decision to increase its oil production capacity to 11 million barrels daily within weeks.
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Economics, 9/29/2004
Garang confirms he is not supporting rebelling;Khartoum denies approving a self-rule to Darfur
The Sudanese minister of state for foreign affairs, Najib al- Kheir Abdul Wahab, denied the consent of his government to give self rule to Darfur; noting that it will ask for explanations from the UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees over his statements to this end.
Sudan, Politics, 9/29/2004
Jaleh Shaditalab on how to effect public policy on women's issues
In her impressive presentation which cites a life- span commitment to gender issues, delivered at the annual meeting of the Arab network for Gender and Development (ANGED) held in Tunis on September 27 and 28 under the title "From studies to policies: Best practices and strategies," Jaleh Shaditalab director of Center for Women's Studies, University of Tehran, said her presentation was how in Iran "we have tried to bring policy makers to the table with scientists." She said she concentrated in particular on what " We have established in our center -- for women's studies -- university of Tehran."
Regional, Culture, 9/29/2004
Seale and the war on Iraq
British famous writer and journalist Patrick Seale stressed that the U.S. war in Iraq was on behalf of Israel, adding that pro-Israel neoconservatives inside the American administration supported the war on Iraq.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/29/2004
The Guardian : South Africa's recognition of 'SADR' harms own interests
South Africa's recent recognition of the puppet "Sahrawi republic," proclaimed by the Polisario secessionists that claim the separation of Morocco's southern provinces, will harm Pretoria's own interests, said the British daily The Guardian.
Morocco-South Africa, Politics, 9/29/2004
Morocco's Memorandum to UN unveils Algiers' responsibility in Sahara conflict, political parties
Leaders and representatives of Moroccan political parties were unanimous that the memorandum presented by Morocco to the UN on the Sahara issue unveils Algeria's hostility towards Morocco and its ambition to play a key role in the region, on the expense of the Kingdom's territorial integrity.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 9/29/2004
Bonds of allegiance between Sahrawi tribes and Moroccan monarchy flawless, NGO
The historic bonds of allegiance linking Sahrawi tribes to the Moroccan monarchy are flawless, a reality that Algerians should be reminded of, said spokesman of the Association of Sahrawi Tribes in Europe, Lahcen Mahraoui.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 9/29/2004
Sahara issue: Algerian General calls for settlement through large autonomy
Former head of the Algerian army's general staff, General Khalid Nezzar, called for the settlement of the Sahara issue through "some kind of large autonomy," stressing that the plan of the former UN Secretary General's special envoy, James Baker, is now "outdated."
Algeria-Morocco, Politics, 9/29/2004
World bank urges poor countries to improve investment climates
The World Bank wants the governments of poor countries to do more to improve their investment climates, action it described as central to economic growth and poverty reduction.
Regional, Economics, 9/29/2004
News on releasing other Egyptian hostages; an eventful welcome for two released Italian hostages
The two Italian women hostages arrived at Rome's airport and were welcomed by the Italian prime minister Silvio Berlyskoni and several Italian officials, thereby ending the crisis of the two hostages. Large people celebration took place welcoming the two hostages.
Iraq, Local, 9/29/2004
Two British soldiers killed in Iraq
Two British soldiers were killed and a third was injured in an operation that targeted a military convoy in Basra. Two Iraqis were injured in the operation; one of them is a child. No side has yet claimed responsibility for the operation.
Iraq-UK, Military, 9/29/2004
Controlling insurgency key to Iraqi progress, Powell says
As the insurgency in Iraq is brought under control, particularly in the Sunni areas, reconstruction will become more effective and prospects for nationwide elections in January 2005 will brighten, Secretary of State Colin Powell said in a wide-ranging interview with the editorial board of the New York Times on September 24 in New York.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/29/2004
al-Bilad: Jordanian study on Dimona reactor risks
A Jordanian study called on the UN, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and UNESCO to put pressure on Israel to dismantle its nuclear weapons for protecting the regional security and peace.
Israel-Jordan, Politics, 9/29/2004
Jordan accuses Israel of threatening its national security
Jordan has accused Israel of threatening the neighboring states by the wall of separation it build in the West Bank.
Jordan-Israel, Politics, 9/29/2004
Syrian expatriates conference in October
The International Conference of Syrian Expatriates is due to be held in October with the participation of a number of ministries, governmental circles and representatives of the private sector in its various trade, industrial and banking sides.
Syria, Local, 9/29/2004
One British was injured by bullets in Oman
A spokesman for the British embassy in Oman said yesterday that one British citizen was injured as fire was opened on him in one of the residential areas in Muscat on Sunday.
Oman-UK, Local, 9/29/2004
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The ministry of defense and aviation in Saudi Arabia said that the naval forces- western fleet announced yesterday it will conduct joint naval maneuvers with the Egyptian naval forces in the Saudi territorial waters next week.
Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, highlighted Monday Morocco's will to settle the Sahara conflict, pleading for the extension of the mandate of the UN Secretary General's Special Representative to enable him to find a political formula, acceptable by all parties.
The number of road accidents have dropped by 4.2 percent during the first 8 months of 2004, compared to the same period of the previous year, said a release of the National Committee for Road Accidents Prevention (CNPAC).