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Bahrain: a human rights society is desolved
Bahrain has yesterday desolved the "Bahrain center for human rights" just days after detaining the deputy chairman of the center Abdul Hadi al-Khawaja over his criticism of the prime minister in a development which was deplored by Arab human rights organizations and considered by Washington as a regrettable and disappointed step.
Bahrain, Politics, 9/30/2004
Tantawi rejects denial of women's political rights
Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh, Muhammad Sayed Tantawi, said yesterday that the Muslim woman has the right to be nominated and elected and to assume judicial positions, and he doest agree with those who Muslim women their political rights.
Regional-Egypt, Politics, 9/30/2004
Libya asks for radical reform of the UN
Shalqam said that the UN General Assembly is but a decorated commission but without spirit. He considered not making reforms means the need to stop financing the UN which he described as a dead commission
Libya-UN, Politics, 9/30/2004
Othman Hashim Abdel Raziq: Egypt, Sudan agree on setting up free zone
"The Egyptian and Sudanese governments have agreed on setting up a free zone on their joint borders to exchange various commodities between the two countries.
Egypt-Sudan, Economics, 9/30/2004
Equity and Reconciliation Commission satisfied with authorities' cooperation
The Equity and Reconciliation Commission, in charge of out-of-court settlement of past human rights abuses, said it was "very satisfied" with the level of cooperation of public authorities.
Morocco, Politics, 9/30/2004
SPLM requests Egypt's assistance for concluding a final peace agreement with Khartoum
Following talks during which he briefed Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on the progress of the Sudanese negotiations, the situation in southern Sudan, Darfur, the national reconciliation dialogue held in Cairo and the international attitude towards the Sudanese issue, John Garang, the leader of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) stressed the importance of going ahead with negotiations
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 9/30/2004
Moroccan memo To UN SG aims to cast light on Algeria direct responsibility in Sahara dossier, official
Benabdellah, also governement spokesman, told Tuesday, the Moroccan TVM channel, the letter addressed to the UN by Algerian president contains "odd and serious" elements as it describes Morocco, for the first time, as an occupying power" in the Moroccan Southern provinces.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 9/30/2004
Two Yemenis were sentenced to death of USS Cole
Sanaa criminal court yesterday sentenced the death penalty of two Yemenis members in al-Qaida organization and jailing four others in connection of the blowing up incident of the American gunship USS Cole in 2000 which resulted in killing 17 American sailors.
Yemen-USA, Local, 9/30/2004
Gul warns against Israel's infiltration in Iraq
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has warned Israel against the adventure of infiltrating in Iraq, stressing that the Israeli presence in Iraq would be extremely dangerous and would be of no good to anyone.
Iraq-Turkey, Politics, 9/30/2004
Seven Iraqi children were killed in Falluja
Medical sources explained that the killed were five children and two women from one family killed after the American forces opened fire at the car carrying them near an inspection point on the highway between Falluja and al-Ramadi.
Iraq, Military, 9/30/2004
Two American soldiers, scores of Iraqis killed in explosions in Baghdad
One American soldier was killed and other seven injured in a missile attack against a base for supplying the American forces near Baghdad. A statement for the American army gave no details about the attack or its precise place.
Iraq, Military, 9/30/2004
The first loan from the IMF for Iraq
The International Monetary Fund announced that the council of governments, stakeholders in the Fund's capital approved yesterday to provide an urgent aid for Iraq estimated at $ 436 million and representing the first loan from the Fund for Baghdad.
Iraq, Economics, 9/30/2004
Six Israelis and 11 Palestinians killed in Gaza
Palestinian resistance operations against the Israeli forces have been escalated. News reports in Gaza said five Israeli soldiers and one woman settlers were killed in three separate clashes in Beit Hanoun and Jabalia that resulted in killing three Palestinians while a fourth succeeded in fleeing.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 9/30/2004
Euro-Med pole, sole strategic option to face textile competition, Minister
Morocco's Foreign Trade Minister, Mustapha Mechahouri, said, in Tunis Tuesday, a Euro-Mediterranean pole is the sole strategic option for Mediterranean countries and Europe in face of international trade mutations in the textile-clothing sector.
Regional-European Union, Economics, 9/30/2004
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Al-Azhar Grand Imam Dr. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi said that Egypt and Sudan are one body tied by blood, neighbourhood and common history.
An association for protecting citizen's rights held its first meeting yesterday after being declared at the Syndicate of Journalists in Egypt.
The Iranian President Muhammad Khatami will head next Saturday for Algeria, in the context of a tour which will take him also to Sudan and Oman.
A Saudi security source announced yesterday that the police detained one Arab suspected of killing French citizen Laurent Barbo in Jeddah several days ago.
Four Egyptian communication engineers, who were taken hostage in Iraq last week, returned late Wednesday home boarding an Iraqi private plan. Amir Eissa, Medhat Abdel Aziz, Tarek Abdel Latif and Ala Maher were kidnapped last week by an Iraqi militant group.
Two fires that broke out Monday in a forest near Tangier have destroyed nearly 40 hectares of forest. The first fire erupted Monday night in Feddan Chapo, 15 Km from Tangier. The other fire broke out on the same day In Sidi Saleh forest, 40 Km from Tangier.