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Mourning in the UAE, Sheikh Zayed's funeral is today
The United Arab Emirates has announced general mourning for 40 days over the death of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan, the founder of the state who died yesterday at 86 year old, 33 years of them as a president for the country.
United Arab Emirates, Politics, 11/3/2004
Cairo: an Assault on al-Arabi chief editor
The executive editor in Chief of the opposition Naserite "al-Arabi" newspaper Abdul Halim Qindil who is known as one of the opposition figure for "regime inheritance" and extension for the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for a fifth term of office was assaulted by unidentified persons yesterday at dawn and accused the minister of the interior of being behind the incident.
Egypt, Politics, 11/3/2004
Libya announces new measures to liberalize the economy
Libya has announced that it will take a series of economic measures to lift subsidy from gasoline, electricity and supply commodities which cost at the meantime $ 5 billion annually.
Libya, Economics, 11/3/2004
Mauritania government deplores media coverage on torture in jails
The Mauritanian opposition parties deplored summoning three of its leaders to be brought before the judge of interrogation in charge of the file of the coupe attempt.
Mauritania, Politics, 11/3/2004
Kuwait: Parliamentarians call on Sheikh Saad to withdraw from the political life
Kuwaiti parliamentarians yesterday called on the crown prince Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, who has been sick for many years, to withdraw from the political life.
Kuwait, Politics, 11/3/2004
Bush renews Sudan's sanctions, decisive negotiations in Darfur
The US President George W. Bush extended the sanctions imposed on Sudan applicable since 1997 for another year.
Sudan-USA, Politics, 11/3/2004
Sahara issue topping agenda of FM talks with Ethiopian President
The latest developments of the Sahara issue have topped the agenda of the meeting, Monday in Addis Abeba, between Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis and visiting Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mohamed Benaissa.
Morocco-Ethiopia, Politics, 11/3/2004
Turkish army warns against a civil war in Karkouk
The Turkish army yesterday warned against a civil war in Iraq in case the Kurds control the oil resources in north Iraq, noting that this might push Turkey to interfere.
Iraq-Turkey, Politics, 11/3/2004
Raids on Falluja, threats to hand over Margaret Hassan to al-Zarqawi
The American army and Sameraa police yesterday denied that one American soldier was kidnapped at the hands of Iraqi fighters in the city.
Iraq, Military, 11/3/2004
New leader for al-Qaida organization in Saudi Arabia
Sawt al-Jihad ( the voice of struggle) on the Internet said on Monday that the Saudi branch of al-Qaida organization ( al-Qaida organization in the Arab peninsula) chose a new leader, the Saudi Saud Bin Hammoud al-Oteibi, who was placed by the Saudi authorities on the list of 26- most wanted persons.
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 11/3/2004
Terrorism harms image of Islam and Muslims, acedemician
A Malaysian academician has called on intellectuals and the civil society around the Islamic world to step up efforts to fight terrorism which he described as "a complex and worrying phenomenon," that harms the image of Islam and of Muslims around the globe.
Regional, Religion, 11/3/2004
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A United Nations Development Program delegation paid visit to the Egyptian National Human Rights Council on Tuesday. The delegation had talks with Ambassador Mokhles Qotb, the council secretary general, on implementing an agreement on cooperation between UNDP and the council.
Secretary of the Party branch in North Eastern Syria and Raqqa Governor on Tuesday met members of the branch "popular committee to support the Intifada in Palestine and resist the Zionist scheme."
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday called for the Sudanese Government to halt the forced relocation of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the strife-torn Darfur region.
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa condemned on Tuesday the US so-called "Anti-Semitism Monitoring Act," adding it serves the Israeli aggressive policy in the occupied Palestinian territories. During a seminar held in Cairo, Moussa stressed the necessity of distinguishing between religion and the Israeli hostile policy against the Palestinian people.
Lebanon's Information Minister Eli Ferizli said that Lebanon was looking for positive relations with the U.S. because of its role in the region and the world, expressing the hope for establishing joint coordination on mutual issues "in order to achieve just and comprehensive peace in the region."
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak Presided over yesterday meeting of board of trustees of Children's Cancer Hospital to discuss the following up of the plan of action and steps that have been achieved in this project which will be inaugurated in December 2005.
Governor of Aleppo Osama Adi and Manager of Projects Development at Agha Khan Network Marco Najhouf on Tuesday discussed prospects of cooperation between Aleppo and the Network in the fields of culture and tourism.
NATO is conducting its first training course for Iraqi security personnel at its Joint Warfare Centre in Norway, part of the training mission the alliance took upon itself at its Istanbul Summit in June.