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Two security and humanitarian protocols on Darfur signed
The Sudanese government responded to international pressure and signed with Darfur rebels in Abuja yesterday two protocols on security and humanitarian conditions in the district after it had accepted the condition of a "no-fly zone" over Darfur.
Sudan, Politics, 11/10/2004
American forces enhance positions in Falluja, loss of ten soldiers
The spokesman for the American army in Iraq Gen. Thomas Meits announced the killing of ten soldiers from the American marines and two Iraqi soldiers since the beginning of the large scale attack against Falluja city on Monday.
Iraq-USA, Military, 11/10/2004
Shaath: Arafat still alive, arrangements for burial in Ramullah underway
The Palestinians national authority ended the contradiction overwhelmed in recent days over the health condition of the Palestinians president Yasser Arafat. The Palestinian foreign minister Nabil Shaath announced that Arafat is still alive and that his heart, brain and lungs are still working but he suffers brain hemorrhaging.
Palestine, Politics, 11/10/2004
Hundreds of armed men control al-Ramada downtown
Near Falluja, to its east, Iraqi police sources and witnesses said that hundreds of gunmen gathered in the downtown of al-Ramadi and took their positions in the area, while the north west quarters of the city witnessed violent clashes and explosions were heard near one American base to the east of al-Ramadi.
Iraq, Military, 11/10/2004
A new private bank licensed in Syria
The Constitutional Committee of the Syrian-Bahraini Bank Project would hold its first meeting on the sidelines of the Arab Finance Ministers Conference due to take place in 28 and 30 of November, al-Thawra daily said Tuesday.
Syria, Economics, 11/10/2004
Maroc-Telecom gets license to be listed on the stockmarket
Maroc-Telecom has obtained the licence of the Casablanca stock market regulating council (CDVM) to be listed on the stock markets of Casablanca and Paris, announced on Monday, an official of the company's chairmanship council, Mohamed Ahizoune.
Morocco, Business, 11/10/2004
Minister of Information outlines Syria's development process
Minister of Information Mahdi Dakhlullah stressed that the Correctionist Movement led by Late President Hafez al-Assad was the solid base for a modern Syria in all domains.
Syria, Politics, 11/10/2004
Message from al-Assad to Turkish counterpart
Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer on Tuesday received Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara who handed a message from President Bashar al-Assad on the latest developments in the region.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 11/10/2004
Al-Shara meets Iranian president on conditions in the region
Syria's President Sayed Muhammad Khatami of Iran received Tuesday Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara who handed him a message sent by President Bashar al-Assad on the latest developments in the region.
Syria-Iran, Politics, 11/10/2004
Riyadh: one wanted killed in Jeddah
The Saudi authorities announced it had killed one member of the so-called "misled group" and another was injured while two were detained in Jeddah earlier on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia, Local, 11/10/2004
Iraqi financial experts work to settle blocked assets with Syria
Syria's Minister of Finance Mohammed al-Hussein on Tuesday announced an Iraqi financial experts team has recently visited The Syrian-Lebanese Commercial Bank to discuss the issue of blocked Iraqi assets and the two sectors merits in Syria.
Syria-Iraq, Economics, 11/10/2004
Morocco-Algerian dialogue inescapable to settle Sahara dispute, ambassador
Moroccan ambassador to Venezuela, Brahim Hussein, said the settlement of the Sahara conflict should be inescapably reached through dialogue between Algeria and Morocco.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 11/10/2004
Message from King of Morocco to Zimbabwe President
Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mohamed Benaissa, conveyed on Monday a message from King Mohammed VI to President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
Morocco-Zimbabwe, Politics, 11/10/2004
Discussions on the Israeli practices at the UN headquarters
Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Faisal Meqdad stressed that "the Middle East is still witnessing a series of wars due to the Israeli policy that is based on occupation and settlement."
Syria-UN, Politics, 11/10/2004
Six Palestinians were killed in confrontation with Israeli forces
Number of Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli forces bullets during the past few hours increased to 6 in different confrontation in the west bank and Gaza.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 11/10/2004
One million feddans dedicated to raise exports to $ 5 billion
Egypt's Minister of Foreign Trade and Industry Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed said on Monday that Dr. Nazif Government is studying plans to dedicate about one million feddans whose crops will be exported in a bid to raise the agricultural products exports to $ 5 billion a year.
Egypt, Economics, 11/10/2004
First wooden coffin of 13th dynasty unearthed in Luxor
Egypt's Culture Minister Farouk Hosni said the first wooden sarcophagus that dates back to the 13th Dynasty in ancient Egypt was unearthed inside an unmarked tomb in the area of Dra'a Abul- Naga, near the pyramid of King Nob-Khebar Ra-antaf.
Egypt, Local, 11/10/2004
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Secretary General of the Egyptian National Human Rights Council ambassador Mokhles Qutb met Tuesday with a European delegation, currently visiting Cairo. "The EU pins high hopes on the Egyptian Human Rights Council in promoting democracy in Egypt," head of the European delegation said.
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak received last night a telephone call from Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The two leaders discussed the latest developments on the Arab arena, especially contacts with the Palestinian leadership amidst these difficult circumstances the Palestinian people are facing.
Syria's Vice-President Abdulhalim Khaddam on Tuesday received Iraqi Minister of State for the Iraqi Cabinet Affairs Adnan Janabi and the accompanying delegation who handed Khaddam a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to President Bashar al-Assad on the situations in Iraq.
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa condemned on Tuesday the US aggression on the Iraqi city of Falluja, warning against the dangerous repercussions of using the military force in Iraq.
The US secretary of state Colin Powell said yesterday that the international conference on Iraq due to be held in Sharm Esh Sheikh, Egypt, on November 22 and 23 will be an occasion to talk with the Syrians and the Iranians who were invited to take part in it.
Russia on Tuesday expressed hope that the coming international conference on Iraq, scheduled to be convened in Egypt's Sharm al- Sheikh during the current month, will contribute to boosting the international community efforts in preserving Iraq sovereignty.
The Egyptian Cabinet during its meeting yesterday under Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif approved President Hosni Mubarak draft resolution to establish an Egyptian-British university.
Moroccan expatriates who were granted Spanish citizenship were numbered at 6,831 in 2004, against only 1,921 in 2000, according to Spanish official figures.
Morocco will host on December 11 the first meeting of the "Forum for the Future" to be attended by foreign and finance ministers of a score of countries from the Middle east, North Africa and the G8, the Moroccan foreign ministry said.
The Liberian oil tanker that ran aground Saturday while crossing the Suez Canal was buoyed on Tuesday and navigation back normal in the waterway, said the Suez Canal Authority Chairman Ahmad Ali Fadil.
More than 6 tons of cannabis have been seized recently in Morocco by authorities part of their fight against drug trafficking, official sources anounced Monday. 4.64 tons of cannabis and 18 kg of Haschich with a street value estimated at 1 million DH (900.000 dollars), were seized in the province of Fez and a drug dealer was arrested.