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Palestinian elections campaign concluded, Abbas chooses Qurei as a prime minister
The PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the candidate of the Palestine national liberation movement Fatah for the elections of the Palestinian national authority presidency, said that there is no big difference between the Palestinian groups on fundamental issues concerning the Palestinian question.
Palestine, Politics, 1/8/2005
Occupation forces detains Barghouthi
The Israeli occupation forces yesterday detained in East Jerusalem Mustafa al-Barghouthi, the independent candidate for the Palestinian Authority presidency which will be held next Sunday.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 1/8/2005
Abbas abrogates campaigning in east Jerusalem
Chairman of the PLO Mahmoud Abbas yesterday abrogated an election tour in East Jerusalem so as not to appear surrounded by the Israeli security men. A matter which may give a negative image about him with voters, especially as the occupation authorities had prevented the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat from going there.
Palestine, Politics, 1/8/2005
American team to monitor Palestinian Presidential elections
Former US President Jimmy Carter arrived in the Palestinian territories on top of an American delegation in order to monitor the elections.
Palestine, Politics, 1/8/2005
Saudi donations for Tsunami victims exceed $ 80 million
The donation campaign carried out by the Saudi government via TV screens for the victims of Asia floods ( Tsunami) resulted in more than 308 million Saudi riyals, ( $ 83.13 million).
Regional, Local, 1/8/2005
Freed Syrian prisoner returns back from Israeli jail
Syrian citizens in the occupied Golan town of Majdal Shams on Friday held a public reception ceremony celebrating the freed Syrian prisoner Hayel Abu Zeid who spent 20 years in Israeli jails.
Syria-Israel, Politics, 1/8/2005
Hussein Fadlallah and Syrian- Lebanese relations
Sheikh Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah said "The existing relation between Syria and Lebanon represents a state of organic connection and overlapping of joint interests and vital causes."
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 1/8/2005
A new Somali government chaired by Jeidi was appointed
Somalia's prime minister Ali Muhammad Jeidi has announced the formation of the new interim government, just one month after the parliament had toppled his previous government by a no-confidence memorandum ratified by the majority of the Parliamentarians.
Somalia, Politics, 1/8/2005
Annan does not see a quick solution for the crisis in Darfur
The UN secretary general Kofi Annan expressed his optimism over the prospects of finding out a quick solution for the crisis in Darfus, considering that the situation there reached a deadlock because of the increased violence and transferring it into other adjoining areas.
Sudan-UN, Politics, 1/8/2005
Iraq looks for distractions, blames ills on neighbors
Defense minister in the Interim Iraqi government Hazem al-Shalan renewed his accusation to each of Iran and Syria over supporting the armed operations inside Iraq by weapons and money. He threatened to transfer the battle to the lands of the two countries.
Iraq-Iran, Politics, 1/8/2005
Developments of military operations in Iraq
Concerning the status of military operations in Iraq, a statement by the American army said that the air borne squad 82 has taken a position in Haifa street in the downtown of Baghdad. A place which is considered a center for the Sunni fighters who oppose the American presence in the capital. A place where continued attacks against the American forces take place.
Iraq, Military, 1/8/2005
On the file of the Iraqi elections
Concerning the elections due by the end of the current month in Iraq, the US President George W. Bush described the elections as a historical moment, admitting that the organization of the elections under the current conditions is very difficult.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 1/8/2005
Egyptian Foreign Minister's Statement on Iraq
Egypt said it would host on Tuesday senior officials from Iraq's neighboring countries for talks on how to follow-up on December meeting of Sharm El-Sheikh on Iraq and to discuss the situation in the country.
Egypt-Iraq, Politics, 1/8/2005
Egypt denies conducting nuclear tests in Turkey
Egypt doesn't own any nuclear program for military purposes, a senior Egyptian diplomat told a Turkish newspaper yesterday.
Egypt, Politics, 1/8/2005
Prominent al-Qaida figure arrested in Kuwait
A Kuwaiti security source said yesterday that the Kuwaiti authorities detained a person who is suspected to be a prominent figure in al-Qaida organization in Kuwait under the charge of recruiting gunmen to launch attacks against the American force sin Iraq.
Kuwait, Local, 1/8/2005
German report highlights improvement in Egypt's investment atmosphere
A German press report highlighted Friday an increase in investment opportunities in Egypt under the newly-appointed Egyptian Cabinet under Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif.
Egypt, Economics, 1/8/2005
Les Echos: Morocco attracts most investments in southern Mediterranean and Middle East
Morocco comes on top of countries that attracted investments in 2004 in the south Mediterranean and the Middle East with 120 projects, ahead of Algeria (59) and Turkey (53), reported on Friday the French daily "Les Echos."
Morocco, Economics, 1/8/2005
Inter-religious diplomacy institute to be set up next June in Fes
The creation of a permanent institute for inter-religious and inter-cultural diplomacy will be announced next June in Fes, during the Sacred Music Festival, held every year in this Moroccan central town.
Regional-Morocco, Religion, 1/8/2005
Pharmacists go on strike for the second time in ten days
Pharmacists in Morocco went on Friday on a new strike nationwide to protest the provisions of the bill relating to the code of medicines and pharmacy introduced in the Parliament, while the health ministry reaffirmed its willingness to open dialog with the sector's professionals.
Morocco, Local, 1/8/2005
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Libyan leader Muammar al-Qathafi received a cable of gratitude and appreciation from John Garang, the head of the Sudan People's Liberation Army SPLA, for Libya's role in the reached peace agreement, a report by JANA said yesterday.
President Hosni Mubrak yesterday sent Christmas greetings to expatriate Egyptian Copts in UK. He wished them, in a message read out in all the Egyptian Coptic Churches in Britain, a new year "full of progress, prosperity and development."
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saleem Al-Huss stressed Friday that France and the United State of America should not be selective by insisting on implementing the 1559 UN resolution and neglecting other resolutions that serve the Arab causes.
Former democratic candidate for the American presidential elections John Kerry arrived yesterday in Damascus in the course of a tour on the region during which he had so far visited Jordan and Iraq.
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak is to open the Arab intellectual forum on Saturday, with 20 Arab states participating in the two-day event. Entitled Arab Woman And Science And Technology, the forum is to shed a light on the role of women in one of the key modern areas.
Former France grand rabbi Rene Samuel paid tribute to King Mohammed VI "who worked a lot in favor of inter-religion dialog" and highlighted the contribution of Morocco to encourage the dialog.