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Former Yemeni ambassador in Damascus, asks political asylum in London
Al-Hosni said "I have come here (Britain) after an assassination attempt against me in Damascus," adding that "the attempt was planned for by the Yemeni authorities."
Yemen-UK, Politics, 4/30/2005
Turabi under home arrest after prison
The son of the Islamic opposition Hassan al-Turabi said that his father was taken from prison to home arrest in a house for the security forces in Khartoum.
Sudan, Politics, 4/30/2005
King's visit to Singapore to spur bilateral cooperation, ministers
Morocco's King Mohammed VI's visit to Singapore will give a new impetus to economic and technical cooperation between Morocco and the Asian nation, said, here Friday minister of Finance and Privatisation, Fathallah Oualalou.
Morocco-Singapore, Politics, 4/30/2005
Putin visits Ramullah, Abbas started to implement obligations over truce
Upon his arrival in Ramullah on Friday morning, the Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the tomb of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and laid a wreath on his tomb in a visit which is the highest of its kind to Arafat's tomb since his death and for the West Bank since the eruption of the Palestinian Intifada since four and a half years.
Palestine-Russia, Politics, 4/30/2005
$ 9.9 billion, the deficit of the Egyptian budget
Egypt, Economics, 4/30/2005
Tunis: Three and a half years imprisonment for lawyer Muhammad Abou
A supreme Tunisian court sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment for the Tunisian lawyer Muhammad Abou in two cases. The first pertains to attacking his colleague and the second under the charge of provocation.
Tunisia, Local, 4/30/2005
Bush phones Jaafari; American soldier killed in Iraq
Bush refused to set a schedule for the withdrawal of his forces from Iraq. He said after telephoning the Iraqi Prime minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to congratulate him on winning the confidence of the Iraqi parliament
Iraq-USA, Politics, 4/30/2005
Zarqawi claims responsibility for 10 booby trapped car explosions, 160 killed, injured in Iraq
The leader of al-Qaida organization in Mesopotamia, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Friday called members of the Iraqi resistance to escalate attacks against the American occupation forces which he refused any dialogue with, at a time when his group claimed responsibility for more than 10 booby trapped cars explosions
Iraq, Politics, 4/30/2005
Chalabi vows to ensure flow of Iraqi oil exports
Ahmad Chalabi who assumes the works of the Iraqi oil ministry in addition of the post of the deputy premier in the new Iraqi government announced to work for ensuring the flow of exports and to execute contracts finalized by the previous government.
Iraq, Economics, 4/30/2005
23 Iraqis killed, 90 injured in Friday's explosions
The number of persons killed in Friday's explosions in Iraq increased to 23 persons, while the number of injured increased to 90 in the last account of the victims of the booby trapped car explosions which shook the Iraqi capital Baghdad and al-Madayen area to the south of Baghdad.
Iraq, Military, 4/30/2005
Morocco, Turkey want 'better life' for their expats in EU
Morocco and Turkey will work together to provide their nationals living in the European Union with the best life conditions, said, in Rabat Thursday, Turkish minister of State, Mehmet Aydin.
Morocco-Turkey, Politics, 4/30/2005
Abbas detains Fatah members over attacks on Israel
The Palestinian Authority on Thursday detained two members of al-Aqsa martyrs groups of the Fatah movement over links to missile attacks against Jewish settlements.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 4/30/2005
Kuwaiti and Saudi businessmen upbeat over tourist investment in syria
Kuwaiti businessmen who took part recently at the gathering held in Syria to encourage tourist investments, voiced satisfaction over investment atmosphere, saying it is full of big facilities and encouraging impulse.
Syria-Gulf, Economics, 4/30/2005
34 persons killed in rains floods in west of Saudi Arabia
At least 34 persons were killed in floods that lasted for two days in the west of Saudi Arabia, according to Saudi papers issued on Friday.
Saudi Arabia, Local, 4/30/2005
Operation Smile restores smile to over 100 persons in Settat
150 children and young adults ravaged by deformities benefited from free surgical operations held in Hassan II hospital in Settat (157 south of Rabat) by Operation Smile volunteers, according to medical sources.
Morocco, Health, 4/30/2005
Electricity demand is expected to reach 10 % in Syria
The EU grant of EURO 11 million to Syria to boost the electrical energy sector was due to the increased demand on electricity that equaled 9 percent annually during the last ten years and is expected to increase by 9,5 % and 10 % in the future, a report to SANA said yesterday.
Syria, Economics, 4/30/2005
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The Drafting Committee of Constitution Article 76 will hold a meeting next Tuesday to review motions of the People's Assembly, and Shura Council's members and viewpoints of some professors of constitutional law.
Former Lebanese minister Ghassan Salameh said on Thursday boosting the Syrian-Lebanese ties in all domains as well as their cooperation to face foreign risks "constitutes a need." " Syria is the lung of Lebanon to allow access to the interior Arab yard, " Salameh said in a talk to the Lebanese LBC network.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice depicted on Thursday the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon as a "positive step." Rice said in statements during her late tour in Latin America and published in Washington Yesterday, the step taken by Syria has come to match with UN Security Council resolution 1559, noting to the importance of Syrian forces complete withdrawal from Lebanon.
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese presides over the prayers of the Easter Mass today at Saint Mark Cathedral in Abbasiya.