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Hariri's list wins the elections in Beirut
The Lebanese minister of the interior Hassan al-Sab' announced on Monday official results of the first phase of the parliamentary elections which were held in Beirut on Sunday.
Lebanon, Politics, 5/31/2005
Cairo releases 52 Muslim Brothers students
Judicial sources said that the Egyptian attorney general Maher Abdul Wahid issued on Monday a decision for the release of 52 students, members of the Ikhwan al-Muslimin (Muslim Brothers) group, so as to be allow them to take their exams by the end of the year.
Egypt, Politics, 5/31/2005
For first time, Islamists in Tunisia call Ben Ali to release colleagues
Several Tunisian Islamists, most of them expatriates, called on the Tunisian President Zine al-Abidin Ben Ali to release so far left members of Islamists prisoners in the Tunisian jails.
Tunisia, Politics, 5/31/2005
Kuwait: the first candidate for 2007 elections starts campaign
Two years before the legislative elections in Kuwait, Aesha al-Rasheed, the first Kuwaiti candidate decided to launch her election campaign by the beginning of May bowing to work for improving the conditions of woman.
Kuwait, Politics, 5/31/2005
Mauritania's police disperses Islamist demonstration
The Mauritanian police dispersed by force a demonstration for hundreds of Islamists who demonstrated on Monday in the capital Nouakchott demanding the release of the leader of the Islamic trend and his colleagues, using tear gas and sticks.
Mauritania, Politics, 5/31/2005
Former Lebanese premier: US policy controlled by Zionists
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss said on Monday Washington's policy in the Middle East is controlled by the Zionist priorities and firmly established conceptions.
Lebanon-USA, Politics, 5/31/2005
The New Straits Times: Jewish activist calls for sanctions on Israel
Jewish anti-Zionist activist Uri Davis called the United Nations to impose sanctions on Israel for its human rights violations against the Palestinian people.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 5/31/2005
Prisoners' claims for re-trial legally unfounded, Moroccan justice ministry
The Moroccan justice ministry said the claims for re-trial and detention lifting of a group of prisoners who are observing a hunger strike are illegal as the sentences have been handed down by a judiciary body.
Morocco, Judicial, 5/31/2005
Libyan efforts to reform United Nations
The Libyan Secretary of the General Peoples Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation met in Tripoli Monday morning with the ambassadors of Italy, China, Argentina, Turkey, Pakistan, Spain and South Korea accredited to the Great Jamahiriya whose countries represent "the Group of State Union for Consensus on UN Reform."
Libya-UN, Politics, 5/31/2005
Chile's senate speaker reiterates support to Moroccan territorial integrity
Chile has never recognized the phantom Sahrawi Republic "SADR," a puppet state proclaimed by the Algeria-backed separatist movement "Polisario" on the Algerian soil.
Morocco-Chile, Politics, 5/31/2005
Iran resolved to resume peaceful nuclear activities
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Monday night that "Iran will definitely resume its peaceful nuclear activities,"
Iran-European Union, Politics, 5/31/2005
Lahoud for a new election law
In his first comment on the first phase of the parliamentary elections, the Lebanese President Emil Lahoud expressed his hope that the new parliament which will stem from the current elections will give priority to draw a new election law.
Lebanon, Politics, 5/31/2005
Mrs Mubarak hails key role on working women
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak, head of the National Council for Women, said yesterday people nowadays are having in-depth and comprehensive vision on women's work, not only in Egypt but worldwide.
Egypt, Politics, 5/31/2005
Damascus handed over Riyadh 30 Saudis tried to sneak to Iraq
The Saudi authorities said that Syria handed it over more than 30 Saudis accused of trying to sneak to Iraq to resist against the American forces.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 5/31/2005
Egypt to move on E-government
Egypt, Economics, 5/31/2005
King Fahd recovering, under medical supervision
A medical source in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said that the Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz who was admitted to hospital last Friday is recovering from a lung inflammation, but he will continue to remain under medical check until later today (Tuesday).
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 5/31/2005
Arrest and release of Iraqi Islamic party leader denounced
Member of the party's political bureau Ala' Mekke said that the soldiers who carried out the detention operation broke the windows of the house of Abdul Hamid and mistreated him and his sons. He stressed that the American soldiers did not hesitate in putting a bag over his head.
Iraq, Politics, 5/31/2005
Human development initiative to spur social action, PM
The National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) is to spur social action in Morocco through a global, integrated and lasting approach, said Moroccan premier, Driss jettou on the initiative announced lately by King Mohammed VI.
Morocco, Politics, 5/31/2005
Plane carrying US and Iraqi soldiers crash
Iraq, Military, 5/31/2005
Two bloody explosions in Hella, 27 Iraqis were killed
With the cycle of continued bloody attacks in various parts of Iraq, some 27 Iraqis were killed on Monday and other scores were injured in a twin suicide attack that targeted a gathering for former police men in al-Hella city to the south of Baghdad.
Iraq, Military, 5/31/2005
Palestinian authority waits Syria's consent to open embassy in Damascus
The charge de affairs of the Palestinian embassy in Amman, Atallah Khaeiri, said that the Palestinian authority officially asked the Syrian government to approve opening a Palestinian embassy in Damascus.
Palestine-Syria, Politics, 5/31/2005
Morocco vows continued efforts for political solution to Sahara issue
"Morocco shall carry on its efforts with the UN and the international community to find a political solution (to the Moroccan Sahara issue) that is acceptable by all parties, within the framework of Moroccan sovereignty and in accordance with the democratic choice of the Kingdom," affirmed Monday Morocco's Premier.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 5/31/2005
Egyptian security delegation winds up visit to Palestinian territories
A high-profile Egyptian security delegation led by General Moustafa Al-Behiri wrapped up yesterday a week long visit to the Palestinian territories.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 5/31/2005
Syria encourages tourist, investment sectors
Syrian government is paying a great attention and doubling efforts to encourage investment and tourism sectors in Syria and pushing them forward, Premier Naji Otari said during the inauguration of Queen Center Rotana Suites Hotel in Mezza neighborhood, in Damascus, yesterday.
Syria, Economics, 5/31/2005
10 killed in tribal confrontations in Somalia
More than 10 persons were killed and other 20 injured while hundreds were displaced in fighting that erupted on Monday between two warring groups in Bedawa city in the center of Somalia over the transfer of the interim Somali government establishments to the city.
Somalia, Politics, 5/31/2005
Speaker briefs US congress staffers on national issues
The speaker of Morocco's House of Representatives, Abdelwahed Radi briefed, in Rabat Monday, a visiting delegation of US congress staffers, on several issues of national interest.
Morocco-USA, Politics, 5/31/2005
China: interesting market for Moroccan businessmen, ex-WTO DG
Panitchpakdi recalled that the cancellation of quotas may also be beneficial for south-south cooperation.
Morocco-China, Politics, 5/31/2005
FEC fiscal year profit rises 14% in 2004
Moroccan financing institution lending to local authorities "Fonds d'Equipement communal" (FEC) said 2004 fiscal year profit rose 14% to MAD 170 million (nearly US$ 20 million).
Morocco, Business, 5/31/2005
WHO rewards Moroccan doctor for anti-tobacco efforts
The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended its annual reward to a Moroccan doctor, Mohamed Bartal, on the occasion of the world "No Tobacco Day" marked on May 31, the WHO office in Morocco announced.
Morocco, People, 5/31/2005
Mother kills her two daughters due to marital dispute
Morocco, Local, 5/31/2005
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Syria announced on Monday the release of the board members of Atasi club for debate after the end of investigations with them. "Members of Atasi club board have been set free today after the end of investigations with them because of the violation of laws and orders related to activity of some forbidden movements in Syria," a media source is quoted.
Egypt's Presidential Political Adviser Osama el-Baz yesterday arrived in Doha yesterday on a two-day visit during which he conveyed a message from Mubarak to Sheikh Hamad on bilateral relations and regional developments. In statements to Al-Ahram, Baz said Egypt has no objection on establishing "good" relations with Iran.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy-supreme chief of the royal armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, received this Monday a written message from King Mohammed VI.
"During discussions of political and security issues at the evening session of the Executive Council of the community, the Sudanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs expressed Sunday evening his profound appreciation of the efforts exerted by the Leader of the Revolution (Muammar al-Qathafi) to solve Darfur problem, especially his recent sponsorship of the meeting of the people of Darfur held in Tripoli," JANA reported yesterday.
Lebanese Deputy Ali Bezi on Monday called all Lebanese people to support the national resistance for Lebanon to remain steadfast in the face of the foreign interventions.
Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif reached a final decision Yesterday regarding the members of the board of the export promotion center, this will be chaired by the Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed, and would then be subject to evaluation in light of its achievements, he said.
Egypt's Presidential Political Adviser Osama el-Baz yesterday underlined the importance that Israel abides by the Sharm el-Sheikh understandings to provide the proper atmosphere for the application of the Roadmap peace plan.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday warned against attempts to exploit some articles of the UN resolution 1559 to practice unjustified pressures on a number of countries in the region and interfere in their internal affairs.
Foreign ministers of the European Troika and the Arab states members to the Euro-Med partnership underlined today the necessity of achieving the just and comprehensive peace in the region as an indispensable factor in order to take the partnership its cooperative dimensions.
The Egyptian Newspaper of 'al-Akhbar' held the US administration the responsibility of foiling the meeting, that the UN called for, to complete reviewing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), due to the American double standards policy and its complete bias to Israel.
A cornerstone of Sheikh Zayed cooperative village in Demas district, in Damascus suburb, was laid yesterday in the presence of Housing and Construction Minister Mohammad Nehad Mushantat and Charge d' Affairs of the United Arab Emirates UAE embassy in Damascus.
University of Aleppo and University of Paris VI Pierre and Marie Curie began on Monday application of the five-year cooperation agreement between them to facilitate research and staff exchange as well to organize conferences meetings and seminars.