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Amal, Hizbullah announce winning all seats of south Lebanon
Nabil Qawook, the Hizbullah party official in south Lebanon said that all voters prove by their voting they protect the resistance, the same way the resistance protected the homeland by weapons and bullets.
Lebanon, Politics, 6/6/2005
Libyan journalist found killed, brutalized
A Libyan judicial society said that the Libyan journalist who was kidnapped two weeks ago, Deif al-Ghazzelle, was found killed. The society accused the corruption trend inside the country of liquidating him.
Libya, Politics, 6/6/2005
On the election operations in south Lebanon
Voters in the cities of south Lebanon casted their votes in the second round of the parliamentary elections which are being held in three phases, the first of which started in Beirut on May 29. The list of Saad al-Hariri had won all the 19 seats in the capital.
Lebanon, Politics, 6/6/2005
Al-Assad demands the Baath party to discuss reforms views, fighting corruption
He added that these developed besieged the Arab citizen with the aim of achieving a fundamental objective. It is the taxation of the Arab identity by what he called those who target the Arab nation who aim at converting the Arab states into a negative bloc, that does not have the will and accepts what is imposed on it blindly.
Syria, Politics, 6/6/2005
Kuwaiti government appoints two women to the municipal council
The Kuwaiti government decided to appoint two women to occupy two seats in the municipal councils which is composed of 16 members, ten of them were elected on Thursday. This coincided with the consent of the parliament to providing women full political rights in May.
Kuwait, Politics, 6/6/2005
Syria to move towards a free decentralized economy
At the annual meeting of the Federation of the Syrian Chambers of Commerce held yesterday in Lattakia, Economy and Trade Minister Amer Hosni Lutfi made a presentation in which he talked about the government plan to move towards a free decentralized economy.
Syria, Economics, 6/6/2005
Bahraini activist tried over insulting judiciary
The Bahraini women activist Ghada Jamshir was brought on Saturday before a court in Manama that accused her of insulting the judiciary.
Bahrain, Politics, 6/6/2005
On the sit in of the Lebanese opposition
The Lebanese opposition decided to postpone the sit in it had called for today (Monday) near the Lebanese Presidential palace in order to pressure the Lebanese President Emil Lahoud and push him to resign.
Lebanon, Politics, 6/6/2005
Egyptian parliament refuses to investigate attacks on journalists
The Egyptian parliament on Saturday refused a request for the opposition to investigate attacks launched by supporters of the ruling party against demonstrators and journalists, during a referendum held in May.
Egypt, Politics, 6/6/2005
18 soldiers killed in attack against a military base in north Mauritania
The Mauritanian authorities are chasing at the meantime other four members of this group. Nouakchott accuses the executors of these attempts of receiving support from Islamists
Mauritania, Politics, 6/6/2005
Egyptian-Jordanian summit in Sharm el-Sheikh today
It aimed at safeguarding the interests of the Arab nation in general and those of the peoples of both states in particular, "Egypt's ambassador to Jordan, Ahmed Rizk said yesterday.
Egypt-Jordan, Politics, 6/6/2005
Gulf states rules out Washington from collective trade agreements
The Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Muhammad Salem al-Sabah said that the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC states decided to rule out the USA from its collective trade agreements. But he explained in a seminar held in Kuwait that the GCC member states permitted Washington to convene bilateral trade agreement for free exchange.
Gulf-USA, Economics, 6/6/2005
International Criminal Court opens investigation into Darfur
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to open an investigation into the situation in Darfur, Sudan, following the United Nations Security Council's referral of 51 names of people blamed for war crimes in the conflict between the Khartoum Government, allied militia and rebels in the region.
Sudan-UN, Politics, 6/6/2005
Khartoum calls on Darfur rebels to take part in Abuja talks
The Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir expressed his hope on the participation of the rebels of Darfur in the talks set in Abuja, Nigeria next Friday.
Sudan, Politics, 6/6/2005
La Gazette du Maroc: Some Algerian generals oppose solution to Sahara conflict, former counterintelligence official
As long as some Algerian Generals are still in power, we "cannot hope for a normalization between Morocco and Algeria or for a solution to the Sahara conflict," stated Colonel Mohamed Samraoui, former aid of head of Algerian counterintelligence service (DRS), Smain Lamari.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 6/6/2005
Abu Zeid: Vicious attempts to spoil Egypt-Nile Basin countries relations will be unfruitful
Egypt's Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mahmoud Abu Zeid said that any vicious attempt to spoil the relations between Egypt and the Nile Basin countries will be unfruitful because leaders of these countries trust President Hosni Mubarak and look forward to Egypt's technical and financial assistance that boost these strong relations.
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 6/6/2005
Sudan asks for Arab support to the African forces
Ismael called on the Arab states to support the efforts made by the African Union to fix the situation in Darfur.
Sudan-Regional, Politics, 6/6/2005
Abul-Gheit: North Korea keen on posting Egypt on developments of its nuclear programme
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit received yesterday N. Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Su Yong, who is now visiting Egypt.
Egypt-North Korea, Politics, 6/6/2005
OIC urges Washington to show no leniency to perpetrators of Quran desecration
The Organization of the Islamic conference (OIC) has urged Washington to "live up to its responsibility and not show leniency to perpetrators of Quran desecration" in the American base of Guantanamo (Cuba).
Regional-USA, Politics, 6/6/2005
Autonomy within Morocco 'realistic solution' to Sahara conflict, Erik Jensen
A large autonomy of the Sahara within Morocco would be "the most realistic solution to the Sahara conflict," said in Madrid Saturday, Erik Jensen, former special representative of the UN Secretary general for the Sahara.
Morocco-UN, Politics, 6/6/2005
Iraqi government prepares 12 accusations against Saddam Hussein
The interim Iraqi government announced that the toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein might face the greatest possible penalty. This comes following preperations for trial for 12 accusations against him out of 500 accusations set by the court specialized for trying him.
Iraq, Politics, 6/6/2005
Attacks against Iraqi police, 108 Iraqis arrested
One Iraqi police woman was killed and others survived in new armed attacks against police members in Iraq. One official in the Iraqi police Col. Ahmad al-Allawi said that gunmen opened fire at the police car in al-Amin quarters to the east of Baghdad and this resulted in killing one woman police officer and injuring her colleague.
Iraq, Military, 6/6/2005
Egyptian paper condemns Israel's accusation against syria
Egyptian daily of al-Jonhoureh condemned Sunday latest accusations against Syria by Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom "who has ignored that Israel has been occupying Arab lands including the Syrian Golan which is considered an obvious violation of the international law and the UN legitimacy resolutions."
Syria-Israel, Politics, 6/6/2005
Morocco denies entry to pro-Polisario Spanish delegation
Local authorities of Laayoune denied Sunday entry to a Pro-Polisario Spanish delegation for "lack of official authorization to practice political activities in the city" and for "biased support" to the Polisario separatists.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 6/6/2005
Fahmy signs three oil agreements with British, Italian, German, Croatian firms
"As Egypt signs more petroleum agreements, more oil reserves are discovered and exports increase," said Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmy yesterday.
Egypt, Economics, 6/6/2005
More US citizens ask for the Quran due to the desecration incidents
Mufti of the Egyptian Republic Ali Gomaa demanded the US administration to apologize to all Muslims for the five incidents of profaning the Holy Quran by the US soldiers according to the Pentagon report.
Regional-USA, Politics, 6/6/2005
American military mission in Comoros
A diplomat from Comoros said that the aims of the visit is to detain one of Comoros's citizens called Fadel, who is accused of taking part in the two attacks against the two American universities in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Comoros-USA, Politics, 6/6/2005
The Australian hostage in Iraq in good health
Australia's Mufti Sheikh Taj Eddine al-Hilali was able to meet the Australian citizen Douglas Wood who is held as a hostage in Iraq and received confirmation that he is getting necessary treatment for the problems he suffers.
Iraq-Australia, Local, 6/6/2005
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The Jordanian Monarch said that there is no solution of the Palestinian cause at the account of Jordan, adding that there is no agenda for resettling the Palestinian refugees in Jordan.