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Mauritania political pardon, prisoners released
Col. Ala' Muhammad Weld Faal, chairman of the military council for justice and democracy in Mauritania on Friday evening announced "total and complete pardon to all detainees convicted of political crimes and minor crimes."
Mauritania, Politics, 9/3/2005
Sudanese FM praises Egypt's role in stabilizing Sudan
Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mostafa Othman Ismail, said on Friday that Sudanese First Vice-President Salva Kiir's visit to Cairo on Thursday was an affirmation of the major role played by Egypt in the stability and development process in Sudan.
Sudan-Egypt, Politics, 9/3/2005
Human Rights Watch: Limited progress in Egypt elections
Human Rights Watch said yesterday that "Egypt's first-ever multi-party presidential election on September 7 has helped to open up public debate in the country.. But the main features of decades-long authoritarian rule remain in place, making a truly free and fair election at this moment beyond reach."
Egypt, Politics, 9/3/2005
Egypt judges to monitor the presidential elections
Deputy chairman of the court of cassation in Egypt, advisor Hisham al-Bastaweisi, said that the general assembly for Egypt's" Judges Club" agreed by a simple majority to supervise the presidential elections due next Wednesday.
Egypt, Politics, 9/3/2005
Palestinians of the Arabs of 1948 begin visit Syria
Head of the Palestinian delegation of "1948 Arabs" hailed yesterday "Syria's support to our steadfast folks under the brutal Israeli occupation."
Palestine-Syria, Politics, 9/3/2005
HRW on the Algerian amnesty law
The Charter makes good on the pledge first made by President Butaflika on October 31, 2004, to submit to the electorate a new amnesty plan designed to further what he describes as the peace and national reconciliation process begun by his 1999 Civil Harmony Law
Algeria, Politics, 9/3/2005
Nasrullah against pressure on Hariri UN investigation committee
The secretary general of the Lebanese Hizbullah party Sheikh Hassan Nasrullah called for not placing pressures on the work of the UN investigation committee to the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri.
Lebanon, Politics, 9/3/2005
Lahoud's opponents assess his position as threatened
A Lebanese parliamentarian, opposing the Lebanese President Emil Lahoud, considered that the position of the latter has become disappointing, after accusations were officially addressed to four senior officers close to him of being involved in planning for the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri.
Lebanon, Politics, 9/3/2005
Saddam Hussein trial after the constitution's approval
A source in the Iraqi government said that the trial of the toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will start on October 19th.
Iraq, Politics, 9/3/2005
Blair ignores al-Qaida 's claim for the attacks on London
The British prime minister Tony Blair refused to comment on the announcement attributed to al-Qaida leader over the its claiming responsibility for London's explosion despite the persistence of journalists in a press conference held on Friday.
Iraq-UK, Politics, 9/3/2005
Bulgaria considers withdral from Iraq; blame for stampede deaths
Amid tough security measures, hundreds of the victims of the incident which resulted in the largest single-day human loss in Iraq since the American invasion in 2003, were buried in al-Sader city in Baghdad and in al-Najaf south of Baghdad.
Iraq-Bulgaria, Local, 9/3/2005
Three Americans killed in Iraq, attack on Mosques
The US army announced on Friday that three of its soldiers were killed in two separate attacks launched by gunmen in the center and south of Baghdad.
Iraq, Military, 9/3/2005
Washington Post: Rice plans to isolate President al-Assad in New York
The USA is planning to intensify pressure on Syria in order to prevent it from interfering in the Lebanese affairs. Towards this end, the US intends to convene a conference for the Middle East and European leaders on the sidelines of meetings of the UN General Assembly in New York in mid September.
Syria-USA, Politics, 9/3/2005
Palestine, Iraq top of Arab FMs agenda
An official source in the Arab League in Cairo said that the Palestinian and Iraqi files and the situation in Mauritania will be on top of agenda of the ordinary meeting of the Arab foreign ministers on September 8 and 9th in Cairo.
Regional, Politics, 9/3/2005
Arabs reject relations with Israel until full withdrawal
Arab League Secretary General's Advisor Hesham Youssef said Thursday that "Israel is not worthy of the move which Pakistan has taken to hold diplomatic communications with it," adding that the Israeli government didn't make any concessions in return for this move.
Regional-Israel, Politics, 9/3/2005
Oil market eases as US, other countries release emergency oil
The global oil market has calmed on reports that the United States and other countries are releasing oil and fuels from their emergency reserves, while energy companies affected by Hurricane Katrina slowly are resuming operations.
Regional-USA, Economics, 9/3/2005
Iran - India consulting company to look into gas pipeline
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki "in a meeting with his Indian counterpart Natwar Singh here Saturday announced that the project on transfer of gas from Iran to India via Pakistan has been finalized and various committees are now working on its executive strategies," the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported today.
Iran-India, Economics, 9/3/2005
Egyptian initiative to combat terror
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit has sent a message to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan indicating that Egypt will present an initiative on combating terror during the 60th UNGA meeting to open this month in September.
Egypt-UN, Politics, 9/3/2005
Yediot Ahronot: Trade-diplomatic Israeli representation in Dubai
Yediot Ahronot said that part of the diamonds which is sold in Dubai is from Israel.
United Arab Emirates-Israel, Politics, 9/3/2005
North American Muslims help for Hurricane Fund
U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes has expressed the appreciation of the Bush administration for the demonstration of support for victims of Hurricane Katrina by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
Regional-USA, Local, 9/3/2005
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Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak, chairperson of the National Council for Women (NCW) called for increasing number of women benefiting from project of supporting women which is carried out by NCW in 34 villages in 20 governorates.
Turkish Peace Association stressed Thursday support and solidarity with Iraqi armless people who have been facing the US occupation. On the occasion of peace international day, the association sent many letters to 10 Iraqi areas as Baghdad, Basra and Najaf in which it stressed Turkish people' support to the Iraqi national resistance, SANA reported.
A US Congressional delegation headed by Senator Thomas M. Davis arrived in Cairo on Friday and is scheduled to confer with a number of senior Egyptian officials on the latest developments in the Middle East in light of the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip.
C-Span TV quoted this week newspaper reports that spoke of some US citizens who believe that the Hurricane that hit the southern United States was because of the anger of God at the US city, New Orleans, for hosting a gay celebration, while others reportedly said that the Hurricane was because of God's anger against the USA for what it did in Iraq.