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Muslim Brothers detainees in Libya freed
The Libyan authorities yesterday released all members of the banned Muslim Brothers detainees seized since 1998. They number 84 persons.
Libya, Politics, 3/3/2006
Lebanese national reconciliation conference
The meetings of the various Lebanese groups, which was launched today and which the media was banned from attending, was held in one of the halls of the parliament in the center of Beirut.
Lebanon, Politics, 3/3/2006
Kurds reject Jaafari for political crisis in Iraq
A political crisis is looming in Iraq after several political sides announced rejection to the nomination of Ibrahim al-Jaafari to form a new government. Jaafari is the the prime minister whose term of office expired.
Iraq, Politics, 3/3/2006
Thousands of Islamists wait pardon in Algeria
Algerian sources said that the authorities gave instructions for starting the implementation of executive texts for national reconciliation which will include 2000 persons who carried weapons among Islamists or those who offered assistance to them.
Algeria, Politics, 3/3/2006
Hamas: Israel will not manipulate us like it did Fatah
"Of course we can't accept these vague agreements. We will not recognize Israel in return for vague promises about a vague state. Israel toyed around with Fatah for 13 years, we will not make the same mistakes again."
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 3/3/2006
Lebanese consensus on international court for Hariri assassination
In the first national dialogue without a foreign mandate since the civil war 1975- 1990, groups of the Lebanese crisis agreed to accept the idea of an international court to look into the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri.
Lebanon-Syria-UN, Politics, 3/3/2006
Daily Star: Lebanese army seals Syrian border
The Lebanese Daily Star reported that "The Lebanese Army deployed troops along the mountain passageways linking Syria to Lebanon in the Upper Hermel, erecting permanent military points and closing all illegal crossings."
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 3/3/2006
Meqdad: Syria is going on in enhancing women's role
Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad underlined Wednesday Syria's care for enhancing woman's position and role in the Syrian society, stressing the importance of activating her participation in all walks of life fields through removing obstacles that hinder her role so that justice can be ensured between women and man.
Syria, Culture, 3/3/2006
Acts of killing in Iraq
the leader of the Iraqi (Sunni) al-Tawafuk Front, Adnan al-Duleimi, called for self control and not to react in a way that raises acts of violence in the country. This was hours after he survived an assassination attempt that resulted in killing one of his guards and injuring other five.
Iraq, Military, 3/3/2006
Hamas delegation in Moscow
The Hamas delegation led by the chairman of the political bureau of the movement Khaled Mashaal arrived in Moscow on a three day visit at the invitation of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Palestine-Russia, Politics, 3/3/2006
Sahrawi refugees in west Algeria floods get aid
Governments have answered an urgent appeal by the United Nations refugee agency to help fly about 150 tons of relief supplies to some 60,000 Sahrawi refugees left homeless by severe flooding in three camps in western Algeria, the agency said today.
Algeria, Local, 3/3/2006
Lebanese students sit-in to protest foreign meddling in Lebanon
The committee called in its memo the Lebanese foreign ministry to reconsider a Lebanese draft bill "over missing persons and captives as well martyrs corpses in Israel" urging the ministry to mass international support that makes the vote scheduled in the 62nd session of the UN Human Rights Committee that will start its activities on mid next March in Geneva a success.
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 3/3/2006
Minister calls US thinkers to correct concepts on Islam
Syria's Minister of Expatriates called on Thursday international institutions and thinkers to correct and deepen concepts on Arabs and Islam as well as respect peoples holy issues and energize initiatives that call to serious, meaningful and constructive dialogue.
Syria-USA, Politics, 3/3/2006
Palestinians in Iraq being targeted
The United Nations refugee agency today voiced serious concern over the safety of thousands of Palestinian refugees in Iraq, some of whom have reportedly been directly targeted and killed in the continuing violence there.
Iraq-Palestine, Politics, 3/3/2006
Syrian experiences strong inflow of bank deposits
Shallah commented the return of Syrian funds from Lebanese banks saying, "This is a normal matter and this constitutes normalization of the financial conditions in Syria." Justifications for Syrians to deposit their money abroad no longer exist, he said, indicating at the opening of more private banks in the country.
Syria-Lebanon, Economics, 3/3/2006
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WAFA reported yesterday that "massive number of Israeli soldiers thrust at pre-dawn into Bani Naeim town, north of Hebron, conducted a wide-scale search campaign into citizens' houses, ravaged contents and arrested three citizens, Eisa Tarayra 40, and the two brothers, Nouh 27, and Abed Al-Qader Manassra 41, leading them into an unknown location," and in a different town arrested a professor at an-Najah university.
Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Muaallem underlined Thursday the importance of Arab solidarity in dealing with the current challenges, pointing out to Syria's permanent stance in enhancing and boosting this solidarity to meet the interests of all Arabs.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad received on Thursday a message from the Cuban President Fidel Castro including an invitation to visit Cuba and take part at the Non Aligned countries summit due to be held this year in Cuba.
Russia has no plans to increase its naval deployments in Syria, Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Masorin said in an interview published by the Thursday issue of the Black Sea Fleet newspaper Flag Rodiny, Interfax reported.