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Egyptian security forces arrest political activists
The Egyptian Organization For Human Rights on Sunday said, and after the court hearing in the appeal of the decision of presenting both judges Hisham Bastawesy and Mahmoud Mekky to the Qualified Judges Committee, that groups of security forces cordoned South Cairo Court premises and arrested a group of political activists
Egypt, Politics, 5/10/2006
Palestinians say economy in bad shape, support Hamas
A survey showed that 58% of the Palestinians say the general economic condition in the Palestinian territories as "bad." 36 described it as mediocre and only 6%% as "good." This comes as US and EU aid has been cut.
Palestine, Politics, 5/10/2006
Israeli occupation wounds women, child and arrests 12
Israeli occupation forces wounded today a child and a woman and arrested twelve Palestinians, including children, in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Nablus, Tulkarem and Bethlehem, witnesses, medical and security sources said.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 5/10/2006
Accused Jordanian fights UK efforts for deportation
Abu Qatada, who came to the UK with his family as a refugee in the mid 90s, was originally detained without trial or charge under anti-terrorist measures in 2002
Jordan-UK, Politics, 5/10/2006
Ahmadi-Nejad: Iran will reject incorrect UN decisions
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad said in Indonesia today that Iran will not accept any illegal or incorrect decisions made by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or the UN Security Council on the country's nuclear program.
Iran-UN, Politics, 5/10/2006
Majlis speaker: Iran proves Muslim self-confidence
Iran's Majlis speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel in a meeting with the Syrian Minister of Religious Endowments Muhammad Ziyad al-Ayubi in Tehran today said that President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad's letter to his US counterpart George W. Bush manifests the Muslims self-consciousness and self-confidence.
Syria-Iran, Politics, 5/10/2006
Chapter 7 of UN charter not on agenda: Russian FM
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday said that resort to Chapter 7 of the UN Charter was not on the agenda of meetings of the Security Council's five permanent members plus Germany to resolve the Iran nuclear issue, stressing talks with Iran should continue.
Iran-Russia, Politics, 5/10/2006
On Iran - US talks
Iran's Ambassador to Sweden Hassan Qashqavi said that Iran-US talks in an atmosphere based on mutual respect will be constructive.
Iran-USA, Politics, 5/10/2006
D-8 Muslim countries discuss draft resolution on peaceful nuclear energy
The D-8 (Group of 8 developing Muslim countries) will discuss a draft resolution prepared by Indonesia enjoing the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Regional, Politics, 5/10/2006
Rice on Iraq, Iran and regional issues
Rice: I think we'll see a substantially new government under Prime Minister Maliki. Everybody knows that the Interior Ministry is a problem and everybody knows that the -- an interior ministry in which people have confidence that is not being used for sectarian purposes and that is competent
Regional-USA, Politics, 5/10/2006
Rumsfeld: Military presence depends on Iraq progress
US Secretary Of Defense Donal Rumsfeld was asked yesterday about "the prospect of US troops eventually returning from Iraq. And given the positive political developments in Baghdad in recent days and weeks, which you also mentioned, why aren't you moving faster to draw down forces?"
Iraq-USA, Politics, 5/10/2006
Abul-Gheit: Egypt seeks to Palestinian unity
Egypt always seeks to group Palestinians together, defuse internal tension and convince all parties to take the right path of cooperation and national dialogue, Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit said Tuesday night.
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 5/10/2006
Egyptian mastermind of blasts killed
Egypt's Interior Ministry announced the security forces have been able to kill the mastermind of explosions in Dahap and al-Jorah and detained his accomplice during heavy exchange of fire in one of the sites on sides of al-Arish city where they were hiding.
Egypt, Local, 5/10/2006
UK Muslims challenge government by setting up rival roadshow
British Muslims are setting up their own "roadshow" to challenge a government-sponsored initiative launched in the wake of last year's bombing attacks in London.
Regional-UK, Religion, 5/10/2006
UK denies illegally helping Israel to obtain nuclear arms
The British government has denied that it illegally helped the Zionist regime develop its stockpile of nuclear weapons outside the Non-Proliferation Treaty but refuses to detail any related material or technology it may have supplied.
Israel-UK, Politics, 5/10/2006
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Egypt's Minister of Awkaf Hamdi Zaqzouq said Monday that Egypt does not discriminate between Islamic sects and doctrines. At a meeting with the Head of the Iranian Interest Section in Cairo Ambassador Mohammed Reza Shebani on the occasion of the end of his post in Egypt, Zaqzouq said that Cairo rejects all attempts at dividing Muslims, especially between Sunnis and Shiites.
South Korea said that it began yesterday the withdrawal of 1000 soldiers from Iraq.