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Moroccan journalists' protest movement was successful, press union says
The protest movement staged on Thursday by the Moroccan print media journalists was crowned with a "great success," the Moroccan National Press Union (SNPM) said in a release.
Morocco, Local, 1/30/1999
Book review: Arts of administrative writing
The book reveals the role of writing in official administrative communications through the divans (ministers in today's language). The book covers the period between the establishment of the Umayyad's mosque and the Memluke age.
Regional, History, 1/30/1999
King Hussein - health
Jordan, People, 1/30/1999
Dakar hosts colloquy on lunar calendar
Dakar is hosting a sub-regional colloquy on the lunar calendar that will try to unify the dates of the major Muslim feasts.
Regional-Senegal, Religion, 1/30/1999
Kuwait denies Iraq fired a missile into its territories
Kuwait, Military, 1/30/1999
History of Syrian agriculture
The earliest prehistoric remains of human habitation found in Syria and Palestine are from the Middle Paleolithic period. In the next stage are remains of rhinoceros and of men who are classified as intermediate between Neanderthal and modern types.
Syria-Regional, History, 1/29/1999
Patriarch Hazim discusses with Canterbury archbishop conditions in Jerusalem
attended by 760 archbishops representing the Anglican church in the world was very clear in its support for the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of their own independent state on their national soil and that Jerusalem, being very important for the three divine religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) cannot be a key for peace if it remains under the authority of the Israeli occupation.
Regional, Religion, 1/29/1999
Israeli bombardment of Qekya's kill 35 sheep
The Israeli bombardment of Qekya's surroundings in the western Bekaa killed 35 sheep owned by Lebanese citizen Muhammad Hussein Qasem.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/29/1999
UAE University recommends medical tests for drivers
United Arab Emirates, Local, 1/29/1999
Somalia, Local, 1/29/1999
Tunis Hosts International Conference on Cervix Cancer
Tunis is hosting this January 28-31 an international conference on cervix cancer detection and treatment.
Tunisia, Health, 1/29/1999
Rate of 65 percent of Moroccan tv viewers watch local TV programs
A study ordered by the Moroccan communication ministry revealed that programs of the two Moroccan TV channels are watched by 65% of TV viewers.
Morocco, Local, 1/29/1999
Morocco sets age for military service at 20
A draft law, approved on Thursday by the weekly government council meeting, stipulates that Moroccans can be fit for military service at the age of 20.
Morocco, Military, 1/29/1999
Moroccan Journalists Wear Armbands, Protest Work, Material Conditions
Morocco, Culture, 1/29/1999
GCC health ministers' meet
Saudi Arabia, Health, 1/29/1999
New FIFA criteria Place Morocco on 19th rank
Regional, Sports, 1/28/1999
Morocco extends assistance to central American countries hit by Mitch cyclone
Morocco-Central America, Culture, 1/28/1999
Saudi Arabia continues celebration of its centenary anniversary
Saudi Arabia is continuing its celebrations of the 100th anniversary of its foundation by King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman al-Saud in 1902.
Saudi Arabia, Culture, 1/28/1999
Three Germans kidnapped in Yemen
An official source in Aden said on Wednesday that Yemeni tribesmen kidnapped three Germans, including two women. The Yemeni official source added that the kidnapped are a German woman, her brother and mother, adding their kidnapping was carried out in Omran province in northern Yemen where the German woman works in one of the province's hospitals.
Yemen, Local, 1/28/1999
Maghreb states call for Ottawa convention on anti-personnel land mines
The Maghreban conference on anti-personnel Land mines that took place here January 25-26 called on Maghreban countries to fully adhere to the Ottawa convention on anti-personnel land mines.
Maghreb, Environment, 1/28/1999
Islamic group at UN shocked by Kosovo massacre of civilians
The Islamic group at the United Nations Organization expressed "deep worries" following the premeditated and cold-blood massacre of 45 innocent Muslim civilians in the village of Racak, Kosovo, during the Muslims' fasting month of Ramadan.
Regional, Religion, 1/28/1999
Three Drug Traffickers Sentenced to 9-year Imprisonment
The first instance court of Tangiers condemned Tuesday night three drug traffickers to a nine-year imprisonment sentence each and a fine of around $ 2,000.
Morocco, Local, 1/28/1999
Maghreban-born French physicians to convene next may in Morocco
Maghreb, Local, 1/28/1999
Morocco and Andalucia to intensify cooperation in fight against forest fire
Morocco and the southern Spanish autonomous government of Andalucia have voiced determination to intensify their cooperation in matters of struggle against forest fire.
Morocco-Spain, Environment, 1/28/1999
The Moslems minorities conference is due in Paris
A conference on "Islamic existence within European legislation" is to be held in Paris on February 26, in which the Moslem populations in different European countries are going to take part in discussions on the problems they faced within the framework of European law.
Regional-European Union, Religion, 1/28/1999
Lebanese resistance confronts advance moves by Israelis in south Lebanon
Lebanese resistance forces on Tuesday night confronted advances by Israeli occupation forces, for the third time within three days. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Lebanese national resistance said one of its groups attacked on Tuesday an Israeli manned patrol that was trying to advance close to Bustan Jamil and the Wadi al-Hajir district.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/28/1999
Syrian defense minister to visit Moscow to strengthen military cooperation
Spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that Syrian Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Mustafa Tlass will visit Moscow at the beginning of February to discuss with his Russian counterpart, Marshal Igor Sergeyev, issues relating to military cooperation.
Syria-Russia, Military, 1/27/1999
Two Israelis wounded in attacks in south Lebanon
Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday shelled with heavy artillery the heights of Jabal al-Daher, Tallat al-Dedeyah, the Litani valley, the al-Ghandourieh areas, al-Salawqi Valley, the outskirts of Kafra, Yater and Ein al-Khanouq, Majdal Suloum and Sujod al-Rayhan woods.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/27/1999
Canterbury archbishops chief arrives in Damascus
The Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Dr. George L. Carey, and members of his accompanying delegation arrive in Damascus today for a visit which will last for several days. Dr. Carey will meet with several Syrian officials, as well as Islamic and Christian men of religion.
Syria-UK, Religion, 1/27/1999
Arab traveler to Malta can hear familiar dialect on the isle
Any Arab national arriving for the first time in Malta can be surprised by airport agents asking him for routine information in correct Arabic dialect.
Regional, Culture, 1/27/1999
Ageria - women's rights
Algeria-UN, Culture, 1/27/1999
Famine looms over eastern Africa
Eastern Africa, which was hit last year by floods, is facing this year famine due to lack of rains.
North Africa, Environment, 1/27/1999
Islamic organization sponsors awareness campaign on child development in Islamic world
The Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) launched an information campaign among Islamic countries to raise awareness about the development issues of children.
Regional, Culture, 1/27/1999
Eleven people jailed for celebrating Eid El-fitr prematurely
Morocco, Culture, 1/27/1999
Attorney of Moroccan gardener to ask for trial revision
Jacques Verges, a French attorney, said he will ask the cassation court to revise the trial of Omar Raddad, a 37-year old Moroccan gardener who was sentenced in 1994 to an 18-year prison term for a murder he has always denied and who was released last September after serving 7 years of the 18 year-prison term.
Morocco-France, Judicial, 1/27/1999
Cost of meals distributed in Ramadan reached $ 1.5 million
The cost of meals, distributed during the fasting month of Ramadan, to poorest people reached $ 1.5 million, said Moroccan secretary of state for solidarity and humanitarian action, Hammou Ouhali.
Morocco, Culture, 1/27/1999
UAE - French joint air exercises
United Arab Emirates-France, Military, 1/27/1999
Fairouz to sing Jordan on Thursday
Jordan-Lebanon, Culture, 1/26/1999
Lebanon conducts first successful heart transplant
Initial results from Lebanon's first case of heart transplant show that the operation has been a success so far, Lebanon's Voice of the People radio reported Monday.
Lebanon, Health, 1/26/1999
Israeli forces attack south Lebanon
Israeli occupation forces on Monday shelled, using heavy artillery, the woods of Sujoud al-Rayhan and Aqmata farm in the al-Tuffah district. Lebanese security sources said the bombardment was in conjunction with intensive flights by Israeli warplanes, which launched provocative raids in the al-Nabatiyah and al-Tuffah districts and Sidon, where they broke the sound barrier twice Monday morning.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/26/1999
Graca Machel recipient of council of Europe's north-south prize
Graca Machel, spouse of South African president Nelson Mandela and widow of the late President of Mozambique Samora Machel, who passed away in 1986, has been awarded the 1998 North-South prize of the Council of Europe.
Regional, People, 1/26/1999
Saudi man at 90 marries for the 50th time
Saudi Arabia, Culture, 1/26/1999
Report: Southern Iraqi air defense commander killed in ambush
Iraq, Local, 1/25/1999
Damascus hosts EU -Arab workshop on electronic commerce
The European Commission and Syria organized a workshop in Damascus on electronic commerce. The workshop is about promoting EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) applications in Syria and other Arab countries.
Regional-Syria-European Union, Science, 1/25/1999
Morocco to eradicate leprosy by 2010
Morocco has made great strides in the fight against Leprosy, which is expected to be totally eradicated in the North African country by the year 2010.
Morocco, Health, 1/25/1999
Israeli forces escalate aggression against south Lebanon
Israeli occupation forces on Sunday bombarded several Lebanese towns in south Lebanon and the western Bekaa. Lebanese security sources said the Israeli artillery bombarded the surroundings of the deserted army barracks in al-Nabateyeh, al-Fawqa, and Kafer Tabnit in south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/25/1999
Saudi Arabia continues celebrations of its foundation anniversary
Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz who is also the higher commander of the Saudi armed forces on Sunday attended an air and parachuting parade, performed by the Saudi armed forces on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Saudi Arabia, at the headquarters Sager al-Jazira Museum for aviation in Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia, Culture, 1/25/1999
GCC conference on computer crime
Gulf, Local, 1/25/1999
UAE promotes information
United Arab Emirates, Culture, 1/25/1999
Sudan to launch polio vaccination campaign
Sudan, Health, 1/25/1999
European funds for Egyptian agriculture amount to 60 million pounds
Egypt, Agriculture, 1/25/1999
More victims of Algerian violence
Algeria, Local, 1/25/1999
Saudis consume more chocolates
Saudi Arabia, Culture, 1/25/1999
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