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One to twelve year prison terms for WFP aid embezzlement
The Moroccan special court of justice on Thursday sentenced the 31 civil servants involved in embezzlement of foodstuffs granted by the world food program (WFP) to school canteens to prison terms ranging from one to twelve years.
Morocco, Judicial, 8/7/1999
Palestinians deny detention of human rights activist
Official Palestinian sources negated yesterday that Palestinian security forces detained Eyad al-Sarraj, a human rights activist in the Gaza Strip.
Palestine, Local, 8/7/1999
Saudi Arabia bans beef imports from South Africa
Saudi Arabia-South Africa, Health, 8/7/1999
Eight persons arrested for corruption in driving license issuing in northern Morocco
Morocco, Local, 8/7/1999
Morocco submits world cup bid file to FIFA monday
Morocco, Sports, 8/7/1999
Jordanian army chief confers with commander of US third army
Jordan-USA, Military, 8/6/1999
Group of Lebanese prisoners graduates from English course
A celebration was held yesterday at the Lebanese Romia prison near Beirut for the graduation of a group of prisoners who finished a course on the English language, organized in cooperation with a Canadian corporation.
Lebanon, Education, 8/6/1999
Algeria: ending the occupation of the Mauritania embassy
Algerian security forces on Wednesday rescued members of the Mauritania embassy in Algeria who were held by Mauritanian students for three days.
Mauritania-Algeria, Local, 8/6/1999
Three prizes for Egypt's children in Binalli international for arts
Egypt has won three silver medals in the third national Benali El-Shuna for child's arts, which is currently being held in Alexandria, with the participation of 33 countries.
Egypt-International, Culture, 8/6/1999
Morocco allots 0.3 percent of GDP to scientific research
There are currently six research programs distributed over 910 research units, Alioua said at a press briefing following the weekly meeting of the government council, held in Rabat on Thursday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi.
Morocco, Science, 8/6/1999
Israel continues aggressions against south Lebanon
The Israeli occupation forces on Thursday bombarded the woods of Sujoud al-Rayhan and Aqmata in al-Tuffah district. News reports from south Lebanon said that the enemy artillery bombardment targeted the towns of Barachit, Hadatha, Eita al-Jabal and al-Zaatar mount.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 8/6/1999
Six killed in a bomb explosion in Algeria
The Algerian security forces said on Thursday that six persons were killed and another 61 were wounded in a bomb explosion on Thursday in the souk of Hasi Bahbah town in Jelfah district, 270 km south of the capital, Algiers.
Algeria, Local, 8/6/1999
Thousands of Sudanese are homeless due to floods
Five persons were killed and thousands of people have become homeless following floods which hit the city of Um Durman this week.
Sudan, Local, 8/5/1999
Understanding committee condemns Israeli practices, aggressions continue
The April Understanding Monitoring Committee on Wednesday condemned Israel for violating the understanding's provisions in bombarding Lebanese civilian villages and areas.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 8/5/1999
Phoenician skeleton dating to 2000 BC found in Tyre
Lebanon, Culture, 8/5/1999
Iraq: One killed in US - UK bombing
Iraq-USA, Military, 8/5/1999
Egyptian public prosecution calls for stripping immunity of two PA members
The Egyptian public prosecution called yesterday on the head of the People's Assembly (parliament) to lift the immunity of two prominent members of the parliament, one of whom was accused of forgery while the other of troublemaking through bullying actions.
Egypt, Local, 8/4/1999
King Mohammed VI visits cardiovascular service of Rabat hospital
Morocco, Health, 8/4/1999
Baz: Arab rights should be equal to Israeli rights
Baz, who spoke at a meeting at the Writers' Union, also addressed cultural issues, saying that Egypt is not in danger of an Israeli cultural invasion, adding that a large number of programs shown on Israeli television are Egyptian.
Egypt, Culture, 8/4/1999
Iraqi official for medical treatment in Austria
Iraq-Australia, People, 8/4/1999
New mopping up operation for Algerian army
Algerian army forces have started a vast mopping-up operation in Batenah province in search of Armed Islamic Group members who belw up a truck, killing 13 soldiers and wounding others.
Algeria, Local, 8/4/1999
Israel bombards Qelya outskirts
Israeli forces on Tuesday continued their bombardment of the areas of Sujoud, al-Rayhan, Aqmata, Lweiseh, and the surroundings of al-Tasse spring in al-Tuffah district.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 8/4/1999
Operation smile returns to Morocco to treat children suffering malformations
The US Operation Smile's medical volunteers started this Wednesday in Casablanca the second phase of their humanitarian mission devoted to Morocco for the treatment of about 150 children and young adults suffering from cleft lips, cleft palates and burns.
Morocco, Health, 8/4/1999
Prominent Iraqi poet dies in Damascus
The Arab Writers Union and the General Federation of Arab Men of Letters in Syria as well as cultural and literary circles in the Arab states on Tuesday announced the death of the great Iraqi poet Abdul Wahab al-Bayyati who died in Damascus on Tuesday morning following a heart attack. He was 73.
Iraq-Syria, People, 8/4/1999
George Washington University signs cooperation accord with Al-Akhawyane University of Morocco
The U.S. George Washington University announced on Tuesday it had signed a new partnership accord with the Moroccan Anglo-Saxon university of Al-Akhawyane based in Ifrane (Morocco's Atlas Mountains).
Morocco-USA, Education, 8/4/1999
Israel warplanes violate Lebanese airspace
Lebanese security sources reported on Monday that the Israeli forces bombarded the areas of Burket al-Jabbour, Abu Rashed mountain, Litani river course, Kelya heights, and Ein al-Teina woods in the western Bekaa and the woods of Sojoud in al-Tuffah district.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 8/3/1999
10 Algerian soldiers killed
Algeria, Local, 8/3/1999
Tahsin Shardam, Jordanian ambassador to Israel
Jordan-Israel, People, 8/3/1999
Morocco seeks UNESCO assistance to upgrade educational system
The Moroccan National Education Department signed recently in Rabat a technical cooperation accord with the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning.
Morocco, Education, 8/3/1999
King Abdullah calls for security for Arab tournament
Jordan, Local, 8/3/1999
Lebanese resistance retaliates for Israeli attacks
Lebanese security sources said on Sunday that Israeli warplanes on Sunday raided twice the areas of Majdal Zoun, al-Mansouri, Jib Sweid and al-Rajraj in south Lebanon.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 8/2/1999
Retrial for 27 suspects in Sudan
The constitutional court in Sudan issued a judgment of retrying 27 suspects accused of participating in carrying out a series of explosions in the capital, Khartoum, last year.
Sudan, Judicial, 8/2/1999
A festival for comedy in Algeria
The Algerian province of Tipaza has organized a four-day festival for comedy that is to start tomorrow, in which 26 comic groups representing 15 states will participate, as well as a large number of well-known comic actors in Algeria.
Algeria, Culture, 8/2/1999
Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel discuss agricultural strategy
The representatives of the agricultural ministries of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestine have agreed to form a four-way forum that will discuss the upgrading of a mutual strategy to develop the agricultural exports of the four countries.
Regional, Agriculture, 8/2/1999
Preventive measures against the eclipse
Counting down has started for August 11, the date of the last eclipse for this century. With the approach of the eclipse several Arab states have taken preventive measures to protect their citizens during the eclipse.
Regional, Science, 8/2/1999
Posuvaluk dies at 59
Regional-Russia, People, 8/2/1999
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