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Egypt's constitutional court enhances human rights
Egypt, Judicial, 8/18/2001
A Presidential decree to establish private universities in Syria
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued legislative decree no 36 for 2001 which provides for organizing private educational establishments for after secondary school learning.
Syria, Education, 8/18/2001
Toshka spillway is ready
Egypt, Local, 8/18/2001
Indianapolis tennis tournament: Morocco's El Aynaoui ousted at quarterfinals
Morocco, Sports, 8/18/2001
Syrian medical team proves cupping role in curing incurable diseases
" Cupping" is considered one of the common popular medical methods practiced by majority of common people.
Syria, Health, 8/18/2001
Mrs. Mubarak opens services complex in Alexandria
Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak, Chairperson of the Integrated Care Society, is due to open next month a complex for social services in Al-Seyuf, Alexandria. The complex is financed by the integrated Care Society branch in Alexandria.
Egypt, Culture, 8/18/2001
Kidnapped for 7 months, she is found. after tv reporting
An 11-year old girl, who had been kidnapped for 7 months, was found. after a TV reporting.
Morocco, Local, 8/18/2001
Three Moroccan athletes win three races at Zurich meet
Three Moroccan athletes won Friday three races at the Zurich meet, 5th phase of the golden league.
Morocco, Sports, 8/18/2001
272 AIDS cases in Jordan since 1986
Up to 272 AIDS cases were diagnosed in Jordan in the 1986-2001 period, including 118 Jordanians
Jordan, Health, 8/18/2001
Egyptian diplomat nominated to sit on ICJ
Nabil al-Arabi, a high-profile Egyptian diplomat, has been nominated to sit on the The Hague's 15-judge International Court of Justice (ICJ). But in accordance with ICJ tradition, al-Arabi will have to await the result of a voting process involving the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Security Council scheduled for 12 October 2001. The odds are in al-Arabi's favour.
Egypt-Regional, People, 8/18/2001
Girls from across Africa adopt action plan on education, UNICEF reports
Concluding a major conference in Africa to launch a girls' education movement, youth from across the continent Friday adopted an action plan to be delivered to the international community later this month, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Regional, Education, 8/18/2001
Treatise on Islamic law to be released Sunday in India
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will bring out this week, a treatise on Islamic law which would work as the source book for practitioners of modern law, judges, scholars and students, reported the Indian news agency PTI.
Regional, Religion, 8/18/2001
African junior athletics championships: 2 silver, 4 bronze for Morocco
The Moroccan team taking part in the 5th Africa junior athletics championships, held in Mauritius Island this August 16 through 19, so far gleaned 2 silver and 4 bronze medals.
Morocco, Sports, 8/18/2001
Morocco-Africa friendship caravan tours Morocco
Some 100 African students from 36 African countries will undertake August 19-22 a discovery and prospecting journey throughout Morocco.
Morocco-Regional, Culture, 8/18/2001
Volubilis song and dance festival kicks off next week
The second song and dance festival of Volubilis will be held August 22-26, in the Moroccan archeological site of Volubilis, located near Meknes (170 north-east of Rabat).
Morocco-Regional, Culture, 8/17/2001
Morocco's El Guerrouj sticks to 1,500 m in Zurich Meet
After he had announced he will be shifting to the 5,000 m race, triple world champ, Hicham El Guerrouj, will be competing this Friday at the 1,500 M race during the international athletics meet of Zurich.
Morocco, Sports, 8/17/2001
Morocco's El Aynaoui Shocks 3rd seeded Hewitt in Indianapolis
Morocco's Younes El Aynaoui rolled out on Thursday third seed Lleyton Hewitt (6-3, 6-7, 6-3) and booked a ticket to the quarterfinal of the Indianapolis tennis Championships.
Morocco, Sports, 8/17/2001
Floods in Sudan
Floods which took over the Sudanese province of Sanar on Tuesday destroyed the villages of Aljazeyer, al-Azazeh, Wed al-Neel and Wed al-Jazouli while the waters of the " blue Nile " river covered several areas in al-Jazira state.
Sudan, Local, 8/16/2001
Mrs. Mubarak meets with youth to raise awareness on smoking hazards
Egypt's First Lady Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak will meet with youth participating in the first camp held in Port Said that aims at preparing cadres of youth to play their role in raising awareness on smoking and drugs hazards.
Egypt, Culture, 8/16/2001
Four Europeans arrested for illegal stay in Morocco
Morocco, Local, 8/16/2001
Football: Morocco, winner of 1st Arab women championship
The Moroccan women football team won the first Arab women football championships held in Alexandria when it defeated Wednesday in the final the Egyptians by 2 to null.
Regional-Morocco, Sports, 8/16/2001
UNESCO expert lauds Old Cairo restoration project
UNESCO has appreciated the restoration and renovation project of Old Cairo.
Egypt, History, 8/16/2001
Spanish authorities give in to pressures of Moroccan, Algerian illegal immigrants on hunger strike
Spanish authorities have agreed to look into the case of a group of 110 Moroccan and Algerian illegal immigrants in Spain who are observing since last Friday an unlimited hunger strike in Cuenca (250 km south of Madrid) to support their claims for legal stay documents.
Maghreb-Spain, Local, 8/16/2001
Asilah cultural festival projects creation of Mohamed Zafzaf Arab novel prize
The creation of a Mohamed Zafzaf Prize for the Arab novel was proposed in Asilah Wednesday by secretary general of the Asilah Forum Foundation in tribute to the great Moroccan writer, Zafzaf, who passed away last July.
Regional-Morocco, Culture, 8/16/2001
Morocco's El Guerrouj holds 2nd rank in IAAF overall ranking
World three-time champion of the 1,500 m, Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco holds the 2nd rank in the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) overall ranking released on Wednesday, behind US Maurice Greene, world champ of the 100m.
Morocco, Sports, 8/16/2001
The first Arab conference for agricultural industry
The Arab federation for engineering industries, in collaboration with the economic unity council will organize the first Arab conference for manufacturing agricultural machinery and equipment on September 9- 12.
Regional, Agriculture, 8/15/2001
Handball: African championship in Rabat in April 2002
Regional-Morocco, Sports, 8/15/2001
Indianapolis tennis tournament: Morocco's El Aynaoui and Arazi Cruise to 2nd round
Morocco, Sports, 8/15/2001
Oman first, Morocco holds 17th rank in health system efficiency
A World Health Organization study ranked Morocco as 17th in terms of its health system efficiency, ahead of advanced countries like the UK (24th), Canada (35th) and the US (72nd).
Regional, Health, 8/15/2001
Asilah Cultural Festival: Tchicaya U Tam'Si Prize awarded to Cape Verde Poet Vera Duarte
The Tchicaya U Tam'Si Prize was awarded to Cape Verde Poet Vera Duarte at a ceremony in Asilah Monday, on the sidelines of the twenty-third international cultural festival of Asilah.
Morocco, Culture, 8/15/2001
Arab pioneer scouts union holds 4th congress in Morocco in 2003
The Arab union of pioneer scouts and instructresses will hold its 4th congress in Morocco in 2003.
Regional, Culture, 8/15/2001
Morocco marks recovery of Oued-Eddahab, a historic turning-point in the process to perfect territorial integrity
Moroccans are marking this August 14 the 22nd anniversary of the return to the motherland of Oued-Eddahab, as a historic turning point in the process to perfect Morocco's territorial integrity.
Morocco, History, 8/14/2001
Palestinian official dies at 67
Palestine, People, 8/14/2001
American tanks to Egypt
The British magazine "Jane's Defence Weekly" unveiled that the US defense department( Pentagon) is currently studying an Egyptian request to provide Cairo with 100 US- made tanks of " M1A1 " Main Battle Tanks type at a cost of USD 590 million.
Egypt, Military, 8/14/2001
Mustafa Kamel driving force of national movement (1874-1908)
Mustafa Kamel is an outstanding nationalist leader, who fully dedicated his life and career to the cause of liberating his homeland from the British occupation. He was, in fact, the driving force that instilled new life into the national liberation movement which had already suffered a severe setback, following the abortion of the Orabi Revolution in 1882, and the consequent British occupation of Egypt.
Egypt, People, 8/14/2001
Moroccan national elected secretary general of the European Islamic conference
Moroccan Mohamed Bechari was recently elected secretary general of the European Islamic Conference that gathers representatives of Muslims living in 33 European countries.
Regional, Religion, 8/14/2001
Over 3,000 died in road accidents in 2000
Road accidents have killed 3,627 people in 2000, while another 13,647 were seriously injured and 60,624 other suffered light injuries, says the equipment ministry.
Morocco, Local, 8/14/2001
El Guerrouj Gives Morocco 2nd Gold Medal at Edmonton Championships
Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj, who already holds two world titles in the 1,500 m race in 1997 and 1999, won on Sunday his third title in a row at Edmonton's world championship and gave Morocco a 2nd gold medal.
Morocco, Sports, 8/13/2001
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