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Pope Shenouda praises Mubarak's peace efforts
Egypt, Local, 1/12/2002
Moroccan Islamic affairs minister urges mosque preachers for moderation
Moroccan minister of habous (Islamic endowments) and Islamic affairs, Abdelkebir Alaoui Mdaghri, called on Thursday mosque preachers to be moderate and balanced in their preaches and to adopt the Malekite rite as a pillar to consolidate national unity.
Morocco, Religion, 1/12/2002
King Mohammed receives staff that supervised launching of Moroccan satellite
Morocco's King Mohammed VI received on Friday the team of the royal center of space remote-sensing that supervised the assembling and launching of the first Moroccan Maroc-Tubsat satellite.
Morocco, Local, 1/12/2002
Moroccan association undertakes information campaign with Swiss ngos
The Moroccan Sahara association has been holding this week a series of meeting with Swiss non-governmental organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross over the plight and the alarming situation of Moroccan soldiers and civilians held in the separatist Polisario's prisons in Algerian territory.
Morocco-Switzerland, Local, 1/12/2002
Maghreban associations recommend creation of Morocco-based children space
A Maghreban conference on the role of associations in rooting civism among children, held in Tunis, recommended the creation of a Maghreban children space, to be based in Morocco.
Maghreb-Morocco, Culture, 1/12/2002
Mubarak receives message of thanks from Head of Coptic Church in Germany
Egypt, Local, 1/12/2002
Arab runners impress in Dubai marathon
Arab runners Jassim Abbis and Ibrahim Hambi shone yesterday (Friday) as Kenya's Wilson Kibet made it three-in-a-row by winning the Samsung Dubai Marathon, while Russian teenager Albina Ivanova set a new record in the women's event in front of hundreds of spectators.
United Arab Emirates, Sports, 1/12/2002
450 sites in first pictorial encyclopedia
Egypt, Local, 1/12/2002
Egypt, India sign agreement on building smart schools
Egypt and India yesterday signed an agreement providing for establishing a joint company to supervise smart schools project and build up a private Egyptian technology university, in addition to establishing 25 technological training centres.
Egypt-India, Education, 1/12/2002
Egyptians on the dock seized by the Israelis
Egypt-Israel, Local, 1/11/2002
Palestinian population toll 4.3 million in the occupied Palestinian territories
Palestine, Local, 1/11/2002
King Mohammed decrees grace measures for 1,266 convicts
As Morocco marks this Friday the anniversary of the independence manifesto, King Mohammed VI has issued grace measures for 1,266 convicts, including some who are in prison.
Morocco, Local, 1/11/2002
ISESCO's colloquy on Muslim world image in western media closes
The international colloquy on "The Muslim World Image in Western Media: between Fairness and Bias" held by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in Rabat this January 9-10 wound up with a call to western media to respect journalism ethics.
Regional, Religion, 1/11/2002
Yemen tightens measures on accepting Arab students and preachers
The Yemeni government has suspended measures of accepting Arab or foreign students in the Yemeni schools and universities and approved a series of measures aiming at making contracts by educational establishments and sides concerned at the ministry of justice ( al-Awqaf) to contract with teachers or mosques preachers of Arab and Muslim nationalities and to confine such contracts to cooperation agreements and protocols signed with countries from where there applicants come.
Yemen-Regional, Local, 1/11/2002
Lebanese government hands over a Kuwaiti to the American authorities
The Lebanese government on Wednesday approved an American request stated to hand over the Kuwaiti citizen Muhammad Hassan al-Hammoud ( has an American nationality) to the American authorities. Al-Hammoud is wanted by the American judiciary over financial and falsifying crimes.
Lebanon-USA, Local, 1/11/2002
Maareve issues a new Arab daily in Israel
The first issue of a new Arab-language daily in Israel was issued on Thursday in Israel. It is addressed to the " Palestinians " of the 1948 territories.
Israel-Palestine, Culture, 1/11/2002
The journey of Ibn Battouta, a new book for US schoolchildren
Regional-USA, Local, 1/11/2002
Bordeaux plays host to a Morocco cultural month
The French south-western city of Bordeaux is playing host January 6 through 31 to a Moroccan cultural event dubbed Morocco Cultural Month.
Morocco-France, Culture, 1/11/2002
Mrs Mubarak holds three meetings
Egypt, Local, 1/10/2002
African executives attend in Agadir training course on sea products processing
Morocco-Regional, Local, 1/10/2002
King Mohammed urges correcting false image of Islam in the west
In a message addressed to participants in an international colloquy on "The Muslim World Image in Western Media: between Fairness and Bias" held by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in Rabat, the sovereign deplored the negative stereotypes circulated by the western media about Islam.
Morocco-Regional, Religion, 1/10/2002
First electric spark discharged from Aswan power plant
On Jan. 10, 1960, the first electric spark was discharged from Aswan Power Plant, one of the outstanding landmarks in the course of the July 23,1952 Revolution.
Egypt, History, 1/10/2002
Medecins Sans Frontires to participate in Dubai Marathon to raise funds
In an effort to raise funds for populations in danger, Medecins Sans Frontires (MSF), the international medical relief organization, will be participating in the Dubai Marathon to be held (January 11,2002) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. A team of 61 people have been selected by MSF to tackle the 10 km marathon, with one runner registered for the 42 km marathon. All the runners have pledged to run in aid of MSF's work and are being sponsored by their colleagues, families and companies
United Arab Emirates, Culture, 1/10/2002
Epic women's battle expected in Samsung Dubai marathon
While Wilson Kibet will have his sights set on a third successive men's title, a number of international female athletes will be aiming for their first Dubai gold when the Samsung Dubai Marathon hits the road on Friday (Jan 11).
United Arab Emirates, Sports, 1/10/2002
Pioneer of Children's Literature
Kamel Keilany is an eminent figure of modern Arabic Literature whose marvellous works, recorded by the literary history genuinely qualities him as "the pioneer of children's literature and the chairman of a writ-ers .
Egypt, People, 1/10/2002
Muhammad Mahmoud Sha'ban ( Baba Sharo )
Over the period 1940-1960 Sha'ban's voice has been associated with the thrilling children's program "Children Talk".
Egypt, People, 1/10/2002
ISESCO holds international colloquy on image of Islam in western media
The Islamic Educational, scientific and cultural organization (ISESCO/based in Rabat) is holding in Rabat this January 9-10 an international colloquy to study means to correct the image of Islam in the western media.
Regional, Religion, 1/10/2002
Commercial sexual exploitation of children is not present in Syria
A specialized Syrian delegation headed by the deputy minister of Health Dr. Tarek al-Sheikh took part in the deliberations of the second World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children held on December 17-20 , 2001, Yokohama, Japan..
Syria, Culture, 1/9/2002
Saudi planes to Morocco
Morocco-Saudi Arabia, Military, 1/9/2002
ALECSO warns against illiteracy in Arab states
The Arab League Education, Culture and Scientific Organization ALECSO has warned against the consequences of illiteracy, a phenomenon which is still widely spread in the Arab states and thereby constituting a barrier to comprehensive development.
Regional, Education, 1/9/2002
Israel pollutes Jordan river waters
A specialized study has announced that Israel is polluting Jordan's share of the Jordan river waters by wastes and sewage waters and the wastes thrown by the Israeli settlers of remains of fish farms established to the west of the river.
Jordan-Israel, Environment, 1/9/2002
A workshop on the national chemical strategy profile
A Workshop under the title " national chemical strategy profile" was held on January 7 and 8 in Damascus.
Syria, Environment, 1/9/2002
US's search for persons from the Middle East
The US daily " Washington Post" said in its Tuesday's issue that the American authorities are preparing to start a search operation for thousands of men from the Middle East who, as it says, ignored instructions to leave the United States.
Regional-USA, Local, 1/9/2002
Arab-american association condemns US plan to focus attention on Arab men for deportation
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) condemned on Tuesday a new U.S. Justice Department policy that will focus on 6,000 Arab men out of the 300,000 persons ordered deported but remained in the United States because they are young men from the Middle East.
Regional-USA, Local, 1/9/2002
Emir of Qatar: Moroccan tennis players promoted Arab tennis at international scale
Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani, said Moroccan tennis players have raised Arab tennis to international level.
Qatar-Morocco, Sports, 1/9/2002
The simultaneous launching of the High Dam and Toshka Project
That day, 9th January, 2001, commemorates the 41st anniversary of launching the construction of the High Dam when President Nasser gave the historic go-ahead sign on that same day in 1960. This occasion is simultaneous with the 4th anniversary of launching the Toshka Project when President Mubarak gave the go-ahead sign on the same day in 1997.
Egypt, History, 1/9/2002
New archaeological find in Menya leads to discovering Ptolemaic city
A Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) mission in tandem with a Cairo University mission unearthed in Al-Bahnasa area Menya, a three-metre high statue of Osiris, an ancient Egyptian god, that dated back to the Ptolemaic era, the 2nd century BC.
Egypt, History, 1/9/2002
Ancient Museum to be inaugurated in Matrouh next June
The Ministry of Culture and the Governorate of Matrouh agreed to set up a museum for ancient antiquities at km 98 of Alexandria highway, Marina, North Coast.
Egypt, Local, 1/9/2002
Mediterranean academy opens southern branch in Marrakesh
The Mediterranean academy, based in Naples, Italy, opened on Monday its southern branch in Marrakesh to serve as a space for dialogue between Mediterranean peoples and cultures.
Regional, Local, 1/9/2002
American embassy in Damascus delayed to pay staff salary
Syria-USA, Local, 1/8/2002
Bloody clashes in a prison in Sudan
Two Sudanese policemen were killed and other 57 were wounded including three police officers one is in a critical condition during clashes took place with prisoners in " Copper" prison in al-Khartoum Bahri district.
Sudan, Local, 1/8/2002
Moroccan cultural week opens in Manama
The Moroccan Cultural Week, organized under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, started in Manama Monday.
Bahrain-Morocco, Culture, 1/8/2002
Morocco wins 29 medals in African and middle east championships
The Moroccan team of handicapped athletes has harvested a total of 29 medals (17 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze) up to 3rd day of the African and Middle East Championships in Cairo.
Morocco, Sports, 1/8/2002
A media network for North Africa
A meeting will be held on January 8 through 11 in the Tunisian city of al-Hammamat ( the Baths) to launch an unofficial African media networking for non- governmental organizations, according to the organizers of this event.
Regional, Local, 1/8/2002
Morocco partakes in African-middle east athletics championship for disabled persons
Regional, Sports, 1/7/2002
Blair urges tourists to take a walk on the Nile side
British Prime Minister Tony Blair's surprise decision to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays with his family in Egypt was a welcomed boost for the country's hard-hit tourism sector.
Egypt, Local, 1/7/2002
Tennis: Morocco's El Aynaoui wins Qatar open, becomes 1st on ATP ranking
Morocco's Younes El Aynaoui won on Saturday the $1.0 million Qatar tennis open after beating Felix Mantilla of Spain 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, a victory that earned him the 1st rank on the ATP ranking.
Qatar, Sports, 1/7/2002
Pope Shenouda congratulates Egyptian Copts abroad
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark diocese sent a message of congratulations to the Egyptian Copts living abroad on the occasion marking eastern Christmas.
Egypt, Religion, 1/7/2002
Casablanca Marathon: victory of Moroccan Khanmouni and Russian Ivanova
Moroccan Rachid Khanmouni and Russian Marina Ivanova won the fifth international marathon of Casablanca held Sunday.
Morocco, Sports, 1/7/2002
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