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Algeria: new armed groups, 14 persons shot in Algeria
Algeria, Local, 7/13/2002
King Mohammed issues grace measures on occasion of his marriage
On the occasion of the marriage of Morocco's King Mohammed VI to Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma, the sovereign has granted free pardon to hundreds of inmates.
Morocco, Local, 7/13/2002
Best of Moroccan tradition showcased to mark royal wedding
Over one hundred artists, singers, dancers and horse-riders from various Moroccan cities and villages have been invited to participate in the festivities marking the wedding of HM King Mohammed VI to HRH Lalla Salma, in a perfect display of Morocco's traditional arts.
Morocco, Local, 7/13/2002
Denis Bauchard, chairman of the Arab World Institute in Paris
The board council of the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute) in Paris elected ambassador Denis Bauchard as its chairman and thereby replacing Camille Cabana, the institute's former President who died on June 2.
Regional-France, Culture, 7/13/2002
Egypt retrieves two Roman masks from US next week
Egypt's Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni approved departure of an archaeological delegation led by First Undersecretary Emad Maglad to the United States next week to receive two gypsum masks (2000 years B.C.).
Egypt, Local, 7/13/2002
African executives attend training seminar on control of drinking water quality in Rabat
Some 14 executives and engineers working in drinking water facilities in 13 French speaking African countries took part in a training seminar on drinking water held in Rabat June 17-July 12.
Regional-Morocco, Environment, 7/13/2002
Kuwaiti Red Crescent society dispatches more relief aid to Palestinians
Kuwait-Palestine, Local, 7/12/2002
Rabat readies for royal wedding starting Friday
Part of the preparations for the Royal wedding, more than 600 traditional Moroccan tents were put up in several parts of Rabat and its twin city, Sale. And 1500 horsemen will perform the typically Moroccan fantasia. Popular music troupes from all parts of Morocco will join the festivities.
Morocco, Local, 7/12/2002
Lebanon: Wanted man kills three military intelligence officiers near Ein al-Helweh
The Lebanese army on Thursday announced the death of three military men during a chase of the wanted man Badee Hamadeh, better known as Abu Obeida in al- Hamshari area in Sidon.
Lebanon, Local, 7/12/2002
Humanitarian crisis expected in the West Bank
The US has criticized Israel's decision to close the Palestinian Jerusalem university in the city of Jerusalem, while the Israeli extremist religious al- Mifdal party renewed its calls to expel the Palestinians and to work for intensifying the settlement process and to bring in more world Jews to Israel.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 7/12/2002
Al-Jazeera: One armed Saudi citizen storms the Qatari consulate, surrenders
The Qatari TV satellite station al-Jazeera said that one Saudi was arrested on Thursday after entering into the Consulate of Qatar in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
Saudi Arabia-Qatar, Local, 7/12/2002
Large fire cuts Jordan's TV transmission
A large fire erupted in the building of the Jordanian TV in Amman that resulted in suspending TV transmission.
Jordan, Local, 7/12/2002
Trial of Moroccan athlete accused of killing French policeman postponed
The court of appeal of Rabat decided to postpone to next October 9 the trial of Moroccan athlete, Hicham Bouaouich, accused of killing, with two accomplices, a French policemen in December 2000 in Southern France.
Morocco-France, Local, 7/12/2002
Mrs Mubarak hails libraries' role in nurturing young readers
Following an inspection tour to three Giza-based public libraries participating in the 12th 'Reading for All' festival, Mrs Mubarak said that she was pleased to see that the number of children and young people frequenting these facilities was on the rise.
Egypt, Education, 7/11/2002
Algeria: The killing of 15 security officials links terrorism to drugs
He added that the investigations carried out by the security departments concerned in 1995 reached one result which is that the main source for financing the Islamic groups is drugs and that a "religious Fatwa was released permitting drug trading to ensure necessary financing for the activities of these groups."
Algeria, Local, 7/11/2002
Israel continues killing of Palestinians
The Israeli forces on Wednesday continued acts of killings and breaking in in the cities and villages of the West Bank and Gaza and this resulted in killing one Palestinian and wounding two, while one Israeli army officer and one soldier were killed during the Palestinian confrontation of the Israeli forces.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 7/11/2002
Sudan: 33 men killed in tribal clashes
A spokesman for the Sudanese police said on Wednesday that three men were killed and other 30 wounded in confrontations that took place several days ago between two clans of one Sudanese tribe in one market in Khartoum quarters.
Sudan, Local, 7/11/2002
Yemen sells Iraqi ships to India
Yemeni maritime sources in Aden said that the Yemeni authorities started to get rid off 8 Iraqi ships existing at the port of Aden which overlooks the Red Sea since the invasion of Kuwait, 12 years ago.
Yemen-Iraq, Local, 7/11/2002
Morocco receives 47,000 human insulin bottles donation
Morocco, Medicine, 7/11/2002
One Lebanese woman wounded in an explosion in Sidon
The Lebanese police reported that a 40 year old Lebanese woman was slightly wounded as a result of an explosion that targeted the house of one member of the Judicial police, near Sidon, the biggest cities of south Lebanon.
Lebanon, Local, 7/11/2002
Egypt receives stolen mummy from US
Egypt, Local, 7/11/2002
Egyptian actress Leila Elwi chairs film Jury in Rabat Festival
Egyptian actress Leila Elwi will be chairing the jury of the Hassan II film contest, held as part of the 8th Rabat festival.
Regional-Morocco, Local, 7/11/2002
Spanish ombudsman reviews with Moroccan observatory of child rights situation of minor illegal immigrants
The Spanish ombudsman, Enrique Mugica, who is currently on a visit to Morocco, reviewed on Monday with the Moroccan observatory of child right the situation of Moroccan children who were victims of illegal immigration.
Morocco-Spain, Local, 7/10/2002
Tennis: Morocco's El Aynaoui makes it to 2nd round of Bastad Tournament
Morocco, Sports, 7/10/2002
Mrs. Mubarak takes lead to curb child labour
Secretary-General of the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood (NCMC), Ambassadress Moushira Khattab said yesterday that Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak is especially concerned with the issue of child labor, the ill-treatment of working children and the risks and dangers to which they are exposed.
Egypt, Culture, 7/10/2002
King Mohammed dedicates Lalla Meryem Institute for Autistic Children
Morocco's King Mohammed VI dedicated in Tangier Tuesday the "Lalla Meryem Institute for Autistic Children," the first of the kind in Morocco.
Morocco, Culture, 7/10/2002
Two Palestinians killed, four buildings demolished in Rafah
While the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatened to continue his war against the Palestinians, the Israeli forces on Tuesday asassinated Mu'ammar al-Daraghma, one of the Islamic Jihad leaders near Yamoun village in Jenin.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 7/10/2002
Israeli forces continue violating the Lebanese territories
Israel has incurred for 600 meters inside the liberated Lebanese territories on Tuesday and carried out building works at the northern side of al-Ghajar town guarded by strong presence .
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 7/10/2002
Syria releases Kuwaiti Islamist
The Kuwaiti minister of state for foreign affairs Khaled al-Jarullah said on Tuesday said that a Kuwaiti Islamists recently held in Syria was released.
Syria-Kuwait, Local, 7/10/2002
Saddam Hussein's step son expelled from the US to New Zealand
The US immigration department said on Tuesday it expelled to New Zealand the stepson of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein who carries the New Zealand nationality and who was held in custody last week in Miami, Florida.
Iraq-USA, Local, 7/10/2002
Amon's beekeepers supervisor tomb unearthed
"A Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) mission unearthed a Modern Kingdom (15 century B.C.) tomb that belongs to Epi, the beekeepers supervisor in god Amon's house," said SCA Secretary General Zahi Hawas.
Egypt, History, 7/10/2002
Taekwondo: Morocco's women team participates in world cup in Japan
Morocco's Taekwondo team (women) takes part in the world Taekwondo cup staged in Tokyo, Japan, July 13 through 23, with the participation of 34 countries.
Morocco, Sports, 7/10/2002
Terrorism- fighting conference in Tripoli
Ten European and Arab Maghreb ministers of the interior and public security will discuss in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 9 through 11 their countries cooperation in the field of fighting terrorism, drugs and organized crimes.
Regional, Local, 7/10/2002
Persons responsible for Zayzoun dam disaster brought before court
The first investigation judge at the economic security court in Syria received the file of persons who are accused of being the reason behind the collapse of Zayzoun dam in Hama province in Syria. Those persons will be brought before the economic security court.
Syria, Local, 7/9/2002
Ceremonies of King Mohammed's wedding in Rabat as of Friday
The marriage act of King Mohammed VI to Lalla Salma was officially sealed on Friday March 21 at the royal palace in Rabat. The wedding festivities were initially scheduled to take place in Marrakesh as of April 12, 2002, but were postponed due to the aggravation of the situation in the Palestinian territories.
Morocco, Local, 7/9/2002
Egypt foils attempt to smuggle weapons to Gaza
The Egyptian border police on Sunday foiled an attempt made by four Palestinians to smuggle tens of automatic guns, ammunition and thousands of "RBJ" amunition from the Egyptian coast from the city of Rafah to the Palestine side of it, in an area situated to the south of "Canada camp," 150 meters from the borders.
Egypt-Palestine, Local, 7/9/2002
Saudi Arabia temporarily prevents pilgrims from Syria, Pakistan
The Saudi daily al-Watan said Monday that the ministry of pilgrims ( al- Haj) prevented "performers of the minor al-Haj rituals" (Omra) from Syria and Pakistan to arrive in Saudi Arabia temporarily because of the trade in the "Omra" visas.
Saudi Arabia-Regional, Local, 7/9/2002
2002 Baccalaureate Exams: 64% Passed, Minister
Morocco, Education, 7/9/2002
Algeria: Six persons slaughtered near al-Medya
An armed group on Sunday killed 6 persons including four youngsters in Harbil village near al-Medya village to the north of the Algerian capital, Algiers, according to witnesses from the areas.
Algeria, Local, 7/9/2002
The story of Behbeit Al-Hagar; birthplace of the 30th-dynasty Pharaohs
This was the birthplace of the 30th-dynasty Pharaohs who ruled shortly before the Greek conquest of Egypt, and who were reputed to be devotees of the goddess Isis.
Egypt, Local, 7/9/2002
Moroccan, Runisian comedians denied entry visa to italy for low income
The Italian Consular Services in Morocco and Tunisia denied Moroccan and Tunisian comedians entry visas to Italy to participate in an international theater festival in Turin on grounds of "low income."
Regional-Italy, Local, 7/9/2002
Paris Saint-Denis meet: Morocco's el Guerrouj signs year's best performance on 1,500 m
World champion, Hicham El Guerrouj, on Friday won the 1,500 m race in the Gaz de France track meet, the second in the Golden League series.
Morocco, Sports, 7/9/2002
Syria: Tartous port's director, officials to be tried
The Syrian minister of transport has issued decision no. 871 of July 7, 2002, providing for placing the director of the director general of Tartous port company, and several officials and engineers at his directorate under the "disposal of the minister" until measures of trying them are completed.
Syria, Local, 7/8/2002
Israel to involve armed settlers in controlling the Palestinians, 300 West Bankers arrested
The Israeli forces on Sunday continued their attacks against the Palestinians in the cities and villages of the West Bank and Gaza. Two breaking in and inspection operations were carried out in Rafah and near Eni Sinai settlement in Gaza.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 7/8/2002
Egypt cooperates with FBI on Los Angeles Airport killing incident
Investigators on Friday probed the background of the Egyptian gunman who was shot dead after killing two people at the ticket counter of Israeli national airline El Al at Los Angeles international airport a day earlier, DPA reported.
Egypt-USA, Local, 7/8/2002
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