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Sami Burhan: Commitment to aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy as a contemporary creative art form
No better way to introduce renowned Syrian artist Mohammad Sami Burhan than the authentication given to him by the UN to design its stamp on drug on June 12, 1987 under the motto " yes to life - No to drugs."
Syria, Culture, 1/24/2004
Two members of the communist party were killed in Baghdad al-Seistani demands halting anti- occupation demonstration
The higher Shiite clergy Ayatullah Ali al-Seisatni in his yesterday ( Friday) sermon called for immediate halting to all anti- occupation demonstration in Iraq. He said that these demonstrations will be stopped until a resolution is issued by the UN on making direct elections.
Iraq-USA, Military, 1/24/2004
BBC: Martian rock found in Morocco Atlas mountains
A team of researchers has confirmed that a rock, found in the Moroccan Atlas mountains in 2001, is from planet Mars, BBC has reported.
Morocco, Local, 1/24/2004
Seizure of 17 tons of hashish unveils international drug trafficking network
Investigation following the seizure last week in the port of Algesiras, Spain, of 17 tons of hashish revealed the existence of a 7-member international network of drug trafficking, said head of Tangier regional security, Abdelaziz Tzou.
Morocco, Local, 1/24/2004
Two explosives dismantled in front of offices of the higher council; Iraqi minister escapes assassination
Ten persons were wounded including three Americans when an explosive went off, implanted on the roadside in Musil, to the north of Iraq, yesterday, while the Iraqi police in al-Najaf said that it dismantled two explosives implanted on Wednesday and Tuesday near offices for the Higher Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, led by Abdul Aziz al-Hakim.
Iraq-USA, Military, 1/22/2004
One Palestinian woman killed; 700 dunnums to be confiscated; Omar Suleiman in Ramullah next week
Palestinian medical sources said that Mona Ali Ismael ( 31 year old) was killed as she was hit in a bullet in her head fired by the Israeli soldiers during an incursion operation into Rafah camp. The sources indicated that "her sister Manal was also hit in her back and other young man from the same family was hit in his arm."
Palestine-Egypt, Military, 1/22/2004
Israeli jet fighter violates the Lebanese airspace amid efforts to ease
One Israeli jet fighters yesterday violated the Lebanese airspace in south Lebanon which was exposed to Israeli raids in retaliation to the killing of one Israeli soldier on Tuesday, in an attack carried out by Hizbullah fighters against an Israeli bulldozer that crossed the Lebanese border.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/22/2004
Life expectancy rose from 48 in 60s to 70 years now in Morocco, Minister
Moroccan Health Minister, Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah revealed Tuesday, that life expectancy in Morocco rose from 48 in the sixties to 70 years old now, due to the progress achieved by the Kingdom in the health sector
Morocco, Health, 1/22/2004
Initial analysis of Egyptian plane crash black boxes rules out terror
Shaker Qelada, Head of Investigation Team on the reasons behind the ill-fated Boeing 737 crash flight that plunged into the Red Sea on January 3, said that the initial results of the analysis of the plane's two black boxes asserted that there were not any indications of a terrorist act behind the incident, noting that it was due to a technical failure.
Egypt-France, Local, 1/22/2004
Five Moroccan boxers already qualified for Olympics in Athena
Five Moroccan boxers have already qualified for the next Olympic Games set for August in Athena.
Morocco, Sports, 1/22/2004
Israeli forces continue demolishing houses in Gaza; Qrei calls on Europe to strongly interfere in the wall issue
The Palestinian prime minister Ahmad Qurei' called on the European countries to express its views, in writing; before the end of the current month in the deliberations of the International Court of Justice over the separation wall in the West Bank. He also urged the European governments to take part in the verbal arguments of the court which will start in the Hague on February 23rd.
Palestine-Israel, Military, 1/21/2004
Access to AIDS treatment in being generalized in Morocco, doctor
Access to AIDS treatment is being generalized in Morocco where every patient is costing taxpayers 200 Euros per day while it should cost only 250 EUROS per year, should the price of the drugs fall worldwide, revealed Monday, Pr. Hakima Himmich, chairwoman of the Moroccan Asociation of Struggle Against AIDS.
Morocco, Health, 1/21/2004
Vanguards of the Japanese forces arrive in southern Iraq; A meeting in New York, demonstration in Baghdad over elections
Meetings dedicated to discuss the return back of the UN to Iraq and its contribution to the plans of transferring authority to the Iraqis started at the headquarters of the UN in New York.
Iraq-Japan, Military, 1/20/2004
One Israeli soldier was killed, one wounded in south Lebanon
The party considered that such a behavior constitutes a "land violation carried out by the occupation forces," noting that this is not the first time in which the occupation forces cross the borders towards the Lebanese lands.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/20/2004
De Mitsura deplores the Israeli air violations of South Lebanon
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/20/2004
Australian open: injury forces Moroccan El Aynaoui out
Moroccan Younes El Aynaoui was forced to abandon Monday the Australian open because of a foot injury.
Morocco-Australia, Sports, 1/20/2004
Morocco's El Aynaoui, best ambassador of tennis in 2003
Morocco's tennisman Younes El Ayanoui has been voted best Ambassador of Tennis in 2003, according to a poll conducted by the International Association of Tennis Journalists.
Morocco, Sports, 1/20/2004
Two British soldiers wounded in al-Basra, 25 killed in a suicide bombing in the green area
The American administrator of Iraq, Paul Bremer, condemned the suicide explosion which targeted the headquarters of the occupation forces in the downtown of Baghdad and resulted in killing 15 persons, including two Americans, and wounding 131 persons.
Iraq-USA, Military, 1/19/2004
Eight Yemenis killed in Tribal clashes to the north of Sanaa
Armed tribal confrontations in Omran province, to the north of Sanaa, on Saturday resulted in killing 8 persons.
Yemen, Local, 1/19/2004
Riyadh: armed clashes between police and three suspects
A source in the Saudi Arabian police said that an armed clash took place yesterday evening in one of Riyadh's residential areas, between the security forces and three suspects riding a car, before they fled in another car.
Saudi Arabia, Local, 1/19/2004
Two explosions in Ein al-Helweh camp in Beirut
News reports in Beirut said that two mortars went off in Ein al-Helweh camp for the Palestinian refugees in south Lebanon.
Lebanon, Local, 1/19/2004
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