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Omani Shoura council elections today
Without TV and radio programs and banners which urge citizens to practice their rights to vote, the visitor of Oman, would not have felt that a workshop has started since almost 6 months in preparation for the Sultanate to enter a new phase of the parliamentary representation epoch under the title "the fifth phase of the Shoura council elections," to be held today.
Oman, Politics, 10/4/2003
Banning of special conference of the Algerian National Liberation front
An Algerian court yesterday ( Friday) asked for banning the convening of a special conference for the National Liberation Front (the only party formerly ) that was dedicated to declare the nomination of its secretary general Ali Benflis officially for the presidential elections in the spring of 2004.
Algeria, Politics, 10/4/2003
Sultan Qaboos meets Sheikh Zayed
United Arab Emirates-Oman, Politics, 10/4/2003
Al-Anbaa: Sudan may hold two referendums over the peace agreement
Sudanese minister of justice Ali Othman Ismael announced yesterday that the Sudanese constitution will be amended according to the final peace agreement after finalizing it shortly.
Sudan, Politics, 10/4/2003
International observers welcome in Mauritania's presidential elections
The Mauritanian Government is not opposed to the presence of international observers to monitor the presidential elections set for November 7 in Mauritania, said, in Nouakchott Thursday, an official from the ministry of the Interior.
Mauritania, Politics, 10/4/2003
Mubarak and Schroeder to inaugurate the German University in Cairo tomorrow
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will discuss tomorrow the developments in Iraq and the Middle East together with ways of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries.
Egypt-Germany, Politics, 10/4/2003
King Mohammed and President Fox agree to boost political dialogue and economic cooperation
Visiting king Mohammed VI of Morocco and Mexican president Vicente Fox agreed in Mexico this Friday to boost political dialogue and strengthen bilateral relations in particular in the social and economic fields.
Morocco-Mexico, Politics, 10/4/2003
Ebeid, Schroeder to discuss means of activating joint cooperation
Egypt's Prime Minister Atef Ebeid and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder "will review on Sunday morning mechanisms by which eleven programs of cooperation between Egypt and Germany could be put into effect," an official source at the Cabinet said Friday.
Egypt-Germany, Politics, 10/4/2003
A-Anbaa: Barazani underlines relations with Syria
Leader of the Kurdistani Democratic Party, Masoud al-Barazani has stressed that the Iraqi people appreciate Syria and the Syrian leadership, expressing hope over Syria's help to restore Iraq's sovereignty.
Iraq-Syria, Politics, 10/4/2003
Morocco holds by-elections to renew one third of upper parliament chamber
Morocco will hold next month by-elections to renew one third of the 270-member Chamber of Advisors (upper parliament chamber), in accordance with the constitution's provision that the upper chamber's members shall be elected for a nine-year term, with one third being renewed every three years.
Morocco, Politics, 10/4/2003
Morocco calls UNHCR to investigate polisario aid embezzlement
Morocco called Thursday the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to "conduct its own investigation" on the Polisario's embezzlement of humanitarian aid sent to the prisoners of Tindouf (Southwestern Algeria) camps.
Morocco-UN, Politics, 10/4/2003
Draft law on granting nationality to sons of Egyptian mothers maried to foreigners
The government is preparing a new draft law on granting Egyptian nationality for the offspring of Egyptian mothers married to foreigners as instructed by President Hosni Mubarak in his speech at the closing session of the 1st annual conference of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).
Egypt, Politics, 10/4/2003
Italian MPs to contribute to a solution to the Sahara issue
The Foreign Affairs committee of the Italian House of Representative has vowed to contribute largely to any solution that may bring an end to the Sahara conflict.
Morocco-Italy, Politics, 10/4/2003
Lebanese judiciary summons Michael Aoun for investigation
The Lebanese judiciary summoned Lt. Gen Michael Aoun for investigating him over statements he delivered before the US Congress and considered by the Lebanese judiciary as damaging to Lebanese- Syrian relations.
Lebanon, Politics, 10/4/2003
Syrian Mufti confers with British royal institute delegation
General Manager of Syria's Grand Mufti, Sheikh Ahmad Keftaro Center, Salah al-Deen Keftaro received in Damascus yesterday a delegation representing the British Royal Institute for Defense Studies headed by Lt. Gen. Roger Lockwood.
Syria-UK, Politics, 10/4/2003
UN agency awaitUS report on Iraqi weapons
The United Nations nuclear watchdog is expecting to receive a copy of the recent report by the United States on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD), a spokesman for the agency said today.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 10/4/2003
Syrian participation at International Parliamentary Federation
Syria, Politics, 10/4/2003
Blair discusses with al-Sabah the situation in Middle East
Kuwait-UK, Politics, 10/4/2003
Lebanese foreign minister to visit Russia
Lebanon-Russia, Politics, 10/4/2003
US mideast experts see complicated process for stabilizing Iraq
Former US diplomats and intelligence officers with long experience in the Middle East see the United States facing a complicated process in its efforts to reconstruct and democratize Iraq.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 10/4/2003
Arab culture and civilization highlighted in Paris
Regional-France, Politics, 10/4/2003
Burns holds talks in Yemen
US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs William Joseph Burns arrived yesterday in Sanaa in a 24 hour visit during which he holds talks with the Yemeni officials concerning cooperation between the two countries.
Yemen-USA, Politics, 10/4/2003
European Union deplores building more Israeli settlements in the West bank
Israel-UK, Politics, 10/4/2003
Political crisis escalate between Algeria's liberation front, Butaflika
The statement considered the behavior of Butaflika and associates to him as a "systemic and pre-fabricated conspiracy with the aim to undermine the democratic principles and the foundations of the state of law."
Algeria, Politics, 10/3/2003
Citizens and women called to participate in Majlis A'Shura elections
Oman, Politics, 10/3/2003
Mubarak phones Saleh
Egypt-Yemen, Politics, 10/3/2003
Lebanese president calls for solidarity with Syria
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 10/3/2003
Oman speaks about judicial independence, reform of United Nations
These efforts may become a cry in the wilderness that hears only its own echo, so long as member states of the United Nations, cannot count on an effective system of collective guarantees to safeguard their security.
Oman-Regional, Politics, 10/3/2003
Call to boost efforts for a Arab common market
Regional, Politics, 10/3/2003
Saudi- Syrian cultural relations highlighted
Syria-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 10/3/2003
Sudanese opposition asks for participation amid optimism in peace
Leaders of the northern opposition in Sudan have asked Sudanese Vice President Ali Othman Muhammad Taha, currently in Cairo to join the current peace talks between Khartoum and southern rebels to reach a comprehensive peace agreement in the country.
Sudan, Politics, 10/3/2003
Al-Assad discusses with Barazani consolidation of Iraq's unity, security
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has discussed the situation in Iraq with the chairman of the Iraq's Kurdistan Democratic Party Masoud al-Barazani. Talks dealt with the care to "consolidate national unity, restoring security and stability so as to ensure the restoration of normal life to Iraq," according to a official Syrian source.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 10/3/2003
Khatami: strengthening relations with Lebanon, Syria serve ME stability
Lebanon-Iran, Politics, 10/3/2003
CIA: No weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq
The CIA told the US Senate yesterday in a statement by David Kay about the US three month search for the alleged weapons of mass destruction that "We have not yet found stocks of weapons."
Iraq-USA, Politics, 10/3/2003
Asharq Al-Awsat: Sahara issue: Morocco attached to dialogue for political settlement, FM
Morocco reaffirms attachment to dialogue as a way out to the Sahara issue, said minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mohammed Benaissa, insisting that any solution must cater for the kingdom's sovereignty over its southern provinces and territorial integrity.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/3/2003
Isam al-Jamal: Israel destroys every chance for peace
Deputy Speaker of the People's Assembly, Mohammed Isam al-Jamal said that "Israel foils all the chances for realizing peace in the region and blow up all the constituents of just and comprehensive peace asserting that the peace that Israel proposing is a fictitious one."
Syria-Israel, Politics, 10/3/2003
Sahrawi repression victims want light shed on missing persons
An association representing persons who were victims of repression in Polisario-controlled Tindouf camps launched on Thursday an urgent appeal to humanitarian organizations to help in shedding light on the whereabouts of those still missing and unaccounted for or in detention in these prisons.
Morocco-Italy, Politics, 10/3/2003
Morocco decries UNHCR indifference to tragedy of Tindouf POWs
Morocco decried the indifference of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the tragedy experienced by Moroccan POWs in the Tindouf camps (southwestern Algeria).
Morocco-UN, Politics, 10/3/2003
Yemen brings in Imams from al-Azhar to fight Islamic extremism
Minister of religious affairs in Yemen Hammoud Abbas said yesterday that the government, in its effort to fight islamic extremism, brought in some 36 Egyptian Imams from al-Azhar to qualify its own Imams (religious clerics).
Yemen, Politics, 10/3/2003
Annan: Israel's separation wall a clear breach Fourth Geneva Convention
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed deep disquiet today by the Government of Israel's decisions to continue construction of a separation wall on the West Bank and build 600 new houses in the area, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said.
Palestine-UN, Politics, 10/3/2003
Israel: prisoners negotiations advances with Hizbullah, Jordan
The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot said yesterday that the German mediators in the process of exchanging prisoners between Hizbullah and Israel informed Israel that the Israeli Colonel Elhinan Tenenbowm, who has been held by Hizbullah since three years was exposed to torture, noting that the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is persistent to complete the exchange process.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 10/3/2003
FBI members increased in Riyadh
A diplomat at the American embassy in Saudi Arabia said that the US Federal Bureau for Investigation (FBI) has a department at the embassy whose number increased since the Riyadh explosions in May.
Saudi Arabia-USA, Politics, 10/3/2003
Report says US diplomacy in the Muslim world a failure
An October 1 report from the Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World concludes that "We have failed to listen and failed to persuade."
Regional-USA, Politics, 10/3/2003
Iraq-settled Moroccans leave Jordan back home
Iraq-Morocco, Politics, 10/3/2003
Sorour to IPU: War on Iraq launched without international legitimacy
Egypt-Iraq, Politics, 10/2/2003
Algeria: an extraordinary conference to nominate Benflis on Saturday
The national liberation front in Algeria has defied the decision taken by the authorities to reject giving it a license to convene its party conference to choose the leader of the front Ali Benflis as a candidate for the presidential elections in April of 2004. The front said it will hold an extraordinary conference on Saturday to nominate Benflis.
Algeria, Politics, 10/2/2003
Sudanese daily suspended
The national council for the press in Sudan has stopped the Sudanese daily al-Sahafa from publication as from yesterday Wednesday until next Friday.
Sudan, Politics, 10/2/2003
Taha briefs Mubarak on details of agreement with the rebels
Sudanese Vice President Ali Othman Muhammad Taha held talks in Cairo with the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the recent security agreement concluded by the government with the souther rebels (Sudan People's Liberation Movement) concluded in Nivasha's resort in Kenya.
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 10/2/2003
Garang calls for shared presidency in Sudan during the transitional period
Leader of the souther rebels in Sudan, John Garang, called for the Presidency of Sudan during the transitional period to be shared between the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his group.
Sudan, Politics, 10/2/2003
Call for amending the Arab League; success depends on Arab leaders desire
Syria's ambassador in Cairo and Permanent Representative at the Arab League Youssef Ahmad stressed necessity of keeping the organization while seeking to reform the Arab organization to enable it serve best interests of all member countries.
Regional-Syria, Politics, 10/2/2003
Chirac meets King Abdullah in Paris
The Jordanian King Abdulah II who paid a visit to Paris where he had held talks with the French President Jack Chirac called for an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian effort to give the roadmap a push forward without waiting for the Americans who are preoccupied in the coming presidential elections.
Jordan-France, Politics, 10/2/2003
Peru fully supports Morocco's territorial integrity
A Peruvian MP, Luis Gonsalez Bosada, reaffirmed his country's unconditional support to Morocco's territorial integrity and its sovereignty over its southern provinces.
Morocco-Peru, Politics, 10/2/2003
Italian NGO vows to unveil human rights violations by Polisario
An Italian Non Governmental organization has vowed to unveil human rights violations against Sahrawi women abducted in the Tindouf Camps (Southern Algeria) at the hands of the separatist movement Polisario.
Morocco-Italy, Politics, 10/2/2003
Al-Anba':Bashir gets a message from Powell
Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir received a telephone call from the US Secretary of State Colin Powell during which Powell conveyed the congratulations of the American administration to the government of Sudan over the recently negotiations with the rebels and its support for the march of peace in Sudan.
Sudan-USA, Politics, 10/2/2003
Qrei announces new Palestinian government
Palestinian prime minister Ahmad Qrei has announced the formation of his new government and said he will present it to the legislative council for approval beginning of next week.
Palestine, Politics, 10/2/2003
Hizbulah, Israel, deny suspension of negotiations
Both Hizbulah and Israel denied news reports on the suspension of the negotiations of prisoners and detainees between the two sides.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 10/2/2003
Turkish president pleased over developed relations with Syria
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 10/2/2003
Khaddam confers with Barazani
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 10/2/2003
L'opinion: former military chief of MINURSO: unlikely to impose solution on Morocco
Morocco-UN, Politics, 10/2/2003
Libyan - Italian naval cooperation
Libya-Italy, Politics, 10/2/2003
OIC conference voices support to Arab causes
Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) stressed support to the Arab causes asserting the necessity for the Israeli withdrawal from all the occupied Arab territories to the June 4th 1967 line and the restoration of the Palestinian people right to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Regional, Politics, 10/2/2003
Applicants for Egyptian nationality to children of foreign fathers welcomed
Egypt, Politics, 10/1/2003
Mubarak in Riyadh meets with Fahd, Abdullah; No Egyptian forces to Iraq
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak yesterday discussed with the Saudi Arabia's King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz in Riyadh the situation in Iraq and the Palestinian territories at a time when the political advisor for the Egyptian President Osama al-Baz said that his country will not send forces to Iraq.
Saudi Arabia-Egypt, Politics, 10/1/2003
Mubarak receives Taha
Egypt-Sudan, Politics, 10/1/2003
Benflis announces his nomination for Algerian presidency
Benflis stressed that the front will pursue in the coming phase a policy totally contradicting those pursued by Butaflika, considering that it will be the "policy of the future, progress, pluralism, freedom and democracy."
Algeria, Politics, 10/1/2003
Khaddam continues visit to Iran
Higher Guide of the Islamic revolution of Iran Ayatullah Ali Khamaeni and Chairman of the Iranian Expediency Academy, Hashimi Rafsangani received separately in Tehran yesterday Syria's Vice-President Abdul Halim Khaddam.
Syria-Iran, Politics, 10/1/2003
Iraqi council consider return of Baathists; six months not enough to draw constitution
The Interim governing council in Iraq yesterday considered that the period of six months speculated by the US secretary of state Colin Powell to formulate a constitution is not enough, and announced simultaneously it studies returning back members of the former ruling Baath party to their posts in the state administration.
Iraq, Politics, 10/1/2003
Cairo conference refute accusations against Syria
Participants in the meetings of the Coordination Committee for Arab Solidarity Committees have condemned the American-Israeli Campaign against Syria describing it as a threat to peace, stability and security in the region.
Syria-Regional, Politics, 10/1/2003
Testimony of Moroccan POWs in Tindouf evidences abuses, France liberte
The "direct testimonies" of Moroccan prisoners of war in Tindouf (southern Algeria) show they were subject to "abuses" in the prisons controlled by secessionist group Polisario, Chairwoman of the French association "France Liberte," Danielle Mitterand, said Monday.
Morocco-Algeria, Politics, 10/1/2003
Spanish premier to visit Morocco on December
Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar, is to pay a two-day visit to Morocco (December 8-9), to chair with his Moroccan counterpart, Driss Jettou, a high-level meeting between the two countries, announced on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign affairs, Ramon Gil-Casares.
Morocco-Spain, Politics, 10/1/2003
Qrei returns back to the idea of mini government: 10 to 12 ministers including the 'basics'
A high ranking Palestinian official announced that the designated Palestinian prime minister Ahmad Qrei changed his mind over forming a plenary government and intends to introduce a small formation, whose members not to exceed 12 ministers by the fall of the end of the current week.
Palestine, Politics, 10/1/2003
Al-Balagh: Yemen: five Islamic groups merged in 'al-Jihad base'
Five Islamic groups from Yemen, the Arab Peninsula, Egypt and Algeria announced merging into an organization called "al-Jihad base," threatening to carry out operation targeting Yemeni officials and western interests, according to al-Balagh paper yesterday.
Yemen-Regional, Politics, 10/1/2003
Morocco, Germany speakers probe means to promote parliaments role
Morocco-Germany, Politics, 10/1/2003
Washington detains al-Amoudi under the charge of receiving assets from Libya
An American judicial source announced the detention of the renowned American Islamic intellectual Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi on charge of violating sanctions imposed by Washington on Libya since 1986 and accepting money from Tripoli.
Libya-USA, Politics, 10/1/2003
Japan freezes Hamas assets
The Japanese government decided yesterday to freeze the assets of the political wing of the Hamas movement.
Palestine-Japan, Politics, 10/1/2003
Al-Assad interview with Corriere Della Sera on internal and external policy
Answering a question on the US accusations to Syria that it produces mass destruction weapons, the president said "we responded to those accusations...our response was at the UN Security Council and the UN by proposing a draft resolution on making the Middle East region free of mass destruction weapons. They were angry when they accused us, and when we presented our reply their anger became greater."
Syria-Regional, Politics, 9/30/2003
Saudi intellectuals call for implementing fundamental reform
Some 306 Saudi Arabian intellectuals including 51 women have called for the need of starting the implementation of a comprehensive and fundamental reform operation in the country.
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 9/30/2003
Mubarak, Zayed discuss the situation in the region
During his short visit to Abu Dhabi, President Hosni Mubsarak of Egypt discussed with the United Arab Emirates UAE President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan the situation in Iraq and the Middle East peace process.
United Arab Emirates-Egypt, Politics, 9/30/2003
Egyptian police release other 1000 members of the Islamic group, one leader
The Egyptian authorities released Mamdouh Ali Youssef, member of the Shoura council for the Islamic group and one of the most important former figures in al-Fayyoum province.
Egypt, Politics, 9/30/2003
Syrian vice president holds talks with Khatami on ME developments
Iranian President Muhammad Khatami received in Tehran on Monday Syria's Vice - President Abdulhaleem Khaddam.
Syria-Iran, Politics, 9/30/2003
Detroit Arab- American forum:vow for rapprochement; Moussa links Iraq to development; Burns optimist on next generation
The Arab- American economic forum continued deliberations in Detroit, and the secretary general of the Arab League announced in front of the participants that the return back of stability to Iraq is a vital precondition for economic development in the region.
Regional-USA, Politics, 9/30/2003
Arab doctors union calls for release of Moroccan POWs in Tindouf
The Arab Doctors' Union called on Sunday for the "immediate, total and unconditional release of Moroccan prisoners held in Tindouf (southern Algeria)."
Regional-Morocco, Politics, 9/30/2003
Al-Shara outlines Syria's views before UN GA
Syria's Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara on Monday described the Middle East region as almost unique in the world in being singularly more victimized than other regions and endured more injuries, more campaigns of misrepresented facts and has been subjected more to the use of force.
Syria-UN, Politics, 9/30/2003
Syrian ministers confer with British defense studies Delegation
Syria's Minister of Higher Education Hani Murtada and Minister of Expatriates Butheina Shaaban in Damascus on Monday met a delegation of the Royal Academic of the British Defense Studies chaired by Major General Roger Lockwood.
Syria-UK, Politics, 9/30/2003
King Abdulah: Jordan will train 30,000 Iraqis
The Jordanian King Abdulah II has called on the USA and the European Union to pressure both the Palestinian and Israeli sides to urge them to resume their negotiations. After he had ruled out sending Jordanian forces to Iraq, Abdullah announced that Jordan has received thousands of Iraqis to train them.
Jordan-Iraq, Politics, 9/30/2003
Jordanian premier confers with member of the Iraqi interim council
The Jordanian prime minister Ali Abul Ragheb yesterday met with member of the Iraqi interim governing council Eyad Allawi and stressed "Jordan's care to maintain the unity and territorial integrity of Iraq and the importance of achieving its peace and security as well as enabling the Iraqis running their own affairs by themselves."
Jordan-Iraq, Politics, 9/30/2003
Morocco, France relations are exemplary, French former fm
Relations between Morocco and France are exemplary, French former foreign minister, Hubert Vedrine, said on the fringes of the international forum of the Tunisian weekly "R?alit?s."
Morocco-France, Politics, 9/30/2003
Oreikat looms not to accept minister for negotiations affairs; People's front stays out of government
The People's Front for Liberation of Palestine has apologized for not taking part in the new Palestinian government which its designated prime minister has almost finished its formation.
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 9/30/2003
One year imprisonment for Libyan who tried to attack al-Faisal
Al-Jeeza minor crimes court in Egypt yesterday sentenced the Libyan Mahmoud al-Bashir Ahmad after he was convicted of attacking Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal during the recent meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in Cairo.
Egypt-Libya, Politics, 9/30/2003
Media reform, a vision of a modern Moroccan society, minister
Morocco, Politics, 9/30/2003
Sahrawi delegation in Rome to promote national cause
Morocco-Italy, Politics, 9/30/2003
Iranian nation has every right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes
Iran-Regional, Politics, 9/30/2003
Iraqis assume Iran's border control; Washington build up 15,000 troops
At a time when the "police" of the oil pipelines which is basically composed of former Iraqi military men trained by the American and British occupation forces started yesterday to position in areas of northern Iraq where the oil pipelines are exposed to continuous attacks, the occupation forces on Saturday assigned a new Iraqi force the responsibility of guarding part of the borders with Iran of 335 Km length of the area which is mostly dominated by the Kurds to the north in Eastern Baghdad area, to be the first time in which Iraqis maintain full control on part of their borders since toppling Saddam Hussein.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/29/2003
Bashir expects peace agreement by end of year
The Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said yesterday in Doha that some 90% of pending problems in the peace negotiations between the Sudanese government and the souther rebels were solved, thanks to the recent agreement between the two sides. He expressed his hope to reach peace in Sudan by the fall of the current year.
Sudan-Qatar, Politics, 9/29/2003
Sahrawi dignitary satisfied with European MPs and officials' support to morocco
A Sahrawi dignitary who led a delegation of representatives of Moroccan Sahrawi populations said, at the end of a tour to several European countries, he was satisfied with the support displayed by European MPs and officials to Morocco.
Morocco-European Union, Politics, 9/29/2003
Liberation front announces candidate for elections; Algeria: army kills 150 gunmen
Bin Flis said that the "national liberation front is in a good health and all officials and activists are supporting their secretary general," considering that his party has become a defender of a "policy which completely opposes the policy of the candidate President Butaflika."
Algeria, Politics, 9/29/2003
Moroccan human tights minister meets head of UN HR commission
Moroccan minister of human rights, Mohammed Aujjar, met here Friday president of the UN human rights commission, Najat Hajjaji (Libya), currently on a visit to Morocco.
Morocco-UN, Politics, 9/29/2003
Guardian: US and UK plots to undermine Syria; Call for stopping US acts and threats
The civil campaign in support of Palestine and Iraq in Beirut has called UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to prevent the use of the UN by great Powers to exert pressures on states that oppose them. In a memo sent to Annan today, the campaign expressed its concern over the "Syria Accountability Act" considered by US Congress, stressing that the non - interference in the affairs of others is a basic principle of UN.
Syria-UN, Politics, 9/29/2003
Yemeni President gets a message from crown prince Abdullah
Yemen's President Ali Abdulah Saleh yesterday received a message from the Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz relating to cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Yemen especially in the security field.
Yemen-Saudi Arabia, Politics, 9/29/2003
Al-Shara said US comments on Iraq's constitution are positive
Syria's Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara described US Secretary of State Colin Powell's proposal on a new Iraqi constitution within six months as the first open talk showing some good intentions on the American presence in Iraq.
Syria-USA, Politics, 9/29/2003
Khaddam confers with member of the Iraqi governing council
Syria's Vice President Abdulhaleem Khaddam received in Damascus on Sunday Secretary General of the Iraqi National council and member of the Iraqi Interim Governing Council, Eyad Allawi.
Syria-Iraq, Politics, 9/29/2003
Bremer says Iraqis not ready for a quick turnover of power
The civilian administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, says the current Iraqi Governing Council recognizes that it is not ready to assume governing powers in Iraq, despite calls from some for a quick turnover of power to the Iraqis.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/29/2003
Bremer wants Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to stop asking Iraqis for money
US Administrator of Iraq asked Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and others to forgive or delay request for payments from financially strapped Iraqis.
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/29/2003
Kuwait rejects US and Iraqi Council to forgive debts
Kuwait's minister of information Muhammad Abu al-Hassan said that the issue of compensating damages resulting from the invasion of Iraq in 1990 is an "indisputable matter at the UN Security Council which had its say and submitted the matter to the compensations committee which approved the allotted sums, not only for Kuwait, but also for the damaged countries."
Kuwait-Iraq, Politics, 9/29/2003
Failed attempt to assassinate Yemeni parliamentarian
An attempt was foiled yesterday to assassinate the Yemeni parliament member for the ruling party Nabil Sadeq al-Basha by unidentified persons in Samara area in Ab province, 90 Km to the south of the capital Sanaa.
Yemen, Politics, 9/29/2003
First Arab-US Economic Forum opens today
Arab League (AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa left yesterday for Detroit to open the first Arab-American Economic Forum, which the Arab-American organisations in the US have arranged in cooperation with the AL.
Regional-USA, Politics, 9/29/2003
Celebration marking Intifada third anniversary
The Arab Committee and the Arab Syrian Popular Committee for backing the Intifada and Resisting the Zionist Project, held a celebration in Damascus today marking the occasion of the start of the Intifada.
Syria-Palestine, Politics, 9/29/2003
Mubarak to visit UAE today
Egypt-United Arab Emirates, Politics, 9/29/2003
No Saudi forces to Iraq
Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Politics, 9/29/2003
Arab al-Youm: Al-Saadi rejects bribe offer from US to say to say Iraq had mass destruction weapons
Iraq-USA, Politics, 9/29/2003
Al-Baz: Israel is not serious about peace
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 9/29/2003
Al-Baz: Sending international monitors to Palestinian territories necessary
Egypt-Palestine, Politics, 9/29/2003
A new Russian envoy to the Middle East
Regional-Russia, Politics, 9/29/2003
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