October 18, 2001
The Arab Bank for African Economic Development on Thursday October 18 announced it will extend loans totaling $19 million to finance development projects in six African nations. The recipient states a
<I> Al-Ahram</I> recently reported that Egyptian minister of religious affairs (Waqf) Mohammed Zaqzouq, stated that the authority plans to adhere to a new policy that calls for investment in major eco
The Saudi Dairy & Food Company (SADAFCO) recently announced it is considering entering Syrian markets. Board of Directors member Ahmed Marzouqi confirmed that SADAFCO is interested in broadening its c
October 16, 2001
A warehouse run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was destroyed Tuesday in a US air raid on the Afghan capital Kabul, seriously i
The charges levelled by the government at two Syrian opposition MPs arrested more than a month ago are "completely unjustified," opposition National D
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said here on Tuesday, at the start of a four-day visit to South Africa, his country "unreservedly" supported t
Air France is planning on suspending its Paris-Damascus and Paris-Amman routes because of "economic reasons", but the company has not yet taken a fina
US airstrikes on Afghanistan have left the country's hospitals facing critical shortages of medicines and other key supplies, a senior Taliban health
As part of the Cairo International Film Festival's official contest, the Moroccan film Taif Nizar (Nizar’s Spectrum), scripted and directed by Kamal Kamal, was screened on Monday.
Syrian director Walid Murib has recently wrapped up the shooting of his short narrative film Lahthat Farah (Moment of Happiness) about the sorrows of kids forced to work in order to survive.
October 15, 2001
Security forces in the Egyptian district of Qalyoubiyyah have arrested an armed gang that terrorized a group of young men and women who were on their
Swiss authorities jailed on Sunday the Qatari-based Al Jazeera satellite channel’s correspondent in Belgium as he was entering the country to cover a
Two rising stars from Syria and Tunisia took lead roles in Moroccan and Egyptian movies participating in the 25th Cairo International Film Festival.
Egyptian actor Salah Al Saadani has recently finished rehearsals for the new comedy Al Dor Ala Min (Whose Turn Is It), a play depicting the politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
A total of 102 applications to set up private banks in Syria have been filed with the economy ministry, the government daily Tishrin reported Sunday October 14. It said no decision has yet been taken