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- Youssoufi calls for Arab union
- ArabicNews.com, 28 April 2001. Moroccan
Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi called for the setting up of
an Arab union: the Arab public opinion aspires to the
updating of the charter of the league of Arab states in a
bid to set up an Arab Union. The Arab people also aspire to
the creation of a parliamentary institution that will become
a forum for dialogue.
- Al-Assad received Arab parties delegation,
the secretary of the world trade union general federation
- ArabicNews.com, 26 September
2001. Discussions dealt with conditions prevailing on the
Arab, regional and international arenas and the role played
by the parties in the framework of the general secretariat
of the Arab parties conference.
- Democratization as hypocrisy
- By Fawaz A. Gerges, The Daily Star, 7 July
2003. Bush spent most of their meetings last month with the
leaders of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia pressing
them to fight terrorism. What they should have been talking
about was the importance of promoting democracy and
- The Arab world after the occupation of Iraq:
Where do we go from here?
- By Hicham Ben Abdallah El Alaoui, Le Monde
diplomatique, October 2003. Whatever we think of
Washington's strategy for changing the Middle East, we
cannot deny that it has a bold one, that mobilises its great
power for its desired ends. If we don't like the
strategy, we should produce our own, mobilising our
strengths for our own agenda. But we also have to recognise
an undeniable disparity in power. Most of the world opposed
the war but could not stop it.