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Water Management in Mideast Focus of USAID-University Partnership - 02/03/2012

Increased food production and improved water management in the Middle East and North Africa are the focus of a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the...

The US takes a "soft" approach with Algeria - 02/03/2012

The United States has adopted a soft approach with respect to Algeria, an approach that was highlighted during the visit to Algeria last week by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Stephen...

Improving the Quality of Higher Education in the Middle East and North Africa - 02/03/2012

The University Governance Program of the World Bank and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), led by Adriana Jaramillo, Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank, examines the main...

Seven American NGO Workers to be Allowed to Leave Egypt - 01/03/2012

Americans working for pro-democracy organizations who have been prevented from leaving Egypt will be allowed to go according to a statement from the attorney general’s office issued on Wednesday....

After its mission in the Sahel the United Nations welcomes and supports the strategy of the core countries. - 01/03/2012

Following its mission in the Sahel region in December 2011, the UN delegation submitted a report which the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent a copy to the President of the Security Council reports...

New York police can do better for Muslim students - 01/03/2012

The Associated Press discovery that the New York Police Department (NYPD) monitored Muslim college students both within and outside the city limits in 2006 and 2007 has sparked outrage from...

Qur’an burnings indicate need for mission overhaul - 01/03/2012

Recent news of US troops burning copies of the Qur’an in Afghanistan sparked protests and fuelled violence. In response, US President Barack Obama apologised and US military leaders in Afghanistan...

Saudi Arabia to honor $3.75bn Egypt aid pledge - 01/03/2012

Saudi Arabia said yesterday it would honor a pledge of $3.75 billion in aid to Egypt after complaints by the Egyptian premier that donor countries were failing to respect their commitments, Arab...

An endemic disease: Violence against Women in Tunisia - 01/03/2012

One in five women, is abused at least once in her life reports La Presse de Tunisie.The first national survey on violence against women in Tunisia, conducted in 2010 by Onfp with support from the...

US Local Advisory Boards in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria - 01/03/2012

While in North Africa, Secretary of State Clinton met with the local advisory boards for the U.S. – North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (NAPEO) and praised the work being done by...

Algeria needs to'' rethink'' the operation of its industry (Minister) - 01/03/2012

Algeria needs to rethink the "logic of functioning and development" of its industry to meet the challenges imposed by the current international economic situation, the Minister of Industry, Small...

Muslim Brotherhood FJP member becomes Speaker in Egyptian Upper House of Parliament. - 29/02/2012

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party has been elected speaker of Egypt’s upper house of parliament. The move came...

Vanessa Branson and the 4th Marrakech Biennale-"beyond exciting" - 29/02/2012

Vanessa Branson thought of the Marrakech Biennale or the AIM Festival as it then was as an antodote to the negative perception of the Arab World which followed 9/11 and the Bush era war on...

Morocco: Internet on the go - 29/02/2012

Long one of the best performing segments in the Kingdom’s economy, Morocco’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector is continuing its rapid expansion but with a renewed focus, with...

Algeria refuses to extradite the Gaddafi family - 29/02/2012

Algeria has been plagued for months by the withering criticism of members of the National Transitional Council, in power in Libya due to the hosting of Gaddafi family members....

Algeria ready to help mediate in Mali - 28/02/2012

Algeria reiterated its readiness to mediate in the conflict in northern Mali, Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci siad on Monday in Algiers, APS reports....

Burkino Faso and Algeria : total convergnce of views. - 27/02/2012

The Algerian Minister in charge of Maghreb and African Affairs, Mr. Abdelakader Messahel said in Algiers that there is a "total convergence" of views between Algeria and Burkina Faso on "major"...

Algerian Elections 2012 : The parties are calling for a strong participation in legislative elections, especially the young. - 27/02/2012

Several political parties focused on Saturday on the role of youth in the coming parliamentary elections on May 10, calling for a high turnout, further underlining the importance of the speech...

Morocco has everything it needs to integrate with the market economy and accelerate its development (Baraka) - 27/02/2012

Mr. Amara pleaded for the promotion of innovation and the knowledge society, so as to anticipate the future and for the revision of the governance by fostering cooperation and coordination among...

Libya demands the extradition of Gaddafi family members. - 27/02/2012

Algerian-Libyan relations are about to enter a new turbulent period not long after the calm that began with the arranged meeting in Doha in November 2011, between President Bouteflika and the...