Libya, Tunisia and Egypt consider cancelling travel visas for citizens
Egypt, Tunisia and Libya will consider whether to allow citizens to travel among the three countries without the need for a visa. Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is investigating the suggestion.
This comes after Egyptian, Tunisian and Libyan foreign ministers issued what they call the "Cairo Declaration" on Sunday from Egypt's foreign affairs ministry. The declaration is an agreement towards political and economic cooperation.
Pan-Arab objectives were emphasised as well as the importance of good coordination to reach their objectives. The three ministers further welcomed any Arab country that is willing to participate in the consulting process.
The activation of joint economic cooperation would continue. The Arab Spring countries are trying to get their economies back to full capacity after instabilities caused by their respective revolutions. Through the Cairo Declaration they hope to facilitate commerce or encourage capital investments and working capital, which is considered to be the first step to achieve a cohesive Arabic economic market.
The trio stressed the importance of reinforcing cooperation in security, especially on the borders, in fighting terrorism, drug smuggling and illegal migration. The economy at the borders will be developed to address some of these security and migration issues.
On Syria, the ministers expressed their concern over human and living conditions that Syrians are experiencing lately. They also verbalised their support for Arab League Council demands made at the Doha meeting, namely, that the Syrian government cease all violence immediately and start implementing Arabian and international initiatives to support a new transitional phase to a free, democratic system that serves the expectations of the Syrian people and protects Syria's unity.
Regarding Palestine, the foreign ministers stressed the importance of intra-Palestinian dialogue and unity. They offered all the support possible to establish a Palestinian state on lands occupied since June 1967 and further objected to all forms of occupation.
BBC SportWhen it's put to him that he might be the most talented athlete in the world to hold a racquet, a bashful Ramy Ashour admits "that's pretty great".The 25-year-old Egyptian is more than just the current squash world number one - his elastic, unorthodox brilliance and charisma could be the key to squash breaking out beyond its four walls and regaining a place on the wider sporting
Ministers in Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's cabinet following the recent reshuffle (new appointees are in italics): 1. Minister of Agriculture Ahmed Mahmoud Ali El-Gizawi2. Minister of Antiquities Ahmed Eissa3. Minister of Aviation Wael Maadawi4. Minister of Communication Atef Helmy5. Minister of Culture
AP— April 15, 2013: Two bombs explode in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 140.— January 17, 2011: A backpack bomb is placed along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, meant to kill and injure participants in a civil rights march, but is found and disabled before it can explode. White
The convenient marriage between Iran and the Arab left would have been unthinkable only a few years ago, given the traditional ideological paradoxes between patriarchal Persian Shiism, on the one hand, and leftist orthodoxy on the other.Indeed, a casual viewer of Hizbullah's Al-Manar television, or the Iranian-funded Al-Mayadin TV, these days would probably think that the two Shia propaganda