Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

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See also, Morocco

Oct. 18: The majority of UN General Assembly members abstained from voting on the issue of an independence referendum for Western Sahara. The measure passed 52 to O with 89 abstentions, including Morocco and all 25 members of the European Union. Morocco said that the number of abstentions showed that the plan should be revised. [The Guardian, 10/19]

Oct. 28: The Reporters Sans Frontières organization, which reports on press freedoms throughout the world, said in a report that the Middle East was "one of the worst regions in the world" with regards to freedom of the press. Out of 167 countries, Saudi Arabia was ranked at 159, Iran 158, Syria 155, Libya 154, and Iraq 148. The deadliest place for the media was Iraq (ranked 148th), with 44 Iraqi and foreign journalists killed there since March last year. [AN, 10/28]

Oct. 29: In a video first broadcast on Al Jazeera, Usama bin Ladin stated that the outcome of the US presidential elections would not prevent future terrorist attacks. He stated that the best way for Americans to avoid terrorism was to stop threatening Muslims' security. [NYT, 10/29]

Nov. 12: Heads of state, prime ministers and foreign ministers attended a short ceremony for Yasir 'Arafat at an airbase in the Egyptian capital of Cairo following funeral prayers at a mosque. …

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