Maghreb States

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Maghreb States

Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and perhaps the Western Sahara. The Maghreb states are most of north Africa apart from Egypt; they belong to the Arab Maghreb Union, which promotes economic cooperation.
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Even Morocco -- perceived as the Maghreb state with the closest relations with the Gulf states -- has taken a neutral stance on both Libya and Qatar, for once appearing to converge with Algeria, its neighbor and archcompetitor.
Abderrahmane Mekkaoui, a Moroccan military expert, told Al Jazeera television it was the Islamic group Masked Men Brigade that took the planes, and that he strongly believes a number of them, if not all, would be used to stage attacks on the Maghreb state.
The Maghreb state's ruler, King Mohammed VI, responded to demands for democracy with political reform, not tear gas and bullets.
Summary: Kenya has reopened its mission to Libya, as the violence that engulfed the Maghreb state subsides following six months of fighting.
Credit rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Fitch have said Morocco is the least likely Maghreb state to be affected by the wave of popular unrest.
For instance, although it was said that General Charles de Gaulle -- the founder of the Fifth Republic and one of the most important French politicians of the 20th century -- kept an exact account of every stamp he used and insisted upon paying for each one out of his own pocket, it was an open secret that the Gaullists profited from financial contributions from the Maghreb states of North Africa.
Ways to boost partnership and co-operation between COMESA and Arab Maghreb states were also discussed.
Ahead of Friday's vote, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere defended the new rule, noting that a large number of people from the three Maghreb states come to Germany for reasons that are not connected to asylum, but "because benefits are better (in Germany) than they might be in their home country."
This is good news for Maghreb states, businessmen and entrepreneurs who will thus gain access to a new funding source for their activities.
Shakandali explained the Maghreb states favored bilateral agreements with the European Union (EU), discarding a huge consumer market in Egypt, for instance.
These three Arab Maghreb states are not well known for their mutual co-operation, however.
Kazakhstan strives to strengthen its position in the Arabic countries and the Maghreb states in particular, said Mr Idrissov addressing the Algerian Minister.