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Dozens of Afghan police, Taliban killed, NATO copter crashes (SECOND LEAD)
Kabul, May 31 (DPA) More than 30 Taliban fighters and at least 16 Afghan policemen were killed in separate incidents as a NATO helicopter came down possibly by Taliban fire in southern Afghanistan, killing seven on board, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:54:14 PM

Lebanon arrests terrorist mastermind
Beirut, May 30 (Xinhua) Lebanese security agents have arrested a terrorist mastermind at a Beirut hotel from whose suite the agents found a list of targets for possible terrorist attacks, Naharnet news website reported.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:48:54 AM

Syrian speaker announces Assad as president for a new term
Damascus, May 30 (Xinhua) Syrian Speaker of the People's Assembly (parliament) Mahmoud al-Abrash has officially announced Bashar al-Assad as president of Syria for a new seven-year constitutional term following final results of a Sunday referendum in which Assad won 97.62 percent of votes.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:48:27 AM

Sudanese president says Darfur issue 'heading for solution'
Khartoum, May 27 (Xinhua) Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has said the crisis in the western Sudanese region of Darfur was 'heading for solution'.

Sunday, May 27, 2007 1:29:17 PM

Namibian land reforms gain attention in southern Africa
Windhoek (Namibia), May 27 (DPA) Namibia's land reform process, despite some glitches, for speedy and efficient redistribution of land looks set to becoming exemplary in terms of cooperation and support from within the farming community.

Sunday, May 27, 2007 11:04:38 AM

Long trek up to track Rwanda's rare mountain gorillas
Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), May 27 (DPA) After a four-hour hike through dense jungle, up steep, seemingly endless muddy trails, we arrived at our destination.

Sunday, May 27, 2007 8:28:45 AM

Indian company, Tanzania speed up railway concession
Dar es Salaam, May 26 (Xinhua) India's RITES Limited and the government of Tanzania have signed a pact to speed up the concession of the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC).

Saturday, May 26, 2007 9:22:09 PM

Militants seize 10 oil workers, release three in Nigeria
Abuja, May 26 (DPA) Militants in southern Nigeria's oil-rich delta have kidnapped 10 oil workers on Friday, but released three of them later in the day.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 9:25:19 AM

Nigerian militants abduct Lebanese worker
Abuja, May 22 (DPA) Militants in Nigeria's volatile Niger Delta abducted a Lebanese construction worker Tuesday, police in the oil-rich region said.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 8:36:07 PM

Muslim towns of medieval era discovered in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, May 22 (Xinhua) Some three medieval Muslim towns, now ruins, have been discovered in north Ethiopia's Amhara State.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:46:47 AM

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