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Abu Dhabi conference to review production of cleaner fuels
Abu Dhabi, July 24 (IANS) Cleaner fuel and the latest production technology in the Gulf countries would be the focus of the second annual Middle East fuel symposium scheduled to be held here early next year.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 8:11:57 AM

Indian athletes reach Amman for Asian meet
Amman, July 23 (IANS) The 38-member Indian athletics team reached here Monday to participate in the 17th Asian Athletics Championship starting in two day's time - and to improve on their previous showing.

Monday, July 23, 2007 9:00:55 PM

18 Al Qaeda gunmen killed, 62 arrested in Iraq
Baghdad, July 23 (DPA) Eighteen gunmen belonging to the Al Qaeda network in Iraq have been killed and 62 detained in joint Iraqi-US operations in the eastern region of Baquba, a media spokesman said Monday.

Monday, July 23, 2007 5:12:50 PM

Dubai now has world's tallest building
Dubai, July 22 (IANS) Burj Dubai, a multi-purpose skyscraper being built here, has reached 512.1 m - crossing the height of Taipei 101 in Taiwan that stands at 508 m.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 3:28:32 PM

Haniya discloses his reconciliation vision with Abbas
Gaza City, July 22 (DPA) Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has outlined a 'basis' for reconciliation after the Islamic movement seized control of the Gaza Strip and kicked out senior leaders from rival Fatah.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 9:25:56 AM

Pre-dawn raid on Baghdad's neighbourhood kills 15
Baghdad, July 21 (Xinhua) US and Iraqi forces backed by air support early Saturday raided a northern Baghdad neighbourhood where Shia militia are said to be active, killing at least 15 people and wounding 10, an Interior Ministry source said.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 3:21:24 PM

Reconsidering jehad: the view from within
Cairo, July 21 (DPA) Inside Egyptian prisons, a profound change has been taking place around the Islamic ideology of jehad. Top militant leaders serving long sentences have been given the chance to gain their freedom by reneging on their previous ideas of establishing Islamist societies by violent means.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 9:19:28 AM

Indian Consulate opens centre for amnesty seekers
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) The Indian Consulate here has opened in coordination with the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) a centre at the Indian School to receive applications from amnesty seekers.

Friday, July 20, 2007 4:17:05 PM

Israel releases 255 Palestinian prisoners
Tel Aviv, July 20 (DPA) Israel early Friday released 255 Palestinian prisoners, most of them members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, from its southern Ketziot prison.

Friday, July 20, 2007 12:47:07 PM

Foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt to visit Israel
Amman, July 20 (DPA) Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib and his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Aboul Gheit are to visit Israel Wednesday to discuss re-launching the Arab-Israeli peace process in accordance with the Arab peace initiative, Jordan's ambassador to Israel Ali al-Ayed was quoted Friday as saying.

Friday, July 20, 2007 12:01:18 PM

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