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Bush 'understands' Iraq's concerns over security pact: Iraq
Baghdad, June 19 (DPA) US President George Bush told Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari that he understood the ongoing disagreements in Iraq over a bilateral deal on US military presence in the country, a foreign ministry statement said Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 3:20:13 PM

Iraqi army begins fresh crackdown on Shia fighters
Baghdad, June 19 (DPA) Iraqi troops in the early hours of Thursday mounted a new security offensive against Shia militias in the southern province of Maysan after a four-day deadline for militants to surrender their arms expired.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:26:43 PM

Gaza truce comes into force
Tel Aviv/Gaza, June 19 (DPA) A fragile truce between Israel and 12 militant movements in the Gaza Strip came into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday, ending months of violence between the sides.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:25:44 PM

Dubai Ports World buys majority stake in Spanish port
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates-based marine terminal operator Dubai Ports World (DP World) has announced the purchase of a 60 percent stake in a company holding exclusive concession for a container terminal in northern Spain, WAM news agency reported Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:41:23 AM

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in effect
Tel Aviv/Gaza, June 19 (DPA) The ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip went into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 9:05:26 AM

No decision yet on minimum wages for Indian workers in UAE
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) India has not taken any decision on fixing a minimum wage limit for its workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Indian Consul General in Dubai Venu Rajamony.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:53:08 PM

Indian, UAE police fight human trafficking, illegal migration
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) A nodal police officer in Kerala has been working in coordination with police in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to check human trafficking and illegal migration.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:50:02 PM

Indians comprise 42.5 percent of labour force in UAE
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) Indians comprise 42.5 percent of the total labour force in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and most of them are in the blue-collar category.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 5:40:56 PM

UAE president rejects draft in-vitro fertilisation law
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has turned down a draft national law on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) expressing concern over a clause he found discriminatory.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:41:42 PM

Israel offers direct talks to Lebanon
Tel Aviv, June 18 (DPA) Israel Wednesday officially offered peace talks to Lebanon.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:37:58 PM

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