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Israeli army mounts strikes on Gaza, five killed
Gaza, June 27 (Xinhua) The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli military strikes on the Gaza Strip early Wednesday rose to five, with six others wounded, eyewitnesses and hospital officials reported.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 2:40:27 PM

Over 8,700 Indian expatriates apply for emergency papers in Dubai
Dubai, June 27 (IANS) Taking advantage of a new amnesty scheme launched by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government for illegal foreign workers, 8,793 expatriate Indians have filed applications for emergency certificates at the Indian mission here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:56:04 PM

Coming up in Dubai: the world's 'tallest' building
Dubai, June 27 (IANS) The pattern of the virtually extinct desert flower Hymenocallis is the inspiration behind what is going to become the world's tallest building in this desert boomtown in the next one month or so.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:15:35 AM

Abbas bans all armed militias
Ramallah, June 27(DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has banned all armed militias operating in the Palestinian areas, 'regardless of their affiliation.'

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 9:20:27 AM

Professor among two killed in Baghdad
Baghdad, June 26 (Xinhua) Unknown gunmen killed an Iraqi professor and a policeman in separate attacks in Baghdad Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 8:12:29 PM

Olmert to seek approval to free 250 Palestinian prisoners
Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), June 26 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said he will seek the approval of his cabinet to free 250 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in a show of support for Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:27:51 AM

Summit talks begin in Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), June 25 (DPA) The leaders of Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority converged on the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh Monday evening and began talks aimed to jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and boost Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his new emergency government.

Monday, June 25, 2007 11:59:51 PM

Hamas releases message from captive Israeli soldier
Gaza, June 25 (Xinhua) Hamas's armed wing, the Ezz El Deen Al Qassam Brigades, released an audio message Monday, from Israeli captive, Corporal Gilad Shalit to mark one year of his abduction.

Monday, June 25, 2007 6:48:38 PM

Iraq, UNESCO to jointly reconstruct holy Samarra shrines
Amman, June 25, (IANS) Iraq and UNESCO have inked an agreement on reconstructing the holy Muslims shrines damaged in two bomb blasts in the Iraqi city of Samarra.

Monday, June 25, 2007 5:10:35 PM

Life imprisonment for spying for Israel
Cairo, June 25 (Xinhua) Egypt's state security court sentenced Mohamed Sayyed Saber, a nuclear engineer at Egypt's state-run Atomic Energy Agency, and two others to 25 years in jail for spying for Israel, the Egyptian official MENA news agency reported Monday.

Monday, June 25, 2007 4:49:44 PM

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