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Bahrain to deport foreign workers who go on strike
Dubai, Feb 28 (IANS) Bahrain will immediately deport foreign workers who go on strike and the employer will be issued new visas to replace the visas of those deported.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:20:16 PM

Sania's campaign at Dubai Tennis ends
Dubai, Feb 28 (IANS) Sania Mirza's campaign at the Dubai Tennis Championships here ended as she and her partner Francesca Schiavone of Italy were shown the door in doubles quarterfinals of the $1,500,000 event by top seed Cara Black and Liezel Huber.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:13:51 PM

Henin beats Srebotnik in three-hour marathon
Dubai, Feb 28 (DPA) World number one Justine Henin saved her best for last, playing the set of her season to outlast qualifier Katarina Srebotnik 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 in a difficult opening match at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships here.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:25:09 AM

'India doing excellent work to create right business climate'
Dubai, Feb 28 (IANS) India is doing excellent work when it comes to policies for creating the right climate for doing business, according to a senior economist of the World Bank.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:40:03 AM

Iranian cinema relishes actor's Berlin award
Tehran, Feb 28 (DPA) From playing in provincial theatres in northwestern Iran for more than four decades to winning the coveted Silver Bear Award for best actor at the Berlin Film festival, a fairly tale has come true for Iranian actor Ali Naji.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:45:39 AM

Yemeni cleric seeks dialogue with West despite cartoons
Cairo, Feb 27 (DPA) A Yemeni Islamic preacher said Muslims are in a cultural war against the West, but added he believes dialogue is the best way to end the conflict despite the reprinting by Danish newspapers recently of cartoons deemed offensive to Islam, reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:04:31 PM

Brown holds talks with Iraqi premier on hostage video (Lead)
London, Feb 27 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has discussed with his Iraqi counterpar, Nouri al-Maliki the airing of a video apparently showing a British hostage held in Iraq, a British government spokesman said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:46:27 PM

Iran's nuclear issue in final stage, says former official
Tehran, Feb 27 (Xinhua) Iran's former chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Wednesday that Iran's nuclear issue is in its final stage and the recent UN nuclear watchdog report has removed its ambiguities, Iran's Student News Agency ISNA reported.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:29:15 PM

Former Israeli premier Sharon's son jailed for fraud
Tel Aviv, Feb 27 (DPA) The son of former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon began serving a seven-month prison term Wednesday for fraudulently raising millions of Israeli shekels for his father's 1999 primaries campaign.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:13:16 PM

Iraq's Islamic official calls for autonomous Shia region
Baghdad, Feb 27 (DPA) A senior official of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim Wednesday called for the creation of an autonomous Shia region to help quell the ethnic conflict in Iraq.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:12:41 PM

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