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PLO denies negotiations with Israel
Ramallah, Aug 19 (Xinhua) An official of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Sunday denied any kind of negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 6:01:42 PM

Mortar shelling kills 12 in east Baghdad
Baghdad, Aug 19 (DPA) At least 12 Iraqis were killed Sunday and 31 wounded in the mortar shelling of an east Baghdad district, reported Arab broadcaster al-Arabiya.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 4:37:34 PM

Screams of tortured 12-year-old now silent in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 19 (DPA) Twelve-year-old Mohammed Abdelaziz screamed in pain, said his brother, as he was tortured in Egyptian police custody, but his screams are now silent.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:04:06 AM

Baghdad Diary: Gripped by tragedy (Letter from Baghdad)
Iraq has long been vaunted as one of the most multi-confessional countries in the world. A dizzying array of groups have co-habited the land for several thousand years: Sunni Arabs; Shia Arabs; Sunni, Shia and Christian Kurds, Muslim Turkmen; Zoroastrians, Jews; Armenian and Assyrian Orthodox Christians; Syrian and Chaldean Catholic Christians. The Iraqi Christians share a common language, Syriac, a modern derivative of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus. The Mandaeans, another religious group altogether, revere John the Baptist but are not Christians and have their own holy scriptures.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 7:49:50 AM

Interpol issues arrest warrant for Saddam's former deputy
Baghdad, Aug 18 (DPA) Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for Izzat Ibrahim al-Dori, Saddam Hussein's former deputy at the request of the Iraqi government, news reports said Saturday.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 7:41:15 PM

Six die in Iranian helicopter crash
Tehran, Aug 18 (DPA) Six Iranian military officers were killed and five others injured after an army helicopter crashed Saturday during a military manoeuvre in Iran, ISNA news agency reported.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 4:11:51 PM

UAE airline to acquire six Airbus A320 aircraft
Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Etihad Airways will lease or buy six Airbus A320s over the next six months to add frequencies throughout the Middle East and feed traffic into its long-haul flights from Abu Dhabi.

Friday, August 17, 2007 2:06:36 PM

US finalizes deal on unprecedented military aid to Israel
Tel Aviv, Aug 16 (RIA Novosti) The United States Thursday signed an agreement with Israel under which it will provide its Mideast ally with a record $30 billion in military aid over the next ten years, a 25 percent rise on the current level.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:50:14 PM

Abbas outlaws Hamas militia
Ramallah, Aug 16 (Xinhua) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a decree outlawing the Hamas Executive Forces and ordering upto 7 years in jail for any one joining the militia of the rival group, a local news agency reported Thursday.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:49:15 PM

Nine civilians killed, 87 gunmen held in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 16 (DPA) At least nine Iraqis were killed and 17 wounded in a terrorist attack here while 87 suspected militants were detained in a mop up operation in Kirkuk city, 250 km northeast of the capital, media sources reported Thursday.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 5:01:04 PM

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