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Court publishes Saddam verdict, more violence in Iraq
Baghdad/Cairo, Dec 28 (DPA) The Iraqi Special Tribunal which tried Saddam Hussein has published the formal judgement rejecting the ex-dictator's appeal against his death sentence - setting in motion the execution process, Arab news media reported Thursday.

Friday, December 29, 2006 12:22:06 AM

Muslims begin Haj pilgrimage in Mecca
Riyadh, Dec 28 (DPA) The annual Haj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia began Thursday.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 5:32:27 PM

10 killed in Iraq blasts
Baghdad, Dec 27 (DPA) Eight people were killed and more than 10 wounded in a car bomb explosion in here Wednesday while a roadside bomb claimed the lives of two Latvian soldiers and injured three others serving in Iraq.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 11:22:12 PM

Iranian parliament for reassessing ties with IAEA
Tehran, Dec 27 (DPA) The Iranian parliament Wednesday unanimously approved a bill for reassessing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) following UN Security Council sanctions.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 7:07:26 PM

Hundreds apply to be Saddam's hangman
Baghdad/Washington, Dec 27 (DPA) Hundreds of Iraqis have applied to act as executioner of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein following the confirmation of his death sentence by Iraq's appeals court, an adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 6:49:03 PM

Appeals court upholds Saddam's death sentence (SECOND LEAD)
Baghdad, Dec 26 (Xinhua) Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's death sentence has been upheld and he would be executed within 30 days, Appellate Court chief Munir Hadad announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 10:21:40 PM

Saddam's death sentence upheld (LEAD)
Baghdad, Dec 26 (Xinhua) An appeals court has upheld the death sentence awarded to deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 9:14:25 PM

Indian jailed for visa fraud in Bahrain
Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS) An Indian has been jailed in Bahrain for selling one employment visa to two individuals.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 12:25:55 PM

Egypt reports ninth human bird flu death
Cairo, Dec 25 (Xinhua) The Egyptian Health Ministry Monday said that a 15-year-old girl died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll of the disease in the country to nine, the official news agency MENA reported.

Monday, December 25, 2006 10:48:26 PM

'Piece of paper' cannot stop Iran's n-programme: Ahmadinejad (LEAD)
Tehran, Dec 24 (DPA) In his first reaction to the UN sanctions against Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that 'a piece of paper' (the UN resolution) could not stop Iran's atomic programmes.

Sunday, December 24, 2006 6:35:32 PM

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