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At least 22 people killed, rockets discovered in Iraq
Baghdad, May 7 (DPA) At least 22 people died Wednesday in a fresh bout of violence in Iraq, including eight people in a US strike on Baghdad's Shia enclave of Sadr City, while the police found rockets in a big weapons cache in the south.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:09:48 PM

Five million foreign tourists visited India in 2007
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) The number of foreign tourist arrivals in India in 2007 totalled five million, an increase of 12.4 percent from the previous year.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 8:17:46 PM

Dubai to host 17th International Electronics Forum
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) Leaders of global electronic industry are set to discuss the current trend and future of the sector when they meet here at the 17th International Electronic Forum (IEF) Thursday, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 7:29:34 PM

Saudi Arabia plans $5.3-bn investment company
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced that it would be setting up a 20 billion-Saudi riyal ($5.3 billion) investment company that might later be open to partners.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 3:28:29 PM

New mega cement company planned for Middle East, North Africa
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) Leading Islamic investment bank Gulf Finance House (GFH) has announced that it would set up what could become one of the largest cement companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 3:27:49 PM

VAT likely to be implemented in UAE in early 2009 (Gulf Business Capsule)
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is likely to introduce a value added tax (VAT) system by early 2009, according to a senior official of Dubai Customs.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 3:27:05 PM

Iran postpones execution after EU protest
Tehran, May 7 (DPA) Following a protest by the European Union (EU), the Iranian judiciary postponed the execution of a young man sentenced to death for having killed another man in a street brawl in Tehran in August 2005, the Iranian press reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 1:25:14 PM

UAE carries out cloud seeding tests to induce rain
Abu Dhabi, May 7 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Meteorological Department has carried out cloud seeding tests to induce rainfall, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:48:19 AM

Indian banyan trees, dog races and typhoons in Macau (Macau Diary)
Macau, May 7 (IANS) This swanky Chinese gambling enclave, which was once a Portuguese colony, has a quaint Indian connection - banyan trees, brought from Goa over a hundred years ago.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 8:26:47 AM

Hebron - the city of bitter Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Hebron (West Bank), May 7 (DPA) If any place symbolises the bitter, hostile relations between Israelis and Palestinians, it is Hebron.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 7:44:02 AM

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