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16 bn dirhams for infrastructure in northern emirates
Dubai, March 23 (IANS) In a move to stimulate economic growth and prosperity, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered allocation of 16 billion dirhams for infrastructure projects in the northern emirates of the country.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 4:50:32 PM

Gulf Capital to invest 1 bn dirhams a year (Gulf Business Capsule)
Dubai, March 23 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital, one of the leading regional private equity firms, has announced investments of more than 1 billion dirhams on at least five transactions a year.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 4:50:03 PM

Emirates Palace joins US luxury travel network
Abu Dhabi, March 23 (IANS) Emirates Palace, the most expensive and luxurious hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has joined Virtuoso 2008, the prestigious American tourism network, WAM news agency reported.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 4:07:17 PM

Suicide bombing kills five in Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), March 23 (Xinhua) At least five people were killed and 30 wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his truck into an army base in Mosul, the capital of the Iraqi province of Nineveh, an official said.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 2:49:01 PM

Indian man drowns off Dubai beach
Dubai, March 23 (IANS) A 30-year-old Indian man drowned while swimming near Jumeriah beach here over the weekend even as the police rescued four Jordanians who were swept away by strong currents.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 2:25:17 PM

Middle East set for low cost aviation boom
Dubai, March 23 (IANS) In November last year, during the Dubai Air Show, Emirates ordered $23.4 billion worth of aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, with options for 50 more. Today, experts here say, this 'options for 50 more' is what is going to help the Dubai government spread its own version of low cost wings.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:20:10 AM

Israel has right to defend against rocket attacks: Cheney
Jerusalem, March 23 (DPA) US Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday vowed that Washington would never push Israel on security issues, and said Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Palestinian militants.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 6:30:23 AM

Hamas, Fatah fail to agree on dialogue agenda
Sanaa, March 23 (DPA) Talks between the Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah broke down Saturday after negotiators from the two rival factions failed to reach an agreement on a Yemeni plan to reconcile them.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 3:00:46 AM

Controversy over France taking in 500 Iraqi Christians
Paris, March 22 (DPA) A French government announcement that it will grant asylum to 500 Iraqi Christians stirred controversy Saturday, with opponents warning it amounted to discrimination against Muslims.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:29:53 PM

Sarkozy's remarks on missile threat baseless: Tehran
Tehran, March 22 (DPA) Iran Saturday said remarks by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Iranian missiles being a threat to France and Europe were 'baseless'.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:41:04 PM

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