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Iran president arrives in Baghdad Sunday
Baghdad, March 1 (IANS) The Iranian deputy foreign minister Saturday said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's upcoming Iraq visit would be a historic one, as the aim of his visit was to establish peace and friendship between the two countries, official IRNA news agency reported.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 6:37:34 PM

Death toll from Israeli offensive in Gaza rises to 20
Gaza, March 1 (Xinhua) The death toll from Israeli military operations in northeastern Gaza Strip rose to 20 while 60 more people were wounded, hospital sources said Saturday.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 4:40:43 PM

Afshin Qotbi to coach Iran football team
Tehran, March 1 (DPA) The Iranian Football Federation (FFI) has appointed Iranian-American Afshin Qotbi as the new head coach of national football team, state television reported.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 11:41:03 AM

UAE's move for Islamic financial policy forum approved
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS) The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has given green signal to a proposal by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to set up an international forum for Islamic financial policies, WAM news agency reported Friday.

Friday, February 29, 2008 7:11:30 PM

Dubai to hold international boat show next month
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS) The 16th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest leisure marine industry exhibition, will be held at the Dubai International Marine Club March 11-15.

Friday, February 29, 2008 6:51:24 PM

Budget ignores NRIs, feel Indian expats in UAE
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS) The union budget for 2008-09 Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presented Friday is populist ahead of elections but has left overseas Indians out of focus, according to expatriate Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Friday, February 29, 2008 4:46:27 PM

Philippine police arrest foreigner for plot to kill president
Manila, Feb 29 (DPA) Philippine police have arrested a foreigner allegedly involved in a terrorist plot to assassinate scandal-tainted President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb embassies in the country, the national police chief said Friday.

Friday, February 29, 2008 4:09:51 PM

US sends warship towards Lebanon
Washington, Feb 29 (DPA) The US has sent a warship towards waters off the Lebanese coast in a show of support for stability in the region, US officials have said.

Friday, February 29, 2008 3:50:47 PM

Iraq approves execution of Chemical Ali
Baghdad, Feb 29 (Xinhua) The Iraqi presidential Council Friday approved the execution of Ali Hassan al-Majid, one of Saddam Hussein's aides.

Friday, February 29, 2008 2:54:38 PM

Cuba signs pacts with UN
United Nations, Feb 29 (IANS) Cuba has signed two pacts with the UN and said their implementation depended on the lifting of the 45-year-old US economic embargo against the communist-ruled island, Spain's EFE news agency reported Friday.

Friday, February 29, 2008 12:54:36 PM

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