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Federer edges past Pless in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 27 (DPA) Roger Federer began a record 161st week at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings with a hard-fought 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Denmark's Kristian Pless in the first round of the $ 1.5 million Dubai Duty Free tennis championship.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 1:27:26 PM

Israel pulls troops from Nablus
Tel Aviv/Ramallah, Feb 27 (DPA) Israel pulled most of its troops from Nablus overnight, but declined to confirm whether it had ended a large-scale search-and-arrest raid in the northern West Bank city, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:25:02 AM

Jordan, Saudi Arabia slam Israeli incursion into Nablus
Amman, Feb 27 (DPA) Jordan's King Abdullah II and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia have condemned Israel's incursion into the West Bank city of Nablus, according to a joint communique issued after the two leaders met in Riyadh.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 9:53:46 AM

Indian salesman arrested in Bahrain
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) An Indian salesman working in a Bahraini mobile telephone retail outlet has been arrested for allegedly embezzling 5,000 Bahraini dinars ($13,000).

Monday, February 26, 2007 1:56:39 PM

Three missing as Indonesian ferry sinks
Jakarta, Feb 26 (DPA) Indonesian rescue workers were searching Monday for three missing people after the burnt-out ferry wreckage from last week's accident sank off Jakarta port while investigators and reporters were onboard, officials said.

Monday, February 26, 2007 11:50:33 AM

Iraqi president hospitalised
Amman, Feb 26 (DPA) Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was flown to Amman and admitted to the Hussein Medical Centre after he suffered from a sudden illness, an official statement said.

Monday, February 26, 2007 8:29:14 AM

Young women in Lebanon take up demining jobs
Tyre (Lebanon), Feb 26 (DPA) Demining is being taken up in Lebanon by women, seven of whom are clearing some of the estimated one million cluster bombs scattered across the south as a result of the 2006 Israeli offensive.

Monday, February 26, 2007 7:45:29 AM

Dozens killed in Iraq explosion
Baghdad, Feb 24 (Xinhua) A truck exploded in western Iraq Saturday evening, killing at least dozens of people and wounding over 60, CNN TV channel reported.

Saturday, February 24, 2007 11:17:21 PM

Four US soldiers killed in Iraq
Baghdad, Feb 23 (Xinhua) Four US soldiers were killed and three others wounded in two incidents in Iraq, the US military said on Friday.

Friday, February 23, 2007 8:07:08 PM

Iran says no intention to make bomb
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Iran, facing prospects of tougher international sanctions for having failed to stop its nuclear programme, Friday said it was not seeking to build nuclear bombs.

Friday, February 23, 2007 7:18:26 PM

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