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Palestinians and Israelis prepare to resume talks
Jerusalem, Dec 24 (DPA) Palestinians and Israeli negotiators are scheduled to meet here Monday in order to review Israel's controversial plans to expand construction in the occupied territories, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Monday, December 24, 2007 1:10:51 PM

Iran may float tender for 19 nuclear power plants
Tehran, Dec 23 (IANS) In what could further increase the West's worry over Iran's nuclear ambitions, a top Iranian official said Sunday the Islamic country would soon float an international tender for construction of 19 new 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plants.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 7:05:51 PM

Israeli prime minister rejects ceasefire with Hamas
Jerusalem, Dec 23 (Xinhua) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Sunday rejected a proposed ceasefire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying his government would not talk with the Islamist group until it recognises Israel, local media reported.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 5:27:03 PM

Turkey mounts fresh attack on separatist Kurds
Baghdad, Dec 23 (DPA) Turkish fighter planes launched a new strike against Kurdish rebels based in the mountainous border area of northern Iraq, police sources from the northern Iraqi town of Duhuk said Sunday.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 4:58:47 PM

Iran's nuclear plant to become operational next year
Tehran, Dec 23 (IANS) Iran's first nuclear power plant will become operational next year, according to schedule, Energy Minister Parviz Fattah has said.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 3:52:50 PM

Dubai to host meet on coastal and port engineering
Dubai, Dec 23 (IANS) Dubai will host an international conference on coastal and port engineering to be attended by some 1,000 marine engineers and scientists.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 2:10:57 PM

Ferry accident in Nile kills 13 in Egypt
Cairo, Dec 23 (Xinhua) At least 13 people have been killed and three others missing in a ferry accident in southern Egypt, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 12:39:27 PM

Hamas rules out ceasefire with Israel in Gaza Strip
Tel Aviv, Dec 23 (DPA) Radical Islamic group Hamas has rejected speculation about an unconditional ceasefire with Israel, saying such an agreement would not be possible as long as Israel's Army continued to attack Palestinians.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 9:17:46 AM

Ferry accident in Egypt kills 11
Cairo, Dec 22 (Xinhua) At least 11 people were killed when a minibus fell into the Nile while it was driving aboard a ferryboat in southern Egypt Saturday, security sources said.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 8:49:27 PM

Saudi Arabia foils Al Qaeda terror plot
Riyadh, Dec 22 (DPA) Saudi Arabia's security forces have arrested an Al Qaeda linked group that had planned to carry out terrorist attacks during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca, news reports here said Saturday.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 4:12:14 PM

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