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Israel closes additional Gaza crossing
Jerusalem, Oct 29 (DPA) Israel closed its southern Suffa border crossing with the Gaza Strip Monday, leaving one crossing open for humanitarian aid and tightening its closure of the Strip, a military spokeswoman said.

Monday, October 29, 2007 2:42:42 PM

Marriage in war-torn Iraq turning into mirage
Baghdad, Oct 29 (Xinhua) Getting married in Iraq is turning into a dream for the would-be brides and grooms as they are facing two massive difficulties - a lean purse and sectarian confrontation.

Monday, October 29, 2007 10:44:21 AM

'Mystery' US base causes confusion among Lebanese
Akkar (Lebanon), Oct 29 (DPA) The people of the Akkar region in north Lebanon have been busy discussing the veracity of local news indicating that the US may be planning to build a military base in their area.

Monday, October 29, 2007 10:25:29 AM

Kurdish official claims Turkey fears democracy
Erbil (Iraq), Oct 29 (DPA) The deputy speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Kamal Kirkuki, has alleged that Turkey's threats to attack Kurdish rebels in Iraq's northern region were motivated by an unspoken fear of the democracy developing beyond its southern border.

Monday, October 29, 2007 10:25:06 AM

Military option against Kurds still open, says Turkey (Lead changing dateline)
Teheran, Oct 28 (RIA Novosti) Turkey Sunday said a military option was still on the table to deal with Iraq-based separatist Kurdish rebels.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 7:59:38 PM

Iran wants no confrontation with US, foreign minister says
Tehran, Oct 28 (DPA) Iran wanted no confrontation with the US, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Sunday, while warning that the US was in danger of becoming more isolated.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 7:51:29 PM

Iran ready to help ease tension on Turkey-Iraq borders
Baghdad, Oct 28 (Xinhua) Iran has expressed willingness to help Iraq resolve the tension along its border with Turkey in the wake of Kurdish terror activities against Ankara, the Iraqi president's office said Sunday.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 5:35:25 PM

Khartoum government declares unilateral ceasefire in Darfur
Sirte (Libya), Oct 28 (DPA) The Sudanese government has called a unilateral ceasefire in its restive western region of Darfur, a Khartoum official announced at peace talks here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 9:02:45 AM

24 Iraqis, including policemen, killed in violence
Baghdad, Oct 27 (DPA) A total of 24 Iraqis were reported killed Saturday in different incidents of violence, Iraqi authorities said Saturday.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 4:36:56 PM

US consulate shelled in Iraq, seven rebels killed
Baghdad, Oct 26 (DPA) At least seven terrorist suspects were killed and 32 others detained in separate raids across Iraq in the past 24 hours as the US Consulate in Hillah came under a mortar shell attack, sources said Friday.

Friday, October 26, 2007 10:46:49 PM

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