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Israel to sever Gaza ties if rocket strikes continue
Tel Aviv, Oct 29 (DPA) Israel threatened Monday to sever its economic and infrastructure ties with the Gaza Strip if rocket attacks from the area at its southern towns and villages continued.

Monday, October 29, 2007 5:56:05 PM

A quarter of Arab population illiterate: Amr Moussa
Dubai, Oct 29 (IANS) Some 71 million people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who make up a quarter of the Arab population the world over, are illiterate, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has said.

Monday, October 29, 2007 4:20:32 PM

Bomb attacks claim 29 lives in Iraq
Baghdad, Oct 29 (DPA) At least 29 people were killed and 32 injured Monday in two bombings in Iraq, including a suicide attack targeting a police headquarters in Baquba, north of Baghdad.

Monday, October 29, 2007 3:58:16 PM

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

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