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Abbas holds 'fruitful' meeting with Hamas leader
Damascus, Jan 22 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he held 'fruitful' talks with Hamas political bureau leader Khaled Mashaal, aimed at resolving a bloody dispute over the formation of a national unity government.

Monday, January 22, 2007 10:52:26 AM

Iran's transsexuals: religiously acknowledged, but rejected
Tehran, Jan 22 (DPA) Transsexuals have a tough life in Iran. Although they are acknowledged in religious terms, there is very little tolerance shown towards them by the society, not even by their own families.

Monday, January 22, 2007 8:51:55 AM

3,200 additional US soldiers arrive in Baghdad
Baghdad, Jan 21 (DPA) An additional 3,200 US soldiers arrived in the violence-marred Iraqi capital as part of a Washington-backed extended security plan for Baghdad, a US military spokesman announced Sunday.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 5:13:39 PM

Iran announces missile maneuver
Tehran, Jan 21 (Xinhua) Iran announced Sunday to start a three-day military maneuver, its first after the UN Security Council issued sanctions against the country's nuclear programme in December, reported the state television.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 2:56:30 PM

Indian kills self by leaping from bridge
Dubai, Jan 21 (IANS) An Indian worker in Bahrain committed suicide by jumping from a pedestrian bridge near Manama's Inter Continental hotel.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 12:51:17 PM

Israel pays $100 million it owed to Palestine
Jerusalem, Jan 19 (DPA) Israel has transferred about $100 million in frozen customs duties it owed the Palestinian Authority as part of confidence building measures as promised to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israel Radio reported Friday.

Friday, January 19, 2007 4:16:51 PM

Indian among four killed in Dubai fire
Dubai, Jan 19 (IANS) Four workers including an Indian died and 60 others were injured when a major fire engulfed a skyscraper under construction here.

Friday, January 19, 2007 2:32:33 PM

Indians in Bahrain to celebrate Republic Day
Dubai, Jan 19 (IANS) Indians in Bahrain plan to celebrate their country's 58th Republic Day with a parade, cultural shows, a Bollywood dance-drama, patriotic songs and a souvenir booklet.

Friday, January 19, 2007 1:12:28 PM

Sale of 18 ICC events under the hammer soon
Dubai, Jan 18 (IANS) Sponsorship rights of 18 premier cricket tournaments, like the World Cups, for the next eight years will be sold soon, with the sponsors guaranteed 'exceptional value'.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 8:13:02 PM

18 killed, 47 wounded in Baghdad bomb blasts (SECOND LEAD)
Baghdad, Jan 18 (DPA) More than 18 Iraqis were killed and at least 47 wounded in five car bomb blasts Thursday in Baghdad, Iraqi police sources and witnesses said.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:38:52 PM

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