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Egyptian, Jordanian foreign ministers to visit Israel July 25
Tel Aviv, July 10 (RIA Novosti) For the first time, an Arab league delegation will visit Israel July 25, to discuss a peace initiative proposing recognition of Israel in exchange for vacation of Israeli-occupied territories, and a solution to the Palestinian refugee problem.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 6:59:57 PM

Israel PM urges Syria to reopen peace talks
Tel Aviv, July 10 (RIA Novosti) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has invited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resume direct peace negotiations without awaiting US mediation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 6:01:58 PM

Rice to visit Palestine, Israel in late July
Ramallah, July 10 (Xinhua) Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would visit the Palestinian territories and Israel by the end this month.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 4:52:35 PM

Doha's samosa outlets face threat of demolition
Dubai, July 10 (IANS) A massive beautification drive in the Qatari capital poses a threat to several outlets selling ethnic food and many traders fear an uncertain future. Small shops selling Indian samosas in Doha, a hot favourite among Arabs, are the latest casualty.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 12:57:13 PM

The rise and fall of Egypt's militant Islamist groups
Cairo, July 10 (DPA) Ten years ago, the leaders of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (the Islamic Group), one of Egypt's most violent militant groups, issued a statement announcing what it called a 'ceasefire initiative', under which the group suspended armed operations and said it was revising the ideological basis of past violence.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:17:46 AM

ICC 'concerned' over Stanford Twenty20 tournament
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday admitted it was 'concerned' at a proposed Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies to be organised by American businessman Sir Allen Stanford next year.

Monday, July 09, 2007 10:56:18 PM

Abbas rules out Gaza talks, wants peacekeepers
Cairo, July 9 (RIA Novosti) The head of the Palestinian National Authority ruled out any contact with the Hamas group until the situation returns to normal, and said Monday international peacekeepers are needed to maintain security.

Monday, July 09, 2007 5:22:43 PM

Dubai mission issues over 5,000 emergency certificates
Dubai/New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Indian mission in Dubai has issued over 5,000 emergency certificates to illegal Indian workers to return home following an amnesty scheme launched by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.

Monday, July 09, 2007 3:10:42 PM

India in sixth place in one-day rankings
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) India are still at the sixth spot while world champions Australia are the No.1 one-day team, according to the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here.

Monday, July 09, 2007 12:38:17 PM

Dhoni moves to fifth spot in one-day rankings
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni is India's top-ranked one-day batsman at the fifth spot among all batsmen in the world while captain Rahul Dravid slipped to 15th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released here.

Monday, July 09, 2007 11:25:06 AM

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