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Suicide bomber kills 40 Shia pilgrims in Iraq (Lead)
Baghdad, Feb 24 (DPA) A suicide bomber killed 40 people and injured 60 others in a centre for Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi town of Iskandriya, south of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:59:43 PM

Suicide bomber kills 25 pilgrims in Iraq
Baghdad, Feb 24 (Xinhua) A suicide bomber Sunday blew himself up at a procession of Shiite pilgrims in the town of Iskandriya, 50 km south of Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 25 pilgrims and wounding some 40 others, an Iraqi interior ministry source said.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 8:41:01 PM

Zayed Foundation pledges $1.9 mn for quake-hit in Pakistan
Abu Dhabi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works (ZFCHW) will grant Unesco over 4 million dirhams ($1.9 million) for providing educational assistance to people in areas hit by the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 8:40:31 PM

New cell to address foreign workers' grievances in Bahrain
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) A new grievances cell will be set up in Bahrain to address complaints from expatriate workers in the country's construction industry.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:32:39 PM

Iran says no questions remain about its nuclear programme
Tehran, Feb 23 (RIA Novosti) Iran has answered all questions of the UN nuclear watchdog about its nuclear activities, government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham has said.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:30:47 PM

Israeli cabinet plans to fortify houses against Gaza rockets
Jerusalem, Feb 24 (DPA) Israel's cabinet approved Sunday a 327 million-shekel ($91 million) plan to fortify thousands of houses near the Gaza border, which are in range of rockets and mortars militants regularly launch from the salient.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:15:33 PM

'Gulf will help mitigate global economic turmoil'
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) The current economic boom in the Gulf will help mitigate the turmoil in the world economy, according to leaders of global banking and financial industry.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 4:36:52 PM

UAE, Qatar, France start joint military exercise
Abu Dhabi, Feb 24 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and France have begun joint military manoeuvres here as part of the 'Gulf Shield 1' military exercise, WAM news agency reported Sunday.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:03:17 PM

Iran demands US apology over nuclear issue
Tehran, Feb 24 (Xinhua) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has demanded an apology from the US and its allies for groundlessly condemning its supposed nuclear ambitions and to 'compensate for their mistakes'.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:10:58 PM

Israeli strike kills three Palestinians in Gaza
Gaza, Feb 23 (DPA) Three Palestinians were killed Saturday in an Israeli strike on northern Gaza Strip soon after militants launched makeshift rockets at Israel, medics and witnesses said.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:25:53 PM

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