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Gayle fined for breaching ICC code of conduct
Dubai, April 7 (IANS) West Indies captain Chris Gayle has been fined 70 percent of his match fee for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct for slow over rate during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Monday, April 07, 2008 1:58:39 PM

Mubarak meets Lebanese premier on political crisis
Cairo, April 7 (Xinhua) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak held talks with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora on the latest developments in Lebanon, the official MENA news agency reported.

Monday, April 07, 2008 11:53:02 AM

France in contact with Somali pirates holding 30 hostages
Sana'a (Yemen), April 7 (DPA) France has made contact with Somali pirates holding 30 mostly French crewmembers hostage off the coast of Somalia, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in a radio interview.

Monday, April 07, 2008 11:33:39 AM

'World in grip of food crisis'
Sharjah, April 7 (IANS) Amid a continued global shortage of food supply because of severe droughts in several countries and with grain being diverted to biofuel production, the world is in the grip of a food crisis, WAM news agency reported Monday citing a UAE daily editorial.

Monday, April 07, 2008 10:49:47 AM

General Petraeus awaits chilly reception at Iraq hearings
Washington, April 7 (DPA) General David Petraeus will likely get a cool reception when he appears next week on Capitol Hill to testify on progress under US President George W. Bush's troop surge in Iraq.

Monday, April 07, 2008 9:40:48 AM

Israel preparing for new war: Hezbollah
Beirut, April 7 (DPA) Lebanon's Shia militant group Hezbollah has said that new Israeli military exercises near the Lebanese border are intended to prepare for a new war on the country.

Monday, April 07, 2008 5:44:42 AM

Egyptian forces on alert as cyber-activists incite to strike
Cairo, April 6 (DPA) Thousands of security forces were deployed around Egypt Sunday for fear of an outbreak of unrest after opposition activists launched a week-long cyber-campaign calling for civil disobedience and strikes in protest of rising food prices and poor wages.

Sunday, April 06, 2008 11:06:29 PM

UAE supermarket chain commits to freeze prices
Dubai, April 6 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) leading supermarket chain Lulu Hypermarket Group signed an agreement Sunday with the country's ministry of economy to implement the first phase of a programme to maintain the 2007 prices of more than 32 basic food commodities throughout 2008.

Sunday, April 06, 2008 8:06:13 PM

Indian missions in UAE outsource passport, visa services
Dubai, April 6 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai have become the first Indian missions in the Gulf to outsource the process of collecting passport and visa applications and distributing them.

Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:11:02 PM

Abducted students freed in Iraq (Second lead)
Baghdad, April 6 (DPA) University students abducted in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Sunday have been released by the army, the defence ministry said.

Sunday, April 06, 2008 6:54:45 PM

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