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Five killed in Baghdad minibus blast
Baghdad, June 11 (DPA) A bomb blast on a minibus in north Baghdad Wednesday killed five people while the number of wounded rose to 10, according to the police.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 6:59:39 PM

Reforms in immigration law aimed at curbing violations: UAE
Abu Dhabi, June 11 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said the recent amendments in the immigration and residency law were aimed at preventing people violating the country's laws, WAM news agency reported Wednesday quoting a top official.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:39:12 PM

Dubai to build airport the size of 19,200 football pitches
Dubai, June 11 (DPA) The glitzy Gulf emirate of Dubai has unveiled a plan to build the world's largest airport, which will be the size of 19,200 football pitches or the equivalent of Chicago and London Heathrow airports combined, a report from the UAE said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 2:58:33 PM

Dubai Ports World joins US security initiative
Dubai, June 11 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates-based marine terminal operator Dubai Ports World (DP World) has been certified as a partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) initiative by US Customs and Border Patrol, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 9:44:42 AM

Jordanian activists sue Dutch lawmaker over anti-Islam film
Amman, June 10 (DPA) A coalition of Jordanian media outlets, professional societies and political parties Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders for releasing a short anti-Islam film on the internet in March.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:33:56 PM

Libyan leader rejects Euro-Mediterranean union
Tripoli, June 10 (DPA) Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi rejected Tuesday a French-proposed Euro-Mediterranean union, which he described as an 'insult' to Arabs and Africans.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:19:56 PM

Gulf construction industry now valued at $1.9 trillion
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) Saudi Arabia leads the construction industry in the Gulf where the value of projects has now touched $1.9 trillion.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 8:11:02 PM

UAE to ban outdoor construction work in July, August
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) In order to provide respite to construction workers from the blazing summer sun, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has banned outdoor work between 12.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. from July to August.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 8:09:43 PM

Iran warns Israel of 'painful reply' if attacked
Tehran, June 10 (DPA) Iran warned Israel of a 'painful reply' in case of any military attack against the Islamic state, Fars news agency reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:46:09 PM

Etihad, Jet Airways in code-share pact
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has entered into a code-share agreement with leading Indian private carrier Jet Airways.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:32:20 PM

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