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Israel forces training for strike inside Iran: media
Tel Aviv, June 22 (DPA) Israel is training for a scenario under which it may have to carry out an aerial strike against Iran, the Israeli Ma'ariv daily reported here Friday.

Friday, June 22, 2007 4:27:54 PM

Oman to launch first bio-refinery in Gulf region
Abu Dhabi, June 22 (Xinhua) An Omani company is set to launch the first bio-refinery in the Gulf region, which will produce ethanol mainly from date palms for use in motor vehicles as a substitute for petrol and diesel, local newspaper Khaleej Times reported Friday.

Friday, June 22, 2007 4:27:22 PM

Captors of BBC journalist demand safety guarantees
Jerusalem, June 22 (DPA) Negotiations for the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston have been held up because the Gaza clan holding him regards him as life insurance against reprisals by Hamas, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday, quoting sources close to Hamas.

Friday, June 22, 2007 4:14:02 PM

Lebanon military says Fatah-al Islam group defeated
Beirut, June 22 (RIA Novosti) The Lebanese defence minister has confirmed that the resistance of Islamic militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon had been crushed.

Friday, June 22, 2007 4:13:32 PM

PLO calls for general elections
Ramallah, June 22 (DPA) The Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) Central Council has called for general elections in the Palestinian territories 'as soon as possible'.

Friday, June 22, 2007 12:00:20 PM

Jerusalem Gay Pride parade begins amid protests
Jerusalem, June 21 (DPA) Thousands of members of Israel's gay community flocked to Jerusalem Thursday afternoon as the city's controversial Gay Pride parade got underway, amid a heightened police presence ahead of expected demonstrations by ultra-orthodox Jews opposed to the event taking place in the holy city.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 11:16:43 PM

Abbas, Olmert to meet in Egypt
Jerusalem, June 21 (Xinhua) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian National Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will meet at a four-way summit in Egypt next week, Israel's Army Radio reported Thursday.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 3:57:21 PM

Suicide attack kills 13 in Iraq
Baghdad, June 21 (Xinhua) A suicide bomber Thursday killed at least 13 people and wounded over 30 in Iraq's Sulaiman Pek town, north of this capital.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 2:19:07 PM

Additional flights to tackle rush of Indian expatriates
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) Air-India and Indian are planning to run additional flights for Indian expatriates opting to come back to the country under the three-month amnesty scheme announced by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 1:47:04 PM

Hundreds demonstrate in Israel against Jerusalem Gay parade
Jerusalem, June 21 (DPA) Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem, burning garbage containers and throwing stones at police to protest the annual Gay Parade planned in the city Thursday, Israel Radio reported.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 11:04:53 AM

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