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Massive assault on Al Qaeda in Iraq launched
Baghdad, June 19 (Xinhua) The US military said Tuesday that it launched a massive assault on the Al Qaeda north of Baghdad, involving around 10,000 US-Iraqi troops.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:05:42 PM

Quake jolts Iranian cities
Tehran, June 18 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook Tehran and the nearby religious city of Qom Monday, the news network Khabar reported.

Monday, June 18, 2007 10:33:26 PM

Bahrain, Kuwait investors to manage $200mn Indian fund
Manama, June 18 (DPA) Bahrain-based Khaleej Finance and Investment (KFI) has partnered with two Kuwaiti investors to manage a $200-million Indian private equity fund.

Monday, June 18, 2007 2:09:47 PM

Rajni fans in UAE can watch 'Sivaji' for free
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) Indian labourers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can watch Rajnikant's latest blockbuster 'Sivaji: The Boss' for free thanks to an NGO run by Indian expatriates here.

Monday, June 18, 2007 11:57:28 AM

Two rockets land in northern Israel, no casualties
Jerusalem, June 17 (Xinhua) Two rockets landed in northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona Sunday afternoon, causing damage but no casualties were reported immediately, an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) spokesman told Xinhua.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:27:11 PM

Emergency Palestinian government committed to PLO program
Ramallah, June 17 (Xinhua) New Prime Minister of the Palestinian emergency government, Salam Fayyad, said Sunday that his government was committed to the political programme of the PLO.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 7:55:10 PM

Abbas outlaws Hamas military wing, new cabinet sworn in (LEAD)
Ramallah, June 17 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas outlawed the armed militias belonging to the Hamas movement Sunday, moments after he swore in a new cabinet in Ramallah to replace the unity government led by Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, which was dissolved Thursday.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:41:01 PM

New Palestinian government sworn in
Ramallah, June 17 (Xinhua) Ministers of an emergency government Sunday took oath in West Bank before President Mahmoud Abbas, replacing the two-month-old unity government led by Hamas.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:22:26 PM

Iran says Russia to drop Azerbaijan radar plan
Tehran, June 17 (DPA) Tehran has received signals that Russia would drop its plan to share the use of the Gabala radar station in Azerbaijan with the US to ensure better protection against a possible Iranian missile threat, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said Sunday.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:21:25 PM

Vandals Rob Home of Late Yasser Arafat
Ramallah, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The residence of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was the target of vandalism after Hamas took control of Gaza.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:50:44 PM

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