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45 Bahrain firms blacklisted for mistreating Indian workers
Dubai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Indian mission in Bahrain has blacklisted around 45 local firms for violating the country's labour laws and denying Indian workers their basic rights. The companies will not be able to recruit any more workers from India.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:47:49 AM

Iraq's offshore oil wealth protected by navy force
Offshore Basra (Iraq), Aug 30 (DPA) Maintaining heavy naval security for the two southern Iraqi offshore oil terminals remains one of the most critical missions for the US-led coalition forces, according to top naval commanders.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 7:49:48 AM

Iraq's Sadr suspends military activities for six months (Karbala)
Baghdad, Aug 29 (Xinhua) Iraqi radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday ordered his Mahdi Army militia to suspend militant activities for six months after the deadly clashes that killed 52 people in the holy city of Karbala during a Shia religious festival.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 8:22:53 PM

Iraqi premier visits Karbala, orders curfew
Baghdad, Aug 29 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday ordered a curfew in Karbala until further notice following armed clashes that had erupted for two days killing 42 Iraqis and wounding over 300, an Iraqi security source said.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:20:18 PM

Detained Iranian delegation released in Baghdad
Tehran, Aug 29 (DPA) Iran Wednesday confirmed the release of members of an Iranian ministry delegation following a short detainment in Baghdad by US troops, the website of the news network Press TV reported.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 4:27:18 PM

Ahmadinejad agrees to Oliver Stone film on his life
Tehran, Aug 29 (RIA Novosti) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has agreed to let Oscar-winning US film director Oliver Stone make a documentary on his life.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 3:31:14 PM

Gunmen attack police checkpoint in Iraq, kill 6
Mosul (Iraq), Aug 29 (Xinhua) Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint south of Mosul in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh Wednesday, killing at least five policemen and a civilian, a provincial police source said.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 2:55:05 PM

US to donate $30m dollars to displaced Iraqi children
Amman, Aug 29 (DPA) The US Assistant Secretary of State Allen Sauerbrey has announced that her country would be contributing $30 million to provide educational opportunities for Iraqi children in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 9:51:18 AM

Iraqi authorities impose curfew, evacuate pilgrims in Karbala
Baghdad, Aug 28 (Xinhua) The Iraqi authorities imposed curfew Tuesday in the holy city of Karbala, ordering thousands of Shia pilgrims to evacuate the city, after fierce clashes between gunmen and the Iraqi police, a local police source said.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 6:53:59 PM

33 insurgents killed in Baghdad
Baghdad, Aug 28 (Xinhua) US and Iraqi forces backed by air support have killed 33 insurgents during an operation aimed at reopening a water canal seized by gunmen in the volatile Diyala province, military said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:25:51 PM

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