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Bahrain trade unions, businessmen for talks over strikes
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) Leading trade unionists and businessmen in Bahrain have called for tripartite talks regarding labour strikes hitting the country's construction industry after thousands of overseas workers, including Indians, went on strike this month.

Monday, February 18, 2008 7:40:32 PM

Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank
Ramallah, Feb 18 (Xinhua) The Israeli army arrested 22 Palestinians in West Bank early Monday, Palestinian security sources said.

Monday, February 18, 2008 6:46:09 PM

Saudi insurance firm offers coverage to Haj pilgrims
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi insurance firm Tawuniya has offered health coverage to the millions of foreign nationals who visit Saudi Arabia every year for Haj pilgrimage.

Monday, February 18, 2008 6:45:01 PM

Shahar Peer to create history in Qatar
Doha, Feb 18 (IANS) World no.17 Shahar Peer of Israel is set to create history as her appearance in the tournament will mark a new beginning in sporting relations in the Middle East where the strained the Israeli-Palestinian relationship have pervaded most aspects of public life.

Monday, February 18, 2008 4:47:21 PM

Iran's lawmakers call for severing ties with Denmark
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Iranian lawmakers have demanded the government sever ties with Denmark to protest the republication of a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed in Danish media, official IRNA news agency reported Monday.

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:51:27 PM

VLCC plans $54.5-mn expansion in Middle East, IPO
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian preventive healthcare and beauty-care brand VLCC has announced rolling out of a 200 million-dirham ($54.5 million) expansion across the Middle East and plans of an initial public offer (IPO) by 2009.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:01:04 PM

Bahrain committed to protecting workers' rights: minister
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bahrain is committed to protecting the rights of all its workers, both Bahrainis and foreigners, according to the country's Minister for Labour Majeed Al Alawi.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:58:13 PM

ICC executive meet to discuss World Cup's format
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) The chief executive committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) will meet in Kuala Lumpur for a two-day summit Wednesday to discuss how to shorten the duration of the 2011 World Cup cricket.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 4:26:25 PM

New global financial arbitration centre opens in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) As part of its efforts to become a global financial centre, Dubai has opened a new international financial arbitration centre in partnership with the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Sunday, February 17, 2008 4:25:45 PM

Joshna retires in Asian Squash Championships semi-final
Kuwait, Feb 17 (IANS) India's lone survivor Joshna Chinappa has made a disappointing exit from the Asian Squash Championships here, as she announced a mid-way retirement from her semi-final match against Hong Kong's Rebecca Chiu.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 4:21:32 PM

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