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Doha to host 2008 Asia Cup tennis
Doha, Feb 22 (IANS) The 2008 Asian Cup, the continent's premier tennis event for men, will be staged at the Khalifa Tennis Complex here in November, a top official of the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) has announced.

Friday, February 22, 2008 1:53:55 PM

Customs officials seize large drug consignment
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) Customs officials in Dubai have seized a large shipment of narcotic substances into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Dubai International Airport, WAM news agency reported Friday.

Friday, February 22, 2008 1:15:15 PM

At least 40 Somali refuge-seekers die off Yemeni coast
Sanaa (Yemen), Feb 21 (DPA) At least 40 Somali refuge-seekers have drowned after smugglers forced them at gunpoint into the sea to avoid detection by coast guards as their two overcrowded boats approached Yemeni shores, coast guard officials said Thursday.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:54:44 PM

Bodies of Indians killed in Iraq may return home next week
Dubai, Feb 21 (IANS) The bodies of two Indian workers who were killed in Iraq earlier this week can be repatriated to India only next week because of a long holiday period ahead in Kuwait.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:37:46 PM

Chelsea Football Schools start first unit in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Feb 21 (IANS) Chelsea Football Club Soccer Schools has begun its first overseas training in the Zayed Sports Club Soccer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital, which will run for four days, WAM reported Thursday.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:10:31 PM

Palestine may declare statehood if talks fail
Ramallah, Feb 21 (Xinhua) The Palestinians can declare their statehood unilaterally if talks with Israel fail, a senior aide to President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:39:35 PM

India fixes minimum wage for its maids in UAE
Dubai, Feb 21 (IANS) India has fixed a minimum wage for its female household service workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 1,100 dirhams ($300) per month.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:38:03 PM

Morocco dissolves Islamist party over terrorist links
Rabat, Feb 20 (DPA) The Moroccan government Wednesday announced that it was dissolving a Islamist party over its links with terrorism.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:32:03 PM

Fallujah, once hotbed of Sunni rebellion, rejects new Iraqi flag
Baghdad, Feb 20 (DPA) The new Iraqi flag - purged of references to former president Saddam Hussein - has been rejected by the local council of the western Iraqi town of Fallujah, once the centre of insurgency in the so-called Sunni triangle, a city councillor said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:31:24 PM

Chinappa loses in Asian squash semi-finals
Kuwait City, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Joshna Chinappa crashed out in the women's semi-finals of the Asian Squash Championship won by Malaysia's top seed Nicol David.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:24:03 PM

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