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Pirates attack Japanese oil tanker in Gulf of Aden
Sana'a (Yemen), April 21 (DPA) Somali pirates opened fire at a Japanese oil tanker off Yemen's territorial waters in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but there were no reports of casualties among crew.

Monday, April 21, 2008 5:42:36 PM

Bomb attack on British patrol in south Iraq
Baghdad, April 21 (DPA) A bomb hit a British army patrol Monday in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, damaging a military vehicle, eyewitnesses said.

Monday, April 21, 2008 5:17:20 PM

Hamas prepared to accept mid-east peace deal: Carter
Jerusalem, April 21 (DPA) The Islamic Hamas movement would be willing to accept a peace treaty with Israel negotiated by President Mahmoud Abbas, if the deal was approved by Palestinians in a referendum, former US president Jimmy Carter said Monday.

Monday, April 21, 2008 3:33:05 PM

IAEA investigators arrive in Teheran for talks
Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Top investigator of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Olli Heinonen arrived here Monday to hold talks with Iranian officials on the country's nuclear programme, IRNA news agency reported.

Monday, April 21, 2008 2:24:25 PM

Shooting in Lebanon kills two Phalange party members
Beirut, April 21 (DPA) Two members of Lebanon's Christian Phalange party have been killed and three injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on the party's headquarters in eastern Lebanon, the police have said.

Monday, April 21, 2008 6:03:22 AM

UN steps up security around its offices in Yemen
Sanaa, April 21 (DPA) The United Nations has stepped up security at its local headquarters in Sanaa following three attacks against US and Western targets in the city.

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:43:18 AM

Iraqi government seeks dialogue with al-Sadr to stem violence
Baghdad, April 21 (DPA) The Iraqi government is not targeting followers of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and is seeking to open a dialogue with his political group, a cabinet spokesman said Sunday.

Monday, April 21, 2008 1:28:20 AM

Rice in Iraq, praises government's security efforts
Baghdad, April 20 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on a surprise visit to Iraq Sunday, praised security efforts of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his policy to boost national reconciliation.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:35:57 PM

India, Saudi Arabia plan multi-entry visas for businessmen
Riyadh, April 20 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia are planning to issue multi-entry visas to business people from both countries to boost bilateral investment, as External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and his Saudi counterpart Saud Al-Faisal discussed the proposal here Sunday.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 9:11:25 PM

Egypt may restart its mission in Iraq
Cairo, April 20 (Xinhua) Egypt is contemplating restarting its diplomatic mission in Iraq some three years after it pulled back the staff from Baghdad on security considerations, a senior official has said.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 2:34:37 PM

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