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34 killed in Iraq violence
Baghdad, March 29 (DPA) At least 34 people were killed and 38 wounded in separate incidents as the Shia militia Mahdi Army continued heavy clashes with Iraqi forces, witnesses and security sources said Saturday.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:37:11 PM

UAE lending spree sparks fears of US-style sub-prime crisis
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) With banks in the UAE lavishing funds in housing credits to take advantage of an unprecedented construction boom, fresh fears have arisen of a US-style sub-prime crisis, resurrecting the spectre of a major bad loan problem that jolted many of them more than 20 years ago.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:36:20 PM

Saudi budget carrier flies over 500,000 passengers in one year
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's budget airline Sama has flown over 500,000 passengers since its launch in March 2007.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:35:51 PM

Cement demand in UAE to touch 26 mn tonnes by 2011 (Gulf Business Capsule)
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) Demand for cement in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is likely to touch 26.2 million tonnes by 2011, a local investment bank has predicted.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:35:20 PM

Charges dropped against Marine in Haditha case
Washington, March 29 (DPA) Prosecutors have dropped charges against a US Marine accused in connection with the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians near Haditha in 2005, officials said.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:52:00 PM

UAE to host Alfred Nobel exhibition
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) would host the Alfred Nobel exhibition from March 30 to May 29, WAM news agency said Saturday.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 9:46:36 AM

Al-Maliki extends deadline for Shia militia's surrender
Baghdad, March 28 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki extended Friday the deadline until April 8 for the Shia militia to lay down weapons, media reports said.

Friday, March 28, 2008 5:03:50 PM

Six killed, 23 injured in Iraq, mass grave found
Baghdad, March 28 (DPA) At least six people were killed and 23 wounded in separate incidents across Iraq, while the US military discovered a mass grave with 37 bodies, the US military and media reports said Friday.

Friday, March 28, 2008 4:27:40 PM

Turkey seeks free trade agreement with Gulf
Abu Dhabi, March 28 (IANS) Turkey is negotiating a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf states, WAM news agency reported Friday.

Friday, March 28, 2008 3:52:50 PM

Israel trying to restart peace talks with Syria: minister
Jerusalem, March 28 (DPA) Israel is trying to revive peace talks with Syria, which broke down in early 2000, an Israeli cabinet minister said Friday.

Friday, March 28, 2008 3:43:26 PM

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