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US opposes action destabilising northern Iraq: Rice (Lead)
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on an unannounced visit to Iraq, said Tuesday that Washington was opposed to any action that would destabilise northern Iraq, in reference to a Turkish military offensive launched in the area to seek out Kurdish rebels.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 11:50:08 PM

14 killed in Iraq, Al Qaeda tunnels found
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) A fresh spate of violence Tuesday left at least 14 dead and 19 injured in Iraq, where US troops uncovered what they said was a network of underground tunnels used by Al Qaeda insurgents to store weapons and launch attacks.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 10:05:12 PM

Media watchdog slams Iran for Internet cafe crackdown
Vienna, Dec 18 (DPA) An international media watchdog Tuesday condemned Iran's closure of internet cafes in Tehran and the continued detention of two cyber-dissidents.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:16:10 PM

Turkish troops move into northern Iraq (Second Lead)
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) Turkish troops operating against Kurdish rebels have moved into Iraqi territory at the triangle where the borders between Turkey, Iraq and Iran meet, a Kurdish official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:15:09 PM

Over two million Muslims prepare for haj climax
Riyadh, Dec 18 (DPA) Over two million Muslims will begin Tuesday the ascension to the holy mount of Arafat, marking the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 6:22:07 PM

Rice pays unannounced visit to Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 18 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk Tuesday for a visit that had not been previously announced for security reasons, media reports said.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 6:21:14 PM

UAE company discovers new gas well in Egypt
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (Xinhua) Dana Gas of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the largest private-sector natural gas company in the Middle East, has discovered a gas well in its drilling concessions in Egypt, local newspaper Khaleej Times reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 4:47:35 PM

Turkish troops enter northern Iraq (Lead)
Mosul(Iraq), Dec 18 (Xinhua) Turkish troops entered the Iraqi territories in the northern Kurdish autonomous region early Tuesday despite an Iraqi protest against Sunday's air raids in the region by Turkish planes.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 4:30:31 PM

Etisalat awarded 'Best Overall Operator' in Middle East
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) based telecom service provider Etisalat has been awarded the 'Best Overall Operator in 2007' by the Arabian Business magazine, WAM news agency reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 3:04:13 PM

Israeli air strikes kill top Jihad chief, four more
Gaza, Dec 18 (DPA) Five Palestinians, including a top Islamic Jihad militant, were killed in two separate Israeli air strikes on northern and southern Gaza city, hospital officials said.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 10:05:03 AM

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