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Bethlehem investment conference raises $1.4 billion
Bethlehem (West Bank), May 23 (DPA) A key international investment conference in Bethlehem, aimed at boosting a Palestinian economy emerging from years of violence, has raised $1.4 billion, Acting Palestinian Prime Minister Salem Fayyad said Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 8:18:56 PM

Saad Hariri tipped to become Lebanon's new prime minister
Beirut, May 23 (DPA) Saad Hariri, head of the anti-Syrian majority in the Lebanese parliament, was tipped Friday to become the next prime minister after the election of army commander Michel Suleiman as president.

Friday, May 23, 2008 8:16:33 PM

Police quiz Israeli premier for second time on money scandal
Jerusalem, May 23 (DPA) Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Friday for a second time on suspicions that he illegally received hundreds of thousands of US dollars from a US fundraiser and businessman.

Friday, May 23, 2008 6:59:49 PM

Hijacked ship with Indian crew on board freed
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) A ship with 10 Indian crew members aboard, hijacked off the coast of Somalia last week, was released Friday afternoon. The vessel is headed towards the African nation's capital Mogadishu, and the crew are unharmed, officials said.

Friday, May 23, 2008 6:58:36 PM

Hijacked ship, Indian crew released
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) Ten Indian crewmen were freed in Somalia Friday as Somali pirates released a ship they had hijacked.

Friday, May 23, 2008 6:05:13 PM

Israeli troops kill five militants in Gaza clashes
Gaza/Tel Aviv, May 23 (DPA) The Israeli military killed at least five Palestinian militants and injured six others during clashes in the southern and central Gaza Strip Friday, medical officials said.

Friday, May 23, 2008 5:04:10 PM

Indian fishermen detained in Qatar
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) Twenty-six Indian fishermen are under detention in Qatar for 18 days for allegedly straying into Qatari waters from Saudi Arabia.

Friday, May 23, 2008 2:34:21 PM

UAE to help develop Palestinian economy
Bethlehem, May 23 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed its support for the development of the Palestinian economy at the Palestine Investment Conference here, WAM news agency reported Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 9:47:35 AM

'Global demand for lighting to exceed $94 bn by 2010'
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) The global demand for lighting fixtures will exceed $94 billion by 2010, according to a forecast by the organisers of the Light Middle East exhibition here, WAM news agency reported Friday.

Friday, May 23, 2008 9:47:08 AM

Iran protests against US for supporting terror group
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Iran has lodged a protest through the Swiss embassy against the US for allegedly supporting a terrorist group which claimed bombing of a mosque last month in an Iranian city that killed 14 people and injured some 200, official IRNA news reported Thursday.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 8:34:33 PM

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