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Global gold jewellery demand reaches record $14.5 bn
Dubai, Aug 20 (IANS) Global demand for gold jewellery in the second quarter of 2007 has reached a record $14.5 bn mark, 37 percent more than the corresponding period of 2006, according to figures released by the World Gold Council (WGC) here.

Monday, August 20, 2007 1:07:30 PM

Jordan's King decides to dismantle parliament
Amman, Aug 19 (Xinhua) Jordan's King Abdullah II Sunday decided to dismantle parliament and hold legislative elections, television channel Al-Jazeera reported.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 6:43:43 PM

Thirty taken hostage in Iran
Tehran, Aug 19 (DPA) An unidentified criminal gang Sunday took at least 30 people hostage in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Beluchistan, ISNA news agency reported.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 6:43:19 PM

PLO denies negotiations with Israel
Ramallah, Aug 19 (Xinhua) An official of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Sunday denied any kind of negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 6:01:42 PM

Mortar shelling kills 12 in east Baghdad
Baghdad, Aug 19 (DPA) At least 12 Iraqis were killed Sunday and 31 wounded in the mortar shelling of an east Baghdad district, reported Arab broadcaster al-Arabiya.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 4:37:34 PM

Screams of tortured 12-year-old now silent in Egypt
Cairo, Aug 19 (DPA) Twelve-year-old Mohammed Abdelaziz screamed in pain, said his brother, as he was tortured in Egyptian police custody, but his screams are now silent.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 8:04:06 AM

Baghdad Diary: Gripped by tragedy (Letter from Baghdad)
Iraq has long been vaunted as one of the most multi-confessional countries in the world. A dizzying array of groups have co-habited the land for several thousand years: Sunni Arabs; Shia Arabs; Sunni, Shia and Christian Kurds, Muslim Turkmen; Zoroastrians, Jews; Armenian and Assyrian Orthodox Christians; Syrian and Chaldean Catholic Christians. The Iraqi Christians share a common language, Syriac, a modern derivative of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus. The Mandaeans, another religious group altogether, revere John the Baptist but are not Christians and have their own holy scriptures.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 7:49:50 AM

Interpol issues arrest warrant for Saddam's former deputy
Baghdad, Aug 18 (DPA) Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for Izzat Ibrahim al-Dori, Saddam Hussein's former deputy at the request of the Iraqi government, news reports said Saturday.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 7:41:15 PM

Six die in Iranian helicopter crash
Tehran, Aug 18 (DPA) Six Iranian military officers were killed and five others injured after an army helicopter crashed Saturday during a military manoeuvre in Iran, ISNA news agency reported.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 4:11:51 PM

UAE airline to acquire six Airbus A320 aircraft
Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Etihad Airways will lease or buy six Airbus A320s over the next six months to add frequencies throughout the Middle East and feed traffic into its long-haul flights from Abu Dhabi.

Friday, August 17, 2007 2:06:36 PM

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