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25 killed in clashes between Turkish soldiers, rebels
Istanbul, May 10 (DPA) The Turkish military Saturday said it killed 19 fighters of the banned underground organisation, the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), in clashes in which six Turkish soldiers also died.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 10:34:26 PM

Egypt re-opens its border with Gaza
Gaza, May 10 (DPA) Egypt Saturday re-opened its border with the Gaza Strip for three days to allow Palestinians stranded on both sides to cross, witnesses and Hamas security officials said.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 7:32:27 PM

Iraqi government, al-Sadr agree to stop fighting in Sadr City
Baghdad, May 10 (DPA) The Iraqi government and the Shia al-Sadr movement agreed Saturday to quit the intense fighting that continued since March 25 in Baghdad's Shia Sadr City, media reports said.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 5:06:45 PM

'Dubai set to become world's top marine tourism destination'
Muscat, May 10 (IANS) Dubai is set to become the world's largest marine sports and tourism destination with the addition of over 51,000 new marinas and a number of large harbours and ports waiting to be built in the emirate.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 4:26:20 PM

Qatar, Bahrain to launch bank together
Muscat, May 10 (IANS) The Gulf states of Qatar and Bahrain are soon going to launch a bank as part of a string of joint venture projects between the two countries.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 4:25:27 PM

World's largest reinsurance company launched
Muscat, May 10 (IANS) Dubai Group, the diversified financial services arm of Dubai Holding, the Dubai government's investment company, has announced the launch of the world's largest reinsurance company in collaboration with two southeast Asian companies.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 3:26:16 PM

Maneka Gandhi conferred A.S.G. Jayakar Award
Muscat, May 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and green activist Maneka Gandhi has been conferred the A.S.G. Jayakar Award for creating awareness about animal rights, deforestation, climate change and river pollution.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:17:10 PM

Opposition gunmen seize control of key points (Lead)
Beirut, May 9 (DPA) The Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah and its ally Amal Friday seized control of key western part of the Lebanese capital in the third day of armed clashes with pro-government opponents.

Friday, May 09, 2008 7:30:31 PM

ICC lets BCCI off with a warning on Kanpur pitch
Dubai, May 9 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday let the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) off with a warning for preparing a 'poor quality' pitch at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur for the third and last Test between India and South Africa last month.

Friday, May 09, 2008 6:49:57 PM

Eight killed in Iraq clashes
Basra (Iraq), May 9 (Xinhua) At least eight people have been killed and 21 injured in separate clashes between the government troops and insurgents near Iraq's southern city of Basra, the police and US military sources said Friday.

Friday, May 09, 2008 4:39:17 PM

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