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Israel, Palestinians set to launch new peace talks
Jerusalem/Ramallah, Dec 12 (DPA) Israel and the Palestinians were set to formally launch new peace negotiations Wednesday for the first time in seven years, but the talks come amid a spurt in violence in Gaza and a dispute over new construction in a Jewish settlement.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:15:04 PM

UAE to hold meet on promoting sustainable construction
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to host Dubai International Conference on Sustainable Construction next year, news agency WAM reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:14:06 PM

Etisalat acquires stake in Indonesian mobile major
Abu Dhabi, Dec 12 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based telecommunications services company, Etisalat has announced the acquisition of a 15.97 percent stake in the third largest mobile operator in Indonesia, Excelcomindo, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:14:41 PM

At least four killed in Lebanon blast
Beirut, Dec 12 (DPA) At least four people, including Brigadier Francois al-Haj of the Lebanese Army, were killed and several wounded Wednesday morning in an explosion in eastern Beirut near the presidential palace, the Red Cross said.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 3:02:29 PM

More than 60 dead in Algiers car bomb attacks (Second Lead)
Paris/Algiers, Dec 11 (DPA) More than 60 people were killed, including 10 United Nations employees, when two car bombs exploded in the Algerian capital Algiers on Tuesday, Algerian security and hospital sources said.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:56:28 PM

Tendulkar at 8th in ICC ODI rankings
Dubai, Dec 11 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar is the highest ranked Indian at the eighth spot in the one-day batsman's list of the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released here Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 4:06:44 PM

Israeli troops kill four militants in Gaza
Gaza City, Dec 11 (DPA) Israeli ground troops crossed into the southern Gaza Strip Tuesday, sparking gun battles with militants confronting them and killing at least three gunmen from the radical Islamic Jihad faction.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 4:04:34 PM

Vessel carrying 10,000 cattle head sinks in Red Sea
Sana'a, Dec 11 (IANS) A freight vessel carrying about 10,000 head of cattle intended for a feast to mark an Islamic festival sank near the Hanish Islands in the Red Sea.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 3:39:09 PM

UAE to build national pool of skilled workforce
Abu Dhabi, Dec 11 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said its human resource development strategy aims at setting up a national pool of highly skilled and qualified workforce to capitalise on fast moving technological progress in building the country's economy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 2:31:10 PM

UAE women key in nation building: minister
Dubai, Dec 11 (IANS) Women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are a key player in nation building and richly contribute to businesses, socio-economic development and politics, the country's economy minister has said.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:01:59 PM

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