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Reconsidering jehad: the view from within
Cairo, July 21 (DPA) Inside Egyptian prisons, a profound change has been taking place around the Islamic ideology of jehad. Top militant leaders serving long sentences have been given the chance to gain their freedom by reneging on their previous ideas of establishing Islamist societies by violent means.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 9:19:28 AM

Indian Consulate opens centre for amnesty seekers
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) The Indian Consulate here has opened in coordination with the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) a centre at the Indian School to receive applications from amnesty seekers.

Friday, July 20, 2007 4:17:05 PM

Israel releases 255 Palestinian prisoners
Tel Aviv, July 20 (DPA) Israel early Friday released 255 Palestinian prisoners, most of them members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, from its southern Ketziot prison.

Friday, July 20, 2007 12:47:07 PM

Foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt to visit Israel
Amman, July 20 (DPA) Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib and his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Aboul Gheit are to visit Israel Wednesday to discuss re-launching the Arab-Israeli peace process in accordance with the Arab peace initiative, Jordan's ambassador to Israel Ali al-Ayed was quoted Friday as saying.

Friday, July 20, 2007 12:01:18 PM

Ahmadinejad warns: Enemies will be 'burned'
Damascus, July 20 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced his support for Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah during an official state visit to Syria, warning 'enemies of the region' to abandon hostile plans or risk being 'burned'.

Friday, July 20, 2007 11:13:24 AM

Hamas pledges not to give Gaza facilities back to Abbas
Gaza City, July 20 (DPA) The Islamic Hamas movement has pledged not to give up the security compounds and facilities of forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas it had taken control of June 14.

Friday, July 20, 2007 10:06:58 AM

Abbas says he will decree early poll 'very soon'
Ramallah, July 19 (DPA) Deepening his rift with Hamas, which immediately slammed his election call as 'illegal', Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would 'very soon' issue a decree for early presidential and legislative polls.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:50:48 PM

Indian charged for bribing driving instructor
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) An Indian man here was put on trial for trying to bribe a driving instructor to pass in a driving test.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:29:15 PM

Iranian linguistic centre coins Farsi term for SMS
Tehran, July 19 (DPA) An Iranian linguistic centre has called for the use of a Farsi term for SMS or mobile phone text messaging.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:01:49 AM

Chance for Indian cricketers to improve rankings
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) India has only two players - spinner Anil Kumble and captain Rahul Dravid - among the top 10 bowlers and batsmen in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 6:25:50 PM

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