Baghdad, Dec 17 (DPA) When the sun goes down over Baghdad, it's a signal for the monotony of the interminable winter evenings to begin.
Sunday, December 17, 2006 10:11:00 AM
Shiraz (Iran), Dec 17 (DPA) As we crossed from Azerbaijan into Iran on a cold, gloomy night, a young Iranian border guard told us in a taciturn gesture to cover our heads. Our perception of Iran as a conservative Islamic state where women have to follow strict codes of behaviour was confirmed.
Sunday, December 17, 2006 7:46:45 AM
Ramallah, Dec 16 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called for early presidential and parliamentary elections during a key policy speech, saying that the Palestinian people must decide their fate.
Saturday, December 16, 2006 8:40:15 PM
Thimphu/Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) Crown Prince Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 26, has taken over as the new king of Bhutan after his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck, 51, handed over power much earlier than scheduled, stunning the tiny Himalayan kingdom.
Saturday, December 16, 2006 11:39:22 AM
Doha, Dec 15 (IANS) At a spectacular closing ceremony, which was sight to behold at the Al-Khalifa Stadium, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), declared the 15th Asian Games closed here Friday night.
Saturday, December 16, 2006 12:49:14 AM
Doha, Dec 15 (Xinhua/DPA) China and India, the world's most populous countries, were first and eighth respectively on the medals table - a stark difference in the sporting standards of the two countries - at the 15th Asian Games that ended here Friday.
Friday, December 15, 2006 11:12:52 PM
Doha, Dec 15 (DPA) Qatar delighted a home crowd Friday when it won the football competition at the Asian Games for the first time with a 1-0 verdict against Iraq.
Friday, December 15, 2006 11:07:55 PM
Doha, Dec 15 (Xinhua) Hosts Qatar beat Iraq 1-0 to win the gold medal of the men's football final, the last competition of the 15th Asian Games here Friday.
Friday, December 15, 2006 11:07:32 PM
Doha, Dec 15 (IANS) China topped the medals tally of the 15th Asian Games here, finishing with 165 gold, 88 silver and 63 bronze for a tally of 316 medals Friday. South Korea was a distant second with 58 gold, 53 silver and 82 bronze for 193 medals. India finished eighth.
Friday, December 15, 2006 9:40:40 PM
Doha, Dec 15 (Xinhua) More than 200,000 towels, 140,000 bed sheets and 70,000 pillow cases were used during the 15-day 15th Asian Games that concluded here Friday. Here are some of the interesting numbers released by the organisers.
Friday, December 15, 2006 9:40:17 PM
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