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UAE minister stresses need to tackle unemployment
Dubai, Nov 7 (IANS) Admitting that the issue of unemployment is gaining a challenging dimension in the Gulf countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has called for concerted efforts of the Arab countries in tackling the problem that is 'posing a real threat to socio-economic stability'.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 4:15:29 PM

Dubai to have over 550 hotels by 2016
Dubai, Nov 7 (IANS) In the wake of the booming hospitality industry, the number of hotels in Dubai is set to rise by over 29 percent to 554 from 439 at present, a top tourism official has said.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 4:14:55 PM

UAE opens hotline for workers in trouble
Dubai, Nov 7 (IANS) A hotline to help workers in trouble has been opened by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, shortly after the cabinet's call for a review of construction workers' salaries and living and working conditions.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 12:25:38 PM

Consumer body plans to boycott Air India (Lead)
Dubai, Nov 7 (IANS) A leading airline consumer body -- the All India Airport Users' Forum (AIAUF)-- is planning to boycott state-run Air India for providing what it describes as sub-standard services on flights between India and the Gulf countries.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:50:06 AM

Iran reopens two consulates in Iraq's Kurdish region
Baghdad, Nov 6 (Xinhua) Iran reopened two consulates Tuesday in the cities of Arbil and Sulaimaniyah in Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish region, which were closed after US troops arrested five Iranians from the Arbil consulate in January, the Iraqi National News Agency (NINA) reported.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 11:04:11 PM

Baghdad to host film festival
Cairo, Nov 6 (DPA) The Association of Iraqi Filmmakers Without Borders will from December 16 to 19 host the Baghdad international film festival, the second since the US-led 2003 invasion, a film critic said Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 8:20:03 PM

Olmert's Mideast peace efforts criticised by opponents
Jerusalem, Nov 6 (Xinhua) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's diplomatic efforts in recent peace talks with Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Tuesday came under harsh criticism from both opposition and his coalition parties.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:17:33 PM

US-Iraqi forces launch offensive against Al Qaeda
Baghdad, Nov 6 (DPA) The joint US-Iraqi forces have mounted a large-scale military offensive codenamed 'Iron Hammer,' to chase armed groups linked to Al Qaeda in four Iraqi regions, an army official announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:34:46 PM

Iran, Cuba to form shipping company
Tehran, Nov 6 (IANS) Iran and Cuba have signed a protocol to establish a shipping company to increase bilateral trade, according to media reports.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 10:34:58 AM

Rice hopes for Mideast peace before Bush term ends
Ramallah, Nov 5 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday that she hoped Israel and the Palestinians would be able to reach a peace agreement within the remaining time of the administration of US President George W. Bush.

Monday, November 05, 2007 8:18:54 PM

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