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17 killed, head of press union injured in Iraq (Lead)
Baghdad, Feb 23 (DPA) At least 17 Al Qaeda militants were killed and the head of the Iraqi press syndicate was injured in violence Saturday, Iraqi officials and media reports said.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:05:09 PM

Palestinians hold Gaza strike to protest Israeli blockade
Gaza City, Feb 23 (DPA) Shops and stores in Gaza City closed their doors Saturday for several hours as part of a general strike to protest against the Israeli siege on the impoverished Gaza Strip.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 9:24:15 PM

'Most wanted terrorist' appeals in Yemeni court against conviction
Sanaa (Yemen), Feb 23 (DPA) A US citizen of Yemeni origin wanted by the US Federal Bureau for Investigation (FBI) over terror charges appeared at a state security court here Saturday to appeal against a 10-year jail sentence handed to him by a lower court last November.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 8:33:05 PM

14 killed, head of press syndicate injured in Iraq
Baghdad, Feb 23 (DPA) At least 14 militants of the Al Qaeda terrorist network were killed and the head of the Iraqi press syndicate was wounded in violence Saturday, Iraqi officials and media reports said.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:39:07 PM

Indian men finish fourth in Asian squash
Kuwait, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian men lost 1-2 to Pakistan to finish fourth while the women beat China 2-0 to finish fifth in the Asian Squash championship here.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:27:07 PM

New centre to boost Middle East-Latin America investments
Dubai, Feb 23 (IANS) Brazil and other Latin American countries are planning to set up a permanent commercial centre in the UAE and establish a gateway for mutual investments in various sectors between the Middle East and Latin America.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:49:31 PM

Kurds blame US for Turkish attacks in northern Iraq (Lead, changing dateline)
Baghdad, Feb 23 (DPA) The Autonomous Region of Kurdistan Saturday blamed the US for the latest Turkish invasion in northern Iraq and called on Turkey to withdraw its troops from the area, a spokesman for the Kurdish prime ministry said.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:48:09 PM

India have a chance for third spot in ODI rankings
Dubai, Feb 23 (IANS) India have a chance of getting past New Zealand to occupy the third place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day (ODI) championship table, if they win all their remaining matches in the Commonwealth Bank tri-series in Australia.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:19:10 PM

Israel preparing for new war: Hezbollah chief
Beirut, Feb 22 (DPA) Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, Friday accused Israel of preparing for a new war against his country, similar to the July 2006 conflict.

Friday, February 22, 2008 11:59:55 PM

Jordan's trade unions call for severing ties with Denmark
Amman, Feb 22 (DPA) Jordan's trade unions Friday urged the government to sever economic ties with Denmark in retaliation for reprinting of cartoons deemed blasphemous to Prophet Mohammed by Danish newspapers.

Friday, February 22, 2008 8:54:54 PM

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