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Hamas sets up naval defence in Gaza with no ships
Tel Aviv, Aug 9 (RIA Novosti) Hamas, which forcibly took over control of Gaza in June, has established a naval defence force to guard the coast, the Israel-based Ynet online portal said Thursday.

Thursday, August 09, 2007 5:39:36 PM

Kerala group to bring home needy Indian amnesty seekers
Dubai, Aug 9 (IANS) With less than a month before the United Arab Emirates (UAE) special amnesty scheme for illegal expatriate workers ends, a Kerala association has decided to charter a plane to bring back the needy Indian amnesty seekers free of cost.

Thursday, August 09, 2007 12:50:07 PM

Israeli troops kill two Hamas fighters in Gaza shootout
Gaza, Aug 8 (Xinhua) Israeli special forces killed two Hamas militants in an exchange of fire in Gaza City Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007 12:46:28 PM

Bahrain announces schedule for amnesty seekers
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bahrain has announced a schedule for amnesty seekers, including Indians, to turn up at the immigration offices according to the expiry of their residence permit.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007 12:29:13 PM

Fighting rages in Lebanon after killing of militant commander (Lead)
Beirut, Aug 7 (DPA) Fighting raged Tuesday between Lebanese troops and Islamist militants holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp, a day after Lebanese authorities declared they had killed the second-in-command of the Fatah al-Islam militant group.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 8:58:25 PM

AP photographer kidnapped in Iraq
Baghdad, Aug 7 (DPA) An Iraqi correspondent working for the US Associated Press (AP) news agency was kidnapped Tuesday in Baquba in Diyala province, independent news agency Voices of Iraq reported citing an official Iraqi police source.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 8:45:00 PM

Fatah denies talks with Hamas (Lead)
Ramallah, Aug 7 (DPA) The Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denied Tuesday it was holding secret talks with the rival Hamas movement in control of Gaza.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 7:53:44 PM

Hamas, Fatah in secret talks: Hamas source
Gaza, Aug 7 (Xinhua) Secret talks are going on between the rival movements of Fatah and Hamas to resume the dialogue that collapsed following Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip, an aide to sacked Hamas prime minister Ismail Haneya claimed Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 4:18:50 PM

Iran calls for new Islamic economic grouping
Algiers, Aug 7 (IANS) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for an economic grouping by Muslim states to confront what he called the 'economic dominance of Western powers'.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 4:18:10 PM

UAE bans live livestock import from Britain
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates has imposed a temporary ban on import of all live cloven-hoofed animals and their products from Britain following cases of the foot and mouth disease there.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 11:25:46 AM

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