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Israel, US mull developing anti-missile defence system
Washington/Tel Aviv, Oct 17 (DPA) Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak met his US counterpart Robert Gates in Washington and discussed the joint development of an anti-missile system, the minister's office said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:02:12 PM

Iran for free trade pact with Gulf countries
Abu Dhabi, Oct 17 (Xinhua) Iran has highlighted the importance of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) saying it would benefit the region, the Gulf News said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 3:25:17 PM

Putin reaffirms commitment to complete Iran's nuclear plant
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Russia will complete Iran's first nuclear power plant in Bushehr on schedule, President Vladimir Putin has said, asserting the delay in completion of the plant had no political reason.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 12:34:35 PM

Top Al Qaeda suspect surrenders to Yemeni police
Sana'a, Oct 17 (Xinhua) Fugitive Al Qaeda suspect Jamal al-Badawi, accused of masterminding the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole in 2000, has surrendered to Yemeni police, media reports said.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 12:07:37 PM

Rice wraps up Egypt visit with moderate support
Cairo, Oct 17 (Xinhua) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has wrapped up her short visit to Egypt after winning tempered support of the Arab country for an America-sponsored international conference on the Mideast peace process.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 11:16:21 AM

Iraq prime minister wants Blackwater out: report
Washington, Oct 17 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has asked the US State Department to 'pull Blackwater out of Iraq' because the private security firm needlessly opened fire and killed Iraqi civilians, CNN reported citing an adviser to al-Maliki.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:09:14 AM

Most Israeli Jews pessimistic about peace conference
Tel Aviv, Oct 17 (DPA) A majority of Israel's Jewish citizens - 56 percent - are pessimistic that the upcoming international conference on the Israel-Palestinian conflict will increase the sides' chances of reaching a peace agreement, a just-released poll has found.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:07:59 AM

Indian found dead near his shop in the UAE
Dubai, Oct 17 (IANS) An Indian was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the United Arab Emirates.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:07:33 AM

Caspian Sea summit in Tehran ends with final declaration (Intro roundup)
Tehran, Oct 16 (DPA) The summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states in Tehran ended Tuesday with a final declaration which Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad termed a 'turning point'.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 6:03:27 PM

Putin for balanced solution to Caspian legal dispute (Roundup)
Tehran, Oct 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a 'balanced' solution to the question of sharing the Caspian Sea as five littoral states in a joint statement Tuesday here said the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is key to international stability and security.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 5:15:30 PM

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