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Toll in Iraq's violence surges in March
Baghdad, April 1 (Xinhua) The death toll from the escalating violence in Iraq in the month of March has climbed to 1,082, up by 50 percent over February figures, officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:30:07 PM

East Bengal face tough opponents Al Wihdat in AFC cup (Preview)
Zarqa (Jordan), April 1 (IANS) Federation Cup champions East Bengal will have a tough task on hand when they face Jordan League champions Al Wihdat in a group B match of the Asian Football Cup (AFC) at the Prince Mohammad International Stadium here Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 8:18:42 PM

Iraqi PM stops arrests without warrants
Baghdad, April 1 (DPA) Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered security forces in Baghdad not to carry out security sweeps and arrests unless they had court warrants, a security official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:55:28 PM

Abu Dhabi Airport posts massive traffic growth
Abu Dhabi, April 1 (IANS) Maintaining its position as one of the fastest growing airports in the region, the international airport here has posted a massive growth in passenger handling and aircraft movement, WAM news agency reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:54:02 PM

Gunmen kill six police officers in Iraq
Baghdad, April 1 (DPA) Gunmen in a fake wedding convoy shot dead six members of a tribal police unit near Tikrit, north of Baghdad, a security official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:17:26 PM

Oman to further open up telecom sector
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) The rapidly expanding telecom sector in Oman will be further liberalised.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:15:57 PM

UAE real estate firm plans 3 bn dirham investment
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based joint stock company said it was planning to invest 3 billion dirhams in the UAE real estate market by the year-end.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:14:35 PM

Saudi Arabia cuts customs tariff on 180 items
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's council of ministers has agreed to cut by 15 to 20 percent the customs tariff on 180 products, including foodstuffs, building materials and consumer goods.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:13:27 PM

Middle East telecom giants will eye Asian, European markets (Gulf Business Capsule)
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) Telecom giants in the Middle East will seek to acquire small stakes in large players in southeast and central Asia and southern and eastern Europe, according to a new report.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:12:33 PM

Sharjah to build houses for poor in Sri Lanka
Sharjah, April 1 (IANS) The government of Sharjah, the third largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is to construct a housing complex in Sri Lanka which will accommodate some 500 homeless and poor of the island.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 5:15:17 PM

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