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Carter meets Hamas leader in Syria
Damascus/Gaza City, April 19 (DPA) Defying the US White House, former US president Jimmy Carter held talks with chief Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Damascus seeking to broker a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 11:07:13 AM

Flower festival begins in UAE
Sharjah, April 19 (IANS) The Al Qasba Flower Festival 2008, showcasing exotic flowers, has begun here and will include entertaining street shows.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 10:19:56 AM

African scientist denounces 'scientific apartheid'
Durban, April 19 (IANS) The world risks 'scientific apartheid' between the rich and poor countries unless research and technology is better used to benefit the underprivileged, one of Africa's leading science experts has said.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 9:21:13 AM

Pranab to meet Saudi king Saturday
Riyadh, April 18 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will start his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia with an audience with Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Saturday.

Friday, April 18, 2008 8:48:16 PM

Former US President to talk with Hamas leader in Syria
Damascus, April 18 (DPA) Former US President Jimmy Carter arrived in Syria Friday to meet Syrian President Bashaar al-Assad and to hold a round of talks with the senior leader of the Palestinian Hamas movement, Syrian sources said.

Friday, April 18, 2008 7:34:24 PM

'Lettuce ladies' urge Filipinos to become vegetarians
Manila, April 18 (DPA) Three animal rights activists stopped traffic in the Philippine capital Friday when they urged Filipinos to become vegetarians at a public plaza while wearing only lettuce leaves.

Friday, April 18, 2008 4:06:08 PM

Pranab visit likely to boost fast-growing Indo-Saudi economic ties
Riyadh/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee arrives here Saturday to strengthen and deepen ties with Saudi Arabia, perhaps the richest and most influential Arab country. This will be Mukherjee's first visit to the country as India's foreign minister.

Friday, April 18, 2008 1:56:56 PM

Al Qaeda dubs Iraq war as 'failure and defeat'
Cairo, April 18 (Xinhua) Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, in a new audiotape message posted on a website, has claimed that five years of US occupation of Iraq had brought only 'failure and defeat'.

Friday, April 18, 2008 10:44:23 AM

Gulf shipyards set to witness major growth
Dubai, April 18 (IANS) Shipyards in the Gulf are rapidly emerging as regional hubs for ship building, repairs and conversions as the Middle East maritime industry witnesses rapid growth, according to industry observers.

Friday, April 18, 2008 10:36:15 AM

UAE to get fast access to Interpol DNA database
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) would become the first country in the Middle East to get fast access to the Interpol's database of DNA profiles after it signs the Interpol DNA Charter, WAM news agency reported Friday.

Friday, April 18, 2008 10:35:42 AM

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