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Anti-Al Qaeda Sunni tribal leader killed in Iraq
Baghdad, Sep1 4 (DPA) Ten days after meeting US President George W. Bush, tribal leader and head of the Anbar Salvation Council Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha was killed 50 metres from his home in Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar province, media reports said.

Friday, September 14, 2007 10:05:59 AM

Hamas' Haneya says ready to meet Abbas anywhere
Gaza, Sep 13 (Xinhua) Deposed Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haneya of Hamas said Thursday he was ready to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah anywhere to hold dialogues and end the ongoing internal political crisis.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 8:29:39 PM

Car bomb kills four in Baghdad
Baghdad, Sep 13 (Xinhua) A car bomb went off at a heavily-populated district in north-eastern Baghdad Thursday, killing four people and wounding 10 others, a well-informed police source said.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 5:40:04 PM

Palestine group plans month-long rocket attacks against Israel
Gaza, Sep 13 (Xinhua) The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a militant group, Thursday announced rocket attacks against Israel lasting until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began today.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 5:38:59 PM

Iraqi-US forces arrest mastermind in Tuz bombings
Baghdad, Sep 13 (DPA) Joint Iraq-US forces have arrested the mastermind in July's market bombings in the predominantly Turkman district of Tuz during a military operation in the Sulaiman Bik area, independent Voices of Iraq news agency (VOI) reported Thursday.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 4:59:20 PM

Iran set to continue controversial uranium enrichment programme
Tehran, Sep 13 (RIA Novosti) Iran has rejected UN calls to impose a moratorium on uranium enrichment and demanded new solutions to its controversial nuclear programme, the country's top nuclear negotiator said.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:48:37 AM

Bahrain shortens deadline for immigrant amnesty-seekers
Dubai, Sep 13 (IANS) Bahrain will stop accepting amnesty applications from illegal immigrant workers by Dec 1, a month ahead of the expiry of its amnesty deadline, a senior immigration official has said.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:47:37 AM

Iraq expects cut in foreign troops by 2008 end
Baghdad, Sep 12 (Xinhua) Iraq's national security advisor said Wednesday the government expects the number of foreign troops in the country to drop to 100,000 by the end of 2008 should its forces be ready to take over.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:38:12 PM

Israel raises alert level for Jewish holiday
Jerusalem, Sep 12 (Xinhua) In fear of potential attacks, Israeli security establishment has raised its state of alert to the highest level ahead of Jewish New Year and imposed complete closure on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, local media said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:23:21 PM

Gunmen kill eight people in northern Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Sep 12 (Xinhua) Eight people, seven of them security personnel, were killed in two attacks in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the provincial police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 2:15:00 PM

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