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Israel deploys Patriot missiles to counter Hezbollah threat
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Israel has deployed a battery of US-made Patriot defence missiles near the northern port city of Haifa to pre-empt possible attacks by Lebanon's Hezbollah militants, the Ha'aretz daily reported.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:46:55 PM

New forum launched to boost India-Oman trade
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) A new Indian Business Forum has been launched in Oman to boost trade and commerce between India and the Gulf nation.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:59:16 AM

Big-is-beautiful craze grips oil-rich UAE
Dubai/Cairo, Feb 19 (DPA) Where else is a vanity licence plate with the number '1' sold for a record $14 million and a gypsum painting with the ruler's fingerprints nets $22 million?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:18:54 AM

Tribal group attacks Al Qaeda insurgents in Iraq
Baghdad, Feb 18 (DPA) A local tribal group in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra said Monday it killed a gunman wearing an explosive belt and arrested two suspected Al Qaeda insurgents in a raid on their hideout where a large weapons cache was seized.

Monday, February 18, 2008 7:48:21 PM

Bahrain trade unions, businessmen for talks over strikes
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) Leading trade unionists and businessmen in Bahrain have called for tripartite talks regarding labour strikes hitting the country's construction industry after thousands of overseas workers, including Indians, went on strike this month.

Monday, February 18, 2008 7:40:32 PM

Israel arrests 22 Palestinians in West Bank
Ramallah, Feb 18 (Xinhua) The Israeli army arrested 22 Palestinians in West Bank early Monday, Palestinian security sources said.

Monday, February 18, 2008 6:46:09 PM

Saudi insurance firm offers coverage to Haj pilgrims
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) Saudi insurance firm Tawuniya has offered health coverage to the millions of foreign nationals who visit Saudi Arabia every year for Haj pilgrimage.

Monday, February 18, 2008 6:45:01 PM

Shahar Peer to create history in Qatar
Doha, Feb 18 (IANS) World no.17 Shahar Peer of Israel is set to create history as her appearance in the tournament will mark a new beginning in sporting relations in the Middle East where the strained the Israeli-Palestinian relationship have pervaded most aspects of public life.

Monday, February 18, 2008 4:47:21 PM

Iran's lawmakers call for severing ties with Denmark
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Iranian lawmakers have demanded the government sever ties with Denmark to protest the republication of a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed in Danish media, official IRNA news agency reported Monday.

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:51:27 PM

VLCC plans $54.5-mn expansion in Middle East, IPO
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian preventive healthcare and beauty-care brand VLCC has announced rolling out of a 200 million-dirham ($54.5 million) expansion across the Middle East and plans of an initial public offer (IPO) by 2009.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:01:04 PM

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