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India to invest in $1-billion fertiliser plant in Oman
Dubai, Feb 14 (IANS) India is planning to invest in a new $1-billion fertiliser plant in Oman to produce urea.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:19:54 PM

Bahrain firm denies it will deport striking workers
Dubai, Feb 14 (IANS) A Bahraini construction company has dismissed as untrue allegations that it will start deporting around 1,800 overseas workers who have been on strike for nearly a week now demanding better wages.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:51:48 PM

Emaar Properties proposes 20 percent cash dividend
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) Real estate giant Emaar Properties, which is building the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai, has proposed a cash dividend of 20 percent of the nominal value of shares to be ratified at its upcoming annual general meeting March 19.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 7:51:57 PM

Top Hezbollah leader killed in Damascus blast
Beirut/Damascus, Feb 13 (DPA) A high-ranking leader of Lebanon's militant movement Hezbollah was killed in a car bomb blast in an upmarket area in Syrian capital Damascus overnight, the group confirmed Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:41:13 PM

Saudi Arabia drafting new law to protect women, children
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia is drafting a new law that, when implemented, will go a long way in protecting women and children from violence.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:44:45 PM

Seven insurgents, policeman killed in Iraq clashes (Lead)
Tikrit (Iraq), Feb 13 (Xinhua) A policeman and seven gunmen have been killed in separate clashes between the security forces and suspected insurgents in the restive Salahudin province, north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the police said.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:28:21 PM

UAE ranks fifth in UN e-governancee survey
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been ranked fifth in terms of online transactional services by a UN survey on e-governance, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:50:30 PM

New trade centre to boost Indian business in Middle East
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) A new India Trade and Exhibition Centre is being built in Sharjah to promote Indian trade and business in the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) markets.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:32:21 PM

Protests build up in Gulf again Valentine's Day celebration (Lead)
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) Protests against Valentine's Day celebrations are building up in the Gulf region with the Saudi Arabian moral police banning the sale of red roses and an Islamic group in Kuwait warning the media against 'glorifying the pagan celebrations'.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:34:11 PM

Dubai preparing for COPEDEC conference
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) An international conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) is scheduled to be held here Feb 24-28, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:32:45 PM

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