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Two rockets land in northern Israel, no casualties
Jerusalem, June 17 (Xinhua) Two rockets landed in northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona Sunday afternoon, causing damage but no casualties were reported immediately, an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) spokesman told Xinhua.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:27:11 PM

Emergency Palestinian government committed to PLO program
Ramallah, June 17 (Xinhua) New Prime Minister of the Palestinian emergency government, Salam Fayyad, said Sunday that his government was committed to the political programme of the PLO.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 7:55:10 PM

Abbas outlaws Hamas military wing, new cabinet sworn in (LEAD)
Ramallah, June 17 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas outlawed the armed militias belonging to the Hamas movement Sunday, moments after he swore in a new cabinet in Ramallah to replace the unity government led by Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, which was dissolved Thursday.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:41:01 PM

New Palestinian government sworn in
Ramallah, June 17 (Xinhua) Ministers of an emergency government Sunday took oath in West Bank before President Mahmoud Abbas, replacing the two-month-old unity government led by Hamas.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:22:26 PM

Iran says Russia to drop Azerbaijan radar plan
Tehran, June 17 (DPA) Tehran has received signals that Russia would drop its plan to share the use of the Gabala radar station in Azerbaijan with the US to ensure better protection against a possible Iranian missile threat, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said Sunday.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 6:21:25 PM

Vandals Rob Home of Late Yasser Arafat
Ramallah, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The residence of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was the target of vandalism after Hamas took control of Gaza.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:50:44 PM

Curfew lifted in Baghdad
Baghdad, June 17 (DPA) Curfew was lifted in Baghdad Sunday, four days after it was imposed following a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in northern Iraq.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:50:03 PM

Hamas outlawed by President Abbas
Ramallah, June 17 (Xinhua) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Sunday that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and all its affiliated groups are henceforth outlawed.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:04:05 PM

Iran-EU nuclear talks 'within days'
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) Iran Sunday said that talks between top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana will be held 'within next few days', news agency IRNA reported.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 2:11:03 PM

'Boss' Rajnikant rocks Bahrain too
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) South Indian superstar Rajnikant's 'Sivaji: The Boss' created a record of sorts in Bahrain with theatres reporting 100 percent occupancy mainly from the Indian community.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 2:09:21 PM

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