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Qatar, Bahrain to launch bank together
Muscat, May 10 (IANS) The Gulf states of Qatar and Bahrain are soon going to launch a bank as part of a string of joint venture projects between the two countries.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 4:25:27 PM

World's largest reinsurance company launched
Muscat, May 10 (IANS) Dubai Group, the diversified financial services arm of Dubai Holding, the Dubai government's investment company, has announced the launch of the world's largest reinsurance company in collaboration with two southeast Asian companies.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 3:26:16 PM

Maneka Gandhi conferred A.S.G. Jayakar Award
Muscat, May 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and green activist Maneka Gandhi has been conferred the A.S.G. Jayakar Award for creating awareness about animal rights, deforestation, climate change and river pollution.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:17:10 PM

Opposition gunmen seize control of key points (Lead)
Beirut, May 9 (DPA) The Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah and its ally Amal Friday seized control of key western part of the Lebanese capital in the third day of armed clashes with pro-government opponents.

Friday, May 09, 2008 7:30:31 PM

ICC lets BCCI off with a warning on Kanpur pitch
Dubai, May 9 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday let the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) off with a warning for preparing a 'poor quality' pitch at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur for the third and last Test between India and South Africa last month.

Friday, May 09, 2008 6:49:57 PM

Eight killed in Iraq clashes
Basra (Iraq), May 9 (Xinhua) At least eight people have been killed and 21 injured in separate clashes between the government troops and insurgents near Iraq's southern city of Basra, the police and US military sources said Friday.

Friday, May 09, 2008 4:39:17 PM

Eight killed, 40 injured in Lebanon fighting
Beirut, May 9 (Xinhua) At least eight people were killed and 40 wounded in three days of sectarian fighting in the Lebanese capital, security sources said Friday.

Friday, May 09, 2008 2:51:30 PM

Yemen seeks French help to build nuclear plant
Sanaa (Yemen), May 9 (DPA) A Yemeni minister began negotiations with France's state-owned nuclear power producer Electricity de France on plans to build a nuclear power generation plant in the Arab state, the official Saba news agency reported.

Friday, May 09, 2008 2:43:21 PM

Iraqi Al Qaeda leader arrested
Baghdad, May 9 (DPA) Abu Ayyub al-Masri, leader of the Iraqi branch of the terrorist network Al Qaeda, has been arrested in the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi defence ministry said according to broadcaster al-Jazeera.

Friday, May 09, 2008 2:16:19 PM

Egypt too supports Beijing Olympics
Cairo, May 9 (Xinhua) Egyptian Olympic Committee (EOC) president Mounir Sabet has expressed his support for the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, saying that he is opposed to any boycott of the Games or attempts to mix sports with politics.

Friday, May 09, 2008 1:53:19 PM

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