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Dollar peg debate continues to rage across inflation-hit Gulf
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) Even as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries mull moving to a single currency mode, the debate over whether to depeg the currencies of these countries from the tumbling US dollar continues to rage, given the skyrocketing inflation across the region.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:24:25 AM

Sania makes winning start in Dubai, meets Jankovic next
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) Sania Mirza overcame a first set lapse in concentration to pack off qualifier Vera Dushevina of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:21:32 AM

Saudi facility signs pact with IBM for nanotech R&D
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Tuesday signed an agreement with IBM Research to set up a Nanotechnology Centre for Excellence.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:55:48 PM

Friends, friends mark 80th birthday of ailing Sharon
Tel Aviv, Feb 26 (DPA) Family and friends of comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon were set Tuesday to gather around his hospital bed to mark his 80th birthday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 7:38:38 PM

Suicide bomber kills 40 in northern Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Feb 26 (Xinhua) At least 40 people were killed and five injured Tuesday when a suicide bomber travelling along with them in a bus blew himself up in Mosul in northern Iraq's Nineveh province, the police said.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 7:13:43 PM

GCC economic growth expected to slow down
Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will experience a slower economic growth compared to the past years, the central bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said, WAM reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:47:23 PM

Palestinian negotiator calls for alternatives to peace talks
Ramallah, Feb 26 (Xinhua) Disappointed with the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a Palestinian negotiator Tuesday called for finding new alternatives on the Palestine issue.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:57:13 PM

Israel's ex-president allowed plea bargain
Jerusalem, Feb 26 (DPA) After a lengthy appeal by women's advocacy groups, Israel's highest court of justice approved a plea bargain signed by former Israeli president Moshe Katsav, under which he is to escape prison and face lesser sexual harassment charges than initially anticipated.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1:58:55 PM

Reliance Globalcom ties up with UAE's Du
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Du, one of the two telecom service providers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has tied up with India's Reliance Globalcom to provide a variety of data services in this Gulf nation.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1:02:27 PM

Dementieva begins with a win in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 26 (DPA) Eighth seed Elena Dementieva of Russia made a successful start at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships as she defeated Swiss Patty Schnyder 7-5, 6-2.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:22:50 AM

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