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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

Saudi human rights group seeks explanation from moral police
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) A week after a woman was detained by Saudi Arabia's moral police for being in the company of an unrelated man in a public place, a human rights group in the country has sought an explanation about the incident.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:53:19 PM

Eight killed in Iraq clashes
Tikrit (Iraq), Feb 13 (Xinhua) A policeman and seven gunmen have been killed in clashes between the security forces and insurgents in Salahudin province, the police said.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:42:05 PM

After Saudi Arabia, Kuwait group warns against Valentine's Day
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) Protests against Valentine's Day celebrations are building up with the Saudi Arabian moral police banning the sale of red roses and an Islamic group in Kuwait issuing a stern warning to the media against 'glorifying the pagan celebrations'.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:42:55 AM

New institute to promote best practices in Middle East
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) With a view to promote best quality practices in Middle East companies, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Tuesday announced the establishment of an institute for company directors.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:17:02 PM

Two killed, eight injured in mortar attack in Baghdad
Baghdad, Feb 12 (Xinhua) Two civilians were killed and eight wounded in a mortar attack in southern Baghdad Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:16:05 PM

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