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Holy Kaaba to be draped with a $5-million covering
Riyadh, Dec 13 (DPA) The Kaaba, a cube-shaped structure honoured by Muslims as the house of God, will be covered soon with a new 670-kg black silk blanket as part of the annual preparations for the holy Muslim Haj (pilgrimage), reports said Thursday.

Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:47:42 PM

UAE backs international anti-money laundering effort
Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged full support and help to international efforts aimed at stopping money laundering and terror financing, news agency WAM reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 13, 2007 5:47:03 PM

Police kill 12 rebels in Iran
Tehran, Dec 13 (Xinhua) The Iranian police killed 12 of an armed gang in a shootout Thursday in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, country's state television reported.

Thursday, December 13, 2007 5:22:58 PM

United Arab Emirates to host Colombo Process meeting
Dubai, Dec 13 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the fourth ministerial meeting on overseas contractual labour from Asian countries, known as Colombo Process, Jan 21-22 next year in Abu Dhabi, news agency WAM reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:58:50 PM

Israel, Palestine end first session of peace talks (Lead)
Jerusalem, Dec 12 (Xinhua) Negotiators from Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) ended their first meeting Wednesday with little progress and an agreement about a next meeting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:08:08 PM

Proctor to be Match Referee for India-Australia Tests
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) South African Mike Proctor has been appointed the Match Referee for the four-match Test series between India and Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:29:07 PM

Iraqi triple car bombing kills 39
Baghdad, Dec 12 (Xinhua) At least 39 people were killed and 125 injured in a triple car bomb attack Wednesday in Amara, capital of Iraq's Maysan province, 360 km southeast of Baghdad, the interior ministry said.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:27:42 PM

Israel, Palestinians set to launch new peace talks
Jerusalem/Ramallah, Dec 12 (DPA) Israel and the Palestinians were set to formally launch new peace negotiations Wednesday for the first time in seven years, but the talks come amid a spurt in violence in Gaza and a dispute over new construction in a Jewish settlement.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:15:04 PM

UAE to hold meet on promoting sustainable construction
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to host Dubai International Conference on Sustainable Construction next year, news agency WAM reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:14:06 PM

Etisalat acquires stake in Indonesian mobile major
Abu Dhabi, Dec 12 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based telecommunications services company, Etisalat has announced the acquisition of a 15.97 percent stake in the third largest mobile operator in Indonesia, Excelcomindo, WAM news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:14:41 PM

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