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German Chancellor Merkel begins Israel visit
Tel Aviv, March 16 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel Sunday to begin a three-day visit, which both countries hope, will usher in a new phase in bilateral relations.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 7:49:09 PM

Islamic Jihad says it has developed long-range rocket
Tel Aviv, March 16 (DPA) The radical Islamic Jihad organisation threatened to intensify its rocket attacks against Israel, saying in a leaflet Sunday that it has developed a new, longer-range rocket which can strike further into the Jewish state.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 4:08:06 PM

Global media agency names Indian as TV wing head
Dubai, March 16 (IANS) Mediaedge:cia (MEC), a leading multinational media buying and selling agency, has appointed an Indian, Bhaskar Khaund, as head of its newly launched television division for the Middle East.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:16:02 PM

UAE to end illiteracy in seven years
Abu Dhabi, March 16 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to eradicate illiteracy within seven years to become the first Arab country to attain 100 percent literacy, WAM news agency reported.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:15:38 PM

From internet to prison: Arab bloggers face high risks
Jeddah, March 16 (DPA) Fuad al-Farhan, 32, from Saudi Arabia has been in jail for more than three months. The owner of a small IT company in the port city of Jeddah was arrested on Dec 10 without formal charges being filed against him.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 8:24:46 AM

Travel bans hit Lebanon's tourism business hard
Beirut, March 16 (DPA) Tourism, one of the main pillars of Lebanon's economy, is currently in 'the intensive care unit', according to economists, due to the ongoing political crisis in the country.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 7:35:43 AM

Iranian conservatives lead in capital Tehran
Tehran, March 16 (DPA) Conservatives lead in the Iranian capital's constituency, whose 30 seats are some of the most politically significant in Iran's parliament, according to results Sunday after parliamentary elections across the country two days earlier.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 6:56:55 AM

Security improves in Iraq but problems still remain: UN
New York, March 16 (DPA) The security situation in Iraq remains tense despite a drop in violence over the last few months, the UN mission to the country has reported.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 6:39:06 AM

Three Palestinian militants killed in Israeli strike
Gaza, March 15 (DPA) Three Palestinian militants were killed and three wounded in two Israeli strikes on the eastern and northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical staff and witnesses said.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 11:20:38 PM

Larijani posts big win in Iranian elections
Tehran, March 15 (DPA) Ali Larijani, the former chief nuclear negotiator and political opponent of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, gained a big win in Iran's parliamentary elections, while the conservatives were seen winning in the provinces as expected, reports said Saturday.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 8:55:14 PM

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