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UAE studies Australian model for animal welfare law
Dubai, March 14 (IANS) A group of Australian experts are here to train officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) dealing with animal welfare issues in the country, WAM news agency reported Friday.

Friday, March 14, 2008 2:57:22 PM

Parliamentary elections underway in Iran
Tehran, March 14 (IANS) Iran's parliamentary elections got underway Friday, with 4,400 candidates contesting for 290 seats in the Majlis, the country's top legislature, news agency IRNA reported.

Friday, March 14, 2008 2:48:40 PM

Lull in Gaza ends as Jihad avenges West Bank deaths
Gaza/Tel Aviv, March 13 (DPA) A fragile lull in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza ended Thursday, as the radical Islamic Jihad faction retaliated for the killing of five of its fighters in the West Bank by firing a new barrage of rockets from the Strip.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:59:44 PM

Reformists under fire again before Iran elections
Tehran, March 13 (DPA) Just 24 hours before the parliamentary elections in Iran, the country's reformists came under fire again from their conservative opponents over alleged secret links to European Union (EU) diplomats, Fars news agency reported Thursday.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:56:31 PM

More than 100 Islamists go on trial in Morocco
Rabat, March 13 (DPA) More than 100 members of a large Moroccan Islamist movement went on trial Thursday in the northern city of Nador, a spokesman for the movement said.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:52:00 PM

Dubai signs power project deals worth over $3 bn
Dubai, March 13 (IANS) Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed contracts worth 12 billion United Arab Emirates dirhams ($3.26 billion) with various global firms to boost power generation and water desalination in the emirate.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:46:54 PM

Iranian artillery shells Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
Baghdad, March 13 (DPA) Iranian artillery Thursday shelled villages in northern Iraq where Iranian Kurdish rebels are believed to be operating, according to an official.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:43:32 PM

Iranian rockets smuggled into Gaza by sea: Haneya aide
Gaza, March 13 (Xinhua) An aide to deposed Hamas prime minister Ismail Haneya Thursday said Iranian-made Grad rockets are smuggled into Gaza across the Mediterranean Sea and not through the underground tunnels with Egypt.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:40:54 PM

Oil prices could hit $300 if US attacks Iran: Qatar
Amman, March 13 (DPA) Qatar's Energy Minister Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah warned Wednesday that crude oil prices could reach $300 per barrel or more if the US attacks Iran.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:40:27 PM

I bowl with fire in belly: Sreesanth
Dubai, March 13 (IANS) Indian pacer Santhakumaran Sreesanth keeps coming back at the batsmen with intensity and he says he relishes challenging the reputation of his opponents.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:36:57 PM

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