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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

High oil prices negate effects of new UN sanctions: Iran
Tehran, Feb 25 (RIA Novosti) High oil prices on global markets will help Iran to compensate for negative consequences of the future UN economic sanctions against Tehran over its controversial nuclear programme, the economics minister said Monday.

Monday, February 25, 2008 10:58:28 PM

Indian workers largest expatriate community in UAE: study
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indians form the largest number of foreign labour force in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), accounting for 42.5 percent of the total number of workers in the country, according to a new study.

Monday, February 25, 2008 10:38:51 PM

Saudi Arabia oil major to hike refining capacity
Abu Dhabi, Feb 25 (IANS) Saudi Arabian oil major Aramco is to expand its refining capacity to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) mainly to meet domestic demand for automobile fuel and other oil products.

Monday, February 25, 2008 10:24:33 PM

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