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Brown holds talks with Iraqi premier on hostage video (Lead)
London, Feb 27 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has discussed with his Iraqi counterpar, Nouri al-Maliki the airing of a video apparently showing a British hostage held in Iraq, a British government spokesman said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:46:27 PM

Iran's nuclear issue in final stage, says former official
Tehran, Feb 27 (Xinhua) Iran's former chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Wednesday that Iran's nuclear issue is in its final stage and the recent UN nuclear watchdog report has removed its ambiguities, Iran's Student News Agency ISNA reported.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:29:15 PM

Former Israeli premier Sharon's son jailed for fraud
Tel Aviv, Feb 27 (DPA) The son of former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon began serving a seven-month prison term Wednesday for fraudulently raising millions of Israeli shekels for his father's 1999 primaries campaign.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:13:16 PM

Iraq's Islamic official calls for autonomous Shia region
Baghdad, Feb 27 (DPA) A senior official of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim Wednesday called for the creation of an autonomous Shia region to help quell the ethnic conflict in Iraq.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:12:41 PM

Sania crash out of Barclay's Open
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) India's ace tennis player Sania Mirza gave a scare to World No.4 Jelena Jankovic before going down in the singles second round of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championship here Thursday.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:46:24 PM

UAE to set up a council to improve investment climate
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates will soon establish an Emirates National Competitiveness Council which will recommend policies to boost competitiveness in economic and social areas of the country.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:43:49 PM

Israel rockets Hamas car in Gaza, five killed
Gaza City, Feb 27 (DPA) An Israeli aircraft fired missiles at a car with Hamas gunmen in the southern Gaza Strip Wednesday morning, killing five Palestinians, first aid officials said.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:13:23 PM

Dollar peg debate continues to rage across inflation-hit Gulf
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) Even as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries mull moving to a single currency mode, the debate over whether to depeg the currencies of these countries from the tumbling US dollar continues to rage, given the skyrocketing inflation across the region.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:24:25 AM

Sania makes winning start in Dubai, meets Jankovic next
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) Sania Mirza overcame a first set lapse in concentration to pack off qualifier Vera Dushevina of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:21:32 AM

Saudi facility signs pact with IBM for nanotech R&D
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Tuesday signed an agreement with IBM Research to set up a Nanotechnology Centre for Excellence.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:55:48 PM

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