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Tighter rules on carrying liquids at Dubai airport
Abu Dhabi, June 16 (Xinhua) Security rules on carrying liquids, aerosols and gels in hand baggage have been tightened at the Dubai International Airport and will be in place from Sunday.

Saturday, June 16, 2007 1:53:50 PM

Arab ministers back Abbas, call for halt to fighting
Cairo, June 16 (DPA) The Arab League of Nations backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and called on the rival Palestinian factions 'to immediately halt internal fighting and stop shedding Palestinian blood' after an emergency meeting early Saturday.

Saturday, June 16, 2007 11:46:02 AM

Olmert appoints Barak as defence minister
Jerusalem, June 15 (Xinhua) Newly elected Labor Party leader and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was appointed the new defence minister by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Friday.

Friday, June 15, 2007 9:16:35 PM

Abbas appoints new Palestinian PM
Palestine, June 15 (Xinhua) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday chose Salam Fayyad as the new Prime Minister of the Palestinian state.

Friday, June 15, 2007 8:06:33 PM

Palestinian leader Abbas postpones Moscow visit
Palestine, June 15 (RIA Novosti) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has postponed his official visit to Moscow scheduled for next week, due to escalating tensions in the region, a source close to the president said Friday.

Friday, June 15, 2007 7:19:48 PM

Israel may transfer frozen tax revenues to Abbas
Tel Aviv, June 15 (RIA Novosti) Israel is considering the transfer of frozen tax revenues to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas now that he has broken with radical Islamists in the Palestinian National Authority's (PNA) coalition government, a local newspaper said Friday.

Friday, June 15, 2007 7:19:08 PM

Hamas promises to free Fatah security chiefs
Gaza, June 15 (Xinhua) Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) promised Friday to release rival security commanders and Fatah officials who were detained during the group's overnight operation in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, June 15, 2007 5:10:36 PM

Sunni shrine in Basra bombed
Baghdad, June 15 (DPA) Attacks on Sunni and Shiite holy places and mosques continued in Iraq for the third day with the bombing of a Sunni shrine in Basra Friday, Independent Iraqi News Agency reported citing Zubair police in Basra province.

Friday, June 15, 2007 5:09:36 PM

Students, police clash in front of British embassy
Tehran, June 15 (DPA) Hundreds of Iranian radical students clashed with the police in front of the British embassy here.

Friday, June 15, 2007 10:50:15 AM

Hamas captures last Fatah stronghold; Abbas ends unity government
Gaza, June 15 (DPA) Hamas captured the last Fatah stronghold in Gaza early Friday, bringing the entire Gaza Strip under its control after a day of clashes in which the militant Islamic group picked off several key security compounds.

Friday, June 15, 2007 9:14:37 AM

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