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Minarets of Golden Mosque destroyed in new attack
Baghdad, June 13 (DPA) Extremists Wednesday blew up the minarets of one of the holiest religious sites for Shia Muslims in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra, the second attack on the site.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:15:06 PM

Barak wins Labour Party leadership
Jerusalem, June 13 (Xinhua) Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak defeated Ami Ayalon in Labour Party primary contest by a narrow 3.6 percent margin, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 11:36:24 AM

Fatah suspends participation in coalition; 43 killed in clashes
Ramallah, June 13 (Xinhua) Fatah has decided to suspend its participation in the coalition government with Hamas, as clashes between the two Palestinian factions killed at least 43 in the worst ever wave of infighting.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:16:36 AM

US Assistant Secretary of State arrives in Baghdad
Baghdad, June 12 (DPA) US Assistant Secretary of State John Negroponte arrived in Baghdad Tuesday morning and met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, independent Voices of Iraq reported, citing a cabinet media source.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:43:19 PM

Al Qaeda threatens to kill abducted soldiers, policemen in Iraq
Cairo, June 12 (DPA) Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq have threatened to kill 14 soldiers and police officers they had abducted earlier, al-Arabiya news channel reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:42:44 PM

Egyptian mediators urge new truce amid clashes in Gaza (LEAD)
Gaza City, June 12 (DPA) Egyptian mediators urged rival Palestinian factions to discuss a new truce Tuesday, after at least 16 people were killed and dozens wounded overnight and the previous day in the worst Hamas-Fatah clashes in Gaza since such fighting peaked in mid-May.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 1:12:14 PM

Iraqi Sunni speaker ousted
Baghdad, June 12 (Xinhua) Iraq's legislators have voted to remove the outspoken Sunni speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:50:23 AM

Indian mission in UAE gets 600 amnesty applications
Dubai, June 12 (IANS) The Indian mission here received some 600 applications from Indians for regularisation of their work permits on the first day of the opening of collection centres across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:22:09 AM

Top Fatah leader among 11 dead in new clashes
Gaza City, June 12 (DPA) A senior Fatah leader was among 11 people killed in heavy fighting between Hamas and Fatah gunmen in the Gaza Strip as yet another truce between the two sides was broken.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:19:06 AM

Fatah, Hamas agree on new truce
Gaza, June 11 (Xinhua) Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas reached a new Egyptian-mediated truce Monday here in a bid to end infighting, Palestinian officials said.

Monday, June 11, 2007 4:26:33 PM

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