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Israeli forces kill 3 suspected militants

BY : | 2008

Three suspected Palestinian militants allegedly set to launch a rocket attack on Israel were killed Saturday by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip.Israeli troops operating in the northern portion of the Gaza Strip encountered the suspected militants...

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Israel aims to alter diaspora relationship

BY : | 2008

The Israeli prime minister has convened a task force charged with exploring ways the country can strengthen relations with Jews around the world. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's task force, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ovad Yehezkel, is aimed at...

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Film shoot sounds attract Lebanese army

BY : | 2008

Lebanese army platoons that surrounded a Beirut building where gunfire and explosions were heard discovered the sounds were made by a U.S. film crew.Director Christian Johnston said the soldiers told cast members of the film, which is based on the...

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Sharapova through to Qatar semifinals

BY : | 2008

Maria Sharapova dropped just one game Friday in advancing to the semifinals of the $2.5 million Qatar Open in Doha.Sharapova is 12-0 on the year after a 6-0, 6-1 quarterfinal pasting of Caroline Wozniacki. She will look to extend her winning streak...

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Israel orders airline hijack alert

BY : | 2008

Israel has ordered all planes flying into the nation to tighten security measures to minimize the possibility of a terrorist attack.The new rules come amid fears of Hezbollah retaliation for the death of terror mastermind Imad Mugniyah, the...

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Saudi scholars: Women can drive ... but

BY : | 2008

A number of Saudi religious scholars say the issue of women driving cars is a social, not a religious one.In principle women driving is permitted in Islam, Sheik Abdul Mohsen Al-Obaikan, a member of the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars, told Arab...

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Sharapova, Jankovic avoid Qatar upset bug

BY : | 2008

Maria Sharapova advanced but a trio of high seeds failed to get past Thursday's second round at the $2.5 million Qatar Open tennis tournament.Sharapova, seeded fourth, improved to 11-0 on the year with a solid 6-2, 6-2 rout of Tamarine Tanasugarn....

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Pakistani police break up lawyers' protest

BY : | 2008

Pakistani police in Karachi broke up a lawyers' protest rally Thursday against President Pervez Musharraf with batons and tear gas.The bar association in Karachi, told CNN more than 20 people were injured and about one dozen arrested when police...

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Israel bans smoking on military bases

BY : | 2008

Israel has banned smoking at all military bases, police stations and prisons.The Knesset passed an amendment Tuesday to the anti-smoking law, with 11 members voting in favor and only Moshe Sharoni of the Pensioners Party opposed, Ynetnews.com...

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Sharapova, Ivanovic advance

BY : | 2008

Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic and No. 4 Maria Sharapova were second-round winners Wednesday at the Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar.Ivanovic was an easy winner 6-3 6-1 winner against Belarusian Olga Govortsova while Sharapova downed qualifier and fellow Russian...

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Abbas aide: Let's declare independence

BY : | 2008

A top Palestinian official, arguing that Israel is stalling peace negotiations, said the Palestinian Authority should declare independence as Kosovo did.Yasser Abed Rabbo, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told Voice of Palestine Radio...

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Lawyer: Religious police violated law

BY : | 2008

A Saudi human rights lawyer says religious police who arrested a woman for having coffee with a man in Starbucks violated the law and their own rules.The U.S. businesswoman said she was jailed and strip-searched for sitting with a male colleague in...

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