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2006-03-16 18:20:00

Congress is likely to approve a free-trade pact with Oman this year despite the furor over a state-owned Arab company managing American ports, a Democratic congressman said on Thursday.

2006-02-24 17:44:48

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will resume talks in March on a free-trade pact with the United Arab Emirates despite an uproar over Bush administration approval of a deal to allow an UAE company to operate terminals at six U.S. ports, a U.S.

2006-02-17 16:25:49

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged reluctant Arab nations on Friday to threaten to isolate Iran unless it bows to international pressure to curb its suspected nuclear weapons programs.

2006-02-17 16:24:57

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged reluctant Arab nations on Friday to threaten to isolate Iran unless it bows to international pressure to curb its suspected nuclear weapons programs.

2006-02-11 06:11:57

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A U.S. military-chartered airplane carrying American troops skidded off the runway at Kuwait airport on Saturday but there were no casualties, a U.S. army spokeswoman said. Airport sources said the plane may have skidded due to rain on the runway.

2006-02-09 15:53:52

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A private Kuwaiti satellite television station said on Thursday that it had received a new video showing American hostage Jill Carroll who is being held in Iraq. The station, Al Rai TV, said it would air the video at 2100 GMT.

2006-02-07 07:35:46

By Christian Oliver and Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Traders in Tehran's maze-like bazaar may have mixed feelings about Iran's atomic ambitions but they have weathered war and sanctions in the past and many are confident they can do so again. Iran was sent to the U.N.

2006-01-05 06:37:31

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - A four-story building housing Muslim pilgrims collapsed in the holy city of Mecca on Thursday and the United Arab Emirates said four of its citizens had been killed.

2006-01-04 07:00:51

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Stephen Gaghan invaded Oman. The "Syriana" director didn't do it intentionally, of course -- unless he's really an undercover CIA agent.

2005-12-31 15:47:42

DUBAI (Reuters) - A little-known Sunni rebel organization says it has abducted nine Iranian soldiers to pressure Tehran to free imprisoned members of the group, Al Arabiya television said on Sunday.


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