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Mashreq launches international travel promotion

UAE-based financial institution Mashreq has launched a promotion for its customers who have plans to travel abroad this summer, valid till the end of August. Customers will get dining vouchers worth Dh100 ($27)  from the Al S

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Kurdish rebels begin Turkey withdrawal

Turkish security forces manned checkpoints along the mountainous border with Iraq on Wednesday, keeping up their guard while Kurdish militants prepared to withdraw after 30 years of conflict that has killed 40,000 and ravaged the region.

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DFSA wins case against UAE firm

Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) said it has won the first contested case before regulatory appeals committee (RAC) in connection with the withdrawal of licences of an UAE-based asset management firm. DFSA is the independent finan

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US troop drawdown 'on track'

A planned drawdown of US troops in Iraq was on track, citing 'stunning' progress in security over the past three years, a top US military officer said. Before arriving in Baghdad, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US joint chief

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US won't alter Iraq drawdown

The United States would only slow down its troop withdrawal from Iraq if there were a serious deterioration in security conditions, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said. 'Before we would consider recommending anything like that we wo

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Iran makes partial oil withdrawal

Iranian troops have withdrawn partially from a disputed oil well claimed by both Tehran and Baghdad, the Iraqi government spokesman said on Sunday. Ali al-Dabbagh said a small group of Iranian troops who had taken over an oil well in a rem

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Obama ‘faces tough sell with Afghan troop plan’

US President Barack Obama's national security team heads to Congress on Wednesday to address concerns from skeptical lawmakers on expanding the war in Afghanistan by sending another 30,000 troops. Rising combat deaths and military costs ha

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Obama to send more troops, seek Afghan exit

President Barack Obama has said he is ordering 30,000 more US troops to Afghanistan by next summer to counter a resurgent Taliban and plans to begin a troop withdrawal in 18 months. The goal, Obama said in a prime-time televised address, i

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UAE links FX union pullout to cbank location

A United Arab Emirates government official said on Wednesday his country's withdrawal from a Gulf unified currency plan would weaken the union and linked the move to the bloc's decision on the location of a joint central bank. '

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Brown says all troops out by July 2009

UK prime minister Gordon Brown announced the end of Britain's involvement in the Iraq war on Wednesday, saying almost all its troops would be out by the end of July next year. Brown's fourth trip to Iraq as prime minister coincided

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