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Pentagon video fake, Iran guards say


Tehran : A spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday that a video released by the US Pentagon showing Iranian boats speeding around US naval warships in the Gulf was fake, the website of the news network Press TV reported.

The spokesman was referring to a video released Tuesday by the Pentagon showing small Iranian boats speeding around three US naval warships in the Gulf and a voice over a radio that warned the US sailors, "You will explode".

Turkey halts Azeri gas to Greece


Ankara : Turkey has halted the flow of Azeri gas to Greece due to a suspension of gas supplies from Iran to Turkey, a senior Turkish Energy Ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Iran, one of Ankara's main gas suppliers, stopped pumping to Turkey on Monday, Turkish officials have said, with Tehran blaming the disruption on cold weather and a cut in Turkmen gas supplies.

Two Kidnapped Pakistan Policemen Murdered


Islamabad : Two of the Four kidnapped policemen have been found murdered in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), police said.

Police have recovered the bodies of the cops from Janikhel area. Some blunt tool was used to kill the two constables.

The four policemen were kidnapped from the security forces check-post at Mazanga by unidentified armed men. No group or individual claimed the responsibility.

Pak-US ties cover wide-range of beneficial domains


Islamabad : Pak-US relations are not confined to war on terror as they cover many areas in the mutual interests of both the countries, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, Muhammad Sadiq said.

"The bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in anti-terrorism campaign holds domestic, regional and international significance for both the countries, he told the state-run Pakistan Television.

The spokesman said that this cooperation is very important for their domestic security as well as for the security of the region and the world.

U.S. Delegation meets Pakistan's Religious Affairs Minister


Islamabad : A 7-member delegation from the United States has met Religious Affairs Minister Khawaja Attaullah Taunsa Sharif, said an official statement.

Congressman Harry E. Mitchall leads the delegation comprising 3 Congressman and four others.

Matters relating to the reforms in Deeni Madaris (religious schools), Zakat System and the role, functions of the Ministry of Religious Affairs came under discussion.

One dead, six wounded in Israeli strike


Gaza City, Gaza Strip : Israeli forces shot a missile toward "Islamic Jihad" group members preparing to shoot a rocket in the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday, killing one and injuring six, medics were quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

The Islamic Jihad group said its men were launching a rocket when they were hit by a surface-to-surface missile. Medics confirmed one was killed and six were injured, two critically.

KFMC to organize International Pediatrics Conference


Riyadh : The Riyadh-based King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) will host here on January 19, the 2nd International Conference of the advanced health care for diseases of babies and children, which is being held under the auspices of The Saudi Pediatrics Society in cooperation with Cincinnati Pediatrics Hospital in the United States.

Bush speaks on Mid-East Trip


Washington : U.S. President George W. Bush said Tuesday he would try to lay out a vision for a Palestinian state during his upcoming trip to the Middle East.

Bush will head to the Middle East on Wednesday. His trip begins in Israel. From there, he will visit the West Bank, a number of Gulf States, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

At a brief press conference Tuesday, Bush said it would be important “to lay out a vision in order for there to be a Palestinian state once road map obligations are met.”

Al-Naimi meets with new Sec Gen of Intl Energy Forum


Riyadh : Engineer Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, met here Tuesday with the new Secretary General of the Riyadh-based International Energy Forum Noe Van Hulst.

During the meeting, they discussed the progress of work at the IEF, its secretariat general and ways of upgrading the pace of its activities.

Also discussed were matters relating to the Ministerial Conference for Oil Producing and Consuming Countries scheduled for Rome, Italy, soon.

Yemen, US agree on sending Yemeni lawyers to Guantanamo

By IRNA-Saba

Sana'a : The US ambassador to Yemen Stephen Seche said that the two countries had agreed on sending Yemeni lawyers team to the US-run Guantanamo Bay to meet the Yemeni detainees there. In his meeting with Yemeni journalists on Monday, Seche affirmed that the US supports the Yemeni forces through training and providing required equipments.

Seche confirmed that Yemen's stability is crucial to fight terrorism not only at the domestic level but also at the regional level.