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By MOHAMMED AL A’ALI
population is a
massive drain on
the country’s s German hostage Hannelore Marianne Krause wipes her eyes as her son sits
beside her, in this frame grab taken from a video posted on the Internet, at an
health service, it unknown location, by Iraqi militant group The Arrows of Righteousness. The
was declared yes- group yesterday gave Germany 10 days to withdraw its troops from
Afghanistan or the two would be killed. The two were seized from their home in
terday. western Baghdad in early February. Reuters Iranian diplomat freed – Page 2
It is costing
BD18 million a Russia warns US Third carrier
‘hands off Iran’ on way to
year to provide
MOSCOW: With international tension build-
ing over the crisis in Iran, a Russian minister the Gulf...
Haffadh told and the country’s top general warned yester- WASHINGTON: The USS
parliament. MPs back probe – Page 11 She was responding to a question day against military action against the Islamic Nimitz set sail to relieve the
She said this was a huge drain on the by Al Menbar MP Dr Samy Qambar republic. USS Dwight D Eisenhower,
with the needs of today,” said Dr on why expatriate health insurance “Any military action near our border is
ministry’s annual budget of BD105m. unacceptable. We will take that extremely which took part in Gulf war
The number of expatriate workers Haffadh. had not yet been implemented. games last week with a third
Compulsory health insurance for “We have 400,000 expats in negatively and everything we can to oppose US carrier, the Pentagon said.
is increasing and it is costing the expatriates is due to be introduced by Bahrain, which is 70 per cent of the it,” said Andrei Denissov.
government more. Chief of staff General Yuri Baluyevski said The new battle group will be
2009. current population and they are in position by “late-to-mid
“We are currently working with Dr Haffadh said the ministry had increasing, which means more gov- any military strike against Iran would be a April”, but there will be no
the Shura Council to restructure the already come up with revised fees for ernment money will be spent to ensure serious political mistake and would not give
proposed health insurance project for large companies and expatriate they are healthy,” said Dr Qambar. victory to the US. overlap with the Eisenhower’s
expatriates, to ensure it complies workers. “This project was approved by the Meanwhile, the sudden release of an presence in the Gulf, so the
former Shura Iranian diplomat missing for two months in number of US carriers there
Council in Iraq raised new hope that 15 British sailors would stay at two.
Woman shot at CNN centre
ATLANTA: A domestic dispute fight over war funding will
2004 and I and marines seized by Iran may soon be freed.
don’t see why It also suggests the standoff over 15 captive
it has not been Britons may end with a de facto prisoner swap
i m p l e m e n t - – something both Tehran and London have
The Nimitz will support US
operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the US Navy
said, amid a rise in tensions
erupted in gunfire at CNN’s only hurt US troops in Iraq. ed.” publicly discounted. Diplomat Jalal Sharafi over Iran’s seizure of 15
headquarters complex last British marines and sailors and
s Israel snubbed was seized on
New Qatar leader
night, killing a woman and an ongoing standoff over
critically wounding the man February 4
who first pulled a gun, police CAIRO: Arab League by uni- Iran’s nuclear programme.
said. The man and woman
were arguing near the main
s Bush in funding row Secretary-General Amr an DOHA: Qatar’s Hamad yesterday appointed Al Thani formed gun-
Moussa yesterday rejected Minister Shaikh
bin Jassim bin Jaber
Foreign The Eisenhower took part
this week in war games in the
Israeli invitation to take part in
entrance when the man shot WASHINGTON: US President as Prime Minister in place of Shaikh Abdullah bin Karradah, a Gulf with the carrier USS John
her. The armed man was then George W Bush lashed out at a regional summit to re-acti- Khalifa Al Thani. All other ministers in the outgoing
shot by a CNN guard. The US legislators yesterday, vate the peace process, cabinet retained their jobs while a new post for minis- Shi’ite-con-
S Stennis. The Stennis and the
woman was pronounced dead scolding Congress for going describing it as “not serious”. ter of state for energy and industrial affairs Mohammed trolled dis- Eisenhower wound down their
on arrival at a hospital. The on holiday leaving unfinished “The letter wasn’t serious and trict of show of force involving 15
man was in critical condition.
Saleh Al Sada was created.
business and warning that a offered nothing new,” he said. Congratulatory cable – Page 12 Baghdad. warships on Thursday.