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UAE condemns attack on US consulate in Benghazi


September 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi city, in which US ambassador ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi tourism eyes Russian market


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) A UAE delegation will participate in a Russian travel show next week in a bid to attract more tourists to the country.The 16-member delegation will ... Read more...

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Speed-detecting cameras help save lives: UAE study


September 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) A vast majority of drivers in the UAE - around 71 percent - don't see speed detecting cameras as a money-making scheme, says a survey ... Read more...

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UAE-China trade grows nearly 400 percent


September 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Trade between the UAE and China has increased five-fold in the past 10 years, achieving a growth rate of a whopping 395 percent to $15.65 ... Read more...

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Etisalat says won’t participate in 2G auction


September 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Telecom service provider Etisalat Wednesday said it will not participate in the 2G spectrum auction in November."Following the publication by India's Ministry of Communications and ... Read more...

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UAE sends plane to Oman to bring home injured citizens


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the airlifting of seven UAE citizens injured in a traffic accident in Oman for treatment ... Read more...

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UAE delivers aid for Libyan schools


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) About 20 tonnes of stationery, school bags, and clothes for displaced students have been delivered by the UAE's Red Crescent Authority (RCA) to the Libyan ... Read more...

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Pakistan beat Australia by seven wickets


September 1st, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 1 (IANS) Australia lost the second One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan by seven wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium here.After winning the toss and batting first, Australia ... Read more...

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Australia beat Pakistan by four wickets in first ODI


August 29th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 29 (IANS) Pacer Mitchell Starc took his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs and helped Australia to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in their opening match here. Though Pakistan ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa meets UAE envoy


August 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 27 (IANS/WAM) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud Monday on the occasion of the envoy's end of tenure in ... Read more...

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Giant Persian rug sets Guinness record


August 26th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A gigantic Persian carpet woven in the Iranian city of Nishapur has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest handmade rug.Iran's Press ... Read more...

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Etihad, Alitalia to launch Rome-Abu Dhabi flights


August 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced direct Rome-Abu Dhabi flights from December.Alitalia will operate four weekly ... Read more...

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UAE, Australia discuss ties


August 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the UAE and Australia have held talks on boosting bilateral relations, especially in the nuclear energy sector.The UAE's Assistant Foreign Minister for International ... Read more...

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UAE holds talks with Kenya, Netherlands


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the UAE have met their counterparts from Kenya and the Netherlands to discuss bilateral ties.Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Hamadi, director of African Affairs at ... Read more...

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Over 27,000 telecom devices seized in UAE


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the UAE has confiscated over 27,600 unauthorised devices in the country.The TRA said the move was made to protect ... Read more...

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Fire at UAE building


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) A building in an industrial area in Al Ain city in the UAE caught fire Tuesday, but the blaze was put out in a short ... Read more...

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World’s heaviest book displayed in UAE


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) The world's heaviest book, "This is Mohammed", is currently on display at a mall in Al Ain, the garden city near Abu Dhabi.The Guinness World ... Read more...

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Jet Airways to increase Gulf flights from October


August 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Jet Airways Tuesday announced plans to enhance connectivity to the Gulf with the launch of its new Mumbai-Sharjah service, the airline's sixth daily flight to the ... Read more...

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UAE volunteers celebrate Eid with Syrian refugees


August 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the UAE celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan.The volunteers, sent by the Zayed Giving Initiative, organised various events ... Read more...

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UAE mobile hospital treats Syrian refugees in Jordan


August 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates World Mobile Humanitarian Hospital has begun providing treatment free of charge to Syrian refugee patients in camps in Jordan.A team of 70 UAE ... Read more...

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Etihad to run daily Brisbane-Abu Dhabi flights


August 16th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways will run flights between Brisbane and Abu Dhabi on daily basis from Feb 1, 2013.The airlines has announced its ... Read more...

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UAE calls for end of Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called on the international community to help end the sectarian violence in Myanmar.The UAE is "deeply concerned" about the ethnic violence in ... Read more...

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Scherzinger’s expensive plans to meet Hamilton


August 11th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Singer Nicole Scherzinger has plans to blow off most of her "The X Factor" fee of 750,000 pounds by chartering private jets to meet boyfriend Lewis ... Read more...

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UAE, UN aid agency explore cooperation


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have discussed joint cooperation during humanitarian emergencies.OCHA's Gulf office head Khaled Khalifa lauded ... Read more...

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UAE’s YahLive network launches sports channel


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) YahLive, a UAE-based satellite channel operator, has added GEM Sports TV to its growing bouquet of channels.With GEM Sports TV, viewers in the Gulf region ... Read more...

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UAE to provide health services to Syrian refugees in Jordan


August 5th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) A mobile hospital from the UAE will deliver therapeutic, surgical and preventive services to Syrian refugees in Jordan.The Emirates World Mobile Humanitarian Hospital will work ... Read more...

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150,000 people have iftar at UAE mosque


August 5th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 4 (IANS/WAM) Around 150,000 people had iftar at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, in the second week of the holy month ... Read more...

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German tourist attempts suicide at Delhi airport


August 4th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A 30-year-old German tourist tried to commit suicide by jumping off the departure area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 3 Friday, police said.Peter ... Read more...

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36 UAE diplomats sworn in


August 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) A new batch of 36 United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats has taken oath of office and secrecy before Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ... Read more...

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457 illegal residents held in UAE


August 1st, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 31 (IANS/WAM) A total of 457 illegal residents have been nabbed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in last few days during a country-wide hunt.Among them, the ... Read more...

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UAE, Egypt sign deal for heart surgery centre


July 31st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt have signed an agreement to establish a specialised centre for heart surgery at the University of Ain Shams ... Read more...

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UAE ambassadors’ meet Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.The 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors will ... Read more...

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Etisalat posts $517 mn profit


July 26th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etisalat telecommunications company has posted a net profit of 1.9 billion dirhams for the second quarter of 2012 ending June 30.The figure represented an ... Read more...

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UAE charity group launches iftar project in Pakistan


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its iftar project in Pakistan through which food and clothes will be ... Read more...

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UAE sends food parcels to Pakistan’s tribal region


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 20,000 food parcels costing a total of $1 million to be distributed among needy families in Pakistan's northwest ... Read more...

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