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China-Arab trade to reach $300 bn by 2014: UAE minister


September 12th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) Trade between Arab nations and China will witness a major leap in the future and hit the $300 billion mark by 2014, a visiting UAE minister ... Read more...

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Syrian rebels set free one of 11 Lebanese pilgrims


August 26th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 26 (IANS) One of 11 Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped by armed men in Syria since May has been set free, officials said.Hussein Ali Omar, who was just freed, touched ... Read more...

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No unilateral military action against Syria: Obama


March 7th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said it would be a "mistake" to think that America could take unilateral military action in Syria, and that there ... Read more...

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Africans replacing Indian workers in Gulf?


December 25th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In a trend that may work adversely on remittances to India and the region, Gulf nations are now increasingly hiring Africans over Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis ... Read more...

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2nd theatre fest for the disabled kicks off in Sharjah


November 13th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Nov 12 (IANS/WAM) The 2nd Theatre Festival for the Disabled commenced here Saturday.The event, which will last till Nov 15, has been organised by the UAE's Social Affairs Ministry ... Read more...

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United Arab Emirates congratulates Palestine on UNESCO vote


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday congratulated the Palestinian people on being granted full membership to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO.UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine


October 31st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO on Monday voted to grant full membership to Palestine despite strong objections from Israel and the United States.Palestine is currently an observer ... Read more...

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Arab states committed to help Libyan people: UAE


July 17th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 16 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates has expressed the Arab states' committment to the welfare and help of Libyans facing an ongoing political crisis in their country.UAE's Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Arab League states seek suspension of Syria


June 15th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Many of the Arab League member countries have proposed suspending Syria's membership in the organisation over violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protests by its government, the ... Read more...

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International group agrees on aid to Libya rebels


May 5th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The international Libya contact group has announced the establishment of a fund to help Libyan rebels as it meets in Rome Thursday.The fund will "permit ... Read more...

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Italy leading move to get Gaddafi liability free exile in Africa


March 29th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London/New York, Mar. 29 (ANI): British newspapers are reporting that negotiations are currently underway to offer Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi a liability free exile.In London on Tuesday, diplomats from the UN, ... Read more...

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Ecclestone snubs Melbourne Grand Prix


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 22 (ANI): Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone will snub the Melbourne Grand Prix and head to New York this weekend to discuss a plan to poach the event from Australia. ... Read more...

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Italy wishes NATO-led military operation in Libya


March 21st, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 21 (IANS) Italy wants NATO to take over the command of the multinational operation against Libya, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Monday."We believe it is time to ... Read more...

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‘Gaddafi may open up terrorism front to remain in power amid UN-backed air strikes concerns’


March 19th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's top counter terrorism official has warned that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who has a track record of being a sponsor of terrorism, ... Read more...

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Obama’s “non-negotiable ultimatum” to Gaddafi to withdraw forces or face air strikes


March 19th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has issued a "non-negotiable ultimatum" to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gadafi to accept an immediate ceasefire, pull back from the country's rebel strongholds ... Read more...

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Arab men ‘under attack from wives’


March 17th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, March 17 (ANI): Psychologists have claimed that cases of husband-beating in Dubai homes are rising with many marriages erupting in violence.Police figures supported the phenomenon. Seven cases of husband-beating were reported ... Read more...

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Clinton faces tough task on Arab upheaval


March 16th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.16 (ANI): A coalition of six youth groups that have become vocal movers in Egypt's revolutionary movement have revealed on their Facebook page that they had refused an invitation to ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s regime illegitimate: GCC


March 11th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising six countries, has termed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime illegitimate and called for establishing contacts with the rebels."The Cooperation ... Read more...

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Possible Muslim Brotherhood govt “mother of all fears,” for Egypt’s Christians


February 8th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 8 (ANI): Amid massive protests across the country calling for Hosni Mubarak's resignation, Christians in Egypt, who make up about 10 percent of the population, are reportedly living in fear ... Read more...

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UK’s MI6 prepared Palestine Authority’s security strategy against Israel


January 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.26 (ANI): The Palestinian Authority's security strategy to crush Hamas and other armed groups on the West Bank was originally drawn up by Britain's intelligence service, MI6, papers leaked by Al-Jazeera ... Read more...

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British pair held in Dubai for having extramarital sex


January 20th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A British woman and her lover were arrested in Dubai after they were allegedly caught in bed by his ex-girlfriend.Danielle Spencer, 25, is said to have been caught ... Read more...

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‘Spielberg banned in Middle East after Israel war donation’


December 18th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Films made by veteran Hollywood director Steven Spielberg were banned by 14 Middle East countries after the "Jurassic Park" filmmaker donated $1 million to Israel during the 2006 ... Read more...

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‘Arab League banned Spielberg’s works over donation to Israel during Lebanon conflict’


December 18th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec 18 (ANI): Hollywood film director Steven Spielberg was blacklisted by the Arab League's Central Boycott Office after making a million dollar donation to Israel during the 2006 conflict in Lebanon, ... Read more...

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Wikileaks expose: Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran


November 29th, 2010 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region urged US to attack Iran and destroy its nuclear facilities, The Guardian reported citing the secret US diplomatic communications leaked ... Read more...

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US confirms 60 billion dollar arms sale plan to sell S. Arabia


October 21st, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): US officials have confirmed they intend to sell 60 billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, including helicopters and jets.The US State Department said details of the deal ... Read more...

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UAE elected vice-chair of Unesco’s intangible heritage assembly


July 3rd, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected vice-chair of Unesco's intangible heritage assembly. Arab states unanimously voted the UAE for the position at the third session of ... Read more...

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UAE strengthens measures to curb illegal arms trade


June 8th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 8 (IANS/WAM) The UAE is strengthening measures to tackle the illegal trade in small arms and light weapons, and is committed to enforce the UN mandate to control the activity, ... Read more...

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Planes with nine bodies, hundreds of activists leave Israel (Lead)


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 3 (DPA) Israel early Thursday completed the deportation of hundreds of foreign nationals from its Ben-Gurion International Airport, the country's foreign ministry announced. The bodies of the nine people who ... Read more...

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Gaza flotilla raid: Israel defends itself at UNSC


June 1st, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
New York, June 1 (ANI): Israel on Monday offered a vigorous defense before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over its deadly overnight raid on a flotilla of ships carrying aid bound ... Read more...

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UN Security Council adopts resolution to try Somali pirates


April 28th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution proposed by Russia to set up a special body to try Somalian ship hijackers. The Security Council has ... Read more...

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Four Arab states, Turkey sign deal to exploit oil shale


April 20th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, April 20 (DPA) Four Arab states and Turkey have signed an agreement with leading firms for setting up a regional centre to help exploit vast oil shale deposits in the five ... Read more...

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UN to call for another probe into Gaza conflict


February 26th, 2010 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 26 (DPA) Fourteen months after the outbreak of the Gaza war, the UN General Assembly was set to again tackle the conflict with a new draft resolution to be ... Read more...

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Ban tells Israel of concern over East Jerusalem, Gaza


February 25th, 2010 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 25 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday raised his concern over developments in East Jerusalem, Israel's heritage sites and the ongoing problems in Gaza Strip in a meeting ... Read more...

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Yemen Al Qaeda leader blasts Arab states in new tape


February 8th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 8 (DPA) The deputy head of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch accused Egypt and Saudi Arabia of helping "crusaders" wage a war against the Arabian peninsula, in an audiotape posted on ... Read more...

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India-Arab trade can double by 2014: Anand Sharma


February 8th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India will strive towards doubling its trade with the Arab region by 2014, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said here Monday. "We will look towards doubling bilateral trade ... Read more...

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