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US forces rescue six more Iranian sailors


January 11th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) US forces have rescued six more Iranian sailors in distress after freeing 13 Iranians from pirates earlier this week, the Pentagon said Tuesday.The rescue took place ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Company bags environmental award


November 20th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 20 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has won the Environmental Protection Award at the International Bulk Journal Awards 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium.ADPC was commended for ... Read more...

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Pakistan may bring down petrol price


October 25th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan is expected to bring down petrol price next month.The petrol price is likely to go down by Rs.4 per litre next month and that of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

LeT poses formidable terrorist threat to India, US


July 1st, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The US considers Pakistan based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT), held responsible for 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, as a formidable terrorist threat to Indian, US, and other ... Read more...

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Libya’s largest oil company wary of resuming production


May 18th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 18 (IANS) Libya's biggest oil company Wednesday declined to resume production due to the uncertain security situation that prevails following widespread protests against the country's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Two daring naval raids may change tactics to fight Somali pirates


January 24th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Two daring raids by naval commandoes of South Korea and Malaysia against Somali pirates show that some the navies operating in the area are taking a harder ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s rugby coach wants team to knit together


October 9th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.9 (ANI): New Zealand rugby coach Gordon Tietjens said on Saturday that the players are need to knit together as a team in the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.The ... Read more...

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UAE, US reliable allies


October 4th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and the US are reliable allies with shared security and economic interests, a UAE minister has said."This is due to the fact that ... Read more...

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UAE’s exports to Saudi Arabia exceed $266 bn


September 4th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's exports to Saudi Arabia surpassed one billion Saudi riyals (about $266 million) in June, while Saudi exports to the UAE were valued at 961 million riyals, ... Read more...

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A comprehensive documentation of India-UAE ties (IANS Book Review)


August 22nd, 2010 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Book: "India and the UAE: In Celebration of a Legendary Friendship"; Author: Venu Rajamony; Publisher: Indian Expressions Management Consultancy Ties between India and the Arabian Gulf are now over 5,000 years old. The ... Read more...

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General Petraeus collapses in US Congress


June 16th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (DPA) General David Petraeus, head of US military operations from the Arabian Gulf to Central Asia, collapsed Tuesday during a Senate hearing into growing problems for NATO troops in ... Read more...

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For Fitzegerald there are only two seasons, cricket and rugby


June 1st, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) communication officer James Fitzgerald claims to be a man of only two seasons: cricket and rugby.The Irishman managed ... Read more...

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Indians in Saudi Arabia excited over PM visit


February 27th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Riyadh, Feb 27 (IANS) The 1.6-million strong expatriate Indian community in Saudi Arabia is excited over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-day visit here and is hoping to gain from ... Read more...

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India among first countries Saudi will ink extradition pact with: Envoy


February 21st, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India will be among the first countries Saudi Arabia will sign an extradition treaty with when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits that country later ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host World Green Tourism Congress


November 9th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host World Green Tourism Congress next year, WAM news agency reported Monday. The event will be organised in Abu Dhabi Dec 6-8, and ... Read more...

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Air Arabia announces low-fare festive bonanza for Indians


October 7th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Flying to the Arabian Gulf during Diwali or Christmas? You can do it for as low as Rs.3,037 ($60) per head with Air Arabia, the Sharjah-based low-cost carrier. "We ... Read more...

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Underwater hotel: For the born rich, don’t miss a chance


June 16th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by GD
If you thought only professional divers can dive deep into the sea then here's going to be your chance to not just dive but actually halt and stay 60 feet under water. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Indian women’s rugby team to play in Thailand


May 29th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 29 (ANI): Indian Rugby Union has announced its first ever women's rugby national squad to take part in the Asian Women's Rugby 7s Tournament to be played at Pattaya in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

World’’s costliest rug from Baroda expected to fetch 20 million dollars


March 12th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Mar.12 (ANI): The world''s most expensive rug is expected to fetch 20 million dollars when it goes under the hammer later this month, The Telegraph reports. The Pearl Carpet of ... Read more...

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Kochi, a future hub of water sports


January 20th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan Samuel Kochi, Jan 20 (ANI): With sprawling water bodies, Kochi became a popular boating and yachting hub for the tourists from India and abroad. After the shocking terror attacks ... Read more...

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Kochi all set to be the next leisure boating and yachting hub


January 18th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Jan.18 (ANI): Kochi is all set to be the gold mine for leisure and tourism industry in the coming years. Boating and the sports of Yachting are gaining popularity in ... Read more...

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Iran’s action on UAE island flayed by Arab parliament


September 16th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Arab Interim Parliament (AIP) has asked Iran to end its occupation of the three islands of Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs belonging to the United Arab ... Read more...

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UAE sends statement on Iran actions on island to Arab body


August 19th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Federal National Council (FNC) has a sent a copy of its statement over the recent Iranian action of setting up offices in ... Read more...

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Extinct mangrove species successfully replanted in UAE


August 14th, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ecologists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have successfully replanted a species of mangrove a century after it had gone extinct from this Gulf nation's coastal waters. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE president’s brother dies in chopper crash (Lead)


June 3rd, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 3 (IANS) A three-day official mourning was announced in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the death of Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of UAE President Sheikh ... Read more...

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UAE President’s brother dies in copter crash


June 3rd, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 3 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) went on a three-day official mourning Tuesday following the death of Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of UAE President Sheikh ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gulf naval commanders’ conference in July


June 2nd, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS) A maritime security conference of the navies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will be held next month in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital, WAM ... Read more...

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Iran slams Google for renaming Persian Gulf


April 16th, 2008 - 12:12 am ICT by admin
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran Tuesday strongly criticised Google Earth, the virtual globe programme of the US-based search engine, for using term "Arabian Gulf" to show the water body historically known as ... Read more...

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New centre to boost Middle East-Latin America investments


February 23rd, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, Feb 23 (IANS) Brazil and other Latin American countries are planning to set up a permanent commercial centre in the UAE and establish a gateway for mutual investments in various sectors ... Read more...

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