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UAE charity helps poor Palestinians


August 19th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) The Human Appeal International (HAI), a non-governmental aid agency based in the UAE, has given zakat money and clothes to poor Palestinian families ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.Ibrahim ... Read more...

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Fake electronic goods worth $1 mn seized in Dubai


August 5th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) In one of the biggest crackdowns on fake electronic goods, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai has confiscated over 26,000 appliances worth four million dirhams ... 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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National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s profits up


July 25th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 24 (IANS/WAM) The National Bank of Abu Dhabi's (NBAD) net profits rose by 6.9 percent to 2,087 million dirhams (about $568 million) in the first half of ... Read more...

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Indian jailed in Dubai for forcing woman into sex trade


June 25th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 25 (IANS) A 20-year-old Indian has been sentenced to three years in jail in Dubai for luring a 31-year-old Indian woman to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ... Read more...

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Dubai launches Facebook contest for entrepreneurs


June 19th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 19 (IANS/WAM) Dubai SME, an agency that works for the development of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has launched a contest on Facebook to encourage ... Read more...

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UAE charity digs wells in Somalia


June 8th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, June 7 (IANS/WAM) A charity organisation from Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dug up 62 wells in drought-hit areas of Somalia.The Human Appeal International dug up ... Read more...

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UAE to provide $136mn food aid for Yemen


June 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will provide food aid worth 500 million dirhams (about $136 million) to the Yemeni people.This follows President Khalifa bin ... Read more...

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Emirates Islamic Bank profits up


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 1 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates Islamic Bank announced Tuesday that its operating profits rose to 138 million dirhams (about $16 million) at the close of the first quarter of ... Read more...

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Dubai Hotels post $1.4 bn revenue


May 1st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 30 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai hotel industry has posted a 5.4 billion dirham (about $1.4 billion) revenue in the first quarter of 2012.The impressive January-March 2012 results caps the ... Read more...

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In UAE island, rent a house to own it


April 17th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) An island resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come up with a residential complex where people will be able to rent an apartment ... Read more...

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Sharjah ruler writes off two citizens’ debts


April 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 13 (IANS/WAM) The ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ordered the authorities to write off the debts of two citizens.Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al ... Read more...

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India, UAE sign deal on customs cooperation


April 1st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 1 (IANS/WAM) India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters.The agreement was signed between visiting Indian ... Read more...

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Two jailed in UAE for sex out of wedlock


March 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 12 (IANS) A Pakistani man and a woman from the Philippines have been sentenced to two months in prison in Dubai for having sex out of wedlock ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi posts $37 bn in non-oil foreign trade


March 6th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 5 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Abu Dhabi's non-oil foreign trade stood at 139.4 billion dirhams (about $37 billion) in 2011, up by 27.7 percent, compared with the ... Read more...

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Dubai exported products worth $800 mn in 2011


March 1st, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS/WAM) The total value of exports from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), crossed three billion dirhams (over $800 million) in 2011.The largest share of exports ... Read more...

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UAE to set up training centres in India


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 21 (IANS/WAM) To control the flow of unskilled workers into the country's construction sector and bypass private recruitment agencies, the UAE would set up training centres in ... Read more...

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Woman drug trafficker jailed in UAE


January 29th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) A 29-year-old Namibian woman has been jailed for 10 years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after two kg of cocaine was found in her possession.The ... Read more...

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UAE trade minister meets Arab business delegation


January 21st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 20 (IANS/WAM) UAE Foreign Minister Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Friday held a meeting with an Arab business delegation to boost trade cooperation. They also discussed the latest ... Read more...

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Dubai to host 5th Gulf film fest


January 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 4 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the 5th edition of the Gulf Film Festival April 10-16.Films from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Iraq will ... Read more...

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Manchester City launches football academy in UAE


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 2 (IANS/WAM) Britain's famed Manchester City football club launched a coaching academy here Monday.Aspirants can sign up for a 10-week course, starting Jan 15 at the Zayed ... Read more...

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Sharjah approves 2012 general budget


December 30th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the general budget for 2012.The budget, estimated at 11.6 billion dirhams (around $3 billion), ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi hosts industry meet


December 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS/WAM) A business forum was organised here Sunday to discuss industrial growth in the emirate, the organisers said.Government agencies, banks and over 45 companies in the ... Read more...

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UAE’s mineral water export up 38 percent


December 11th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 10 (IANS/WAM) UAE's mineral water export rose by 38 percent to about 107 million dhirams (about $13 million) in 2010 compared to the figure in the previous ... Read more...

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Production begins for award-winning UAE film projects


November 30th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 30 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Film Commission has announced the start of production of films of the winners of a short film competition.The Aflam Qaseera Production Fund ... Read more...

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UAE builds hospital in Somalia


November 9th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 9 (IANS/WAM) A hospital for women and children built by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Somali capital Mogadishu will be completed soon, officials said.The al-Hanan Hospital ... Read more...

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12,000 walk in Dubai for breast cancer awareness


October 29th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 29 (IANS) A massive crowd of 12,000 people walked for over three km in Dubai to help spread awareness about breast cancer and provide support to patients.Breast cancer ... Read more...

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200 UAE citizens to get housing assistance


September 24th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS/WAM) A total of 200 citizens throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will get assistance to build houses.Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of public works ... Read more...

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17 Indians on death row to be freed


September 12th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 12 (IANS) Seventeen Indian nationals, originally sentenced to death by a Sharjah court for the murder of a Pakistani man, are expected to be released from jail within ... Read more...

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$272,000 donated for prisoners’ release in Dubai


September 2nd, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) An Emirati citizen's donation of one million dirhams (over $272,000) during Ramadan is likely to earn a number of prisoners their freedom in Dubai.The citizen, who ... Read more...

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UAE lauded for its work in Afghanistan


August 25th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) Afghanistan is now involved in a strenuous nation-building process that requires consistency and commitment, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been helping the country ... Read more...

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Dubai’s global trade reaches $78 bn


August 21st, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) Dubai's global trade touched 289 billion dirhams (about $78 billion) in the first five months of this year, it was announced Sunday.The figure rose by 27 ... Read more...

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flydubai announces flights to Ahmedabad


August 8th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's low-cost airline flydubai Monday announced its flights to Ahmedabad -- the world's third fastest growing city and the airline's 44th destination.Flights from Dubai to ... Read more...

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UAE’s Noor Islamic Bank posts $23 mn profit


July 24th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 24 (IANS/WAM) Dubai-based Noor Islamic Bank has posted a net profit of 85 million dirhams (about $23 million) in the first half of this year.In the same period, ... Read more...

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UAE constructs village for Mongolian Muslims


July 12th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun constructing a village in Mongolia that will provide houses, schools and healthcare facilities to Mongolian Muslims.The "Village" is ... Read more...

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