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Dubai to get ‘green lab’ running on solar power


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai will soon have a "green laboratory" that will run on solar power as part of the UAE government's vision to introduce the ... Read more...

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Dubai demolishes 40 ugly buildings, more to follow


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) At least 40 abandoned buildings have been demolished in Dubai this year by the municipality because they posed a health threat, security risk and distortion of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Greater Flamingo breeds at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve


August 14th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 13 (IANS/WAM) The greater flamingo has successfully bred once again at the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi, the emirate's environment agency (EAD) revealed Monday.Flamingos first ... Read more...

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UAE emirate launches Quran website


August 12th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Ajman (UAE), Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) Muslims can easily browse and download the Holy Quran in Arabic and English thanks to a new website launched by the UAE emirate of Ajman."Our ... Read more...

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UAE’s Fujairah pardons 45 prisoners


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Fujairah, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Fujairah Saturday pardoned 45 prisoners for showing good behaviour while serving their jail terms.Fujairah ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi ordered their ... Read more...

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UAE releases over 80 prisoners


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The rulers of the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Qaiwain have ordered the release of more than 80 prisoners in total ahead of the Islamic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE launches food safety campaign for Ramadan


July 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 18 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has announced the launch of a major food safety awareness campaign for the month of Ramadan.The drive is aimed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Al Jazeera Park closed for makeover


July 15th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 14 (IANS/WAM) Al Jazeera Park has been closed to the public as it is set to undergo a makeover as part of a comprehensive plan to develop the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ATM for blind launched in Sharjah


July 5th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 5 (IANS/WAM) In a first in the Middle East as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a teller machine for blind and visually impaired people has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE emirate to upgrade oil storage capacity


June 29th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Fujairah (UAE), June 28 (IANS/WAM) The UAE emirate of Fujairah will upgrade its petroleum storing facilities at its sea port.Emirate's ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi Thursday directed the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Palm expo opens in UAE


June 16th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Ras al-Khaimah (UAE), June 15 (IANS/WAM) An exhibition of palm products opened in the UAE emirate of Ras al-Khaimah Friday.Crown prince of the emirate Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dubai, Indonesia to boost trade ties


June 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 13 (IANS/WAM) The government of the emirate of Dubai will strengthen trade cooperation with Indonesia, it was announced Wednesday.An Indonesian delegation, led by Consul General in Dubai Mansyur ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dubai bans tobacco sale on World No Tobacco Day


May 31st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 30 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Municipality has banned sale of tobacco products for 24 hours in the entire emirate to observe the World No Tobacco Day Thursday.The ban was announced ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sharjah marks International Museums Day


May 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 19 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah 's Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) marked the International Museums Day here Friday.This year the annual event was themed: "Museums in a Changing ... Read more...

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Terror plot targeting 2014 Sochi Olympics foiled


May 10th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A terror plot targeting the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia has been foiled, Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Thursday.Three men suspected of being ringleaders ... Read more...

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UAE launches major tourism project


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has launched a major eco-tourism project in the emirate of Sharjah.The project will be implemented in Kalba City by the Sharjah Investment and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE launches armoured vehicle facility


April 5th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), April 4 (IANS/WAM) The world's largest privately-owned armoured vehicle facility was launched Wednesday in the UAE emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.It was inaugurated by Sheikh Saud ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi approves developmental projects


March 4th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi government Sunday approved a series of developmental projects, including construction of a satellite ground station.A power station will be commissioned soon to ... Read more...

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Dubai’s inflation down 0.94 percent in January


February 18th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS/WAM) The monthly inflation rate in emirate of Dubai dropped 0.94 percent in January as compared to the previous month.Inflation of food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dubai to build new zoo


February 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to build a new world-class zoo, a top official said.Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sharjah Light Festival 2012 to begin Thursday


February 9th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Feb 8 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah's ruler Sheikh Sultan Mohammed Al Qasimi will open the nine-day Sharjah Light Festival 2012 Thursday being organised by the emirate's commerce and tourism ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sharjah to conduct survey of heritage area


January 19th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 18 (IANS/WAM) The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority will conduct a geophysical survey in the emirate as part of a heritage project initiative.The project is aimed at developing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dubai launches first road lit by solar energy


January 17th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS/WAM) The ministry of public works in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the first road in the emirate that uses solar-powered street-lights.The 11-km ... 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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Dubai’s ruler approves 2012 budget


December 25th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sunday approved the emirate's budget for 2012.The budget applies directives as set by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Rolls Royce opens office in Abu Dhabi


December 13th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 12 (IANS) Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, Monday opened a new office in Abu Dhabi to further enhance its growing activities in the Emirate and the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Amnesty for prisoners on UAE national day


November 30th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 30 (IANS/WAM) Two emirates of the UAE Wednesday ordered the release of 64 prisoners of various nationalities in a humanitarian gesture ahead of the country's national day ... Read more...

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UAE to release over 400 prisoners


November 4th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 3 (IANS/WAM) The rulers of Ajman, Fujairah and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have ordered the release of over 400 prisoners of various nationalities ahead ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Qatar offers a half-million dollar ‘education Nobel’ to Bangladesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Doha (Qatar), Nov 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs, has been awarded a prestigious new award, the WISE Prize for Education.Awarded by the Qatar Foundation, in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Government should reduce cost of doing business: UAE daily


October 1st, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 30 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government and industry leaders need to identify challenges and arrive at solutions to reduce the cost of doing business, a prominent UAE daily ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Work on Smart City to begin next month: Chandy


August 21st, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Work on the much-delayed Kochi Smart City IT project will begin September-end, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Sunday.Speaking to IANS, Chandy said that he has ... Read more...

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UAE breeds world’s first Arabian cobra in captivity


August 7th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE emirate of Sharjah has bred the world's first Arabian cobra in captivity, it was announced Sunday.Nineteen eggs of a cobra were placed by ... Read more...

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RAK Airways keen to operate more flights into Kerala


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) RAK Airways, a national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operating from Ras Al Khaimah, Tuesday evinced interest in operating more flights to Kerala."The airline's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE emirate to release 162 prisoners in Ramadan


August 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 31 (IANS/WAM) Umm al Quwain, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates, will release 162 prisoners during Ramadan.These prisoners will be released for exhibiting good ... Read more...

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