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India to pitch for fast-tracking UN reforms, combating terror


September 21st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India will pitch for fast-tracking reforms of the UN Security Council and press for expanded global cooperation in combating terrorism, piracy and climate change during ... Read more...

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World leaders condole Saudi prince’s death


June 17th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) A number of world leaders have sent their condolences to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the royal family and the people over ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda says Tunisia’s constitution violates Quran


June 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 12 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's ruling Islamist party has "violated" the Quran by accepting a constitution that is not based solely on Islamic law, Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ... Read more...

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India, Bahrain sign tax, IT pacts


May 31st, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India and Bahrain, home to home to nearly 350,000 Indian nationals, Thursday signed a key tax information exchange agreement and another pact on ... Read more...

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Amid global slowdown, India, Bahrain to scale up investment


May 30th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) With the government opening the doors for qualified foreign investors (QFIs) from the Gulf, India Thursday will pitch for accelerated trade and investment with ... Read more...

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Bahrain’s crown prince to visit India


May 29th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India and Bahrain, home to nearly 350,000 Indian nationals working in the Gulf, are set to scale up strategic and economic ties during Crown ... Read more...

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Yemen to get over $3 billion Saudi Arabian aid


May 24th, 2012 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced to give over $3 billion aid to its unrest-ridden neighbour Yemen for developmental works, according to official SABA news agency.During "the Friends ... Read more...

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Remittances to India rose to $64 billion in 2011: World Bank


April 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India remains the top recipient of money from diaspora as total remittance flow to the country is estimated to reach $64 billion in 2011, almost ... Read more...

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Kerala-born Yusuffali making waves in Gulf


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala-born M. A. Yusuffali is today dubbed as one of the most influential Indians in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a political and economic alliance ... Read more...

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Dubai to host global investors meet


April 12th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 12 (IANS) Dubai will host an international investment meet next month to help connect foreign investors seeking new destinations with fast growing economies.Participants from 45 countries will attend ... Read more...

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Dubai to host global investors meet


April 12th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 12 (IANS) Dubai will host an international investment meet next month to help connect foreign investors seeking new destinations with fast growing economies.Participants from 45 countries will attend ... Read more...

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Dubai to host agri-business meet


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 22 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the Middle East's largest agri-business trade event next month.Now in its second year, the AGRA Middle East 2012 will be organised at the ... Read more...

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Yemen’s Saleh hands over power to new president


February 27th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 27 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Monday marked the end of his 33-year rule in the Middle East nation by formally handing over power to newly-elected president ... Read more...

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Hadi elected as Yemen’s new president


February 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 24 (IANS) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was elected as Yemen's new president with 6.6 million people voting in his favour, said the country's Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum ... Read more...

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Netherlands recalls ambassador from Syria


February 8th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 8 (IANS) The foreign ministry of the Netherlands Tuesday recalled its ambassador from Syria, following similar steps by several nations to ramp up pressure against Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Foreign ministers of Turkey, six Gulf nations meet


January 29th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 29 (IANS/WAM) Foreign ministers of Turkey and six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman -- ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host 2012 Global Financial Markets Forum


January 27th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host 2012 Global Financial Markets Forum in February.Commencing Feb 29, the event will witness a host of high profile speakers addressing the ... Read more...

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UAE, Oman discuss trade barriers


January 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has held a meet with Oman to strengthen trade relations.Conducted as part of the UAE's strategy to enhance trade relations with ... Read more...

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UAE most competitive banking market in Gulf


January 14th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains the most competitive banking market in the Gulf region, a report by the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has ... Read more...

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India pushing Gulf countries for liberal labour laws


January 8th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) India will enter into bilateral agreements with the Gulf countries to curb exploitation of Indian labour in the region and ensure a decent working environment ... Read more...

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US to cut armed forces: Obama


January 6th, 2012 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new defence strategy that seeks to cut the country's armed forces in a bid to reduce the ... Read more...

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Gulf petrochemical investments to touch $160 bn


January 1st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) Investment in the petrochemical sector in the Gulf region would go up to $160 billion in the next five years, an energy report has revealed.The ... Read more...

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GCC leaders welcome Gulf Union proposal


December 20th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Dec 20 (IANS/WAM) The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have welcomed a proposal from the Saudi king for a Gulf Union.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Dubai health authority website wins award


December 17th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS/WAM) The website of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has won an award for the best e-content in the Gulf region.The website -- www.dha.gov.ae -- won the ... Read more...

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India tops again, gets $58 bn remittance in 2011


December 1st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Maintaining its leading position, India is estimated to get $58 billion remittance from its diaspora in 2011, followed closely by China at $57 billion, ... Read more...

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UN Security Council urges strict implementation of Yemeni political agreement


November 29th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Monday underlined the importance of strictly implementing the new political agreement in Yemen, which agrees to a ... Read more...

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Toshiba Elevator sets up unit in Middle East


November 29th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 29 (IANS) Toshiba Elevator, a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corporation, Tuesday said it has set up a new firm aimed to expand its operation in the Middle ... Read more...

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L&T; Oman bags orders worth Rs.875 crore


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Thursday said it had bagged two road construction projects worth Rs.875 crore through its subsidiary in Oman."The orders are for ... Read more...

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Dabur India Q2 net profit rises 8.42 percent


October 31st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Dabur India Monday reported an increase 8.42 percent in net profit at Rs.173.86 crore for the quarter ended Sep 30 owing to the strong growth ... Read more...

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UAE backs Pakistan for UNSC seat


October 20th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The UAE will back Pakistan's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council, the UAE's envoy here has said.UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Essa ... Read more...

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UAE to host GCC financial, economic committee meet


October 20th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates will host the 91st meeting of the financial and economic committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Saturday.It will be ... Read more...

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28th GCC labour ministers meet begins in UAE


October 20th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 19 (IANS/WAM) Labour and social welfare ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have begun their 28th meeting in Abu Dhabi.UAE Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host Gulf supply summit


October 15th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 14 (IANS/WAM) An uninterrupted supply of goods within the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be discussed at a summit here next week.The third edition ... Read more...

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DP World seeks close trade ties with India


October 14th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 13 (IANS/WAM) DP World, one of the world's major marine terminal operators based in Dubai, has sought close trade ties with India."Indian exporters and importers have been among ... Read more...

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Indian Minister E. Ahamed in Kuwait


October 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed has urged Kuwait and other GCC countries to invest in India which he termed as "the ... Read more...

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