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Attack on US consulate in Libya deplorable: UAE papers


September 13th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) Leading English dailies of the UAE have said the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which four Americans, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, were ... Read more...

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Indian worker kills himself in Oman


July 10th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 10 (IANS) A 30-year-old mason from India, who was reported missing by his friends last week, was found hanging from a tree in Oman's southern town 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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Abu Dhabi police to crack down on noise polluters


June 8th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police will launch a campaign starting June 10 to identify violators of laws against noise pollution.The Gulf News daily said in an ... Read more...

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Indian woman hangs herself in UAE


May 19th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old woman from India's Kerala state allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Al Ain city in Abu Dhabi.Meera Mohan, from Kottayam, was living ... Read more...

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Saudi ordered to read Quran as wife-beating punishment


May 11th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) A Saudi man found guilty of hitting his wife has been sentenced by a court to read the Quran and two Islamic books on relations between ... Read more...

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Cheating in football is sin: Saudi scholars


May 10th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, May 10 (IANS) Football players who fool referees to score goals or to obtain penalties or fouls are committing a sin, two Saudi religious scholars have said."Cheating is deceiving ... Read more...

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16,000 kg of empty cans collected in UAE


May 6th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 6 (IANS) In a countrywide drive by an environmental group against non-biodegradable waste, over a million empty cans of soft drinks weighing 16,150 kg have been collected in ... Read more...

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Indian boy in UAE helps save environment


April 15th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 15 (IANS) A 10-year-old Indian boy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is doing his own bit to save the environment. Every day, he makes paper bags ... Read more...

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Talks to benefit India, Pakistan: UAE daily


April 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 10 (IANS/WAM) Improved relations and regular talks between India and Pakistan will benefit both countries and "will deliver a blow to elements which have kept this ... Read more...

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Computer virus may target Indian firms in Dubai?


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 2 (IANS) A computer virus from China has been targeting users in India as well as in China, and as many Indian companies are based in Dubai in ... 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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Egypt MP quits for lying about cosmetic surgery


March 7th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 7 (IANS) An Egyptian MP has resigned after it was discovered he had lied about being attacked and robbed on a highway but that he had actually gone ... Read more...

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‘Syrian conflict may become long and bloody’


February 25th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 24 (IANS/WAM) The continuation of the current violence in Syria is alarming and raises a great level of concern that it may become a long and bloody ... 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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Indian found dead in UAE


February 12th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) An Indian, working as a porter in Dubai, was found dead Sunday inside a container, police said.The 55-year-old man probably died due to lack of ... 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 woman dies after weight-loss surgery


January 28th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 28 (IANS) A 27-year-old woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has died after a weight-loss surgery at a hospital in Sharjah.Samah Mustafa, a mother of three, had ... Read more...

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Sikhs get official gurdwara in UAE


January 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) The Sikh community has got their first official gurdwara in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Saturday.The gurdwara opened Friday in Jebel Ali, ... Read more...

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UAE to play major role in global film industry: Daily


January 28th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is poised to play a significant role in the international film industry, a leading English daily here said. "In its ... Read more...

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Culture, education helping Arab-China relations: UAE daily


December 30th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) Mutual respect between Arab countries and China is being built through cultural and educational programmes, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) daily has said.China was a ... Read more...

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Indian falls to death from UAE skyscraper


December 14th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 14 (IANS) A 40-year-old Indian working as a construction worker died after falling from the fifth floor of a 28-storey building in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Harminder ... Read more...

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Zardari suffers bleeding in brain, may go to London


December 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, who left Pakistan Tuesday after suffering a stroke that caused bleeding in the brain and facial paralysis, will continue to be in ... Read more...

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Man decorates car with 33,000 UAE coins


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 2 (IANS) A Dubai resident hopes to set a new Guinness record by decorating his car with 33,000 UAE coins as a tribute to the country on its ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis jailed in Dubai for human trafficking


October 31st, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 31 (IANS) Five Bangladeshi nationals have been sentenced to five years each in jail on charges of human trafficking, a media report said Monday.Prosecutors said the men conspired ... 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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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...

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Solar power to light up Dubai parks


September 29th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 29 (IANS) All parks in Dubai will soon use solar-powered lights in a bid to reduce consumption of electricity and use more natural resources, a top official has ... Read more...

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Peaceful future will prevail: UAE minister


September 10th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) After 10 years of the 9/11 terror attack, a senior UAE minister feels there is no better way to honour the victims of the incident ... 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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Kuwait teachers told to use Twitter, Facebook


August 15th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Aug 15 (IANS) Teachers in Kuwait schools are being encouraged by the government to use latest technology, including social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, to communicate ... Read more...

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Skincare products okay to use during Ramadan


August 13th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) All kinds of skin creams and lotions used externally do not amount to a violation of the fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, according ... Read more...

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India needs to be ruthless against terrorists: UAE daily


July 15th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 15 (IANS/WAM) Coordinated and ruthless action by Indian authorities against terrorists is the need of the day, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) newspaper said Friday."Three coordinated bomb ... Read more...

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Kuwaiti women seek divorce from partying husbands


July 12th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, July 12 (IANS) More than 30 Kuwaiti women have filed for divorce after they found out that their husbands spent partying on New Year's eve in Lebanon while claiming ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif a liar, says Musharraf


June 25th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has termed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif a "compulsive liar", a media report said.In an interview with ARY channel, Musharraf said ... Read more...

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