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UAE, UN aid agency explore cooperation


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have discussed joint cooperation during humanitarian emergencies.OCHA's Gulf office head Khaled Khalifa lauded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE builds 40 schools in Pakistan


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Project to Assist Pakistan has built 40 schools and handed them over to authorities in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Around 21,000 boys and girls ... Read more...

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Jobs for Indians with security is Thales mandate


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 3 (IANS) French defence, aerospace and civilian technology major Thales not just believes in creating employment for "enterprising and hard working" Indians at its global projects but also ... Read more...

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China’s tallest building to reach 2,073 feet


May 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) The 121-storey Shanghai Tower being built in Shanghai city will be China's tallest building upon completion, the construction company said Tuesday.On Tuesday, it reached a height ... Read more...

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Tokyo Skytree opens to the public


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower ever built, has opened to the public.Tobu Tower Skytree Co., the skyscraper’s operator, expects that the opening of the tower will ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Dubai’s Princess Tower enters Guinness Records


May 21st, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 21 (IANS/WAM) The 107-storey-tall Princess Tower in Dubai has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest residential building.Measuring 414 metres from base to tip, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lockerbie bomber who killed 270 is dead


May 20th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the lone person convicted in the bombing of a US plane over Scotland's Lockerbie that killed 270 people, died Sunday, CNN ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE launches wildlife conservation project


April 15th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has launched a project to protect the wildlife and the fragile ecosystem of the Jebel Hafit mountain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazilian conglomerate gets $2 bn infusion from Abu Dhabi


March 27th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's richest person, Eike Batista, announced Monday that he sold a 5.63 percent stake in his sprawling EBX conglomerate to Abu Dhabi state investment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE’s first Confucius institute opened


March 8th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Wednesday opened the Confucius Institute for Chinese Language at ... Read more...

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World’s strongest man championship in UAE


February 11th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates will host the World's Strongest Man championship here Sunday.A total of 22 contestants from 23 countries will participate in the three-day ... Read more...

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Doha declaration of Palestinian reconciliation signed


February 7th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Feb 6 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and chief of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Hamas politbureau Khalid Mashaal signed here Monday the Doha Declaration of the Palestinian reconciliation.The Doha ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arab-Chinese business meet kicks off in Sharjah


January 19th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 18 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao inaugurated the fourth Arab-Chinese Business Conference here Wednesday.The conference is organised ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi airport completes 30 years


January 4th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 3 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday celebrated three decades of providing travellers with world class services.The UAE capital's international ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China races to build world’s second tallest skyscraper


December 28th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Dec 28 (IANS) Work crews have completed the foundation for the world's second tallest building one month ahead of schedule and are now constructing the ground structure of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tom Cruise escapes serious injury


December 12th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise escaped serious injury as he kept slamming into the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai while performing the stunts.The actor ... 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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in World |

Pact signed to sponsor 5,000 Indonesian orphans


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has signed an agreement with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to jointly sponsor 5,000 Indonesian children orphaned by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India ranked 132 in ease of doing business: Report


October 20th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India ranks 132 out of 183 countries in terms of the domestic regulatory environment for doing business, according to a World Bank and International Finance ... Read more...

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British fugitive arrested in Hyderabad


October 18th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police have arrested a British national wanted in Britain for murder of a student, police said Monday. Mohammed Ali Ege, a British national against whom ... Read more...

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US, UAE discuss bilateral ties


September 10th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met here Saturday to discuss bilateral cooperation in the health sector.Hanif Hassan, UAE minister of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi must face Lockerbie trial, says acquitted man


August 28th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) A man acquitted of the Lockerbie bombing, in which 270 people were killed, has said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should be tried in court over whether ... Read more...

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Gender barrier broken in Agra musical tradition


August 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 1 (IANS) In a social revolution of sorts, women have been inducted for the first time in Bhagat singing troupes, a 400-year-old musical tradition unique to Agra.A fortnight-long ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tandon, Mangaonkar in last eight of world junior squash


July 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Herentals (Belgium), July 15 (IANS) India's top junior Ramit Tandon, seeded 5-8, and Mahesh Mangaonkar entered the quarter-finals of the WSF Men's World Junior squash championship.Tandon, an 18-year-old from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistan to miss world junior squash after players refused visa


July 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 12 (IANS) Former champions Pakistan will not feature in the 2011 World Men's Junior Squash Championships getting underway in Belgium Wednesday after the Belgian embassy in Islamabad refused ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bank of Baroda, UAE trade hub sign agreement


July 11th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 10 (IANS/WAM) India's Bank of Baroda has signed an agreement with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to provide a range of commercial banking services, it was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Five tonnes of sub-standard food destroyed in Abu Dhabi


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 2 (IANS/WAM) The municipality of Abu Dhabi city has destroyed over five tonnes of food material for falling short of specifications and health standards ... Read more...

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China to get world’s third tallest building


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is to get the world's third tallest building, the China Daily reported Wednesday.The Wuhan Greenland Center, developed by the Shanghai-based Greenland Group and designed by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Larsen and Toubro bags Rs.1,366 crore-worth orders from Gulf


June 21st, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen and Toubro Tuesday said its construction division has bagged engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) orders worth Rs.1,366 crore (about $300 million) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE varsity to host technology forum


May 11th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 11 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa University will host the UAE's fifth Information and Communication Technology Research Forum (ICTRF2011) at its campus here Sunday, the organisers said.The event, which ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE, British varsities to set up joint research centre


April 27th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Khalifa University has signed an agreement with the University of Bristol to set up a joint research centre at its campus in Abu Dhabi, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NATO aiding divided rebel force in Libya


April 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi (Libya), Apr 20(ANI): As the world community scrambles to provide humanitarian aid to Libya, it has been revealed that NATO is aiding a divided force that cannot agree on who its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest building


April 16th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The world's tallest building, the one-mile high Kingdom Tower, will be built in western Saudi Arabia.The skyscraper, expected to cost $30 billion, will be erected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cruise’s high-rise Dubai stunt terrified Holmes


April 6th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes says she was terrified to see husband Tom Cruise diving off the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai while shooting for ... Read more...

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