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UAE, Germany discuss bilateral relations


August 29th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Germany Tuesday discussed their bilateral relations.The talks were held between UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and German ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa meets UAE envoy


August 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 27 (IANS/WAM) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud Monday on the occasion of the envoy's end of tenure in ... Read more...

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90 killed in Iran quake


August 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 90 people were killed after an earthquake hit northwestern Iran Saturday, the Fars news agency reported.Two powerful tremors measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank opens branch in Iraq


July 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Wednesday opened its branch in the Iraqi capital.ADIB is now poised to support and guide UAE in Iraq and its ... Read more...

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Five bodies found in quake-hit Afghan district


June 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 12 (IANS) Five bodies have been found from the rubble in an Afghan district that was hit by a landslide after an earthquake jolted parts of the country ... Read more...

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Remarkable turnout in parliamentary elections: Syrian minister


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 7 (IANS) Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Al Sha'ar said Monday that the parliamentary elections are moving smoothly with a "remarkable" turnout."The voting is moving normally... There ... Read more...

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UN monitors should be from neutral countries, like BRICS: Syria


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syria has said it was ready to facilitate UN monitors, but stressed that a majority of them should be from "neutral countries" like BRICS, which also ... Read more...

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Syria welcomes UN monitors, pitches for neutral BRICS


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) Minutes after the Security Council approved a resolution expanding the number of UN cease-fire observers, Syria Saturday said it was ready to facilitate the UN monitors, ... Read more...

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UAE group launches awards for sportswomen


April 10th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 10 (IANS/WAM) The Family Development Foundation (FDF) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Award for sportswomen.The award is for women's ... Read more...

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Two Brazilian girls kidnapped in Egypt


March 19th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 19 (IANS) Two Brazilian girl tourists along with their local guide were kidnapped by armed Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai peninsula Sunday afternoon, a security official said.The two tourists ... Read more...

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US sanctions on state media ‘hostile’: Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 7 (IANS) Syria has condemned the latest US sanctions against the state media, and termed the measures as "hostile", Xinhua reported."Imposing sanctions on a national media institution, which ... Read more...

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Iran’s Al-Mustafa varsity plans branch in Hyderabad


March 1st, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Iran's Al-Mustafa International University proposes to set up its branch here and has sought allotment of land for the purpose.Iranian consul general in Hyderabad Mahmoud Safari ... Read more...

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Egypt to announce Mubarak verdict June 2


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 23 (IANS) The verdict in the hearing for former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and former interior minister Habib Adly -- both accused of corruption and killing protesters -- ... Read more...

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Russia denies deal with Iran over military cooperation


February 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS) Russia and Iran have not reached any deals regarding bilateral military-technical cooperation during their latest bilateral meeting Wednesday, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.Rogozin's ... Read more...

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73 killed in Egypt football match riot (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 73 people died Wednesday when a riot broke out after a football match at a stadium in eastern Egypt, the state-run media reported.The riot ... Read more...

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Two anti-Al Qaeda women gunned down in Iraq


January 28th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 28 (IANS) The wife and daughter of an anti-Al Qaeda leader in Iraq were Saturday gunned down inside their house, Xinhua reported.Gunmen stormed the house of Sheikh Dhiyab ... 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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Scientists succeed in growing sperm in lab dish


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) For the first time in the world, researchers have grown mouse sperm from a few cells in a lab potentially paving the way for infertile men ... Read more...

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Iran warns US battleship to keep out of Gulf


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 3 (IANS) Iran's military leadership Tuesday warned a US aircraft carrier to keep out of the Persian Gulf.The warning from army commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi comes after ... Read more...

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Iran test fires more missiles


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 2 (IANS) Iran test-fired more homemade missiles on the last day Monday of its 10-day naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, the state media reported.The advanced long-range ... Read more...

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Iran denies launching missile in Persian Gulf


January 1st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A high-ranking Iranian Navy official has denied the country test-launched a wide-range missile during ongoing sea exercises in the Persian Gulf, saying that the launch ... Read more...

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Iran to fire homemade missiles during navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian navy will fire various homemade missiles during the naval drills in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian commander was quoted by Press TV as ... Read more...

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Iranian navy detects US aircraft carrier in drill zone


December 29th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) The Iranian naval forces have detected a US aircraft carrier in the area of its ongoing military exercises, said Iranian Navy's deputy commander Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi.An ... Read more...

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Bus overturns in eastern Egypt, killing 11 Hungarian tourists


November 8th, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven Hungarian tourists were killed and dozens more were injured when a bus overturned in the Egyptian coastal city of Hurghada, the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Monday.The ... Read more...

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UAE, Libya discuss bilateral relations


November 7th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 6 (IANS/ WAM) United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has held bilateral discussions here with Mahmoud Jibril, chairman of the executive board of ... Read more...

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Long-list of Man Asian Literary Prize (To go with New Indian fiction takes Asian centrestage)


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India dominates the list of 12 books long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, the Booker for Asia.The contenders are:"The Wandering Falcon" by Jamil Ahmad ... Read more...

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Libyan NTC member doubts Gaddafi death account


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 23 (IANS) A member of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has raised doubts over the exact circumstances of the death of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, Al Jazeera reported."Gaddafi ... Read more...

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Vatican recognises Libya’s NTC


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican Friday recognised Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people and wished it success, a day after the ... Read more...

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NTC seeks Gaddafi family’s extradition


October 21st, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Libya's National Transitional Council Thursday called for the extradition of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family from Algeria, Xinhua reported.The demand was made by Mahmoud Jibril, ... Read more...

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US pledges $40 mn to Libya for arms stockpile safety


October 19th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will allocate $40 million to secure and destroy stockpiles of weapons in Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her visit ... Read more...

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Mass grave of 1,270 found in Libya


September 26th, 2011 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mass grave containing the bodies of over 1,270 people killed by Muammar Gaddafi's forces has been found near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, local ... Read more...

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NATO operation in Libya to continue: Obama


September 21st, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA NOvosti) The NATO-led operation in Libya will continue until the forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi are defeated, US President Barack Obama has said."So long as the ... Read more...

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Libya’s NTC fails to agree on interim government


September 19th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 19 (IANS) Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has failed to reach an agreement on an interim government, as some members could not solve their differences, Xinhua reported.The NTC ... Read more...

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Italy to give Libyan rebels 500 mn euros


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 2 (IANS) Italy has decided to increase its initial funding to the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council to 500 million euros (around $714 million) from an earlier announced ... Read more...

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Netherlands to unfreeze Libyan assets worth $2 bn


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 2 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said the Netherlands will unfreeze $2 billion worth of Libyan assets, and is willing to offer its expertise in ... Read more...

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