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Obama foresees more protests in Middle East


September 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Golden (Colorado), Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Thursday in an interview with EFE that he expects more anti-US protests in the Middle East in the coming days, ... Read more...

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Kuwait football coach out of coma


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade (Serbia), Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The coach of the Kuwait national football team has come out of a coma after being shot last month.Goran Tufegdzic is awake, in a ... Read more...

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UAE,Canada discuss relations


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Canada have held talks here to discuss their relations and ways to strengthen them in different areas.The meet was ... Read more...

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Tata to take ‘Himalayan’ water brand to new markets


August 31st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages, a part of the Tata Group, Friday said it is working on increasing the penetration of its 'Himalayan' water brand and aiming to ... Read more...

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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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British Airways steward jailed for hoax bomb threat


August 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Airways steward who wrote a bomb threat on a plane's toilet door so that he could "save the day", become a hero and get ... Read more...

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Main battle against terror ends: Iraqi PM


August 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 7 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said that his country's main battle with terrorism has ended despite some cells of terrorists still being active, Xinhua ... Read more...

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500,000 Captagon tablets seized in Dubai


August 7th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has intercepted a massive shipment of 500,000 Captagon tablets, a synthetic amphetamine-type stimulant, at the Jebel Ali port.The Fenethylline drug pills were found in ... Read more...

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Russia to give $2 mn for Palestinian refugees


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will allocate $2 million to the UN agency in charge of providing aid to the Palestinian refugees in 2013, the Russian Foreign Ministry said ... Read more...

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Net deterioration in global security environment: PM


July 31st, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "a net deterioration" in the international security environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India's immediate neighbourhood, terrorism ... Read more...

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Cultural relics found in South China Sea


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Twelve underwater cultural relics sites were discovered in South China Sea.The sites near Xisha Islands contain ancient pottery and porcelain wares, copper coins and boat parts, ... Read more...

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5,000-year-old wooden boat discovered in Egypt


July 26th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) French archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old wooden boat in an expedition in Egypt, the Daily Mail reported.The significant discovery was made in Abu Rawash, west of ... Read more...

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Italian imam held for human trafficking


July 18th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, July 18 (IANS/AKI) A radical Muslim imam and three Syrian nationals were arrested in Italy Wednesday on suspicion of belonging to a human trafficking gang that smuggled illegal migrants ... Read more...

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HCL Info partners Consolidated Gulf to sell products in Qatar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) HCL Infosystems Monday said it has signed a deal with Qatar's technology and engineering solutions and services provider Consolidated Gulf (CGC) to distribute its laptops, ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade surplus reduces


July 16th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 16 (IANS) South Korea's trade surplus reduced to $10.7 billion in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier due to sluggish exports amid external ... Read more...

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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...

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Kerala seeks chartered flights from Middle East


June 19th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Tuesday that he favours chartered flights from the Middle East to clear the rush in the wake of cancellations by ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia’s version of the ‘Got Talent’ bans women from taking part


June 18th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Riyadh, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Buraidah's Got Talent, Saudi Arabia’s version of the Got Talent TV format has been launched. The program bans women from taking part. The program’s contestants are ... Read more...

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L&T; bags orders worth Rs.1,076 crore in Q1 of 2012-13


June 15th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Friday said it has bagged new orders worth Rs.1,076 crore across various businesses during the first quarter of ... Read more...

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Russian media market to grow to $39 bn by 2016


June 14th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's entertainment and media market will grow to $39 billion by 2016, with consumer spending in the sector to grow at an average annual rate ... Read more...

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‘Nokia regaining lost ground in handset market’


June 7th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia is regaining its lost ground in the global handset market, thanks to a strategy it adopted in 2011, said an official here. ... Read more...

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UAE, Switzerland discuss bilateral cooperation


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Switzerland held bilateral talks Saturday about strengthening their cooperation in foreign aid.The dicussions were held between the UAE's ambassador to ... Read more...

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China assumes rotating UNSC presidency


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 2 (IANS) China Friday assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for June.Li Baodong, China's permanent representative to the UN, took over the presidency from ... Read more...

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China to take over UNSC rotating presidency


May 31st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 31 (IANS) China will take over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in June.China will "adhere to the principle of being fair, neutral, efficient and ... Read more...

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Two Saudi Olympic riders banned after horses test positive


May 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will miss two top riders in the equestrian event of the London Olympics after their horses tested positive for banned substance.Khaled Abdulaziz al-Eid and ... Read more...

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Dragonair to link Kolkata and Hong Kong


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) International air carrier Dragonair, a part of Cathay Pacific Group, will launch a new service between Hong Kong and Kolkata, the company announced Wednesday.The service to ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi airport named best in Middle East


April 26th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named the best airport in the Middle East, and the third best ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan tea production drops


April 25th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tea production fell 22.6 percent in March compared with the same period of 2011, said the state-run Tea Board Wednesday, fueling fears that the ... Read more...

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Unicef to help displaced women, children of Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) The Unicef will address urgent issues related to health, education and other needs of thousands of displaced Syrian women and children, a UN spokesman said.According ... 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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Being a mom is exercise enough: January Jones


March 17th, 2012 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Actress January Jones, who welcomed son Xander last September, says she has shed her pregnancy weight by doing nothing but her maternal duties."I haven't been ... Read more...

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47 tonnes of hashish seized in Turkey in 2011


March 15th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 14 (IANS) A total of 46.9 tonnes of hashish and 6.4 tonnes of heroin were seized by police in Turkey in 2011, the Anatolia news agency reported.Police detained ... Read more...

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Russia accuses Libya of training Syrian rebels


March 9th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's envoy to the UN has accused Libya of running a training centre for Syrian rebels combating the "legal government" of President Bashar al-Assad."We are ... Read more...

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US stocks higher on housing report


February 28th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) US stocks traded higher at mid-day Monday as better-than-expected housing data helped lift the market, Xinhua reported.The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed the 13,000 mark.The ... Read more...

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Madonna’s concert tickets go on sale


February 27th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The tickets of Madonna’s 2012 MDNA World Tour have sold out. About 22,000 tickets were made available to the public for the concert which will take ... Read more...

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