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Sharjah marks International Museums Day


May 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 19 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah 's Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) marked the International Museums Day here Friday.This year the annual event was themed: "Museums in a Changing ... Read more...

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Now Pakistani men face revenge acid attacks from women


May 12th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Using acid as a weapon to disfigure women has become a worrying trend in Pakistan. But now the tables seem to have been turned on them ... Read more...

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Pakistan Navy launches warship


June 16th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy Thursday launched its fourth F-22P Frigate built with Chinese assistance during a ceremony in Karachi.The warship was built at the Karachi Shipyard and ... Read more...

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Tourism sector in Sharjah witnesses impressive growth


June 6th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, June 5 (IANS/WAM) The tourism sector in Sharjah has registered an impressive growth, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) stated Sunday.The April Statistics Report released ... Read more...

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Drone or chopper strikes will not be allowed in Pak: Chief of Naval Staff


November 24th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 24 (ANI): Drone or helicopter attacks inside Pakistan's territory will not be allowed, as that would be an attack on the country's sovereignty, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda ‘plotted to take hostages in Mumbai-style attacks on Britain’


October 29th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London/Berlin, Oct. 29 (ANI): Al-Qaeda planned to take hostages in Mumbai-style attacks on Britain, France and Germany to demand the release of the mastermind of the September 11 atrocities, according to a ... Read more...

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Illegal weapons seized from Pak madrassa


September 16th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sept 16 (ANI): A huge quantity of heavy weapons, including explosive materials, have been recovered from a madrassa (religious seminary) in Pakistan in raids jointly conducted by the Anti-Violent Crime Cell ... Read more...

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China delivers third F-22P frigate to Pak Navy


September 16th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 16 (ANI): In yet another landmark achievement in the expansion of the unwavering bilateral defence cooperation between Pakistan and China, Beijing on Wednesday delivered the third of the four F-22P ... Read more...

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British envoy attack suspects to be put on trial


September 15th, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Sep 15 (IANS) Four Al Qaeda suspects, including a German and an Iraqi, will be put on trial over their alleged involvement in a failed suicide attack on the convoy of ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi wins Magsaysay award


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's A.H.M. Noman Khan is one of the seven people chosen for the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award for his work among the disabled. "In electing Noman the board recognised ... Read more...

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Japan’s anti-nuclear activist wins Ramon Magsaysay Award


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 2 (DPA) A Japanese anti-nuclear activist was among the seven people chosen to receive the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, organisers said Monday. Tadatoshi Akiba was ... Read more...

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107,000 tourists visited Sharjah in June


July 24th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 24 (IANS/WAM) The number of tourists visiting Sharjah rose by three percent to 107,000 in June, compared to the corresponding period in 2009, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority ... Read more...

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Pak Navy chief lauds performance of China’s F-22P frigate, keen to expand co-operation


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 23 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the F-22P frigate bought from China and hopes to further bilateral naval cooperation ... Read more...

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Pak Navy inducts two P3C Orion surveillance aircraft into fleet


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jun.2 (ANI): The Pakistan Navy has inducted two P3C Orion surveillance aircraft, which were acquired from the US, into its fleet.Speaking during the induction ceremony at the Mehran naval base, Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Sharjah to organise ninth tourism road show


April 14th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 13 (IANS/WAM) A delegation of tourism authorities from Sharjah will go on a road show from April 14-20 across several Gulf countries. Places visited by the road show will include Doha, ... Read more...

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Sharjah celebrates 10 years of hosting F-1 Powerboat championship


December 12th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 12 (IANS) Sharjah is celebrating 10 years of successful hosting of the F-1 Powerboat championship, WAM news agency reported Saturday. The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), organizers of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan Navy proposes maritime body to prevent future Mumbai-type terror attacks


October 30th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 29(ANI): The Pakistan Navy is considering setting up an organisation assigned to oversee all the maritime authorities of the country to minimize the chances of a terrorist attack being launched ... Read more...

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Sharjah, Singapore to collaborate in hospitality sector


October 24th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 24 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and the Singapore Hotels Association (SHA) have signed an agreement to collaborate in the hospitality industry, ... Read more...

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Pak Navy chief denies modification of ‘defensive’ US missiles


September 29th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep.29 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, has denied reports that Islamabad had illegally modified the Harpoon missiles given to it by the US.Speaking at an international conference, ... Read more...

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Hotel occupancy rises in Sharjah despite recession


August 7th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 7 (IANS) The emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported a rise in hotel occupancy rates despite the ongoing world economic crisis, WAM news agency reported ... Read more...

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INS-Arihant no security threat to Pak, admits Naval Chief


July 29th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 29 (ANI): The Pakistan Navy does not consider India's launch of its first indigenously-made nuclear submarine as a major security threat to it, The News reports.Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff ... Read more...

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29 political killings in Karachi in June


June 8th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 8 (IANS) Pakistan's financial capital has seen a staggering 29 political killings in the first week of June, eight of them on Sunday alone, police said. Six of those killed Sunday ... Read more...

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Lashkar aide arrested with hawala money in Rajouri


March 15th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem Khan Jammu, Mar 15 (ANI): A financial coordinator of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was arrested and Rs 50,000 in hawala money recovered from his possession in Jammu and Kashmir''s Rajouri ... Read more...

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Pakistan Navy chief does a flip-flop on Mumbai (Lead)


February 28th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy chief Saturday virtually did a turnaround on his controversial remark - that there was no evidence to prove Ajmal Amir Kasab took the sea route ... Read more...

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Pak Navy to acquire early warning aircraft and UAVs


January 30th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 30 (ANI): Pakistans Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir has said that the navy will soon acquire Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) ... Read more...

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Percept to release ‘Ramchand Pakistani’ in India


July 29th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Pakistani director Mehreen Jabbar's debut film "Ramchand Pakistani" is the next in a row to be released in India by Percept Picture Company (PPC) after the hugely ... Read more...

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Toronto T20 organisers eye India for 2009 event


July 14th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 14 (IANS) Cricket organisers in Pakistan are planning to invite India for an international Twenty20 contest involving a couple of other Test playing nations in Canada next year. Sports International ... Read more...

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Pakistan, West Indies to play in Toronto quadrangular


July 12th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 12 (IANS) International cricket will be revived in Canada when Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh besides the hosts play in a four-nation Twenty20 International tournament in Toronto next month. The events ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda facing alienation from fellow jihadists, claims US expert


June 9th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
New York , June 9 (ANI): Al Qaeda is said to have lately started attracting alienation from fellow jihadists because of its brutal campaign in Iraq , as most of its ... Read more...

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