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Syrian PM joins rebels, flees to Jordan: Reports (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab joined the opposition and fled to Jordan Monday, in what could be the highest-ranking defection in the 17-month uprising. State media ... Read more...

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Syrian state TV station bombed in Damascus, PM fired


August 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Damascus, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus was Monday rocked by a powerful bomb blast, even as Prime Minister Riyad Hijab was dismissed ... Read more...

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Turkey denies fighter jet shot down by Syria


July 14th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish military has backed down from its previous claim that its fighter jet was downed last month by Syrian forces."The actual cause of the ... Read more...

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Syrian journalists killed in TV station attack


June 28th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 28 (IANS/AKI) At least four journalists were killed when armed gunmen blew up the newsroom of a pro-government television station near the Syrian capital.Hours before Wednesday's attack at ... Read more...

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Etisalat appoints Ahmad Julfar as group CEO


August 24th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar has been appointed as the new group chief executive officer of the UAE's Etisalat company, it was announced Wednesday.The appointment comes as ... Read more...

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UAE envoy meets Sibal to discuss telecom issues


January 11th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Mohammed Sultan Al Owais, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to India, met Communications Minister Kapil Sibal here Tuesday and discussed issues related to the telecom ... Read more...

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UAE’s Etisalat chairman named World CEO of 2010


November 27th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 27 (IANS/WAM) Mohammed Omran, the CEO of UAE's telecommunication service provider Etisalat, has been named the World CEO of 2010 at a ceremony in Britain, it was announced Saturday. ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications scrip opens sharply higher


June 7th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The shares of Reliance Communications, led by billionaire industrialist Anil Ambani, opened sharply higher Monday, a day after its board approved a 26 percent equity sale to ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications board nod for 26 percent stake sale


June 6th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Reliance Communications, led by billionaire industrialist Anil Ambani, Sunday approved a 26-percent strategic stake sale in the company after much speculation over UAE-based Etisalat's interest in the offer. "The ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications surges 11 percent on reports of stake sale


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Reliance Communciations, a part of the Anil Ambani group, saw its scrip soar 11.02 percent Wednesday after reports that the UAE-based Etisalat is in talks to buy ... Read more...

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Etisalat confident of offering 3G services in India


May 24th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) Telecom operator Etisalat DB, which withdrew from 3G auction in India after bidding surpassed the $2 billion-mark, is confident of offering the services in future, reports Abu Dhabi-based ... Read more...

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Collecting waste to break Guinness record


April 26th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) Students from the Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) collected 394 kg of plastic waste in an attempt to break the previous Guinness World Record ... Read more...

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UAE telecom operator plans India foray


April 2nd, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, April 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) largest telecom services provider Etisalat announced Wednesday it was planning to enter the Indian market and is in talks with Spice Communications and ... Read more...

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