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SC dismisses Swamy’s plea against Chidambaram (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In major relief for Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Supreme Court Friday rejected Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's plea to make him co-accused along ... Read more...

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457 illegal residents held in UAE


August 1st, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 31 (IANS/WAM) A total of 457 illegal residents have been nabbed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in last few days during a country-wide hunt.Among them, the ... Read more...

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UN chief working for peaceful solution in Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Brijuni (Croatia), July 22 (IANS) ) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said he is working with UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan to push for a peaceful solution ... Read more...

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US senate confirms Obama’s Fed nominees


May 18th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US senate Thursday confirmed two nominees of President Barack Obama to the Federal Reserve board.The senate voted 74-21 to confirm Jerome Powell, an attorney ... Read more...

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Omani man donates blood for 26 years


April 30th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 30 (IANS/WAM) A 49-year-old man from Oman has been honoured by the ministry of health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for donating blood for 26 years.Ahmed Bin ... Read more...

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Top UN officials to visit Syria


March 6th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 6 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan and humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit the country in the coming days, a spokesman said here."Kofi Annan, ... Read more...

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UAE grants citizenship to 53 people


March 6th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 5 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has granted citizenship to 53 people born to UAE mothers married to foreigners.The General Department of Naturalisation and Residency at the interior ... Read more...

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UAE ministry warns against fake herbal products


March 4th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE health ministry has warned the public against fake herbal products.Amin Hussein Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for medical practices and licensing at the ministry, said ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet foreign leaders


February 27th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met their counterparts from France, Morocco and Seychelles and discussed expansion of ties.Amal Al Qubaisi, first deputy ... Read more...

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UAE approves new veterinary products


February 27th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the registration of 29 new veterinary products.The decision was taken by the veterinary registration higher committee, said Amin ... Read more...

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UAE seeks better relations with Chile


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has expressed its keenness to strengthen economic, trade and investment relations with the Latin America countries, especially Chile, in near future.UAE's ... Read more...

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India, China rise makes Asia important: US


January 31st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) With the rise of China and India as world powers, Asia is becoming more important to America as Asian markets and suppliers drive the US economy, ... Read more...

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UAE armed forces holds mass wedding for troopers


December 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces has held a mass wedding for 100 troopers.The wedding held earlier this week was attended by Sheikh Hamdan ... Read more...

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Argentine minister found dead at summit


December 21st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) A 33-year-old Argentine minister was found hanging in his hotel room during a summit in Uruguayan capital Montevideo. This caused the Argentine president to leave the ... Read more...

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UAE launches anti-narcotics drive


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 3 (IANS/WAM) The UAE interior ministry will set up a new department to prevent the sale of narcotics over the internet, it was announced Saturday.The order was ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet envoys


November 30th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 29 (IANS/WAM) The ruler of Fujairah in the UAE has met the ambassadors of the US, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Syria and Iraq, while the deputy ruler of ... Read more...

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UAE to reduce prices of 115 pharmaceutical drugs


November 10th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 10 (IANS/WAM) The UAE health ministry will on Sunday announce reduced prices of 115 pharmaceutical drugs.The move is part of the ministry's efforts with local and international drugs ... Read more...

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UAE, China to enhance trade, tourism, investment ties


October 23rd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and China have stressed on the importance of boosting their trade, tourism and investment ties.The affirmation came during a meeting held between Abdullah Ahmed ... 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...

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UAE to observe Hepatitis Awareness Day July 28


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE will observe Hepatitis Awareness Day July 28 as part of the World Health Organisation's efforts to eradicate the disease, an official said Thursday.Mahmood Fikri, ... Read more...

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Nepal executes last official killer of civil war


June 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Five years after signing a peace accord to end a decade of Communist uprising, Nepal's government Tuesday executed the last surviving official killer of the civil ... Read more...

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UAE holds talks with Italy, Cambodia, Germany


June 11th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 10 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have held separate bilateral talks with Italian, Cambodian and German authorities, officials said.The UAE-Italian Joint Economic Committee ... Read more...

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CDC says that salmonella infection is on the rise


June 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has announced that salmonella infection has gone up significantly in the United States. In a report issued by ... Read more...

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Brazil confers medal on UAE envoy


May 31st, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia/Abu Dhabi, May 31 (IANS/WAM) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has conferred the National Order of Merit on the UAE ambassador to the country, officials said.Yusuf Ali Abdul Rahman Al Osaimi ... Read more...

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UAE asks workers to complain if salary not paid


May 13th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 13 (IANS/WAM) Workers who do not receive their salaries should report the matter immediately to the ministry of labour, a top United Arab Emirates (UAE) official has said.Humaid ... Read more...

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US seeking answers from Pakistan about Osama


May 6th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) US is talking with the Pakistanis to try to understand "what they knew and what they didn't know" with regard to Osama bin Laden hiding ... Read more...

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Symposium on non-tariff trade barriers in Abu Dhabi


April 19th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) A regional symposium on non-tariff trade barriers, hosted by the UAE's foreign trade ministry, in cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Islamic Development ... Read more...

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Best way to end Pakistan’s support for terrorist groups is to win Afghan war: McCain


March 16th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16(ANI): The best way to persuade Pakistan to 'end its support for terrorist groups' is to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, senior US lawmaker and former Republican presidential candidate ... Read more...

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UN concerned over violence in Libya (Lead)


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN is concerned by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call on his supporters to take to the streets, UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe ... Read more...

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UAE to participate in 16 international trade fairs


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 16 (IANS/WAM) As part of its efforts to attract more foreign investments, the United Arab Emirates will participate in 16 international trade fairs and exhibitions across the globe, including ... Read more...

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UAE to allow low-skilled, semi-skilled expatriate workers to sponsor families


December 28th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec 28(ANI): Some categories of foreign workers in the United Arab Emirates, who were previously been barred from sponsoring their children and family members can now do so by depositing Dh5,000 ... Read more...

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Krishna invites Clinton for strategic dialogue, discusses Afghanistan


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday spoke to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and invited her for the second round of strategic dialogue that will ... Read more...

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Wikileaks unethical, wrong, anti-peace: Tharoor


December 7th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Shashi Tharoor, former minister of state for external affairs, calls the the latest expose by whistleblower website WikiLeaks unethical and wrong and says the ... Read more...

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UN doubts Nepal will meet deadline on Maoist guerrillas


October 15th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 15 (IANS) A top UN envoy who visited Nepal earlier this month to assess the republic's halted peace process has expressed doubts if the political parties can decide the fate ... Read more...

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US tone-down, says ‘al-Qaeda attack alert’ meant for Europe ‘not specifically’ America


October 5th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): The U.S. government has clarified that the State Department alert on al-Qaeda backed terror plots were meant for Europe and that there was no indication that America or ... Read more...

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