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US eyes infrastructure spending in India, emerging economies


September 21st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With India and other emerging economies set to spends trillions of dollars to build infrastructure, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hoping that they would ... Read more...

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UAE calls for n-weapons free Middle EAst


September 21st, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on all countries in the Middle East to make a positive commitment to contribute to the establishment of a ... Read more...

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Assad’s sister flees Syria : Report


September 19th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sister has fled the country along with her children to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Al Arabiya reported Wednesday citing an ... Read more...

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New US envoy presents credentials to Rajapaksa


September 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) US ambassador Michele J. Sison presented her credentials to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Friday.Sison is a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, ... Read more...

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UAE condemns attack on US consulate in Benghazi


September 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi city, in which US ambassador ... Read more...

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UAE, UNESCO sign educational agreement


September 8th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UNESCO have signed an agreement on the operation of the the Sharjah-based Regional Centre for Educational Planning (RCEP).The agreement ... Read more...

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UAE-Vietnam discuss economic relations


September 7th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 6 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Vietnam Thursday discussed their relations and ways to strengthen economic cooperation and coordination.The meet was held between the UAE's Minister ... Read more...

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UAE, Netherlands discuss relations


September 7th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 6 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and The Netherlands have held discussions on enhancing their relations.The discussions were held Tuesday between the UAE's Ambassador Abdullah Hamdan Al-Naqbi ... Read more...

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UAE to set up camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan


September 4th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will establish a camp for Syrian refugees at Jordan's Mafraq city.This was announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman ... 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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UAE delivers aid for Libyan schools


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) About 20 tonnes of stationery, school bags, and clothes for displaced students have been delivered by the UAE's Red Crescent Authority (RCA) to the Libyan ... Read more...

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UAE condemns Myanmar violence


August 30th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has condemned the violation of the rights of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the recent acts of violence against them.These violent ... 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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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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Pakistan appoints new bowling coach


August 25th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the appointment of former fast bowler Muhammad Akram as the new bowling coach of the national team for one ... Read more...

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Etihad to run daily Brisbane-Abu Dhabi flights


August 16th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways will run flights between Brisbane and Abu Dhabi on daily basis from Feb 1, 2013.The airlines has announced its ... Read more...

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UAE leaders greet President Mukherjee on Independence Day


August 16th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent congratulations to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on the country's Independence Day.Similar ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy rejects $1 mn for defection


August 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian ambassador to Mauritania has rejected an offer of $1 million to defect in exchange for permanent residence in Qatar, Iran's Press TV reported.It ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari sworn in as vice president (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Hamid Ansari took oath as India's vice president for a second consecutive term at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Saturday.Ansari was administered ... Read more...

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Fisherman killing: India seeks transparent probe from US


August 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India Thursday said it has sought from the US a "full, transparent and expeditious investigation" into the death of an Indian fisherman killed off ... Read more...

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IndiGo launches Dubai-Hyderabad daily flight


August 7th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) IndiGo Airlines Tuesday launched its new daily Dubai-Hyderabad flight with an Airbus-320 aircraft.The first flight landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) from Dubai at 11.05 ... Read more...

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Ansari re-elected vice president with comfortable margin (Roundup)


August 7th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) UPA candidate Hamid Ansari scored comfortable victory in the vice-presidential election Tuesday, defeating NDA nominee Jaswant Singh by 238 votes to secure another term ... Read more...

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36 UAE diplomats sworn in


August 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) A new batch of 36 United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats has taken oath of office and secrecy before Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ... Read more...

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Rajamony takes over as president’s press secretary


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Venu Rajamony, an Indian Foreign Service officer, who has served in Indian missions in Beijing, Washington and Geneva, Thursday assumed charge as the press ... 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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UAE, Egypt sign deal for heart surgery centre


July 31st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt have signed an agreement to establish a specialised centre for heart surgery at the University of Ain Shams ... Read more...

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Olympic Football: Spain knocked out after loss to Honduras


July 30th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Spain crashed out of the London Olympics after they suffered a shock 0-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras.The Spanish outfit have lost two games from ... Read more...

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UAE refuses to extradite Russian corporate crime suspect


July 26th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has turned down Russia's request for extraditing the suspected leader of a group accused of illegal takeovers of dozens of ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy to UAE defects after wife joins rebels


July 25th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defected Wednesday, a day after his wife, the Syrian envoy to Cyprus, announced she was joining the rebels.Abdel ... Read more...

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UAE charity group launches iftar project in Pakistan


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its iftar project in Pakistan through which food and clothes will be ... Read more...

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UAE sends food parcels to Pakistan’s tribal region


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 20,000 food parcels costing a total of $1 million to be distributed among needy families in Pakistan's northwest ... Read more...

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US assures transparent probe into fisherman killing


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The US Monday assured a "thorough and transparent" investigation into the killing of an Indian fisherman by one of its naval personnel from aboard a ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to fly daily to Vietnam


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial capital and most ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet US, Chinese envoys


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met the ambassadors of the US and China and discussed bilateral relations.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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Ramadan begins in UAE


July 20th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began Friday in the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Ramadan Moon-sighting Committee announced.July 19 was the last day of ... Read more...

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