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UN lauds UAE’s contributions during disasters


September 21st, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN has appreciated substantial contributions UAE's humanitarian and charitable organisations were offering to alleviate suffering of underprivileged population at times of regional and international ... 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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Chechen leader denies having hit-list


September 19th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Russia's Chechen republic, has denied having prepared "hit lists" of his critics.During a BBC interview, Kadyrov said: "The person who makes ... Read more...

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Russia, South Africa discussing joint weapons development


September 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and South Africa are discussing the possibility of joint development of defence-related products, Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday."There is a great potential ... Read more...

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Russian Prosecutors seek ‘Innocence of Muslims’ ban


September 18th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has declared the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" extremist and will seek a court ruling to ban the video in ... Read more...

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Sharjah launches taxi service for disabled


September 8th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) In a move to reach out to the people with special needs, the Sharjah Transport Corporation (STC) has unveiled a special taxi service for them.The new ... 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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Russian teenager attempts ‘bank robbery’ for suicide


September 7th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A teenage girl tried to 'rob' a bank in a region in western Russia so that she could afford to leave her native city and ... 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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Old homes being renovated in Dubai


September 4th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 3 (IANS/WAM) The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has launched an initiative aimed at renovating old homes owned by families that include retired, the elderly and disabled ... 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, 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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Etihad, Alitalia to launch Rome-Abu Dhabi flights


August 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced direct Rome-Abu Dhabi flights from December.Alitalia will operate four weekly ... Read more...

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UAE, Australia discuss ties


August 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the UAE and Australia have held talks on boosting bilateral relations, especially in the nuclear energy sector.The UAE's Assistant Foreign Minister for International ... Read more...

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Russia seeks extradition of arms dealer from US


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russia has handed to the US documents required by the country to consider the extradition of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the Russian justice ministry ... Read more...

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Fire at UAE building


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) A building in an industrial area in Al Ain city in the UAE caught fire Tuesday, but the blaze was put out in a short ... Read more...

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World’s heaviest book displayed in UAE


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) The world's heaviest book, "This is Mohammed", is currently on display at a mall in Al Ain, the garden city near Abu Dhabi.The Guinness World ... Read more...

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Russia to make Mi-171 helicopters for China


August 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build Mi-171E multipurpose helicopters under a contract with China, an official said Tuesday.Moscow and Beijing signed a contract in July on the delivery ... Read more...

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UAE volunteers celebrate Eid with Syrian refugees


August 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the UAE celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan.The volunteers, sent by the Zayed Giving Initiative, organised various events ... Read more...

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UAE president greets leaders on Eid


August 19th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent his best wishes to leaders of many countries on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Sheikh Khalifa exchanged ... Read more...

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UAE charity helps poor Palestinians


August 19th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) The Human Appeal International (HAI), a non-governmental aid agency based in the UAE, has given zakat money and clothes to poor Palestinian families ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.Ibrahim ... Read more...

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Syria refugees in neighbouring countries on rise


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug17 (IANS/WAM) The UN refugee agency Friday reported a sharp rise in the number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey and Jordan.According to the UN agency, the total number ... Read more...

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Madonna sued for $10 mn over Russian concert comments


August 18th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian activists have filed $10.5 million lawsuits against pop diva Madonna and organisers of her St. Petersburg concert in which ... Read more...

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Science fiction writer Harrison dies at 87


August 16th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Harry Harrison, an American novelist whose science fiction novels achieved cult status in post-Soviet Russia, died Wednesday, his official website reported. He was 87.Reports did ... Read more...

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Russian Olympic medallists given luxury cars


August 16th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Many of Russia's medal-winning Olympic athletes were presented with luxury cars Wednesday and the others were also promised cars soon.Many of Russia's gold medallists received ... Read more...

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Emirates Post issues stamps on Arab Postal Day


August 16th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Post, in association with Arab postal administrations, has issued a set of commemorative stamps in one denomination (225 Fils) to mark Arab Postal Day."We ... Read more...

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Iran pardons 130 inmates ahead of Eid al-Fitr


August 16th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 130 convicts held on treason charges have been released in Iran on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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Greater Flamingo breeds at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve


August 14th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 13 (IANS/WAM) The greater flamingo has successfully bred once again at the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi, the emirate's environment agency (EAD) revealed Monday.Flamingos first ... Read more...

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Pope Benedict’s butler to face trial for stealing letters


August 13th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI' butler Paolo Gabriele, suspected of stealing the pontiff's documents, will go on trial, said a Vatican spokesperson Monday.Gabriele, 46, was arrested May ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Joshua wins super heavyweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anthony Joshua of Britain won a thrilling super heavyweight (+91kg) final against Italy's defending champion Roberto Cammarelle to take Olympic gold here at the ExCel ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Russia win rhythmic gymnastics gold


August 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia emphatically captured the rhythmic gymnastics gold at the London Olympics Tuesday, finishing well clear of runners-up Belarus.The Russians won with a total score of ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Light heavyweight gold for Russia’s Mekhontsev


August 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Yegor Mekhontsev won his country's first boxing gold medal of the Olympics beating Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov on a tie-break in the final here at ... Read more...

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