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UAE sends plane to Oman to bring home injured citizens


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the airlifting of seven UAE citizens injured in a traffic accident in Oman for treatment ... 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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Pay salaries before Eid-ul-Fitr, says UAE PM


August 7th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as the ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of salaries ... Read more...

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Etisalat posts $517 mn profit


July 26th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etisalat telecommunications company has posted a net profit of 1.9 billion dirhams for the second quarter of 2012 ending June 30.The figure represented an ... Read more...

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Air Arabia introduces new baggage policy


June 24th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, June 24 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Air Arabia Sunday introduced a new online baggage policy, enabling passengers to pay for only the luggage weight they need.The policy, effective for all tickets ... Read more...

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Etihad appoints general manager for Brazil


June 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has appointed Juan Torres as its general manager in Brazil.The appointment of Torres comes after Etihad announced flights to Sao ... Read more...

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UAE, China seek to boost trade ties


May 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 24 (IANS/WAM) UAE and China have discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment.UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi held discussions with a ... Read more...

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UAE president congratulates Putin


March 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 6 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the Russian presidential election.Putin, Russia's incumbent prime minister, has ... Read more...

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Etihad launches flights to Shanghai


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has launched five weekly direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.The airline will operate the Airbus A330-300 on the route.Etihad ... Read more...

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Etihad starts codeshare flights with Chinese carrier


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 1 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has commenced codeshare flights with Hainan Airlines of China, it was announced Thursday.This is Abu Dhabi-based airline's first ever codeshare ... Read more...

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UAE withdraws citizenship from six people


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 22 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has withdrawn citizenship from six naturalised people for posing threats to the country's security, it was announced ... Read more...

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Etihad signs $1 bn deal with aviation tech firm


December 21st, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 21 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways Wednesday signed a deal worth over $1 billion with aviation computer technology provider Sabre Airline Solutions.The 10-year deal will see ... Read more...

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Etihad buys 29 percent stake in Air Berlin


December 19th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 19 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has bought a 29.21 percent stake in Air Berlin, it was announced Monday.The deal will bring the total number of ... Read more...

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UAE, Germany hold talks


December 14th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 13 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan held talks with his German counterpart Christian Wulff who is currently on a visit to the Gulf ... Read more...

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UAE’s mineral water export up 38 percent


December 11th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 10 (IANS/WAM) UAE's mineral water export rose by 38 percent to about 107 million dhirams (about $13 million) in 2010 compared to the figure in the previous ... Read more...

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UAE president gets humanitarian award


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Friday received a humanitarian award at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.Sheikh Khalifa received the Sheikh Rashid ... Read more...

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UAE Sadu weaving on Unesco’s intangible heritage list


November 26th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Sadu weaving has become the new addition to the Unesco's list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, said the Abu Dhabi authority ... Read more...

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UAE participates in global microcredit summit in Spain


November 18th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Valladolid (Spain), Nov 18 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Ambassador to Spain Hessa Al-Otaiba has led the country's delegation to the 5th Global Microcredit Summit in Valladolid, Spain.During the four-day summit that ended ... Read more...

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UAE consul general meets Sindh governor


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) UAE Consul General Suhail Mattar Al Ketbi met Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad to discuss a trade exhibition to be held in this southern Pakistani port city.Al Ketbi ... Read more...

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UAE interior ministry calls for child protection


September 15th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Ministry of Interior has called for child protection and stressed on the need to boost communication between the school and family.The ministry's Higher ... Read more...

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UAE moon sighting committee to meet Aug 29


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Joan Al Dhahiri said the moon sighting committee will hold its meeting after the Maghreb (evening) prayer Aug 29, it was ... Read more...

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UAE president to get Islamic award


August 16th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be honoured Tuesday with Islamic Personality of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) in its 15th edition.The ... Read more...

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UAE issues new rules for egg import


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) UAE's environment and water ministry issued new rules for importing eggs from Asian countries as part of its food security measures, it was announced Monday.As per ... Read more...

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UAE plans Dubai International Airport expansion


July 7th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 6 (IANS/WAM) UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has endorsed a $7.8 billion expansion plan of the Dubai International Airport that will help boost its ... Read more...

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Etihad, Czech Airlines sign codeshare agreement


June 25th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 24 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etihad Airways and the Czech Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that will give their customers access to more destinations.The Czech Airlines will launch ... Read more...

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Etihad official carrier of Pakistani special olympics team


June 21st, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 20 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etihad Airways will be the official carrier for Pakistan's special olympics team in the upcomming sports event in Athens this year, it was ... Read more...

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Etihad to fly to Seychelles


May 27th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has announced that it will commence operations to the Seychelles' largest island of Mahe from Nov 1.Etihad will operate four ... Read more...

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UAE launches e-portal


May 26th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched an official e-portal Wednesday and said it will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the ... Read more...

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UAE, British varsities to set up joint research centre


April 27th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Khalifa University has signed an agreement with the University of Bristol to set up a joint research centre at its campus in Abu Dhabi, ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain seek cooperation in judicial matters


April 12th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Joan Al Dhahiri has lauded the country's cooperation with Britain in the judicial and legal matters.Al Dhahiri made the remarks during ... Read more...

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UAE central bank announces increase in money supply


March 28th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 27 (IANS/WAM) UAE's central bank Sunday announced that money supply rose by 2.3 percent to 48 billion dirhams (about $13 billion) at the end of February from ... Read more...

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Etihad to open contact centre in Manchester


March 25th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways will open a contact centre in Manchester in Britain.The centre is expected to be operational in 2012 and will employ ... Read more...

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UAE bans import of food items from Japan


March 25th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 24 (IANS/WAM) UAE's environment and water ministry Thursday banned the import of food items from Japan over fears of radiation contamination following the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi’s first satellite to blast off March-end


March 12th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE's first satellite - Y1A - which is aimed to serve military, civilian and commercial purposes of the country, will blast off from France March ... Read more...

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UAE’s air traffic up 6.9 percent in November


December 16th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS/WAM) UAE's air traffic movement grew by 6.9 percent in November, compared to the corresponding period last year, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said in its monthly report ... Read more...

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