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Last updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 6:30:05 PM

FIFA presidential candidates Champagne, Ali campaign for votes
Addis Ababa, Nov 23 (IANS) Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) presidential candidates Jerome Champagne and Prince bin al-Hussein Ali are here in Ethiopia, soliciting votes ahead of the election.

Monday, November 23, 2015 1:18:03 PM

Abu Dhabi gears up for F1 Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) While temperatures drop in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Mediterranean levels, the heat is on the sheikhdom to welcome the creme of the world's motor race pilots to start at the seventh annual Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix which runs from November 27 to 29.

Monday, November 23, 2015 12:58:05 PM

Egypt vote in second phase of parliamentary polls
Cairo, Nov 22 (IANS) Egyptians on Sunday began voting in the second phase of the country's first parliamentary elections since former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 2:26:03 PM

Three new ebola cases detected in Liberia
Monrovia (Liberia), Nov 22 (IANS) Two months after Liberia was declared free of Ebola, three confirmed cases of the deadly disease have emerged in the West African nation, a media report said.

Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:10:03 PM

Egypt's Al-Azhar urges West to distinguish between Islam, terrorism
Cairo, Nov 21 (IANS) Egypt's Al-Azhar institution, the world's top body for Sunni Islamic learning, on Saturday urged the West to distinguish between Islam and terrorism, stressing that both are poles apart.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:26:03 PM

Indian-origin man's firm raises funds for diabetes cure
Abu Dhabi, Nov 21 (IANS) An Indian-origin man's company organised a diabetes awareness walk in Dubai and raised funds to support on-going research to cure the disease, a media report said here on Saturday.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 7:06:02 PM

Namibian cricketer van Schoor dies
Windhoek (Namibia), Nov 21 (IANS) Namibian cricketer Raymond van Schoor passed away here after collapsing during a match earlier.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 4:52:03 PM

Abu Dhabi airport expands baggage handling system
Abu Dhabi, Nov 21 (IANS/WAM) Airport authorities on Saturday announced several key capacity expansion initiatives at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) that will significantly improve overall operational efficiency.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 2:20:02 PM

27 killed in Mali hotel siege
Bamako, Nov 21 (IANS) Suspected militant gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Mali's capital Bamako, taking 170 people hostage that left at least 27 people dead, media reports said on Saturday.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:36:03 AM

At least 18 dead as Mali security forces end hostage situation
Bamako (Mali), Nov 20 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed on Friday after Malian special forces put an end to a hostage situation in a luxury hotel in capital Bamako.

Friday, November 20, 2015 10:32:03 PM

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