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Etihad to fly to Seychelles
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.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:44:08 PM

India asks Africa to fight piracy, backs its democratic upsurge
Addis Ababa, May 26 (IANS) Giving a contemporary and strategic cast to India's growing relationship with Africa, Manmohan Singh, in the first address by an Indian prime minister to the Ethiopian parliament, Thursday pushed for democratic change in the continent and made a strong pitch for joint fight against piracy and terrorism under the aegis of the UN.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:28:55 PM

Mubarak may be transferred to prison hospital
Cairo, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ailing Egyptian former president Hosni Mubarak may be transferred from a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to a prison hospital Friday, the al-Gomhuria newspaper reported.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:10:04 AM

UAE, Algeria discuss trade
Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Algeria have begun discussions here to boost trade cooperation, particularly in the fields of aviation, energy, industry and finance.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:44:07 PM

India to take up Headley disclosures with Pakistan
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) In the wake of fresh disclosures by Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley, India said Wednesday it will take up with Pakistan the issue of the ISI's role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack when their foreign ministers meet later this year and made it clear that Islamabad must 'stop its hate campaign against New Delhi'.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:40:20 PM

UAE launches e-portal
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 government.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:36:47 PM

On Africa Day, India pledges $5.7 billion, gets UN seat support
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) India Wednesday announced a $5.7 billion gift package for Africa as part of its growing engagement with the 53-nation continent as the curtains came down on the 2nd Africa-India Summit here Wednesday with both sides pledging full support for each other's resurgence.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:58:34 PM

No Indian land grab, says Ethiopian PM
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) Amid some misgivings here about India's acquisition of vast stretches of land, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Wednesday rejected charges of land grab as 'loose talk' and welcomed Indian investment for development.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:16:08 PM

India pledges $5.7 billion, Africa backs India for UN seat
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) The curtains came down on India's second summit with Africa, with New Delhi pledging $5.7 billion for 80 capacity-building institutions across the continent and the African Union declaring support for India's candidature for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:50:50 PM

India to establish 80 new institutions across Africa
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) India will establish over 80 new institutions in Africa in areas as diverse as agriculture to English language teaching in its support for institutional capacity building in Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:50:07 PM

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