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Saudi airline halts services after $266 mn loss
Cairo, Aug 22 (DPA) Saudi low-cost airline Sama is stopping its services amid heavy losses of $266 million, regional news network al-Arabiya reported Sunday.

Sunday, August 22, 2010 11:32:02 PM

Al Qaeda releases Spanish hostages after eight months
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Aug 22 (DPA) Two Spanish hostages kidnapped and held in Mali by Al Qaeda for eight months were released Sunday, local sources and regional news network al-Arabiya reported.

Sunday, August 22, 2010 10:07:50 PM

Egypt to hold Arab economic summit
Cairo, Aug 22 (IANS) Egypt will hold the second Arab Economic, Social and Development Summit in January next year, Xinhua reported Saturday.

Sunday, August 22, 2010 1:39:00 AM

Van Gogh painting stolen from Cairo museum
Cairo, Aug 21 (DPA) One of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings, 'Poppy Flowers', has been stolen from a museum in Cairo, Egypt's Ministry of Culture said Saturday.

Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:43:35 PM

Two held for attacking Indian peacekeepers in Congo
Kinshasa, Aug 19 (IANS) Military officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday said they have detained two suspects allegedly involved in the attack on Indian peacekeepers, which left three soldiers dead and seven injured, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 7:19:08 PM

Egypt completes canal project to turn desert into farmland
Alexandria (Egypt), Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) An ambitious $100 million canal project to bring water from the Nile river to the Toshka desert in Egypt to convert arid regions into farmland and boost animal production has been completed.

Monday, August 16, 2010 10:42:20 PM

40 dead in Nigeria accident
Nairobi/Lagos, Aug 16 (DPA) At least 40 people have died in a flaming multi-car pile-up near the Nigerian city of Lagos, reports said Monday.

Monday, August 16, 2010 11:32:29 AM

South Africa's street children, child beggars to be provided government shelter
Pretoria, Aug 16 (IANS) Street children in South Africa will now be provided shelter by the government and helped in leading a better life free from exploitation.

Monday, August 16, 2010 7:48:01 AM

Indians in Ethiopia celebrate I-day
Addis Ababa, Aug 15 (IANS) Indians in Ethiopia gathered Sunday at the Indian embassy here to take part in the 64th Independence Day celebrations.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 6:20:55 PM

Anil Kumble to coach budding SA spinners
Johannesburg, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian spin legend Anil Kumble will offer tips to budding South African spinners in a coaching clinic here next week.

Friday, August 13, 2010 6:19:47 PM

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