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Etisalat launches BlackBerry service
Abu Dhabi, May 10 (IANS/WAM) Indians living in Dubai can now avail a free 15-minute international call every month, thanks to UAE-based telecom giant Etisalat's new BlackBerry Homeland promotion scheme.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:38:22 PM

Countdown begins for India-Africa summit
Addis Ababa, May 10 (IANS) Ahead of the second summit between India and the African continent, a two-day seminar begins in the Ethiopian capital Wednesday on how the India-Africa partnership can be mutually beneficial to their growth and development.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:45:11 PM

Egyptian ex-minister sentenced to five years in jail
Cairo, May 10 (IANS) Egypt's former tourism minister Zuheir Garranah was sentenced to five years in jail Tuesday for illegally issuing licences to tourism companies, state TV said.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:54:28 PM

Agenda being set for India-Africa Summit in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, May 10 (IANS) A two-day India-Africa seminar kicks off here Wednesday ahead of the second India Africa Forum Summit to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Ethiopian capital later this month to step up ties between the two regions that account for 40 percent of humanity.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:55:36 PM

Abu Dhabi hosts global space and satellite forum
Abu Dhabi, May 9 (IANS/WAM) The Global Space and Satellite Forum 2011 (GSSF) opened here Monday by UAE Education Minister Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan.

Monday, May 09, 2011 10:00:43 PM

36 die in Togo boat capsize
Lome (Togo), May 9 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed when their boat capsized in a lake in the western African country of Togo, Xinhua reported Monday.

Monday, May 09, 2011 5:23:21 PM

UAE to host debt management conference
Abu Dhabi, May 8 (IANS/WAM) The UAE finance ministry will host an international debt management conference in Abu Dhabi Tuesday, the organisers said.

Sunday, May 08, 2011 10:37:14 PM

Campaign to boost agricultural yield in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, May 8 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has launched a campaign to boost agricultural productivity in the emirate.

Sunday, May 08, 2011 10:21:45 PM

Nine die in Egyptian sectarian violence
Cairo, May 8 (IANS) Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has called an emergency cabinet meeting following sectarian clashes in Cairo that left nine people dead, Xinhua reported.

Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:20:24 PM

Nephew of Tunisia's ex-president jailed for drug abuse
Tunis, May 8 (IANS) A nephew of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to two years in prison by a court in the capital on charges of drug abuse, the official TAP news agency reported.

Sunday, May 08, 2011 6:59:30 AM

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