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UAE markets to be closed Jan 1
Abu Dhabi, Dec 28 (IANS/WAM) Financial markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will remain closed Jan 1 for celebrating the New Year, an official statement said.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:17:01 PM

Kenyan star athlete Rudisha to open season in Australia
Nairobi, Dec 28 (IANS) Kenya''s 800-metre athlete David Rudisha, who broke the world record in 2010 twice, will start his outdoor season in Australia at Melbourne and Sydney meetings to be held in March.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3:12:51 PM

Africa emerging as a continent of opportunity
Accra, Dec 28 (IANS) Defying the festering Eurozone crisis, Africa is poised for an economic upsurge, with international observers and the World Bank hailing it the ''continent of opportunity.''

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:36:45 PM

19 dead in South Africa road accident
Cape Town, Dec 28 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed in a head-on between a minibus and car in South Africa, police said Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 2:10:39 AM

UAE banks to remain closed on New Year''s Day
Abu Dhabi, Dec 27 (IANS/WAM) The UAE''s Central Bank has issued a circular announcing the New Year''s day, falling Sunday, to be an official holiday for the banking sector.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:55:49 PM

EU condemns Nigeria Christmas bombings
Brussels, Dec 27 (IANS) The European Union Monday condemned the Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria that left scores of people dead or injured.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:08:02 AM

10 injured in fog-related accidents in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Dec 26 (IANS/WAM) At least 10 people were injured and 25 vehicles were damaged in traffic accidents caused by thick fog on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi road Monday morning.

Monday, December 26, 2011 10:57:12 PM

GCC oil ministers pass unified oil strategy
Abu Dhabi, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) oil ministers have recommended approval of unified prospecting law as a guide for three years.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:12:22 PM

Egypt''s Islamists sweep run-off in 2nd-stage parliamentary vote
Cairo, Dec 24 (IANS) The turnout of the run-off in the second stage of the Egyptian parliamentary elections hit 43 percent, chairman of the High Judicial Elections Commission Abdel- Moez Ibrahim announced on Saturday.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 11:32:49 PM

Over 50 killed in Nigeria clash
Lagos, Dec 24 (IANS) At least 50 rebels of the Boko Haram group and three Nigerian soldiers were killed in a clash in northwestern part of the country, Xinhua reported Saturday.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 10:42:49 PM

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