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South Africans ready to celebrate Mandela's 95th birthday
Cape Town, July 2 (IANS) South Africans are ready to celebrate the 95th birthday of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who has been is hospital for more than three weeks for a recurring lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 5:16:11 AM

UAE president honours Kazakh envoy
Abu Dhabi, July 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Independence Order-First Class on Kazakh ambassador Askar A. Mussinov in recognition of the efforts he made to strengthen bilateral ties.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 4:40:08 AM

UAE embassy helps evacuate Emiratis from Egypt
Cairo, July 2 (IANS/WAM) More than 50 Emirati citizens have been evacuated from Egypt and the UAE embassy in Cairo is closely monitoring the situation, the UAE's ambassador has said.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:20:08 AM

UAE, Pakistan sign agreement on transferring convicts
Abu Dhabi, July 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan have signed an agreement on transferring convicted individuals between them.

Monday, July 01, 2013 7:40:06 AM

Obama visits Robben Island to pay tribute to Mandela
Cape Town, June 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, currently on an official visit to South Africa, Sunday toured Robben Island off Cape Town to pay tribute to his "personal hero" -- ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 7:38:07 PM

Mandela's life should inspire African youths: Obama
Johannesburg, June 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama urged the youths of Africa Saturday to follow the footsteps of former South African president Nelson Mandela in building a bright future for their countries.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 5:56:08 AM

Five missiles seized in Egypt
Cairo, June 30 (IANS) A vehicle loaded with five missiles was seized Saturday in Egypt's North Sinai's city of Rafah, bordering the Gaza Strip, while a security officer was killed in the area later in the day.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 3:46:05 AM

Mandela making progress, says parliament speaker
Johannesburg, June 29 (IANS) Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is making progress while undergoing treatment at a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection, National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu said Saturday.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:58:05 PM

Obama meets Mandela family amid protests over South Africa visit
Johannesburg, June 29 (IANS) Barack Obama Saturday met the family members of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who is in critical condition in hospital, even as police fired stun grenades at hundreds of people protesting the US president's visit to South Africa.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:06:05 PM

Obama lauds Mandela's contributions
Pretoria, June 29 (IANS) Visiting US President Barack Obama Saturday lauded anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela for his outstanding contribution to South Africa, saying he has been a personal inspiration and continues to shine as a beacon of hope.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 6:48:03 PM

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