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UAE imports cucumber mostly from outside EU
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates government has clarified that the country imports most of the cucumber it consumes from outside the European Union (EU).

Thursday, June 02, 2011 10:21:34 PM

Drought in Horn of Africa affects 1.8mn children: UN
Nairobi, June 2 (IANS) Over 1.8 million children aged below five seek humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported UNICEF as stating Thursday.

Thursday, June 02, 2011 5:38:38 PM

Bank of Baroda expands in Africa with new Uganda branch
Kampala, June 2 (IANS) The state-run Bank of Baroda (BOB), which calls itself India's international bank, Thursday opened its 11th branch in Uganda as part of its renewed focus on the African continent.

Thursday, June 02, 2011 5:04:12 PM

UAE bans cucumber imports from European countries
Abu Dhabi, June 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on import of cucumbers from a number of European countries including Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:44:27 PM

FIFA rejects FA's call for defering elections
Zurich, June 1 (IANS) The FIFA Congress here Wednedsay turned ugly as Football Association (FA) chairman David Bernstein called on the 208 member associations to stop Sepp Blatter being re-elected unopposed, but they voted 172-17 against postponing the poll.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:20:23 PM

Bin Hammam writes to FIFA, claims unfair treatment
Zurich, June 1 (IANS) Suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam said that he was deliberately debarred from attending the FIFA Congress as the world body decided to accept the Qatari's appeal only after Wednesday's meeting.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 6:44:57 PM

UAE holds talks with Canada, Japan
Abu Dhabi, May 31 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held separate talks Tuesday with Canadian and Japanese diplomats, authorities said.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:24:50 PM

Mubarak not to be transferred to Cairo prison hospital
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Egypt's public prosecutor Tuesday decided not to transfer former president Hosni Mubarak from the hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh to Tora prison in Cairo due to his failing health situation.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:52:46 PM

Zambia to earn over $400 mn from tourism
Lusaka, May 31 (IANS) Zambia, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls, expects to earn about $412 million this year from tourism, President Rupiah Banda has said.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:17:21 AM

Egypt deports Iranian diplomat suspected of spying
Cairo, May 30 (IANS) An Iranian diplomat who worked at a special bureau in Egyptian capital Cairo and was arrested on charges of spying was deported Monday, state news agency MENA reported.

Monday, May 30, 2011 9:19:50 PM

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