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EU imposes new sanctions on 180 Iranian firms
Brussels, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The European Union's 'growing fear' regarding Iran's nuclear programme Thursday prompted the 27-member bloc to slap fresh sanctions on 180 Iranian companies.

Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:12:14 PM

Queen Elizabeth greets UAE on national day
Abu Dhabi, Dec 1 (IANS/WAM) Queen Elizabeth II has greeted UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the country's 40th National Day that falls Dec 2.

Thursday, December 01, 2011 9:55:01 PM

Production begins for award-winning UAE film projects
Abu Dhabi, Nov 30 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Film Commission has announced the start of production of films of the winners of a short film competition.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:10:19 PM

Amnesty for prisoners on UAE national day
Abu Dhabi, Nov 30 (IANS/WAM) Two emirates of the UAE Wednesday ordered the release of 64 prisoners of various nationalities in a humanitarian gesture ahead of the country's national day Dec 2.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:56:38 PM

South Africa remembers Indians with postage stamps
Pretoria, Nov 30 (IANS) South Africa has launched a series of postage stamps commemorating the arrival of Indian labourers to the country 150 years ago, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:11:54 PM

Eurozone ministers agree to expand rescue fund
Brussels, Nov 30 (IANS) Eurozone finance ministers agreed Tuesday to expand a rescue fund and to turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help to contain the spreading debt crisis.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:33:45 PM

Ban sought on Addis Ababa gay conference
Addis Ababa, Nov 30 (IANS) The fate of an upcoming gay conference here hangs in balance with religious leaders seeking a ban on it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:43:31 AM

UAE officials meet envoys
Abu Dhabi, Nov 29 (IANS/WAM) The ruler of Fujairah in the UAE has met the ambassadors of the US, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Syria and Iraq, while the deputy ruler of Dubai met a top US counter-terrorism official.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:48:08 PM

Hapless India go down 0-5 to Zambia
Margao, Nov 29 (IANS) India were thrashed 5-0 by a higher ranked Zambia in an international football friendly at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda here Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:29:22 PM

Al Qaeda planning to kidnap more Westerners
Algiers (Algeria), Nov 29 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda is planning a 'wave of abductions' of Westerners in North Africa, Algeria's secret service agency has said.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 4:51:22 PM

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