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Abu Dhabi among top tourist destinations: Expert
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi is one of the world's top tourism destinations due to its huge tourism infrastructure and services, said an expert Monday.

Monday, August 22, 2011 10:09:17 PM

Another row over India-funded presidential mansion in Ghana
Accra, Aug 22 (IANS) More than two years after the completion of the controversy-prone presidential mansion in Ghana's capital built with Indian support, another storm has engulfed the project, suggesting that the serving president cannot live there because of security concerns.

Monday, August 22, 2011 2:02:49 PM

Gaddafi's family not in Tunisia: Official
Tunis, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tunisian government has denied reports that the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was in Tunisia, Xinhua reported.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 8:14:44 AM

UAE medical team reaches out to famine victims
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) A UAE medical mission has arrived to inspect health condition of thousands of refugees who walked long distances to reach scattered camps at Dadaab area on the Kenyan-Somaliyan border.

Friday, August 19, 2011 11:48:54 PM

$8.9 mn raised for famine victims in Horn of Africa
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) A nationwide telethon being organised in the United Arab of Emirates to raise funds for victims of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa, raised about 33 million dirhams ($8.9 million) on its second day.

Friday, August 19, 2011 10:43:53 PM

20 held in Egypt for attacks on police
Cairo, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 20 people have been arrested in Egypt over attacks on police stations and gas pipelines, state media reported.

Friday, August 19, 2011 5:23:34 AM

Iftar hosted for 35 orphans in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) An Iftar was hosted Thursday for 35 orphans in collaboration with Action Care Organisation and the UAE Red Crescent Authority at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Friday, August 19, 2011 12:02:04 AM

Mubarak's ex-chief of staff to stand office abuse trial
Cairo, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's former presidential chief of staff Zakaria Azmi, once among the country's most powerful officials, will go on trial on charges of abuse of office.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:58:53 AM

UAE's finance ministry hosts Iftar
Abu Dhabi, Aug 17 (IANS/WAM) The UAE finance ministry Wednesday held an annual Iftar dinner for its employees and senior management to reflect the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:08:58 PM

UAE to launch campaign for Horn of Africa's drought-hit
Abu Dhabi, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) A three-day nation-wide fund-raising telethon for helping victims of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa will begin in the UAE Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:04:10 PM

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