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UAE varsity to host technology forum
Abu Dhabi, May 11 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa University will host the UAE's fifth Information and Communication Technology Research Forum (ICTRF2011) at its campus here Sunday, the organisers said.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:45:47 PM

French envoy to Madagascar survives plane crash
Antananarivo (Madagascar), May 11 (IANS) French Ambassador to Madagascar Jean-Marc Chataignier had a miraculous escape when his small plane crashed in the southeast part of the Indian Ocean island nation, officials told Xinhua Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:19:27 PM

58 bodies washed ashore on Tunisian coastline
Tunis, May 11 (IANS) A total of 58 bodies were found washed ashore the Tunisian coastline, Xinhua quoted a media report as saying.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:05:25 AM

Etisalat launches BlackBerry service
Abu Dhabi, May 10 (IANS/WAM) Indians living in Dubai can now avail a free 15-minute international call every month, thanks to UAE-based telecom giant Etisalat's new BlackBerry Homeland promotion scheme.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:38:22 PM

Countdown begins for India-Africa summit
Addis Ababa, May 10 (IANS) Ahead of the second summit between India and the African continent, a two-day seminar begins in the Ethiopian capital Wednesday on how the India-Africa partnership can be mutually beneficial to their growth and development.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:45:11 PM

Egyptian ex-minister sentenced to five years in jail
Cairo, May 10 (IANS) Egypt's former tourism minister Zuheir Garranah was sentenced to five years in jail Tuesday for illegally issuing licences to tourism companies, state TV said.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:54:28 PM

Agenda being set for India-Africa Summit in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, May 10 (IANS) A two-day India-Africa seminar kicks off here Wednesday ahead of the second India Africa Forum Summit to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Ethiopian capital later this month to step up ties between the two regions that account for 40 percent of humanity.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:55:36 PM

Abu Dhabi hosts global space and satellite forum
Abu Dhabi, May 9 (IANS/WAM) The Global Space and Satellite Forum 2011 (GSSF) opened here Monday by UAE Education Minister Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan.

Monday, May 09, 2011 10:00:43 PM

36 die in Togo boat capsize
Lome (Togo), May 9 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed when their boat capsized in a lake in the western African country of Togo, Xinhua reported Monday.

Monday, May 09, 2011 5:23:21 PM

UAE to host debt management conference
Abu Dhabi, May 8 (IANS/WAM) The UAE finance ministry will host an international debt management conference in Abu Dhabi Tuesday, the organisers said.

Sunday, May 08, 2011 10:37:14 PM

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