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UAE armed forces release book on role in Afghanistan
Abu Dhabi, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have released a book on its role in providing security, stability and humanitarian aid in war-torn Afghanistan.

Sunday, January 01, 2012 9:05:35 PM

50 killed in Nigeria violence
Lagos, Jan 1 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed in southeast Nigeria when two groups fought over a piece of land, officials said.

Sunday, January 01, 2012 5:31:06 PM

Prayers for rain performed across UAE
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS/WAM) Thousands of citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as the rulers of the various emirates have offered prayers for rain.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:36:16 PM

UAE helps 5,000 Somalians return
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS/WAM) Around 5,000 displaced Somalian villagers staying at a camp of around 30,000 people in the capital Mogadishu have been repatriated to their villages by the United Arab Emirates'' Red Crescent Authority (RCA).

Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:20:38 PM

Tunisian swimmer Mellouli voted Arab sportsman of the year
Tunis, Dec 31 (IANS) Beijing Olympic swimmer Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia was voted the best Arab sportsman of the year 2011 by the Egyptian magazine, Al Ahram al Arabi.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:59:35 PM

Indian-origin political leader dies in South Africa
Pretoria, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin political activist Amichand Rajbansi, leader of the Minority Front party in South Africa, has died at the age of 69, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:31:50 AM

Culture, education helping Arab-China relations: UAE daily
Abu Dhabi, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) Mutual respect between Arab countries and China is being built through cultural and educational programmes, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) daily has said.

Friday, December 30, 2011 9:51:39 PM

Al Qaeda forms 200-strong force: Report
Tripoli, Dec 30 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda has sent experienced militants to Libya in an effort to form an armed group amid the fighting that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, CNN reported, citing an unnamed Libyan source briefed by Western counter-terrorism officials.

Friday, December 30, 2011 4:56:49 PM

Botswana, from ''whipping boys'' to ''African team of year''
Gaborone, Dec 30 (IANS) Not many years ago, Botswana, a country well known for its game reserves, was an unknown entity in the world of soccer.

Friday, December 30, 2011 3:33:59 PM

Morocco squad for Africa Cup of Nations
Rabat, Dec 30 (IANS) Nineteen of the 23-member Moroccan squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, to be staged in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea Jan 21-Feb 12, are playing in the European and South Africa leagues.

Friday, December 30, 2011 12:03:07 PM

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