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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

Suspended AFC president Bin Hammam to appeal against FIFA decision
Zurich, May 30 (IANS) Suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam Monday said he would appeal against the provisional suspension slapped on him by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Monday, May 30, 2011 8:30:39 PM

850 ill due to chlorine poisoning in Egypt
Cairo, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 850 people fell ill due to chlorine poisoning after toxic gas leaked from a shop in Egypt's north, a media report said Monday.

Monday, May 30, 2011 5:29:00 PM

Cats inspired Egypt's Pharaonic fashion rage
Cairo, May 30 (IANS) A breed of cat called the Egyptian mau worshipped in the days of Pharaohs had been a source of inspiration for Egypt's Pharaonic fashion, says an expert.

Monday, May 30, 2011 1:11:53 PM

Ghana aims to be West Africa's IT hub - with India's help
Accra, May 30 (IANS) Inspired and aided by India, the Ghanaian government is taking measures to make information technology (IT) a key driver of its economy and transform the country into the IT hub of West Africa.

Monday, May 30, 2011 9:12:33 AM

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