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EU criticizes S&P''s eurozone countries rating cut
Brussels, Jan 14 (IANS) European Union''s (EU) Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn has criticized Standard & Poor''s for its decision to downgrade credit ratings of nine eurozone countries.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 3:15:30 PM

UAE most competitive banking market in Gulf
Abu Dhabi, Jan 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains the most competitive banking market in the Gulf region, a report by the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has said.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:14:47 PM

UAE sends 940 tonnes of relief goods to Somalia
Abu Dhabi, Jan 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent a ship to Somali capital Mogadishu, carrying 940 tonnes of food and other relief materials to help people affected by famine.

Friday, January 13, 2012 10:32:30 PM

Etihad Airways bags best airline award
Abu Dhabi, Jan 13 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been named the world''s leading airlines at the World Travel Awards for the third year in a row.

Friday, January 13, 2012 12:54:29 PM

Mexican cops give six-year-old a traffic citation
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Traffic police personnel in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez gave a six-year-old boy a citation after he crashed his toy motorcycle into an SUV, a police spokesperson said.

Friday, January 13, 2012 10:20:37 AM

Briton faces more charges in Kenyan court
Mombasa (Kenya), Jan 13 (IANS) A British national jailed for three years early this month in Kenya has again been arraigned in court facing more charges, Xinhua reported.

Friday, January 13, 2012 4:26:05 AM

Kenya concerned over rising breast cancer cases
Nairobi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Kenyan government Thursday expressed concern over the rising cases of breast cancer in the country, saying one out of nine women is affected.

Friday, January 13, 2012 1:53:34 AM

UAE, Afghanistan discuss cooperation
Abu Dhabi, Jan 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Afghanistan Thursday held talks in Abu Dhabi on cooperation in various fields.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:27:44 PM

Zimbabwe bans sale of used knickers
Harare, Jan 11 (IANS) In a decision better late than never, the Zimbabwe government, realising how abject poverty in the country has pushed its people into buying second-hand lingerie, has banned import or sale of such used undergarments.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:27:55 PM

Ghana to provide bonuses for African Cup title
Accra, Jan 11 (IANS) Players of Ghana''s national soccer team, the Black Stars, could rake in over a $100,000 each if they win the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, the Ghanaian Football Association (GFA) confirmed.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:06:53 PM

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