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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

UAE, US discuss legal cooperation
Abu Dhabi, Aug 15 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates and the US Monday discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the judicial and legal areas, as well as joint cooperation programmes.

Monday, August 15, 2011 11:51:01 PM

No live coverage of Mubarak trial from now on
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS) The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was Monday adjourned till Sep 5, with the judge announcing that no TV cameras will be allowed in court until the verdict in announced.

Monday, August 15, 2011 6:21:13 PM

Belgian bartenders create world record for cocktail
Brussels, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A team of bartenders from a Belgian resort city has set a new Guinness world record after it concocted the world's largest mojito.

Monday, August 15, 2011 5:23:22 PM

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