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Egyptians launch Christian Brotherhood challenging Islamists
Cairo, July 5 (IANS/AKI) A group of minority Coptic Christian activists in Egypt have formed a new political group, the Christian Brotherhood, to present a non-violent challenge to the Muslim Brotherhood after it captured the presidency.

Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:28:14 PM

UAE to have special village for orphans
Abu Dhabi, July 5 (IANS/WAM) A special village for orphans, abandoned children and those of unknown parentage is being built in Umm Al Qaiwain in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the lines of the world famous SOS Children's Villages.

Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:41:32 AM

Ramadan likely to begin July 21: Official
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Most Islamic countries may begin the holy month of Ramadan July 21, after the sighting of the crescent moon, the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) has said.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 11:24:05 PM

UAE, Bahrain hold joint air exercises
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Fighter jets of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain took part in a joint air drill held to enhance military cooperation between the two countries.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 11:23:45 PM

FIFA to rule on Zambia's protest this month
Lusaka (Zambia), July 4 (IANS) Zambian football's governing body has said world governing body FIFA will adjudicate over its protest on Sudan's fielding an ineligible player in a 2014 World Cup qualifier earlier this month.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:59:46 PM

UAE, Cyprus review bilateral ties
Abu Dhabi, July 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cyprus reviewed their bilateral relations here Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 11:33:04 PM

Uganda athletes undergo doping test ahead of Olympics
Kampala, July 3 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 4:06:52 PM

Rudisha, Jelimo spearhead Kenyan challenge in Diamond League
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) World 800m champion David Rudisha and Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo will jet out Tuesday for Europe to compete in Diamond League and Grand Prix races.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 3:04:29 PM

New president in Egypt: Implications for political Islam (Comment)
Egypt, land of the Nile, splendour of the pharaohs and now remembered through the majestic pyramids is birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. It marked a historic event June 30 when Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first democratically elected president of his country in Cairo. The long three decade Hosni Mubarak era has come to a symbolic end with the assumption of office by Morsi - a former Muslim Brotherhood leader who represents the common man of Egypt - in contrast to the kings and military dictators who ruled Egypt for the last century.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 2:43:48 PM

Kenyan football lovers keep off pubs during Euro final
Nairobi, July 2 (IANS) Football lovers in Kenya stayed away from pubs and other entertainment spots during the Euro 2012 final for fear of terror attacks Sunday night.

Monday, July 02, 2012 7:45:23 PM

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