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Kidnapped Chinese workers released in Egypt
Cairo, March 1 (IANS) Two Chinese workers who were Thursday kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from the Egyptian capital have been released, officials said.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 6:45:10 PM

Two Russians taken hostage by Nigerian pirates
Lagos, March 1 (IANS) Two Russian nationals -- the captain and an engineer of a cargo ship -- have been taken hostage by pirates in Nigeria, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 6:32:50 PM

Two Chinese workers kidnapped in Egypt
Cairo, March 1 (IANS) Two Chinese nationals working at a stone factory in the Egyptian capital were Thursday kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, officials said.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:28:09 PM

Ghanaian minister calls for youth participation in sports
Accra, March 1 (IANS) Ghanian Youth and Sports Minister Clement Kofi Humado has advised the youths to actively join sports to harness its enormous benefits and become ambassadors of the West African country.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:17:29 PM

Ethiopia to host World Economic Forum on Africa
Addis Ababa, March 1 (IANS) Ethiopia will host the World Economic Forum on Africa in capital Addis Ababa in May.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 12:50:54 PM

Egypt to hold presidential election in May
Cairo, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt will undergo presidential election May 23-24, the head of the country''s election commission, Farouk Sultan, has said.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:24:34 AM

UAE zoo offers special safari for kids
Abu Dhabi, Feb 29 (IANS/WAM) A zoo in Al Ain city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will offer a fun-packed zoo safari for children this spring.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:49:41 PM

Tunisia ready to grant asylum to Syrian president
Tunis, Feb 29 (IANS) Tunisia is ready to grant political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family if necessary, Tunisia''s official TAP news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:58:41 PM

Top Al Qaeda leader arrested in Egypt
Cairo, Feb 29 (IANS) A senior leader of terror outfit Al Qaeda was Wednesday arrested at the Cairo International Airport after his arrival from Pakistan, official Egyptian news agency MENA reported.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:39:01 PM

Kenya''s key midfielder out of Africa Nations Cup qualifier
Nairobi, Feb 29 (IANS) Kenyan midfielder Macdonald Mariga, who plays for Italian club Parma, has withdrawn from the national team''s match against Togo in the 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier match here Wednesday over non-payment of dues.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:57:35 PM

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