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Mexican city fires 400 cops
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), May 20 (IANS/EFE) Some 400 police officers in this Mexican city have been dismissed since last October on suspicion they had ties to organised crime, Mayor Hector Murguia Lardizabal said.

Friday, May 20, 2011 9:48:54 AM

Egypt sets up committee to re-check Mubarak's health
Cairo, May 20 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's attorney general has ordered the setting up of a new medical committee to re-examine former president Hosni Mubarak's health condition.

Friday, May 20, 2011 8:03:43 AM

Syria releases UAE national
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' ministry of foreign affairs said Thursday that the Syrian authorities have released an UAE national detained a few days ago.

Friday, May 20, 2011 12:33:41 AM

Bangladesh look to Africa for food security
Freetown (Sierra Leone), May 19 (IANS) Thousands of hectares of farmland in Africa have been leased to two Bangladeshi companies as part of a collaborative effort that will enable them to acquire 60 percent of the produce, and in return train African farmers in rain-fed rice cultivation.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:16:00 AM

Mubarak's wife pens book on grandson
Cairo, May 19 (IANS) Former Egyptian first lady Suzanne Mubarak has penned a book about her relationship with her grandson who recently died aged 12, an Egyptian newspaper said.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:06:38 AM

South Africa to honour cricket legend Hansie Cronje
Johannesburg, May 19 (IANS) South Africa will posthumously honour former national cricket captain Hansie Cronje, nine years after his death in a plane crash.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:00:47 AM

New UAE-Bahrain air route opened
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the opening of a new air route, M600, to Bahrain.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:16:53 AM

South Africa wants new IMF chief from developing world
Johanesburg, May 18 (IANS) South Africa Wednesday gave a call to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to select somebody from the developing world as its new chief.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:54:25 PM

Indian research fellowship big hit in Africa
Cairo, May 18 (IANS) India's C.V. Raman International Research fellowship for African researchers is turning out to be a big hit, with 86 candidates from 26 African nations availing it in the inaugural 2010 programme.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:10:09 AM

Mubarak's wife signs off assets, to be released on bail
Cairo, May 17 (IANS) Egypt's prosecutors will release former first lady Suzanne Mubarak on bail after she gave up her assets, Xinhua reported quoting the state-owned Nile TV Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:59:56 PM

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