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Vessel carrying 10,000 cattle head sinks in Red Sea
Sana'a, Dec 11 (IANS) A freight vessel carrying about 10,000 head of cattle intended for a feast to mark an Islamic festival sank near the Hanish Islands in the Red Sea.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 3:39:09 PM

UAE to build national pool of skilled workforce
Abu Dhabi, Dec 11 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said its human resource development strategy aims at setting up a national pool of highly skilled and qualified workforce to capitalise on fast moving technological progress in building the country's economy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 2:31:10 PM

UAE women key in nation building: minister
Dubai, Dec 11 (IANS) Women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are a key player in nation building and richly contribute to businesses, socio-economic development and politics, the country's economy minister has said.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:01:59 PM

Mortar attack on Baghdad prison kills five
Baghdad, Dec 10 (DPA) At least five inmates were killed and 23 others wounded after a mortar strike on a prison near the interior ministry in central Baghdad Monday, independent Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency reported,

Monday, December 10, 2007 6:14:48 PM

British troops to hand over Basra to Iraqis
Baghdad, Dec 10 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said during an unannounced visit to Basra that Iraqi forces would take command of the southern province, where British troops are stationed, within two weeks, media reports said Monday.

Monday, December 10, 2007 5:25:50 PM

UAE issues health manual for Haj pilgrims
Abu Dhabi, Dec 10 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has published a guide to facilitate the Haj mission and protect the health of the pilgrims, news agency WAM reported Monday.

Monday, December 10, 2007 2:55:58 PM

Etihad voted airline with best first class
Abu Dhabi, Dec 10 (IANS) Etihad Airways has been voted the 'airline with best first class service in the world' by the readers of the monthly consumer magazine, Business Traveller USA, news agency WAM reported Monday.

Monday, December 10, 2007 2:44:08 PM

Egyptian artist: Seven years on Guinness-record work
Cairo, Dec 10 (DPA) For seven years, Egyptian artist Taha al-Korany worked to capture the mood at the weekly market.

Monday, December 10, 2007 7:34:56 AM

Provincial police chief killed in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 9 (Xinhua) The police chief of central Iraq's Babel province Major-General Qais al-Mamouri was killed along with two of his bodyguards when a roadside bomb struck his convoy Sunday, a police said.

Sunday, December 09, 2007 5:41:35 PM

Iran seeks US explanation on nuclear espionage
Tehran, Dec 9 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has accused the US of spying on the country's nuclear programme and said Tehran has formally sent a letter to Washington seeking its explanation on the matter.

Sunday, December 09, 2007 4:56:26 PM

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