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Alcohol-smuggling attempt foiled in UAE
Abu Dhabi, Jan 1 (IANS/WAM) An attempt to smuggle a total of 216 bottles of alcohol out of the UAE was foiled at the Al Ghuwaifat border.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013 11:04:03 PM

Etihad Airways flies record 10.29 million passengers
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national airline, has surpassed its target of carrying 10 million passengers in 2012 and it was set to achieve a 22 percent increase on the total of 8.41 million passengers for 2011.

Monday, December 31, 2012 8:36:04 PM

UAE, Pakistan review bilateral relations
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan have reviewed their relations and discussed ways to enhance them in different spheres.

Monday, December 31, 2012 8:20:15 PM

South Africa ready to host AFCON 2013
Johannesburg, Dec 31 (IANS) The committee preparing to host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 in South Africa has announced that the country is ready to host the continent's biggest football tournament.

Monday, December 31, 2012 2:16:09 PM

24 UAE women get NASA training
Abu Dhabi, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's first all-female team of 24 aspiring engineers, researchers and astronauts, between the ages of 12 and 18, has completed an on-site space training at the NASA Space Center, Houston.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:10:05 PM

UAE, Thailand hold talks
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the UAE and Thailand have held discussions on improving bilateral relations.

Saturday, December 29, 2012 9:44:07 PM

Libyan intelligence officer slain
Tripoli, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) A member of the intelligence services was slain Thursday in a Libyan town, official sources told EFE.

Friday, December 28, 2012 1:12:06 PM

Ailing Mubarak transferred to military hospital
Cairo, Dec 28 (IANS) Egypt's Prosecutor-General Talaat Ibrahim Abdullah Thursday ordered to transfer former president Hosni Mubarak who is serving life imprisonment in a Cairo prison to a nearby military hospital, Xinhua reported.

Friday, December 28, 2012 9:26:05 AM

UAE, Argentia discuss trade relations
Abu Dhabi, Dec 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Argentina have held talks to consolidate their trade and investment cooperation.

Friday, December 28, 2012 7:56:08 AM

Briton held while trying to join Mali Islamists
Nouakchott (Mauritania), Dec 27 (IANS) A 30-year-old Briton has been arrested by Mauritanian security forces in western Africa when he tried to join armed Islamist groups in Mali, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:08:08 PM

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