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Media scrambling to get word on Mandela
Pretoria, Dec 14 (IANS) The whereabouts of anti-apartheid hero and South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, currently receiving treatment for a lung infection, have puzzled journalists who are scrambling to get first-hand information about his condition, a media report said Friday.

Friday, December 14, 2012 7:32:04 PM

Mandela's statue unveiled
Johannesburg, Dec 14 (IANS) President Jacob Zuma Thursday unveiled a giant statue of former president Nelson Mandela, paying tribute to Mandela's contribution to "a united, non-racial, non sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa".

Friday, December 14, 2012 1:08:05 PM

Etihad Airways named world's leading airline
Abu Dhabi, Dec 13 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways has brought home top honours by winning the World's Leading Airline title for the fourth year in a row .

Thursday, December 13, 2012 9:38:07 AM

UAE to lead Arab Parliament
Cairo, Dec 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected president of the Arab Parliament for a three-year term during the first session of the pan-Arab body here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 7:44:05 AM

Egypt referendum not in two stages: report
Cairo, Dec 12 (IANS) Egypt will not run the referendum on its draft constitution in two rounds scheduled for Dec 15, the Al Jazeera TV reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:06:17 PM

Two Algerian pilots die in mid-air collision
Algeria, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Two Algerian air force pilots died when their planes collided during a training exercise, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:58:09 AM

Egypt completes restoration of King Tut regalia
Cairo, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Egyptian authorities announced Tuesday that the restoration of several pieces from the funerary regalia of the pharaoh Tutenkhamen, who reigned between 1332-1323 B.C., has been completed.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 10:40:16 AM

'Women a vital part of UAE workforce'
Abu Dhabi, Dec 12 (IANS/WAM) Describing women as vital part of the country's future, a UAE daily has welcomed a cabinet resolution passed this week, requiring all government bodies and companies to have women members on their boards.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:54:15 AM

Two MiGs collide in Algeria, pilots killed
Algiers, Dec 11 (IANS) Two military pilots were killed in Algeria when their MiG fighter planes collided mid-air, the Algerian defence ministry said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:54:08 PM

South African government websites hacked
Cape Town, Dec 11 (IANS) Hackers have attacked several websites of the South African government in the past few days, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:56:07 PM

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