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2014-01-07 08:28:43

PARIS, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce the first edition of the FIPCOM Fujairah Photojournalism International Contest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/654561 ) More than just a competition, FIPCOM aims to help promote the cultural focus of Emirate of Fujairah cultural center (FCMA) at an international level and to motivate and honour photojournalists who take extreme risks to provide true images of...

2009-07-15 06:27:00

MUSCAT, Oman, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing together global experts to discuss the issues related to establishing an integrated, tri-service logistics capability, Joint Military Logistics will be held between the 4th-6th October 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Muscat, Oman. It has become increasingly clear that in order to meet the challenge of supporting military operations, military forces must eliminate stovepipes and increase integration by collaborating within and across...

2008-08-20 12:00:46

Text of report by Iranian state-run provincial TV from Sistan- Baluchestan on 20 August On the occasion of Government Week, 15 telecommunications projects worth more than 19bn rials [nearly 1.9m dollars] will become operational in the town of Iranshahr [Sistan-Baluchestan Province]. With the commissioning of these projects, the range of stationary and mobile telephones will reach 100 per cent in Iranshahr, over 90 per cent in district centres and 87 per cent on the roads of the town....

2008-08-07 15:00:30

According to Oman News: The Ministry of Fisheries said that the offensive smell at the Sultanate coasts from al Batinah region to Muscat governorate is mainly due to a natural phenomenon called 'upwelling'. The offensive smell will dissolve soon, the Ministry added.Eng. Abdul Aziz bin Said al Marzouqi, Acting Director of the Marine and Fisheries Sciences Center said, 'as per the latest satellite images, as well as, the pictures obtained by the remote station of the Fisheries and Marine...

2006-07-03 09:19:12

By Stefano Ambrogi LONDON (Reuters) - The United States would ensure the free flow of oil and trade through the Strait of Hormuz if passage was threatened, its top navy commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday. Iran has a commanding position on the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic channel at the mouth of the Gulf that is a conduit for close to two-fifths of globally traded oil. "What you are looking for here is confidence and relying on us to provide clearance of the straits, to...

2006-04-05 13:13:07

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday the United States should accept Iran's position as a regional power, adding that sanctions or military threats would not be in U.S. or European interests. Yahya Rahim Safavi, commander-in-chief of the Guards, was speaking to state television during a week of naval war games in which Iranian forces have announced the successful testing of new weapons, including missiles and torpedoes. Iran says the war games in...

2006-04-03 11:44:46

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran test fired a new torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz off its south coast, the world's main nexus for shipping oil, state television reported on Monday. Iran rarely gives enough details of its military hardware for analysts to determine whether Tehran is making genuine advances or simply producing defiant propaganda while pressure ratchets up on its nuclear program. Although Iran can draw on huge manpower, its naval and air force technology is largely dismissed as...

2006-04-03 10:33:36

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran test fired a new torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz off its south coast, the world's main nexus for shipping oil, state television reported on Monday. Iran rarely gives enough details of its military hardware for analysts to determine whether Tehran is making genuine advances or simply producing defiant propaganda while pressure ratchets up on its nuclear program. Although Iran can draw on huge manpower, its naval and air force technology is largely dismissed as...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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