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Last updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:58:04 PM

Demands by Arab states not realistic: Qatar
Doha, June 24 (IANS) Qatar's Foreign Minister on Saturday rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab countries for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:58:04 PM

Saudi Arabia to help Yemen tackle cholera outbreak
Riyadh, June 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has planned to shell out millions of dollars to stem a serious outbreak of cholera in Yemen, the media reported.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:28:04 PM

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Islam's holiest site
Riyadh, June 24 (IANS) Saudi security forces thwarted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Makkah, home to the holiest site in Islam, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 1:58:04 PM

Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers there, the country's Interior Ministry has said.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:18:15 AM

Arab states' demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation
Riyadh, June 23 (IANS) The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation.

Friday, June 23, 2017 10:30:04 PM

Yemen cholera cases may reach 300,000: Unicef
Geneva, June 23 (IANS) Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000 by the end of August due to the rainy season, a United Nations agency warned on Friday.

Friday, June 23, 2017 7:28:04 PM

Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014: UN
Geneva, June 23 (IANS/AKI) More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.

Friday, June 23, 2017 10:54:04 AM

Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team: Afridi
Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:48:04 PM

UNHCR welcomes Morocco admitting Syrian refugees
Geneva, June 22 (IANS/MAP) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed the decision by Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded at the countrys border with Algeria.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:34:05 PM

Saudi King ousts nephew, names son as crown prince
Riyadh, June 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday dismissed his nephew Mohammed bin Naif as crown prince and replaced him with his son Mohammed bin Salman as first in line to the throne.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 3:56:03 PM

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