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Saudi government to ensure infection free Hajj
Riyadh, Aug 31 (IANS) In the wake of the Ebola and Coronavirus outbreak, the Saudi government has said it will screen Hajj pilgrims this year.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:30:04 AM

Top Saudi cleric warns against 'deceitful' jihad
Riyadh, Aug 31 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's top cleric Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh has given a call to Muslim youth against following "deceitful" claims of jihad by shadowy groups with deviant principles.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 8:48:03 AM

Over three million flee Syria since 2011: UN
Geneva, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of Syrians forced to flee their country as a result of the civil war that began in 2011 topped three million Friday, UN refugee agency said.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 5:50:04 AM

850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq
Geneva, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State minlitants advancements have forcibly displaced 850,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said Friday.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:44:03 AM

Racial discrimination in US cause of concern: UN panel
Geneva, Aug 30 (IANS) The United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Friday said that racial and ethnic discrimination in the US remain a major cause of concern.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:10:04 AM

Bahrain to help treat Gaza injured
Dubai, Aug 29 (IANS) Bahrain will help 100 people injured in Israeli strikes on Gaza to get treatment in Egypt, a media report said Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2014 7:04:05 PM

Intense fighting increases civilian deaths in Ukraine: UN
Geneva, Aug 29 (IANS) Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both independence-seeking rebels and Ukrainian troops in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday in a new report.

Friday, August 29, 2014 5:38:14 PM

Swiss squad for Euro 2016 qualifier against England
Geneva, Aug 29 (IANS) Switzerland manager Vladimir Petkovic Friday named the squad to face England in their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier in Basel Sep 8.

Friday, August 29, 2014 4:16:12 PM

Bahrain denies inviting expelled US diplomat
Manama, Aug 28 (IANS) Bahrain Thursday denied a US official's claim that the island nation has invited a senior US diplomat to return to the kingdom after expelling him for "interfering in domestic affairs".

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:04:04 PM

Saudi top cleric warns youth against calls for jihad
Riyadh, Aug 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's top cleric Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh Thursday urged the country's youth to ignore calls for jihad by extremist groups.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:24:08 PM

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