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Last updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:24:05 PM

Dubai has close economic relations with China
Dubai, April 24 (IANS/WAM) Hani Rashid Al Hamli, secretary general of the Dubai Economic Council (DEC), has said Dubai considered China, the second largest economy in the world, as the capital of the east and that Dubai, in particular, enjoys close economic relations with Beijing in various fields.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 6:42:02 PM

Syrian talks to continue until April 27
Geneva, April 23 (IANS) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced on Friday that he will push on with proximity talks on all possible levels until April 27 in a bid to broker a political end to the five-year conflict as soon as possible.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 2:08:03 AM

FIFA announces committee to monitor Qatar 2022 labour conditions
Doha, April 22 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA's president Gianni Infantino on Friday announced the creation of a committee to monitor labour conditions in the stadiums hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Friday, April 22, 2016 8:12:06 PM

Delayed Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait
Kuwait, April 22 (IANS) The UN sponsored peace talks between Yemen's rival forces began in Kuwait on Thursday night, according to Kuwait's state radio broadcasted live.

Friday, April 22, 2016 4:00:04 AM

US to remain vigilant against Iran says Obama
Riyadh, April 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged to remain vigilant against Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East as he tried to comfort his Gulf allies.

Friday, April 22, 2016 1:52:07 AM

Advani enters Asian Snooker Championship semis
Doha, April 21 (IANS) Indian star Pankaj Advani stormed into the semifinals of the Asian Snooker Championship here on Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:22:03 PM

'Syrian delegation to leave Geneva peace talks'
Geneva, April 21 (IANS/AKI) The entire Syrian opposition delegation has decided to leave the United Nations-backed peace talks in Geneva after a fragile truce frayed in many parts of the country, Arabic satellite TV channel Arabiya said Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:34:05 PM

Swiss watch industry suffers steep decline
Geneva, April 21 (IANS) Swiss watch exports in March 2016 totalled 1.5 billion CHF (about $1.55 billion), down 16.1 percent from last year, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry reported on Thursday.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:14:03 PM

Obama seeks stronger ties with Gulf states
Riyadh, April 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama met leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states here on Thursday to mend strained ties and seek more consensus.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:40:06 PM

Zobahan enter AFC Champions League last 16 as Group B winners
Muscat, April 21 (IANS) Muscat Zobahan guaranteed themselves top spot in Group B and a place in the knockout phase of the 2016 AFC Champions League when a brace by Ehsan Pahlavan either side and a strike by Kaveh Rezaei sealed a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:54:05 PM

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