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Last updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 11:00:04 PM

Felix takes 11th victory in Doha
Doha, May 16 (IANS) American sprinter Allyson Felix dashed to a meet record of 21.98 seconds to win the women's 200 metres race at the Diamond League opener here, equalling the meet record set by Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown in 2010.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:46:13 PM

Veteran sprinter Gatlin renews personal best
Doha, May 16 (IANS) Veteran Justin Gatlin trimmed 0.03 second off his career best to win the men's 100 metres with a meet record of 9.74 seconds at the Diamond League here.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:18:03 PM

Discus queen Perkovic dominates again
Doha, May 16 (IANS) Croatia's reigning World and Olympic champion discus thrower Sandra Perkovic snatched another overwhelming victory to win the Diamond League opener here.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:12:10 PM

Jackson sets 400m hurdles Diamond League meet record
Doha, May 16 (IANS) American Bershawn Jackson clocked a world leading 48.09 seconds to win the men's 400 metres hurdles race with a new meet record at the Diamond League here.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 1:08:03 PM

Saudis accuse Yemen's Houthis of violating ceasefire
Riyadh, May 14 (IANS/EFE) The Riyadh-led Arab coalition has accused the Yemeni Shia Houthi movement of violating the humanitarian ceasefire that went into effect Tuesday night, claiming they made a dozen attacks on Yemeni territories and on border areas with Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:02:14 PM

Riyadh doubles Yemen aid pledge to $540 mn
Riyadh, May 13 (IANS) Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi on Wednesday allocated one billion riyals ($265 million) for a Yemen relief centre in the kingdom, media reported.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:06:05 PM

182 people killed in six days in Yemen: UNHCRC
Geneva, May 12 (IANS) At least 182 civilians had been killed in Yemen between May 4 and 10 in "the deadliest period since fighting began in March", a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) spokesman said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:22:12 PM

Indians in Qatar concerned over communal incitement
Doha, May 11 (IANS) The Indian community in Qatar has expressed shock and concern over a video showing an Indian man being assaulted by fellow countrymen going viral on social media.

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:48:03 PM

India climb two spots to fourth in Test rankings
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) India on Monday gained four points and climbed two rungs in the ladder to rest at the fourth position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings as heavy defeats against England and Australia in 2011-12 no longer count.

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:28:02 PM

First Swiss business jet takes to the skies
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) The first Swiss business jet took to the skies from Buochs airport on Monday, with its developer describing it as "an emotional moment for sure, and another major milestone in the Pilatus and Swiss aviation history".

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:10:04 PM

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