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Saudi Arabia approves continuance of blockade against Qatar
Riyadh, July 17 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian cabinet on Monday approved continuance of the measures that four Arab countries adopted against Qatar on June 5.

Monday, July 17, 2017 9:40:04 PM

UAE denies hacking Qatari news agency
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied that it was responsible for an alleged hacking of the Qatari state news agency and websites earlier this year.

Monday, July 17, 2017 5:52:03 PM

Industrial Energy City to spur economic growth in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, July 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia aims to boost its economic growth and create more jobs through a grand project to build the Industrial Energy City in the Eastern Region, a government official said on Sunday.

Monday, July 17, 2017 5:44:04 AM

Harikrishna holds Jakovenko to finish fourth in FIDE GP
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) Indian chess Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna played out a hard-fought draw against Dmitry Jakovenko of Russia in the final round of the FIDE Grand Prix here in Geneva.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:00:07 PM

French FM in Saudi Arabia over Qatar crisis
Riyadh, July 16 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Saudi Arabia to help address the ongoing Qatar diplomatic crisis.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:44:11 AM

OIC condemns Israel's closure of al-Aqsa Mosque
Riyadh, July 15 (IANS) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday condemned Israel's closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque as a crime against Muslims.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:42:04 PM

Harikrishna suffers first loss of campaign, tied 3rd in Geneva FIDE Grand Prix
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna suffered his first loss in the ongoing FIDE Grand Prix after he went down to Li Chao of China in the eighth-round encounter here.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 4:02:04 PM

Latest Syria peace talks end without breakthrough
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced the conclusion of the latest round of the Syria peace talks, saying that the next round will convene in September.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:44:07 AM

Over 1 mn Iraqis displaced after battle of Mosul: IOM
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) The battle to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State has forced more than a million Iraqis to flee, of which only 220,000 have been able to return home, an intergovernmental organisation reported on Friday.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:50:04 AM

UAE official says Qatar crisis won't end soon
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Friday said the Qatar crisis, which pits the Arab quartet and Qatar, would not end soon.

Friday, July 14, 2017 9:16:06 PM

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