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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:38:13 PM

Cilic to play for UAE franchisee in IPTL
Dubai, Oct 19 (IANS) Reigning US Open champion and World No.9 Marin Cilic will play for Dubai-based frachisee, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Royals in the inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:12:20 PM

Saudi Arabia may ban children from performing Haj
Jeddah, Oct 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia is considering a ban on children below 10 years of age from performing the Haj next year, media reported Sunday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:34:04 AM

Elephant tusk smuggle attempt foiled by Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia said Saturday that it foiled an attempt to smuggle 588 pieces of elephant tusks from Africa to Asia, media reported.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 2:12:17 AM

Saudi oil pipeline briefly set alight
Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Oct 18 (IANS) A "limited fire" broke out in a subsidiary oil pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia Saturday after assailants fired shots at a security patrol, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:46:14 PM

Reddy tops in MRF Challenge
Doha, Oct 18 (IANS) MRF 1600 champion Tarun Reddy put on a brilliant display to become the youngest race winner in the 2014 MRF Challenge as he took the chequered flag in Round 1 of the series at the Losail International Circuit here Saturday.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 6:02:15 PM

Ebola outbreak in Senegal over: WHO
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal was finished, commending the West African country on its diligence in ending the transmission of the virus.

Friday, October 17, 2014 10:08:05 PM

EU appeals to Bahrain opposition parties to end poll boycott
Manama, Oct 17 (IANS) Several European Union nations have urged Bahrain's opposition societies to participate in next month's national elections.

Friday, October 17, 2014 6:30:04 PM

Night racing in MRF Challenge series
Doha, Oct 17 (IANS) The MRF Challenge series, involving Formula 2000 cars powered by Renault engines and offering prize money of Rs. 65 lakh, takes a leap into history at the Losail circuit here this weekend by becoming the first Indian racing championship to be run under lights.

Friday, October 17, 2014 12:36:07 PM

UN tally says over 200,000 dead in Syria civil war
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS/EFE) More than 200,000 people have died in Syria's civil war since it started in March 2011, said new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein.

Friday, October 17, 2014 10:28:03 AM

Ebola: UN drafts guidelines against rights violations in quarantine
Geneva, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) The UN announced Thursday that it is drawing up guidelines to prevent human rights violations in health quarantine for people suspected of having contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:34:08 PM

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