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Last updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:48:03 PM

Displaced Iraqis in urgent need of shelters: UNHCR
Geneva, Aug 22 (IANS) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Friday said Iraq's displaced people were in urgent need of shelters.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:28:05 PM

Haj pilgrims to get sacred water cans on arrival
Riyadh, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian nationals will be provided sacred Zamzam water cans on their arrival in India from the Haj pilgrimage under a new agreement finalised between the Haj Committee of India and Saudi Arabian Airlines, a media report said.

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:12:17 PM

Over 190,000 people killed in Syria since 2011
Geneva, Aug 22 (IANS) Over 190,000 people were reportedly killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, according to a UN study released Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 5:22:10 PM

Zimbabwe all-rounder reported for suspected illegal bowling action
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Thursday, an ICC release said Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:58:04 PM

Saudi Arabia sentences 18 over terror attacks
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) A specialised criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 people to varied prison terms for participating in terrorist attacks within the country, media reported.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:28:08 PM

Ebola toll rises to 1,350: WHO
Geneva, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) The death toll due to the Ebola virus continues to rise in West Africa and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:02:17 PM

Indian found dead in Oman
Muscat, Aug 20 (IANS) An Indian national was found dead in his room in Oman, media reported.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:08:04 PM

ICRC wants respect of humanitarian law in Gaza
Geneva, Aug 20 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Tuesday called on parties in the Gaza conflict to respect humanitarian law to ensure effective delivery of sustainable humanitarian efforts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:32:20 AM

UNHCR launches humanitarian aid programme in Iraq
Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday launched a major humanitarian aid scheme for Iraq's nearly half a million internally displaced people.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:26:15 PM

Ebola situation looks reassuring in Nigeria, Guinea
Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said the Ebola virus-hit Nigeria and Guinea have showed encouraging signs to contain the outbreak.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:08:04 PM

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