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Dubai man attempts headstand world record
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) A 41-year-old Dubai man on Sunday attempted a world record by performing 'shirsasana' or headstand for about an hour on the occasion of International Yoga Day, a media report said.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:42:07 PM

Srinivasan to represent BCCI in ICC Board Meeting
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) Beleaguered former Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan will represent the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Meeting being held in Barbados from Monday.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:48:03 PM

Al Jazeera urges Germany to release its journalist
Doha, June 21 (IANS) Al Jazeera has urged Germany to immediately release its journalist Ahmed Mansour, detained at a Berlin airport on the request of the Egyptian authorities.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 2:06:14 PM

UN appeals for $1.6 billion aid for Yemen
Geneva, June 20 (IANS) The UN on Saturday appealed for $1.6 billion to help millions of people in war-torn Yemen while warning of a "looming catastrophe".

Saturday, June 20, 2015 7:38:03 PM

UN-led peace talks on Yemen end without agreement
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the UN-brokered peace talks on Yemen ended on Friday without reaching an agreement but he believed a ceasefire could be achieved in future talks.

Friday, June 19, 2015 11:46:18 PM

Humanitarian situation in Yemen worsens: UN agencies
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) UN agencies reported on Friday that 80 percent of Yemen's population, representing some 21 million people, is in need of some form of humanitarian assistance as warring factions continue to attend UN-brokered consultations here in the hope of ceasing hostilities.

Friday, June 19, 2015 8:20:06 PM

Yemen peace talks in Geneva collapse
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) The Yemen peace talks in the Swiss city of Geneva have collapsed with the foreign minister of the government-in-exile blaming the Houthi representatives for refusing to meet with them.

Friday, June 19, 2015 8:02:03 PM

UN envoy condemns terrorist attacks in Yemen's capital
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed strongly condemned on Friday the terrorist attacks that took place in Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this week, and deeply regretted the civilian casualties.

Friday, June 19, 2015 6:08:03 PM

Worldwide displacement of people at all-time hgh: UNHCR
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) The number of people forcibly displaced at the end of 2014 had risen to a staggering 59.5 million, which was at the highest level since records began, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a report on Thursday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:26:12 PM

UAE pardons 734 prisoners in Dubai ahead of Ramadan
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) Vice-President and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the release of 734 prisoners in Dubai, media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:06:04 PM

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