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Last updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:48:03 PM

'Alarmingly high' risk for migrants of dying on journey to Europe: UN
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS/AKI) Despite a drop in the number of migrants who reached Europe in January to June from the same period of 2016, the chances of dying on the journey remain "alarmingly high", especially on the Mediterranean boat journey to Italy, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:38:04 PM

Qatar to restore diplomatic ties with Iran
Doha, Aug 24 (IANS) Qatar on Thursday announced it will restore full diplomatic relations with Iran, in a move that will infuriate the country's Arab neighbours and could deepen the region's worst diplomatic crisis in decades.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:44:04 PM

'Technial glitch' strands passengers at Dubai airport
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers flying to the Philippines' capital Manila were stranded at Dubai International Airport as their flight was cancelled due to a "technical issue", a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:20:04 PM

India-China row: Peace will prevail, says Coolpad Global CEO
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) As a dragging Sino-Indian military standoff continues, Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad's Global CEO James Du believes peace will finally prevail and businesses including the smartphone industry will not be affected.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:22:04 PM

'Changing' smartphone users our key priority in India: Coolpad
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) Even as Coolpad rolled out a power-packed mid-budget 'Cool Play 6' smartphone targeting gamers over the last weekend, the Chinese smartphone maker would not stop catering to the needs of those transitioning from feature phones to smartphones in India, Coolpad Global CEO James Du has said.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:34:05 PM

UN agencies offer emergency assistance to Iraqis fleeing Tal Afar
Geneva, Aug 23 (IANS) As thousands of people are fleeing Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul, since a military campaign began on Sunday to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS), UN agencies of health and migration are providing emergency aids to meet their needs.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:14:17 AM

Qatar Airways enters into interline partnership with Vistara
Doha (Qatar), Aug 22 (IANS) Qatar Airways on Tuesday entered into a new interline partnership with full-service domestic airline Vistara.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:52:04 PM

Qatar hits out at Saudi's restrictions on Haj flights
Doha, Aug 22 (IANS) Qatar strongly criticised Saudi Arabia for imposing restrictions on flights transporting Qatari Haj pilgrims to the kingdom, the media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:04:04 PM

Palestinian teachers return to Kuwait after 25 years
Kuwait City, Aug 22 (IANS) The first batch of Palestinian teachers returned to Kuwait after a gap of 25 years for the 2017-18 school year.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:56:04 AM

Saudi Arabia launches security centres for Haj season
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Monday the setting up of 109 security centres in Mecca to monitor violations by pilgrims and fraudulent Haj firms, the Interior Ministry said.

Monday, August 21, 2017 5:12:04 PM

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