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Last updated: Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:14:02 PM

Saudi wedding cancelled as bride wanted to work
Riyadh, Sep 7 (IANS) A wedding in Saudi Arabia was called off when the bride insisted that she should be allowed to work after marriage and the groom and his family refused to agree, the media reported on Monday.

Monday, September 07, 2015 4:26:06 PM

India low on inclusive growth, development: World Economic Forum
Geneva, Sep 7 (IANS) The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India globally towards the lower end on most of the parameters indicative of inclusive growth and development, although the country fares much better on the scale business and political ethics.

Monday, September 07, 2015 2:02:13 PM

Emergency evacuation urged for refugees in Greece
Geneva, Sep 6 (IANS) The UN has called for emergency evacuation of the thousands of refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos, the media reported on Sunday.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 3:58:03 PM

UAE to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent by 2030
Dubai, Sep 6 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an agreement to develop a federal energy service market in a bid to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent, media reported.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 11:34:03 AM

Ten Saudi soldiers killed in Yemeni missile strike
Riyadh, Sep 6 (IANS) Ten Saudi soldiers were killed in a Houthi missile strike at a military base in the eastern province of Maarib in Yemen.

Sunday, September 06, 2015 5:02:09 AM

IOC announces emergency fund for refugees
Geneva, Sep 5 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a $2 million dollar fund that will be made available to National Olympic Committees for programmes focused on refugees.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 1:40:03 PM

Five Bahraini soldiers killed on Saudi border
Manama, Sep 4 (IANS) At least five Bahraini soldiers were killed on Friday on Saudi Arabia's southern border with Yemen, the Bahrain Defence Force general command announced.

Friday, September 04, 2015 8:58:03 PM

Death of Aylan Kurdi moves world: UN
Geneva, Sep 4 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres on Friday said the photograph of the 3 year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi has stirred hearts around world.

Friday, September 04, 2015 6:50:03 PM

200,000 refugees need relocation in Europe: UN
Geneva, Sep 4 (IANS) It is necessary to relocate 200,000 refugees who have arrived in Europe, while the continent failed to find "an effective common response to the crisis that only benefited the networks of traffickers", the UN said on Friday.

Friday, September 04, 2015 4:38:04 PM

iPads distributed to students at Saudi school
Riyadh, Sep 4 (IANS) Authorities at a school in Saudi Arabia have distributed an Apple iPad to all new students at the beginning of the new school year, a media report said on Friday.

Friday, September 04, 2015 4:24:03 PM

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