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

'Children's deaths in Gaza outnumber last two conflicts combined'
Geneva, Aug 8 (IANS) The toll of children in the Gaza Strip during the ongoing conflict has exceeded the combined number of children killed in the two previous Israeli military operations in the coastal enclave, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday.

Friday, August 08, 2014 10:28:03 PM

Smoking banned in Saudi sports stadiums
Riyadh, Aug 8 (IANS) Smoking in sports stadiums across Saudi Arabia has been banned as part of an endeavour to motivate youngsters to quit the habit.

Friday, August 08, 2014 4:20:13 PM

Man who killed maids beheaded in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Aug 8 (IANS) A man in Saudi Arabia has been beheaded on the court's orders for sexually assaulting and murdering two Asian housemaids in a sea port, a media report said here Friday.

Friday, August 08, 2014 3:52:18 PM

Saudi bans Haj visas to Ebola-hit nations
Doha, Aug 8 (IANS) The Saudi government has stopped issuing visas for Haj and Umrah (Islamic pilgrimages to Mecca) to people from countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus, a media report here said Friday.

Friday, August 08, 2014 3:26:17 PM

Three clerics banned in Bahrain for spreading hate
Manama, Aug 8 (IANS) Three clerics in Bahrain have been forbidden from preaching in mosques following allegations that they incited sectarian hate.

Friday, August 08, 2014 2:38:04 PM

Ebola outbreak an International Health Emergency: WHO
Geneva, Aug 8 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa as an International Health Emergency.

Friday, August 08, 2014 2:06:15 PM

WHO declares Ebola outbreak International Health Emergency
Geneva, Aug 8 (IANS) The World Health Organisation Friday declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa as an International Health Emergency.

Friday, August 08, 2014 1:34:08 PM

Iran, US hold nuclear talks
Geneva, Aug 7 (IANS) Senior Iranian and US officials Thursday met in Geneva to continue negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:42:19 PM

Indians must verify medicines before arriving in UAE: Envoy
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) India's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned incoming Indians against bringing prohibited medicines to this Gulf nation, media reported.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 5:40:04 PM

Dubai keen on bidding for Olympics: Officials
Dubai, Aug 7 (IANS) The Gulf Arab sheikdom has plans to expand its existing sports facilities across the emirate and eyes submitting a bid to host the Olympic Games.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:54:03 AM

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