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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:58:13 PM

Biden soothes hurt Saudi feelings
Riyadh, Oct 8 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden has clarified to the Saudi Arabian government his recent remarks suggesting that key US allies destabilised Syria by sending arms and money to extremists.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 7:48:10 PM

Risk of Ebola spreading in Europe very low: WHO
Geneva, Oct 8 (IANS) The risk of the Ebola virus disease spreading in Europe is extremely low, the World Health Organisation's regional director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 7:08:05 PM

Haj pilgrims buy gifts worth $586 mn in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Oct 8 (IANS) The Haj pilgrims this year have spent an estimated SR2.2 billion (over $586 million) on gifts, a top official of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has revealed.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 6:04:04 PM

Casualties continue in Ukraine despite ceasefire: UN
Geneva, Oct 8 (IANS) In spite of a fragile ceasefire over the past month in eastern Ukraine, the drawn-out conflict has resulted in more wounded and dead civilians, said a report released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:40:10 PM

Bhuvneshwar nominated for ICC People's Choice Award
Dubai, Oct 8 (IANS) India's medium pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been nominated for this year's People's Choice Award which sees five players from five different countries selected for the only award voted for by the public at the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:40:10 PM

Australia beat Pakistan in first ODI
Sharjah, Oct 8 (IANS) Australia beat Pakistan by 93 runs in the first of the three One-Day Internationals (ODI) played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:32:16 PM

Pakistan will doctor pitches: Bailey
Sharjah, Oct 7 (IANS) Australia's ODI captain George Bailey expects hosts Pakistan to 'doctor' the pitches to favour spin bowlers in the upcoming clashes between the two sides in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 4:06:05 PM

17 bidders for ICC's audio-visual rights
Dubai, Oct 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday announced that it has received 17 bids from various broadcasters across different territories for its audio-visual rights for ICC events during 2015-2023.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 1:18:09 PM

Speeding car hits Indian worker in Riyadh
Riyadh, Oct 7 (IANS) An Indian worker was critically injured when a speeding car hit him while crossing the road in Riyadh, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 12:02:04 PM

Death-row prisoners allowed to perform Haj
Riyadh, Oct 6 (IANS) Saudi authorities have allowed prisoners sentenced to death to perform Haj as part of their last wishes, media reported Monday.

Monday, October 06, 2014 3:18:09 PM

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