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Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief
Geneva, May 24 (IANS) Former Health Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom was elected as new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:38:04 AM

ICC to review security post Manchester attack
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said it will review the security for the upcoming Champions Trophy and the Women's World Cup in the England and Wales following a terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:20:04 PM

World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva
Geneva, May 23 (IANS) The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened at Geneva-based UN headquarters.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:42:04 AM

Trump, Ghani discuss terrorism, Afghan security
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism, a White House statement said on Monday.

Monday, May 22, 2017 2:38:04 PM

Pakistan committed to Muslim world's unity: Sharif
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his country is deeply committed to the unity of the Muslim world and the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue.

Monday, May 22, 2017 2:32:04 PM

Pleased to meet Nawaz Sharif: Trump
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump had a brief encounter with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and said he was pleased to meet him.

Monday, May 22, 2017 8:02:03 AM

Trump, Saudi King inaugurate global centre against extremism
Riyadh, May 22 (IANS) The US President and the King of Saudi Arabia on Sunday inaugurated a new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in the Saudi capital Riyadh, aiming to fight radical ideology, especially on the internet.

Monday, May 22, 2017 7:28:04 AM

Softbank-Saudi sovereign fund raise $93 bn for IT investment
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) Japanese IT and telecom major Softbank Group's funding arm along with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund have announced the raising of over $93 billion for investing in high technology areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:42:03 PM

Trump-GCC leaders' summit begins in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates -- began asummit meeting here on Sunday, officials said.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:00:04 PM

Trump participates in Saudi Arabian sword dance
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump along with other male White House officials participated in a ceremonial sword dance in Saudi Arabia outside the Murabba Palace, the media reported.

Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:32:03 AM

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