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IOC publishes evaluation report on 2022 Winter Games bids
Geneva, June 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday released an assessment report by the evaluation commission prior to the 2022 Winter Games briefing for the members that will take place on June 9 and 10.

Monday, June 01, 2015 4:38:02 PM

Kerry hospitalised after cycling accident in Switzerland
Geneva, May 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry was hospitalised here following a cycling accident in Switzerland, his spokesman John Kirby said on Sunday.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 7:32:18 PM

Indian family's house destroyed in Qatar fire
Doha, May 31 (IANS) A house belonging to an Indian family in Qatar was destroyed in a fire. The family, however, escaped unharmed, a media report said on Sunday.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:44:03 AM

Key Iran n-talks resume in Geneva
Geneva, May 30 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry have resumed talks in the Swiss city of Geneva in another diplomatic bid to pin down a final deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 5:42:12 PM

Over 1,000 civilians died in Yemen conflict: UN
Geneva, May 30 (IANS) A total of 1,068 civilians have been killed and 2,551 others have been wounded since the start of the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive against the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen in late March until May 24, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Efe news agency reported.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 1:26:21 PM

Qatar defends integrity of 2022 World Cup bid
Doha, May 29 (IANS) Qatar on Friday defended the legitimacy of its 2022 World Cup bid and the country's compliance with the "highest ethical standards" in winning the role of host -- assertions made in light of recent scandals that have engulfed FIFA.

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:10:03 PM

Indian in UAE jailed for 'blasphemous' Facebook status
Dubai, May 29 (IANS) A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sentenced an Indian national to one year in jail for posting a "blasphemous and slanderous" status on social networking site Facebook, media reported.

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:10:03 PM

Four killed in blast in Saudi Shia mosque
Riyadh, May 29 (IANS) Four people were killed on Friday when a car blew up near a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's eastern city of Dammam, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:46:15 PM

Saudi Arabia adds two Hezbollah leaders on terrorist list
Riyadh, May 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has added two Hezbollah leaders, Khalil Harb and Muhammad Qabalan, in its terrorist list, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:34:07 AM

UAE drops in IMD global competitiveness rankings
Dubai, May 28 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates has fallen to the 12th rank in the annual global competitiveness report by the Swiss-based executive business school IMD over the lower scores in the business factor.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:04:09 AM

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