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Saudi Arabia extends grace period to 338,352 Yemenis
Riyadh, July 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the extension of the grace period to August 16 to 338,352 Yemenis living in the country, Al Eqtisadiya online newspaper reported.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 9:10:04 PM

Jet Airways flight diverted to Oman, bomb scare tweet cited
Muscat/Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) A Jet Airways Mumbai-Dubai flight was on Thursday afternoon diverted to Muscat following a bomb threat tracked on a Twitter account, officials in Mumbai said.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 8:10:03 PM

Bomb threat forces Jet Airways to make emergency landing in Oman
Muscat, July 9 (IANS) A Jet Airways flight made an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport on Thursday after a bomb threat was reported, a media report said.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:54:04 PM

New Zealand claim ICC Women's Championship advantage over India
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) Although India claimed the overall spoils 3-2 in the five-match series, it is New Zealand who moved up two places to joint fourth in the ICC Women's Championship following their 2-1 win in the three Championship games that were played at the start of the series in Bengaluru.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 5:48:03 PM

Over four million Syrians fled war: UNHCR
Geneva, July 9 (IANS) The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said over four million Syrians have so far fled the war and persecution in their country and have become refugees in neighbouring countries, making the Syrian conflict the worst crisis globally for almost a quarter of a century.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 4:30:03 PM

Over 600,000 animals used in experiments in Switzerland: Report
Geneva, July 8 (IANS) The Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) reported on Wednesday that 606,505 animals were used for experimental purposes in Switzerland in 2014.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 11:50:04 PM

India must beat Zimbabwe 3-0 to remain second in ODI rankings
Dubai, July 8 (IANS) India must win all three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Zimbabwe to retain their second place in the ODI rankings, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 6:02:12 PM

Saudi brothers arrested for Kuwait mosque attack
Jeddah, July 7 (IANS) Three Saudi brothers have been arrested on a "strong suspicion" of having links with last month's bombing of a Shia mosque in Kuwait, the Saudi interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 4:36:10 PM

Pakistan jump to third place in Test rankings
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Sixth-placed Pakistan jumped three places to the third spot in Test cricket rankings after triumphing over Sri Lanka 2-1 in a three-match series.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 4:08:04 PM

Ashes gives England chance to overtake Australia in rankings
Dubai, July 6 (IANS) England have an opportunity to overtake Australia and move to as high as the second spot in the Test cricket rankings during the five-match Ashes series starting from Wednesday in Cardiff.

Monday, July 06, 2015 5:18:03 PM

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