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UN envoy condemns terrorist attacks in Yemen's capital
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed strongly condemned on Friday the terrorist attacks that took place in Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this week, and deeply regretted the civilian casualties.

Friday, June 19, 2015 6:08:03 PM

Worldwide displacement of people at all-time hgh: UNHCR
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) The number of people forcibly displaced at the end of 2014 had risen to a staggering 59.5 million, which was at the highest level since records began, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a report on Thursday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:26:12 PM

UAE pardons 734 prisoners in Dubai ahead of Ramadan
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) Vice-President and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the release of 734 prisoners in Dubai, media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:06:04 PM

Squads confirmed for World Twenty20 Qualifier
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) All 14 countries have confirmed their squads for the World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held in Ireland and Scotland from July 9 to 26, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:40:03 PM

Initial Yemen talks concentrating on practical details: UN envoy
Geneva, June 17 (IANS) The Yemenis need to talk among themselves to reach basic agreement to better participate in the ongoing UN-led consultations, UN Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 8:26:07 PM

Houthi delegation arrives in Geneva for Yemen peace talks
Geneva, June 17 (IANS/EFE) A delegation from the Houthi rebel movement arrived this morning in Geneva to participate in the peace talks with the Yemeni government representatives, currently in exile, UN spokesman in Geneva Ahmad Fawzi confirmed.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:00:13 AM

3-0 win over Bangladesh won't fetch India top ODI spot
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) A 3-0 victory over home side Bangladesh in the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series will not be enough for second-placed Mahendra Singh Dhoni's¿s India to reclaim the top spot in ICC rankings, but a series win for the hosts will boost their qualifying chances in the 2017 Champions Trophy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 11:58:03 PM

Bahrain jails top opposition leader for four years
Manama, June 16 (IANS) A Bahraini court on Tuesday sentenced a leader of a main Shia opposition group to four years in prison for inciting hatred in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:16:18 PM

Indian banker commits suicide in UAE
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) An Indian banker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed suicide by hanging, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:42:12 PM

Kohli drops out of top-10 Test rankings
Dubai, June 15 (IANS) A day after India dropped a place to be fourth in Test rankings, their captain Virat Kohli also slipped a position to be 11th in the batsman rankings of the five-day game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday.

Monday, June 15, 2015 5:42:13 PM

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