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Last updated: Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:36:18 PM

Bahrain leader to stay 15 more days in custody
Manama, Jan 5 (IANS) An opposition leader in Bahrain will be kept in custody for 15 more days pending investigation into charges of law violation, the prosecution announced Monday.

Monday, January 05, 2015 11:32:18 PM

Saudi crown prince to deliver annual royal speech
Riyadh, Jan 5 (IANS) As King Abdullah continues to be ill, Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, will address the nation Tuesday at the Shoura Council, the supreme consultative body, its president, Abdullah Al-Asheikh said.

Monday, January 05, 2015 8:10:06 PM

Weak rupee triggers rush in NRI remittances from UAE
Dubai, Jan 3 (IANS) Non-resident Indians (NRIs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are queuing up to remit money home, thanks to a strong UAE dirham vis-a-vis the rupee, which has lowered the cost of money transfer, a study has found.

Saturday, January 03, 2015 6:22:15 PM

Saudi king in stable condition
Riyadh, Jan 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who is suffering from pneumonia, is in stable condition but needs assistance to breathe with a respirator, media reported Saturday stating a royal court statement.

Saturday, January 03, 2015 3:40:05 PM

Over 20,000 people contracted Ebola in 2014: WHO
Geneva, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) The number of people infected with the deadly Ebola virus reached 20,381 people by the end of 2014, and 7,989 of them died of the disease, according to figures released Friday by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Saturday, January 03, 2015 4:12:04 AM

Protests sweep Bahrain for release of opposition leader
Manama, Jan 3 (IANS) Protests swept Friday many parts of Bahrain for the release of opposition leader and general secretary of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Ali Salman.

Saturday, January 03, 2015 1:48:04 AM

Saudi King on temporary ventilation support
Riyadh, Jan 2 (IANS) Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was Friday put on temporary ventilator for respiratory infection, media quoted the Saudi royal court as saying.

Friday, January 02, 2015 11:56:19 PM

Saudi Arabia arrests Shia terrorist
Riyadh, Jan 2 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's interior ministry announced Friday that a Shia Saudi national, who is on a list of 23 wanted terrorists, has been arrested for instigating unrest in the eastern part of the country.

Friday, January 02, 2015 7:20:09 PM

LIC launches co-branded credit card with UAE bank
Dubai, Jan 1 (IANS) LIC International of India, an arm of India's top insurance company LIC, has partnered with First Gulf Bank (FGB), a leading bank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to launch a first-of-its-kind co-branded credit card in the Gulf nation.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 6:22:16 PM

AMU alumni in Saudi Arabia seek Bharat Ratna for founder
Riyadh, Jan 1 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) alumni in Saudi Arabia have demanded a posthumous Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, for university founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a media report said.

Thursday, January 01, 2015 4:14:08 PM

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