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Reported use of chemical weapons in Syria alarming: WHO
Geneva, April 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) condemned the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syria attack, saying that it was "alarmed" at the use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

Thursday, April 06, 2017 3:16:04 AM

Plight of Syrian refugees desperate, warns UN
Geneva, April 4 (IANS/AKI) A lack of funding is fuelling a "desperate" situation for over five million Syrian refugees now living in neighbouring countries with families unable to meet their basic needs, the UN said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 8:52:04 PM

Syrian refugee regional plan remains 91% underfunded: UN
Geneva, April 4 (IANS) Two UN organisations on Tuesday warned of low funding for their ongoing support operations for Syrian refugees.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:38:03 PM

Marshall named ICC Anti-Corruption Unit's general manager
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Alex Marshall as the new general manager of its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 4:26:03 PM

Fire breaks out in Dubai building near Burj Khalifa
Dubai, April 2 (IANS) A fire broke out on Sunday in a building near Dubai's iconic skyscaper, the Burj Khalifa, officials said.

Sunday, April 02, 2017 2:16:03 PM

IOC praises Los Angeles and Paris after initial 2024 review
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) The "creativity and strong legacy focus" of both Los Angeles and Paris has been praised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games after they completed an initial two-day review.

Friday, March 31, 2017 3:34:04 PM

FIFA recommends 48 slots for World Cup 2026
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) The Bureau of the FIFA Council agreed on a proposed slot allocation among the six confederations for the World Cup 2026, which will witness 48 teams in the finals.

Friday, March 31, 2017 1:56:03 PM

Forward Sunil named Asian Hockey Player of Year
Muscat, March 30 (IANS) Indian forward S.V Sunil and drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh were named as the Asian Player of the Year 2016 and Asian Promising Player of the Year respectively by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) here on Thursday.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:24:04 PM

Hundreds queue up to benefit from Saudi amnesty
Jeddah, March 30 (IANS) Hundreds of expats with residency and labour violations thronged passport offices as the Kingdom's three-month amnesty period for visa violators began.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:30:04 PM

Emirates Holidays partners with 117Live for Bieber's concert
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) Emirates Holidays has collaborated with events company 117Live here. It will begin with Grammy-winning singer Justin Biebers concert on May 6.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:24:05 PM

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