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'UAE pursues an approach to spread moderation'
Dubai, Jan 11 (IANS/WAM) Islam seeks to promote tolerance and peaceful co-existence, and similarly, the UAE pursues an approach to spread moderation and equal treatment of all people regardless of their gender, race, colour or faith, a Geneva-based rights group said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:36:03 PM

Kohli, Warner chase top-ranked ODI batsman de Villiers
Dubai, Jan 11 (IANS) India's Virat Kohli, currently second in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International (ODI) rankings, will have his eyes on the top spot, currently held by South African AB de Villiers, when he starts the three-match rubber against England, starting January 15.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:42:04 PM

'Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys'
Geneva, Jan 10 (IANS) Switzerland on Tuesday won a case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) obliging Muslim parents to send their children to mixed swimming lessons.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:00:05 PM

Tobacco-related deaths will rise to 8 mn by 2030: Report
Geneva, Jan 10 (IANS) The global total annual number of deaths linked to tobacco consumption will increase from the current six million to eight million by 2030, according to a study by the World Health Organisation and the US National Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:58:03 PM

2 human rights activists arrested in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Jan 10 (IANS) Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested two human rights activists without presenting any charges, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 4:28:03 PM

Williamson joins Kohli in top 5 of ICC rankings across all formats
Dubai, Jan 9 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Monday joined his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli to feature in the top five of the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings across all three formats of the game.

Monday, January 09, 2017 7:54:06 PM

Kerber, Murray to play in Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, Jan 9 (IANS) Dubai Duty Free (DDF), the title sponsor of the annual DDF Tennis Championships, announced here on Monday that world No.1 Andy Murray will participate while seven-time Dubai champion Roger Federer will return after the Swiss ace abstained last year.

Monday, January 09, 2017 6:36:03 PM

Cyprus peace talks begin on future of divided island
Geneva, Jan 9 (IANS) Leaders of ethnically-divided Cyprus met in Geneva on Monday for peace talks intended to reach a deal in the context of the UN-led negotiations for reunifying the island, the media reported.

Monday, January 09, 2017 5:14:03 PM

Snake grounds Emirates flight
Dubai, Jan 9 (IANS) A snake on a plane led to the cancellation of a flight from Muscan in Oman to Dubai, the media reported.

Monday, January 09, 2017 1:14:06 PM

When Hrithik couldn't resist dancing with fan
Dubai, Jan 8 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan, known for his dancing skills, couldn't resist shaking a leg with a fan here.

Sunday, January 08, 2017 5:48:03 PM

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