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Britain air passengers to be 3-5% lower by 2020 due to Brexit effect , says IATA
Geneva, June 25 (IANS) With Britain voting to leave the EU, the number of British air passengers could be 3-5 per cent lower by 2020, driven by the expected downturn in economic activity and the fall in the sterling exchange rate, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Saturday.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:20:04 PM

Saudi warns legal action against recruitment agents
Riyadh, June 25 (IANS) The Saudi Interior Ministry on Saturday warned of human trafficking charges against recruitment agents in Tanzania and Burundi.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:28:04 PM

US-owned security firm slaughters dogs after losing contract in Kuwait
Kuwait City, June 25 (IANS) Two dozen bomb-sniffing dogs were killed by an American-owned security firm in Kuwait after its contract with a local oil company expired. The owners say they killed 24 dogs "humanely" because they were sick.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:14:04 AM

IS-linked Saudi twin brothers attack own family, stab mother
Riyadh, June 25 (IANS) The Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Friday that two Islamic State (IS) members attacked their own family and killed the mother, a media report said.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:42:03 AM

British expats in Dubai show mixed reactions over UK leave vote
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) British residents living in the UAE shared their views on Friday shortly after the referendum outcome pointed to a victory of the "Leave the European Union" camp.

Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00:04 PM

Bumrah vaults to career best No 2 spot in ICC T20I rankings
Dubai, June 23 (IANS) Indian medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah's impressive show in the just-concluded series against Zimbabwe lifted him to a career-best second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 International rankings released here on Thursday.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:00:06 PM

Saudi pledges education for one million Yemenis
Riyadh, June 22 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced a distance education programme for one million Yemenis from the beginning of the new academic year, the media reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 8:18:04 PM

Dubai, Abu Dhabi among world's most expensive places
Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Dubai and Abu Dhabi were ranked the 21st and 25th most expensive cities for foreign workers to live, according to Mercer's 2016 Cost of Living Survey released on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:44:03 PM

IOC backs Russian ban but some athletes may compete
Geneva, June 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has backed the ban on Russian track and field athletes by the IAAF but said individual athletes can be cleared to compete at the Rio Olympics under their own flag.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:58:03 PM

Solar plane begins trans-Atlantic flight
Geneva, June 20 (IANS) Solar Impulse II, a plane exclusively powered by solar energy, began the trans-Atlantic stage of its planned world tour on Monday, taking off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for Seville in Spain.

Monday, June 20, 2016 8:00:03 PM

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