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Saudi Arabia tightens security amid terror threats
Riyadh, April 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has tightened security amid terror threats mainly to the capital city of Riyadh, state-run media reported on Monday.

Monday, April 20, 2015 2:34:03 PM

UAE launches space centre to oversee Mars mission preparation
Dubai, April 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday launched a space centre to oversee the country's preparation for the Mars exploration mission.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:56:14 AM

Saudi Arabia pledges $274 million for relief work in Yemen
Riyadh, April 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued an order to allocate an amount of $274 million for humanitarian relief work in war-torn Yemen through the UN, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 5:26:13 PM

Decide in June on Pakistan's Najam Sethi as ICC president
Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday it would take a decision in June on appointing Pakistan's Najam Sethi as its president to fill the vacancy caused by Mustafa Kamal's resignation.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:46:13 PM

Delay in Saudi labour law cheers Indian expatriates
Riyadh, April 15 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's decision to postpone its new labour policy's third phase, which may affect a large numbers of Indian workers, has come as a breather to expatriate workers and the private sector, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:26:11 PM

Georgian Nigalidze caught cheating at Dubai Open chess
Dubai, April 15 (IANS) Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze was kicked out of the 17th Dubai Open chess tournament after being caught cheating.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:04:03 PM

BSE-listed Sah Petroleums becomes GP Petroleums
Sharjah, April 15 (IANS) UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Group on Wednesday said that it had renamed its recently acquired Bombay Stock Exchange-listed lubricant company, Sah Petroleums, as GP Petroleums Ltd., taking the Indian entity's products worldwide.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:34:04 PM

Indian charged in UAE with 'insulting Islam'
Dubai, April 14 (IANS) An Indian man has been charged in a UAE court for allegedly posting on a social networking site comments that insult Islam, a media report said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:26:20 PM

Najam Sethi likely to take over as interim ICC president
Dubai, April 14 (IANS) Najam Sethi, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) executive committee, is likely to become the International Cricket Council's (ICC) interim president, filling the post left vacant by Mustafa Kamal's resignation earlier this month.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:02:16 PM

Indian man rescued by Oman air force
Muscat, April 14 (IANS) A Royal Air Force of Oman chopper has rescued an injured Indian national who was on board a commercial ship in Omani territorial waters, according to a media report.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:58:03 PM

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