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Ebola leaves 3,700 orphans facing homelessness, family rejection
Geneva, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both their parents to the deadly Ebola virus disease which has caused 3,100 deaths in West Africa, according to updated Unicef estimates released Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:38:04 PM

98,000 denied Makkah entry for Haj
Riyadh, Sep 30 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has barred 98,000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:38:03 PM

Over 3,000 illegal migrants died in Mediterranean in 2014: Report
Geneva, Sep 29 (IANS) Up to 3,072 illegal migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2014, compared with an estimated 700 in 2013, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Monday in a report.

Monday, September 29, 2014 8:00:08 PM

Shabana Azmi in Bahrain as jury member
Manama, Sep 28 (IANS) Veteran actress and activist Shabana Azmi has been chosen as a jury member for Isa Award for Service to Humanity in Bahrain.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:58:03 PM

Man pours boiling water on wife in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Sep 28 (IANS) Police have arrested a man in Saudi Arabia for pouring boiling water on his wife following a dispute, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 4:52:06 PM

Girl's on-stage act raises howl in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Sep 28 (IANS) A girl who performed on stage in Saudi Arabia with make-up and uncovered hair has been facing criticism in the social media, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 4:00:04 PM

Indian mission receives nearly 2,800 complaints in Qatar
Doha, Sep 27 (IANS) As many as 2,792 complaints, including labour law violations, have been received by the Indian mission in Qatar so far this year, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:20:05 PM

Sushma Swaraj holds strategic dialogue with GCC foreign ministers
Manama, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met foreign ministers of the Gulf region in a strategic dialogue between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and India, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:06:10 PM

33 Indians die during Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Sep 27 (IANS) Thirty-three Indians have died of illness or old-age ailments during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said Saturday.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:16:19 PM

UAE endorses joint Arab strategic food reserve
Dubai, Sep 27 (IANS) The UAE minister for food and agriculture, Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Friday said the Gulf Arab desert state is committed to support joint Arab efforts to set up a strategic food reserve in response to the world food crisis, WAM news agency reported.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 4:18:06 AM

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