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Bahrain grants two weeks to jihadis to return
Manama, March 28 (IANS) The Bahraini government Thursday announced a two week grace period for citizens fighting in "jihad" missions abroad or regional conflicts to return, saying no criminal charges will be pressed.

Friday, March 28, 2014 4:56:09 AM

Saudi Prince Muqrin appointed second-in-line to throne
Riyadh, March 28 (IANS) The Saudi Royal Court Thursday announced that Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was appointed as the second-in-line to the throne.

Friday, March 28, 2014 12:22:05 AM

Indian couple in UAE seeks support for newborn's treatment
Dubai, March 27 (IANS) An Indian couple in the UAE has sought help to raise 240,000 dirhams ($65,342) to cover their new born baby's medical expenses.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:44:03 PM

Expat Indian seriously injured in Saudi attack
Jeddah, March 27 (IANS) An Indian expatriate sustained serious injuries after being assaulted in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the media reported.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:06:15 PM

Vote to seek probe into Sri Lanka killings: rights body
Geneva, March 27 (IANS) UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) members should vote for a resolution calling on the UN's human rights office to probe allegations of war crimes by all sides during the final months of Sri Lanka's civil war, Human Rights Watch has said.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:20:03 AM

$140 bn lost in natural, man-made disasters in 2013: Report
Geneva, March 27 (IANS) Global natural catastrophes and man-made disasters had brought as much as $140 billion economic losses in 2013, according to the latest report released by Swiss Re Group Wednesday.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:00:04 AM

UN chief reiterates need for political solution in Syria
Kuwait, March 26 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought the cooperation of the international community to end the ongoing Syrian conflict, which he said can only be resolved politically, ruling out any military solution.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:12:17 PM

OIC calls for respecting rights of Muslims in Crimea
Jeddah, March 26 (IANS/WAM) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed concern about the security and well-being of the Muslim Crimean Tatar community in view of the recent developments in Ukraine, and particularly in Crimea.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:16:17 PM

ICC clears offie Shillingford's action, Doosra ban remains
Dubai, March 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday confirmed that following remedial work, an independent test has found the bowling action of the West Indies bowler Shane Shillingford to be legal and the off-spinner can now resume bowling in international cricket.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:54:04 PM

Indian expatriate stranded for five days at UAE airport
Dubai, March 26 (IANS) An Indian expatriate was stranded at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for five days, while on way to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, after he mistakenly left back his passport in an aircraft while changing flights.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:38:03 PM

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