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Last updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:24:03 PM

Indian owns 22 apartments in world's tallest tower in Dubai
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) An Indian businessman owns a staggering number of 22 apartments in Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest building located in Dubai in the UAE, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:26:04 PM

After 35 years Grand Mufti retires from delivering Haj sermon
Makkah, Sep 10 (IANS) After 35 years of delivering sermons and leading prayers in Namirah Mosque in Saudi Arabia, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al-Asheikh on Saturday stepped down citing health reasons.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:12:03 PM

Millions gather in Saudi Arabia for Haj
Makkah, Sep 10 (IANS) Nearly two million pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Haj, which culminates on Sunday with the standing on Arafat -- a granite hill also known as the Mount of Mercy.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:06:04 PM

New cessation of hostilities in Syria to take effect next week
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached on Saturday a landmark agreement which would see both countries greatly enhance cooperation in a bid to end the five-year-old Syrian conflict.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:22:03 AM

Kerry, Lavrov hold Syria talks in Geneva
Geneva, Sep 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov kicked off the talks on Syria at the United Nation's headquarters here on Friday, authorities said.

Friday, September 09, 2016 8:14:10 PM

Russia, US demand North Korea to respect UN resolutions
Geneva, Sep 9 (IANS) Major global powers on Friday expressed concern at North Korea's testing a nuclear device in contravention of UN sanctions and while the US and Russia demanded that Pyongyang respect UN Security Council resolutions, Germany termed the nuclear test as an irresponsible action aimed at destabilising the region.

Friday, September 09, 2016 6:08:04 PM

ICC cautions Kingsmead, Queen's Park Oval for 'poor' outfield
Dubai, Sep 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday handed official warnings under its pitch and outfield monitoring process to Kingsmead in Durban and the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain.

Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:20:06 PM

UAE prisoners pardoned, to be released on Eid
Dubai, Sep 8 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates authorities on Thursday ordered release of a number of prisoners from punitive and reformative institutions ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha which falls on September 12 in the gulf region.

Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:16:04 PM

Fly high like 'Krrish' at Dubai theme park
Dubai, Sep 8 (IANS) A ride based on the superhero film "Krrish" is set to take off at Bollywood Parks Dubai. And actor Hrithik Roshan took the superhero avatar once again to shoot for the 4D flying theatre ride named Krrish: Heros Flight.

Thursday, September 08, 2016 3:06:03 PM

ICC shelves two-tier Test system; shifts focus to bilateral ties
Dubai, Sep 7 (IANS) Under pressure from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and a few other boards, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has on Wednesday decided to shelve the proposed two-tier system for Test cricket.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 8:40:09 PM

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