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Last updated: Saturday, August 27, 2016 7:32:04 AM

No more water for war-ravaged Aleppo in Syria: Unicef
Geneva, Aug 9 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund on Tuesday warned that two million people living in Syria's Aleppo city have been cut off from water supplies following attacks on the electricity transmission station that pumped water to the war-torn city.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 8:10:08 PM

UAE non-oil private economy rebounds with better deeds
Dubai, Aug 9 (IANS) Dubai's biggest bank, Emirates NBD, said on Tuesday that Dubai's private sector companies signalled a positive start for the third quarter of 2016, with overall business conditions improving at the fastest pace since March 2015.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 5:40:03 PM

Will Smith's date with Dubai
Dubai, Aug 9 (IANS) Hollywood actor Will Smith says Dubai's vibe and the desire to be the best is what draws him to the city.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 3:58:04 PM

Saudi King issues directives to address woes of Indian workers (Special to IANS)
Jeddah, Aug 8 (IANS) In a ray of hope for hundreds of distressed Indians and workers of other nationalities rendered jobless, Saudi Arabian King Salman has issued a series of directives to address their problems, and also earmarked Saudi Riyal 100 million ($26 million) for the workers.

Monday, August 08, 2016 9:42:07 PM

Media report on ban for Russian Paralympians 'pure speculation': IPC
Geneva, Aug 7 (IANS) Any media report claiming that Russian Paralympic athletes will be banned from competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is "pure speculation", the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced on Saturday.

Sunday, August 07, 2016 1:16:03 AM

Pending dues will be given, V.K. Singh assures stranded Indian workers in Jeddah (Special to IANS)
Jeddah, Aug 5 (IANS) All Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia due to the closure of a leading construction company will be able to receive their pending arrears, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh assured the distressed workers on Friday.

Friday, August 05, 2016 9:50:03 PM

IS captures 3,000 fleeing citizens in Iraq
Geneva, Aug 5 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has captured thousands of fleeing civilians in northern Iraq, the UN announced on Friday.

Friday, August 05, 2016 4:02:14 PM

CAS dismisses IOC's blanket ban of athletes
Geneva, Aug 5 (IANS) The international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has ruled that some of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s criteria for Russian athletes to participate at the Rio games are "unenforceable" as they do not respect the right of natural justice.

Friday, August 05, 2016 4:12:04 AM

One killed in fire fighting over Emirates plane crash-landing
Dubai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Emirates Airline said that one firefighter was killed while putting out a fire caused by a plane crash-landing earlier on Wednesday.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 2:00:04 AM

Saudi Arabia steps in to aid Indian workers as V.K. Singh arrives in Riyadh
Riyadh/New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian government has "taken serious note" of violation of labour laws by a construction company resulting in financial crisis for thousands of Indian workers, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:30:04 PM

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