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Hajj stoning ritual to be shortened: Saudi officials
Riyadh, Aug 24 (IANS) In the wake of last year's Hajj stampede tragedy that killed hundreds of pilgrims, Saudi Arabia authorities have cut short the stoning ritual period by 12 hours, a media report said.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:10:04 PM

ICC match referees rate Kingsmead, Queen's Park Oval outfields as poor
Dubai, Aug 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday said the outfields at Kingsmead, in Durban, and Queen's Park Oval, at Port of Spain, have been rated as "poor" by match referees.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:10:08 PM

Blatter to file final challenge against FIFA ban
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS) Sepp Blatter, who has stepped down as the world football governing body FIFA's president for corruption, will file his final challenge against the six-year ban on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:46:04 PM

Saudi trains to connect holy sites
Jeddah, Aug 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will launch next year seven high-speed trains to connect the kingdom's holy sites that are visited by millions of pilgrims from around the world every year.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:52:03 PM

Egyptian sentenced to 6 years in Saudi jail
Riyadh, Aug 23 (IANS) A Saudi Arabia court sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in jail on Monday over spying for Iran, the local media reported.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:18:07 AM

Pakistan dethrone India to reach No.1 Test spot
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan cricket team on Monday topped the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings for the first time after the final Test between India and the West Indies was called off due to wet ground at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, the world cricket body stated on Monday.

Monday, August 22, 2016 8:10:04 PM

Saudi men lobby for remarriages of widows, divorcees
Riyadh, Aug 21 (IANS) A group of Saudi men have formed a society to promote remarriages of widows and divorcees within the existing system of polygamy in Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Sunday.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:36:04 PM

Indians celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Dubai
Dubai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in the UAE showcased their secular spirit during an event to celebrate Raksha Bandhan at the Indian Consulate in Dubai.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 5:16:03 PM

Water situation in Aleppo alarming as fighting rages: Unicef
Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS) Unicef on Friday warned that the ongoing fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo was affecting over two million people of the city who have no access to safe drinking water.

Friday, August 19, 2016 7:32:04 PM

Ashwin retains second spot in ICC Test bowlers ranking
Dubai, Aug 18 (IANS) India's star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has retained his second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowlers' rankings on Thursday.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:02:53 PM

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