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UAE action puts Al Qaeda on back foot: Paper
Dubai, July 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has made a significant commitment to supporting stability and law in Yemen by extending military support to the Saudi-led coalition against the Al Houthi insurgency and in fighting Al Qaeda, said a Dubai-based daily.

Monday, July 04, 2016 2:22:04 PM

Suicide bomber killed in blast near Jeddah's US consulate
Riyadh, July 4 (IANS) A suspected suicide bomber was killed on Monday after blowing himself up near the US consulate in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah city, officials said.

Monday, July 04, 2016 9:20:04 AM

Explosion heard near US consulate general in Jeddah: media
Riyadh, July 4 (IANS) An explosion was heard on Monday near the US consulate general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Al Jazeera cited local media as saying.

Monday, July 04, 2016 7:30:04 AM

Russia's quadruple rowing team banned for doping abuse
Geneva, July 1 (IANS) A quartet of Russian rowers has been disqualified from taking part in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games after one of the members, Sergei Fedorovtsev, tested positive for banned drug Trimetazidine, the World Rowing Federation FISA announced on Friday.

Friday, July 01, 2016 2:48:03 PM

WHO appoints head of new health emergencies programme
Geneva, June 28 (IANS) The World Health Organisation on Tuesday announced the appointment of Peter Salama as the Executive Director of its new Health Emergencies Programme to better address emergencies such as Ebola and Zika outbreaks.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:28:04 PM

Britain air passengers to be 3-5% lower by 2020 due to Brexit effect , says IATA
Geneva, June 25 (IANS) With Britain voting to leave the EU, the number of British air passengers could be 3-5 per cent lower by 2020, driven by the expected downturn in economic activity and the fall in the sterling exchange rate, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Saturday.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:20:04 PM

Saudi warns legal action against recruitment agents
Riyadh, June 25 (IANS) The Saudi Interior Ministry on Saturday warned of human trafficking charges against recruitment agents in Tanzania and Burundi.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:28:04 PM

US-owned security firm slaughters dogs after losing contract in Kuwait
Kuwait City, June 25 (IANS) Two dozen bomb-sniffing dogs were killed by an American-owned security firm in Kuwait after its contract with a local oil company expired. The owners say they killed 24 dogs "humanely" because they were sick.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:14:04 AM

IS-linked Saudi twin brothers attack own family, stab mother
Riyadh, June 25 (IANS) The Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Friday that two Islamic State (IS) members attacked their own family and killed the mother, a media report said.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:42:03 AM

British expats in Dubai show mixed reactions over UK leave vote
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) British residents living in the UAE shared their views on Friday shortly after the referendum outcome pointed to a victory of the "Leave the European Union" camp.

Friday, June 24, 2016 6:00:04 PM

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