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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

Saudi labour ministry official meets Indian envoy in Jeddah
Jeddah/New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) With 7,700 Indian workers employed with Saudi companies facing a financial crisis, a senior official of the Gulf kingdom's labour ministry held a meeting with India's Consul General in Jeddah on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:34:04 PM

Emirates flight from India catches fire in Dubai
Dubai, Aug 3 (IANS) An Emirates plane flying from Kerala with 275 people on board caught fire after landing here on Wednesday, leaving the passengers and crew shaken and many injured, witnesses and officials said.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 3:50:04 PM

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