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Last updated: Monday, September 22, 2014 11:20:05 PM

Send aid for J&K through PM Relief Fund: Indian envoy
Dubai, Sep 12 (IANS) As the devastating floods ravage India's Jammu and Kashmir state, the Indian mission in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged expatriates here to refrain from sending relief materials due to logistical issues and instead contribute to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

Friday, September 12, 2014 3:28:04 PM

10 Arab states agree on joining forces against IS
Jeddah, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) Ten Arab countries, including six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, and the US have agreed to combine forces to destroy the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group wherever they exist in Iraq and Syria.

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:14:03 AM

Ready to jointly combat terrorism in Middle East: Saudi minister
Riyadh, Sep 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has said the US and Arab allies were ready for a unified vision to combat terrorism through all means.

Friday, September 12, 2014 8:34:03 AM

US, Arab allies agree to curb flow of funds to IS
Riyadh, Sep 12 (IANS) The US and its several Arab allies agreed in a meeting Thursday to join a campaign against the Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS), media reports said.

Friday, September 12, 2014 2:04:03 AM

Saudi Arabia-backed summit to combat IS gets underway
Riyadh, Sep 11 (IANS) A regional meeting at the foreign ministers' level to formulate a strategy to counter terrorism, particularly the threat from the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group, in the Middle East began Thursday in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:28:04 PM

Briton on trial for threatening Indian crew on Emirates flight
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) A British national is facing trial in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for threatening an Indian air hostess on an Emirates airlines flight, media reported.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:16:16 PM

Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN
Geneva, Sep 11 (IANS) The Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades, thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, said a UN report Wednesday.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00:04 AM

OIC secretary general welcomes new Iraqi government
Jeddah, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani has welcomed the formation of a new inclusive Iraqi government, describing it as the beginning of a defining phase, following the installation of all constitutional institutions.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:40:06 PM

Ebola toll hits 2,288 in West Africa: WHO
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS/EFE) The number of people infected by the Ebola virus disease in West Africa reached 4,269 as of Tuesday, while the total number of related deaths stood at 2,288, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) officials.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:30:03 AM

Pakistani smuggler executed in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Sep 10 (IANS) A Pakistani has been executed in Saudi Arabia for smuggling large quantity of heroin.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:02:09 AM

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